Prostate cancer in dogs
Hello!My 15 year poodle has prostate cancer and has been on treatement for almost a year.As of now he can,t move its tail for urination and poop.Is there any prostetueses to help hold tail up?Thanqs
What Breeds is Caty?
Caty is from the dog rescue I volunteer with. It's really bothering me that we don't have the slightest idea of what breeds Caty is to tell potential adopters. I recently started thinking she might be a Pit Bull Terrier/Lab mix, but something for those two breeds is NOT lining up. She has to have something else too. Border Collie? I don't know :P
When Caty first came to us, she weighed a healthy 35 lbs. She's been in a couple foster homes and each time she has gained a couple pounds. She just came back from a foster home (they had her for about 3 months) and she has gained at least 15 lbs. Caty now weighs a hefty 60 lbs for such a small statured dog. Definitely needs to lose some weight now that she's back in our director's hands.
Caty is approximately 7 years old. She has a very short glossy brown and white coat. Her tail is like a hook and she has a long nose. Her body is compact and square in proportion. She has a deep chest and high set rose ears. Her bark is kind of raspy and high pitched. She is very mellow and very smart. She is also very athletic. She is really sweet and sensitive and attaches to her people really quick. She's great with other dogs and kids. She likes to chase cats.
What breeds do you think Caty has in her?
How to teach Dog to learn Swimming
There are specific factors we teach a Dog to learn Swimming by instinct.
Sniffing, for instance, occasionally in embarrassing places. Barking,
too, and begging for foods scraps are also downloaded onto dogs’ inner
computer systems at the factory.
Then there’s swimming. It appears so integral to getting a canine that
we’ve even named a stroke after them, the dog-paddle — so you’d presume
that is an additional thing that just about every canine is born knowing
the best way to do.
It turns out that you’d be wrong. Not just about every canine
understands instinctively the best way to swim, and some cannot swim at
all, Wendy Diamond, the founder and editorial director of Animal Fair
magazine, informed TODAY. Dogs’ aquatic skills are so misunderstood, in
fact, that she put with one another a checklist of water safety tips for
How to teach Dog to Swim
1.Take the canine to an place where there is not lots of noise. This
could be considered a quiet pool or even the shallow component of the
lake. puppies will have difficulty concentrating or may well get anxious
if there is truly lots of music and movement nearby.
2.Put the lifejacket inside the dog. While it is not required, it
permits the individual helper to hold their arms away the canine through
the instructions without the need of dread of drowning. It also
prevents accidental drowning in after instructions if a canine is within
water without the need of a helper swimming nearby.
3.Enter the pool or shallow lake. once the canine is learning to swim
within pool, 1st acquaint him using the entrance toward the pool.
Continually put him within pool at the similar area and help him walk
down actions if there are any.
4.Hold the dog's midsection and hindquarters and permit him to paddle
utilizing all 4 legs. ensure he is not just utilizing his top two legs
-- otherwise he will sink on his own. It should certainly start looking
like he is running. His rear finish should certainly extend up and his
neck should certainly point down. utilizing foods getting a reward may
well help get him into this position.
5.Continue the lesson for an additional 10 minutes. Use rewards to show
very good habits and speak utilizing an upbeat and good voice.
6.Show the canine the best way to exit the pool or shallow lake. This is
especially significant within pool since receiving out utilizing
actions or perhaps a ramp may well be the simplest or only way for the
canine to exit. invest time reinforcing the exit process.
7.Wash the canine away with shampoo after the swimming lessons. Dry out
his ears and confirm his eye for irritation from your chlorine as well.
