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    Pger, as everyone here has stated, your vet is...

    Pger, as everyone here has stated, your vet is correct. Are you so sure she is so against breeding or is it possible she is merely discouraging you from breeding YOUR dog? She has had a chance to...
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    I think you will all find this article...

    I think you will all find this article interesting. Local News | Finally, a safe, environmental way to get rid of old medicine | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Currently, in the U.S. the Federal...
  3. Question: Worried Mum

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    This poor lady isn't asking about throwing away...

    This poor lady isn't asking about throwing away drugs, she is worried that her child is taking drugs! She entitled her question "Worried Mum" and states she lent the bag to a relative. I don't want...
  4. Question: My family dog

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    Sydney, you need to crate train your dog. It is...

    Sydney, you need to crate train your dog. It is the only way you are going to keep your dog from destroying your home when you are not around. You cannot train a dog to stop doing something if you...
  5. Question: Es fighting

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    John, as long as you have two breeding females in...

    John, as long as you have two breeding females in the household with one eligible male, you are going to have problems. They both sound like alpha females. It appears from your post that you are in...
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    Hotelguy, when you have anything tasty lying...

    Hotelguy, when you have anything tasty lying around within easy reach, dogs will eat it. It may very well be a dominance issue over your cat. Eating your cat's food is a way for your dog to let the...
  7. Boxer, what do you mean by "getting sick almost...

    Boxer, what do you mean by "getting sick almost daily"? Is she vomiting daily? If you haven't already done so, it is time to make an appointment with your vet. Boxers have a tendency toward...
  8. Help, you haven't mentioned how long you have had...

    Help, you haven't mentioned how long you have had the puppy or if you purchased him from a place in which he was crated/caged all day long. If he was kept in a cage he has become accustomed to...
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    Ken, training a puppy is very time consuming. ...

    Ken, training a puppy is very time consuming. Housebreaking can take anywhere from a few days to a number of months. It depends on how much time you can dedicate to the dog. People always lose...
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    Debbie, I am glad to hear that he is doing better...

    Debbie, I am glad to hear that he is doing better and your vet is working with you on this. Did he mention anything about the possibility of a minor stroke? Strokes that occur in animals aren't as...
  11. Question: Nasty Rumors

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    Sorry I haven't been paying attention to the...

    Sorry I haven't been paying attention to the political threads here lately. I would have jumped in on this sooner. Someone sent me one of those e-mails a while back in which Obama was accused of...
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    Judy, I am sorry, I glossed over the food issue. ...

    Judy, I am sorry, I glossed over the food issue. Yes, you cannot fret over her if she is refusing to eat. Don't put the dish down at night either. Feed them on their regular schedules. Don't hang...
  13. You are right froggy. I was focusing more on the...

    You are right froggy. I was focusing more on the aggression at bath time which should be a pleasureable experience, than the first portion of her post. There is an expression "let sleeping dogs...
  14. Question: The wall

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    Very clever! Thanks for the chuckle. :)

    Very clever! Thanks for the chuckle. :)
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    Have to spread it peggy. Esther, please listen...

    Have to spread it peggy. Esther, please listen to peggy. Another thing you should know if you just brought your kitty home from the surgery, the tiredness and crying are very much the norm after...
  16. Question: Neon Yellow?

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    Blakergirl, how often is this occurring? If it...

    Blakergirl, how often is this occurring? If it is just once or twice and has stopped, it is most likely nothing to be concerned about. Vomiting does happen on occasion with dogs, as with humans. ...
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    Judy, please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the...

    Judy, please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your husband. Unfortunately, I know all too well what you are going through from personal experience along what your mixed breed is going...
  18. Question: Limping dog

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    Lrhall, if the dog is limping for more than a few...

    Lrhall, if the dog is limping for more than a few days and there doesn't appear to be any physical reason for this, it is time for your friends to break open the piggy bank and take her to the vet...
  19. Duece, you are right to be concerned. Right now,...

    Duece, you are right to be concerned. Right now, your puppy is giving you warnings. Very shortly he will move into biting. When a dog that young shows aggression, it is due to human error, not...
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    Honey, I know how difficult this is for you. ...

    Honey, I know how difficult this is for you. Please wait on getting another puppy. If you feel that you must have one within 6 months, I would urge you to consider adopting a dog over a year or two...
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    Wolf, I am truly, truly sorry about all of this. ...

    Wolf, I am truly, truly sorry about all of this. We have been seeing a lot of people here who have been going through exactly what you are going through and it is always heartbreaking for everyone. ...
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    maejms, that was a very helpful article. Thank...

    maejms, that was a very helpful article. Thank you for posting it for diana. Whenever you paste in information from a source, please include the link to the website or reference exactly where you...
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    How does the vet know he is that far along if he...

    How does the vet know he is that far along if he hasn't had a chance to examine him? He can be put on intraveneous fluids and you can ask your vet how you can care for him in the comfort of your own...
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    Brad, I am so sorry you are going through this. ...

    Brad, I am so sorry you are going through this. No matter what age you are, it is never easy and it always hurts. One thing you should hold onto is the fact that without you and your family, Rusty...
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    Labs are prone to hip and "elbow" displasia, a...

    Labs are prone to hip and "elbow" displasia, a degenerative joint disease which develops into osteoarthritis. More than likely that is what the issue is, but my telling you this won't help your dog....
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    I just received a PM from someone who couldn't...

