If all dogs in my pack know who the canine alpha is, do I support that leader when he bosses (by doing nothing) or do I arrest his aggression?
Longer explanation: Five-year old rescued NM Maltese dominates five-year old rescued SF Belgian Tervuren and eight-year old rescued SF Rot/pit mix. Rarely is anyone other than balanced (to use Cesar's terminology) but when there is a bit of chaos, invariably has my Maltese boxed some ears. The two big dogs seem to take the behavior in stride but would I do better to quickly and firmly rebuke the Maltese, and if I do not, am I A) possibly leading him to think he could be dominate over me and B) leading the two big dogs to think I'm not a strong leader?
Enlarged Heart and Lungs
White Toy Poodle
Taffy is chewing her paws , a lot I tried different remedies no luck her paws turned brown and her mouth Vet said she didnt see anything ....hot spot did not work medicated solution .cider vinegar ,,,,,,help !!! thanks .Sheila
Brooklyn has been eating grass a lot lately and then throwing up. I get a free newsletter from a nutritionist and her article about this really helped. I changed her diet and no more grass! Just thought someone might be in the same boat I was and would find the article interesting and maybe it could help you too.
My mixed bread dog had his right ACL surgically repaired three weeks ago. His left ACL went out a few days ago. He's in terrible pain and cannot walk at all. The surgeon cannot do surgery on the left leg until the right leg is completely healed - another month at the very least. My dog is 12 years old and also suffers from Addison's disease. After his last surgery his Addison's flared up - he was very sick for a week. I'm scared to death to have him go through surgery again. Does anyone have some advise for me?
Possessive /protective/TOO MUCH!!
I have a terrier he's 9 years old looks like Benji and very possessive and over protective. I recently moved into an over 55 pet friendly apartment building and a lot of people here have dogs. When I sit in the lobby with him if anybody comes over and try to pet him he growls he doesn't bite but he growls and a couple of times he snapped at people. I just assumed it was because they were coming towards me I recently went to Las Vegas for 5 days and left him add Petsmart and the people there said he played with other dogs in the doggie daycare he was very good very well behaved with everybody big dogs little dogs everyone and I'm guessing it's because I was not there he didn't have anybody to protect so how do I control his behavior when he's with me in the lobby of my building he sits on my lap what are you even when he's down on the floor beside me if anybody comes near me he growls I can go near everybody else's dog I can pick them he doesn't like it but he doesnt Corral but if they come near me he immediately starts to growl stand up and become my defender what do I do???
Blood blisters on swollen rotweiler legs
My 8 yr old rotweiler back leg is swollen with blood blisters now travelled into other bk leg! Vet has him on antibotics for 2 weeks now and not getting better only worse! Anyone out there can help! I can attach picture of anyone knows how
Breeder Issues - King Charles Cavalier
Canine massage is a therapeutic discipline that involves directly working with all of the soft tissues of a dog’s body in order to assist the dog in achieving relief from a variety of physical and emotional challenges, including muscular soreness, chronic stress.
Sadly my 6yr old English Setter has been diognosed with rectal casinoma, he has had a CT scan which shows it has not spread anywhere else but the tumor is 12cm so they cannot operate.Apart from straining, you would think nothing was wrong, at the moment no other outward signs.The vet has given him Previcox as it is said in some dogs it slows down the tumor, also to give him lactolose twice a day. It's been suggested a high fibre diet, to bulk up his stools but still keep them soft and easy to pass.Can you suggest anything else I could do to help him, eg. anything to try and slow down the growth.
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