How to teach Dog to learn Swimming video
Bella is a Great Dane. She would have been 7 in December. I am so lost with out her my heart breaks and can not stop thinking of her the pain is unreal I need to be at peace with this. I have gone many hours searching of why this happen or what it was that caused her to die. Bella was a active Great Dane she had a half sister she died at the age of 5 we had to put her down she was unable to walk and she lost so much weight she was very ill my heart breaks from that as well. Bella loved her sister and they were always together we never seen Bella grieve from sassy's death so we just thought with our support she would e fine which it seemed she was. she continued her everyday living not different we work so she was alone but she always had our attention she would lay on the couch and beds with us my kids loved her she would run around the house and just leave chasing the kids as they would jump in the pool Bella was a healthy great Dane which is why i am on here trying to get answers. Bella was up to date on shots. I noticed about a month or less ago that she looked like she was getting thinner i was unsure because it was a slow weight loss then it sounded as she would cough it was loud like she was clearing her throat or something she did that on and off for a month which i thought it was nothing it happen the most in the evening and usually after she ate or just out of the blue. she started eating less and still was drinking my husband and i came home from work as usual let he in from outside and we fed her like usual nothing was different however she started that coughing and then seemed like she was trying to vomit so we put her out side and then she came back in and kept repeating it for like an hour So she finally laid on the floor with feet out in front head up nothing different but she was in a spot where she would never lay it was behind the recliner so i went up to her and covered her with a blanket and rubbed her and talked to her and my husband and i discussed she needed to go to the vet the next day. She then got up and laid in another spot then we all went to bed we just thought she was sick she wasn't crying or showing any type of pain we just thought she was under the weather. I hate myself for going to bed that night and not staying with her. My husband woke me up at 2am and told me she had passed during the night. I am so heart broken I feel this is my fault she should have taken her somewhere that night it just didn't seem like it was an emergency at the time but she was dead beside the bed on a blanket her rib cage seem extended. she just looked like she was sleeping but she was stiff and was not moving we have 3 kids and both work we didn't have the money to find out what caused her death we buried her at 2:30am next to her sister. This is heart breaking I hate this pain I cant stop thinking was when she was pacing around in the bedroom was she trying to get our attention for help we just told her to lay down :( we didn't think anything. Did she go fast was she in a silent pain was she scared so many things are tormenting me and I am so lost with out her it hasn't been a year sense sassy our other Dane got put down. This is just really hard she was more then just a dog she was our baby and our family. I am looking for any kind of advice thoughts. Thanks everyone I am lost.
The Remarkable Decker Rat Terrier
Just want to share my web page with you all, trying to get the word out about the Giant Decker Rat Terriers.
Dog rolling in grass
Why is it after I give my dog a bath, he always runs outside and rolls in the grass and dirt. Its like he doesnt like the smell, or is itchy. Has anyone found a product that might help prevent this behavior?
Dog eating pecans in the shells and sticks
My dog is a 1 year old part pit and she eats pecans still in the shell from a tree we have in our yard. She has also started to eat on sticks. Does she need something I'm not giving her. Will these items hurt her?
Thanks for any info you can give.
Please Help Guess Dog Breeds Present In Penny
I have a six month old puppy from my local county animal shelter, although the picture was taken at around three months. I am quite curious to know which breeds are in her, because it is very unclear to me. She was certainly the runt of her litter, she is currently about twenty pounds, about fourteen inches tall, has pointy ears, a fawn/ malinois coat, non-shedding short hair, a long wiry tail, small white paws, dark brown mussel, thin frame, and a kind, gentle, loyal, slightly protective, obedient, and friendly personality. I see many possibilities of breeds in her, but want to know what you think. She obviously has shepherd in her, but which kind, and what would she be mixed with to be so small? How big do you think she'll get?
Can I breed my 45lb dam standard poodle to my 60lb F1 labradoodle?
I am wondering if I can breed my 45lb standard poodle dam to my 60lb F1 labradoodle.
My boxer was lethargic a few days ago, looked almost depressed, head hung low and hid under the table (Not typical behavior). The next day, he started bumping into the walls and furniture and had a seizure lasting about 1 minute. He looked like he lost equibrium and didn't have control of his limbs for a few hours afterwards. We took him to the vet who gave him a shot of something, took blood and gave us Phenabarbitol.
The blood test came back showing he has elevated white blood cellsm indicating an infection of some sort and they prescribed antibiotics. Aparently everything else they tested for was normal..
My issue is - the vet didn't examine my dog, didn't check his temperature, check his ears for an infection (I'm thinking loss of balance may indicate an inner ear issue) - nothing. Just doped him up and says he "probably" has epilepy. I have read that a high fever can cause seizures. My dog has been on the antibiotics for a day or so now and is looking much better, regained his balance and is acting fine.
I really don't want to keep him doped up on drugs he may not really need and suspect the vet is maybe just trying to get a little extra $$ treating him, but I can't really be sure. I am thinking about discontinuing the phenabaratol and see what happens, had anyone had experience with this type of thing?
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