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I have literally never posted on this site so I apologize for anything that is not proper Reddit etiquette. This will be long, but I’m at my wits end and tired of reading other Reddit posts looking for some clarity.
Basically my husband and I recently adopted a dog. She is an 11 month old Aussie Collie mix. She is partially house trained, crate trained, and is very attached to people, a WONDERFUL dog despite our cat/dog issues. It’s only been 10 days and we have serious puppy blues. A large part of the reason for me is we already have an in home 4 year old cat. Our cat is very social and typically follows us around the house, lays with us on the couch, demands play time for at least an hour or two a day, and sleeps in bed with us. Most of that has changed since we brought there dog home.
We looked very carefully for a dog who was comfortable with cats. Unfortunately, as we now know, it is so hard for fosters/rescues to really know if dogs are good with cats. The dog is not aggressive, but she has a prey drive and we feel ridiculous for not anticipating this. On the very first night she surprisingly jumped up leapt across the living room table and bared her teeth at our cat. Luckily she did not reach him, but my husband and I looked at each other and it’s almost like we could immediately feel our hearts shattering. Since that day we have done our best to keep them separate, but if given the chance she has nipped at his tail and growled when he show him more attention. And we understand why the dog wants and needs our attention. Our cat is our son and any danger to him is beyond imaginable.
Since that day we have done tons of research, looked for a dog trainer who is coming to the house tomorrow, and started to redirect her since most of her intentions are playful (some are debatably aggressive). She has gotten better at this but not perfect. We also practice it with her outside when she sees squirrels she wants to chase.
I cannot help but think no matter what the trainer says I will always choose our cat over the dog and we will end up resenting her or giving her half a life separated from the cat and us occasionally due to this issue. We have no doubt training would help and we want to hear the trainer out tomorrow, but again at what cost to our sanity worrying over our precious cat and the length of time it would take. I forgot to mention our cat suffers from a chronic virus that activates when he is stressed. He has been showing some more symptoms than usual but he is a resilient boy and still does his best to spend time with us downstairs albeit at a distance due to the dog.
We called the rescue and they said that they would be willing to post her back on the website with no hesitation, but my husband and I get so sad at the idea of giving up on her and the thought of the drive to her new home or where ever they have her take us would be heart breaking (we got her from Alabama so she would not immediately be out of our home and they would have to find a new home for her first).
I feel horrible we even brought her in to this situation and did not think this over far more before making the decision to adopt her. I’ve told myself and my husband many times that I would never adopt a dog again after this because crying for 10 days straight is something I would never do again. My husband has also cried for over a week and he is convinced now we should just give her to a better home, but I can tell he is so disappointed and feels like we failed her (I do too).
Are we just not dog people? Are we wrong for wanting to rehome her? Or are we being immature or silly to not give her more time?
Hi, my 5 year old terrier mutt has been struggling with her weight since last summer. She gets an average of 3 walks a day, two of which she is mostly off lead running in a field. I will admit her diet is the biggest cause of her weight gain so ive made sure my family stopped giving her human food and leftovers and am changing her from a dry food diet to a raw diet. My other 2 dogs are in perfect shape and eat the same as her so, i am a bit confused as to why shes putting on the pounds, most likely her metabolism. Anyways, other than what im doing is there any other ways to help a dog loose weight? any tips would be appreciated!
Hey all, We said good bye to our little guy last week. We’ve had some friends say that we should get a new dog soon, but we are not ready to do that just yet. The pain is too fresh.
The idea of fostering came up, however, and is something that we may want to explore. It would give us someone to love on, allow us to spread love to those animals that need it, and honor our dogs memory while still healing from the long term pain of losing him.
I don’t know anyone personally that has fostered animals, so thought I would toss the idea out to Reddit.
Pet foster parents - give me the good, bad, ugly, etc details of fostering dogs. What has your experience been as a pet foster parent?
What type of flying disc is the best for airtime? I want to work with my dogs to catch the frisbee, so I'm going for slow steady paths over speed and distance
I have a bearded collie and the breed’s numbers are declining almost across the world. They are looking down the road at extinction and it is heartbreaking because after meeting and knowing hundreds of dogs, I’m convinced that these are one of the best family and companion dogs on earth.