    I just received a PM from someone who couldn't find the recipe on that link I gave in May. It is still there, but you have to scroll through the recipes to find it. Here is a direct link to the...
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    Ann, it could be anything. As long as she...

    Ann, it could be anything. As long as she doesn't appear to be in pain, is eating, drinking, and pooping, please don't panic. Your dog could have picked up worms, or some other parasite both of...
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    Wolf, if he doesn't have diarrhea that is a good...

    Wolf, if he doesn't have diarrhea that is a good sign. I truly hope it doesn't occur. If it does occur and it turns out to be parvo, please don't write him off. There is a 50/50 chance of survival...
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    Wolf, does he have diarrhea as well as the...

    Wolf, does he have diarrhea as well as the vomiting? If so, you need to call your vet and get your puppy medical attention immediately. Usually vets have someone on call for such emergencies. With...
  30. Question: Netured Dog

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    Married, does he still have either of his...

    Married, does he still have either of his testicles? If not, since it has been a few years, he is not capable of impregnating her. You are either dealing with a false pregnancy or is it possible...
  31. Angela, cortisone is a steroid. As with any...

    Angela, cortisone is a steroid. As with any drugs, there are always side effects but I am left wondering what the diagnosis of your cat's illness was that prompted your vet to give the cat a steroid...
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    Kelly, if I were you, I would find another vet...

    Kelly, if I were you, I would find another vet for a second opinion on the situation.
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    Kelly, I am so sorry your kitty is going through...

    Kelly, I am so sorry your kitty is going through this. Strokes in cats and dogs are not as debilitating as they are in humans. Did your vet diagnose this? What did he/she tell you to do? Usually...
  34. Infamous, dogs are creatures of habit. When you...

    Infamous, dogs are creatures of habit. When you change their environment or schedule, the stress it causes depends on the dog. Sounds like they are having a hard time of it. Please do not use a...
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    frggydggy, I hope you see this before you try the...

    frggydggy, I hope you see this before you try the Tylenol. It is pure poison for a dog's system. Please do not give it to your dog. Why does your dog have aching joints and muscles? Has she been...
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    You both have brought up good points. If you...

    You both have brought up good points. If you think about all the different wild dog species there are today: the Australian Dingo, the New Guinea Singing Dog, the African Painted Wolf, the Asian...
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    Debbie, you haven't mentioned if you have brought...

    Debbie, you haven't mentioned if you have brought him to the vet for a check up. If not, it is time to get your dog in for a full health evaluation. It doesn't sound like he is having a dental...
  38. Unfortunately, back problems are commonplace...

    Unfortunately, back problems are commonplace genetic issues with doxies bred in the U.S. and more often than not, surgery is required. Getting a second opinion as Peggy suggests, is always a good...
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    Your dog is still young and may not have gained...

    Your dog is still young and may not have gained full control over her bladder. There are many reasons a dog has incontinence problems, and yes, diabetes is one of them as the poster above has...
  40. Question: Is she okay.

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    As labman mentions, forget about supplements. ...

    As labman mentions, forget about supplements. Any of those chows are very good and provide a good balance of vitamins and minerals.

    Forluna, if your vet says the dog is fine, don't question the...
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    mfroio, at her age, a sudden change like that...

    mfroio, at her age, a sudden change like that does require medical attention. I don't want to speculate as to what it might be. It can be the result of many things and without the benefit of an in...
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    Hi finzi! Nice to see you again. She is simply...

    Hi finzi! Nice to see you again. She is simply grooming your little guy. It doesn't mean he has fleas. It means they have bonded and she has taken on a mothering role.
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    Lindsay, from the picture, it doesn't look like a...

    Lindsay, from the picture, it doesn't look like a blister. Are those dark dots raised bumps? If not, they are not blisters. She probably scraped herself in those areas but didn't tear the pad. ...
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    Lindsay, it does look like she tore it a bit. If...

    Lindsay, it does look like she tore it a bit. If that larger tear has left a good chunk of the pad hanging, you may want to get her in to the vet tomorrow before the weekend. She may need an...
  45. Question: Pitbull dogs

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    Dily, the "springrope" question came directly...

    Dily, the "springrope" question came directly from Dis5o4, the person who asked the question. No one misunderstood you. The above posters were referring to what Dis5o4's intentions are with his dog...
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    Froggy, thanks for starting an interesting topic....

    Froggy, thanks for starting an interesting topic.

    I have been in countries where stray dogs are rampant and it is a major problem. In those situations, there didn't appear to be any selective...
  47. Question: Dog nails

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    ometek, if it was a normal tear off, yes the nail...

    ometek, if it was a normal tear off, yes the nail will grow back. But you need to bring him in to the vets office. Even if you were able to clean and treat it properly on your own (not easy to do...
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    I don't believe in using those electronic bark...

    I don't believe in using those electronic bark collars. Yes, it is uncomfortable for the dog because they receive a mild electric shock. You also have to be in a position to push the button on the...
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    Dmac, unless your lease says otherwise, yes, the...

    Dmac, unless your lease says otherwise, yes, the landlord has a right to show the house while you are still living there. It is perfectly legal for the landlord to do this and it is standard...
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    Hi Scottish. You were able to relate how you...

    Hi Scottish. You were able to relate how you feel about your brother, his fiancÚ, and this marriage very well here. I think you will do fine with your speech.

    You may want to forget about the...
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