Never human aggressive, never dog aggressive. They are everyone’s friend. They are funny and sensitive. They’re driven, but not in the way of a border collie or a German shepherd. They have been bred a bit away from working lines for the most part, so their prey and herding drives don’t have the same sharp edge as other working breeds. It makes them amazingly versatile. They can do agility but they can also be relaxed off-leash companions.
Temperament ranges depending on sex. The boys are clowns. Almost golden retriever-like. The girls are sweet but more serious. They think a lot harder about what’s going on around them.
These are a generally healthy breed.
Beardies are the perfect medium/large size. Size ranges from 35-50 pounds.
And yes…the coat is A LOT. But they don’t really shed and a well maintained coat is absolutely beautiful. The breed’s light, upright gait makes them look like they’re floating.
And if you want to shave the coat, it’s totally ok. It’s not necessary for temperature regulation and it grows back.
If you are looking for an active companion, consider helping this breed out.
My Irish terrier is very aggressive toward most dogs and I’m not sure if it’s just genetics/the breed or something I did wrong. He went to the dog park every day for a solid 6 months, and then in a matter of a few weeks had started trying to fight other dogs at the park. He also went through a board and train program. Not sure what to do at this point, the trainer even commented that he was one of the most stubborn dogs they had seen.
Is it better to keep your dogs hair long or short to prevent ticks? I know it might be a stupid question but I have a mini poodle mix and we cut his hair shorter, but would keeping it long and fluffy prevent the ticks from getting to the skin before I find them? I check him thoroughly for ticks every time we walk. I’m a new dog owner so please don’t judge the dumb questions lol
Sorry in advance for how this will read, and the wording is a little gross, but I'm a mess right now. Back in january or february our 10 year old havanese boy Toby was diagnosed with a tumor in his bladder that can't be removed. We had taken him in because he was squatting abnormaly to pee. We started him on some chemo pills and gave him pain meds, all of which he's been on to this point. He bleeds a bit when he goes to the bathroom too. These past two weeks he's gone downhill pretty quick. Despite the last checkup showing the tumor to be half the size it originally was, he can no longer hold it in so he's in diapers all the time he's inside. Over the past weekend what i think is happening is he's straining so hard to pee, because its usually just bloody mixed with pee dribbles, that he gets explosive diarrhea. Just got a call that he had an accident today, and we'll be needing a new carpet. My dad thinks his time is coming and let me know that he's probably going to put him down soon. I'm a mess and im angry because why does such a good boy have to go out in such a humiliating way?? I grew up with two cats who passed around 2016, but i wasn't as attached to them as i am to my boy toby. I cant imagine living without him and i dont know how to accept that he's going to be leaving soon. its not fair.
Hi everyone! We are a adult couple, no kids, 1 cat, who are hoping to add a pup to our family in the next year or so. We have spent the last.. 2 year? Discussing getting a dog and go round and round mentioning all the breeds, admiring various dogs as they walk by. We have family with large, dominant, aggressive personality dogs which is making us very cautious about our choices. We need some of your advice for a starting point to really begin researching the right dog for us. Without further ado, here's our questionnaire. Sorry about the format? I copied from the stickier post but.. it didn't work. I tried to fix it.
* It will be our first dog as adults. His family has had dogs (shitzus, shepherd husky, cane corso) and we have watched and listen to them ad they've trained and managed dominant behaviours.
2. Do you have a preference for rescuing a dog vs. going through a [reputable breeder]( http://ownresponsibly.blogspot.com/2011/07/identifying-reputable-breeder.html)?
* Either. We've discussed the possibility of rescuing a mutt, but would probably go for a breeder if we settle of a specific breed. 3. Describe your ideal dog.
*Loyal, smart. Likes to go on walks or even alongside a bike in the neighbourhood or ravine, play ball chucker at the park, is friendly enough to take to the dog park or camping. Protective of it's humans enough that adult woman can feel safe going for a walk alone with just the dog. Doesn't mind a snuggle or good rubbing. Is intelligent and can be trained to do various commands. Doesn't mind cold snowy winters, hot humid summers. Is kind to a cat. 4. What breeds or types of dogs are you interested in and why?
* We've talked a lot about collies, heelers, aussies because they are intelligent and loyal but know they are high energy, high stimulation dogs. I love a Bernese because they are gentle giants from what I hear. We do not like beagles, jack russels, Chihuahuas, poms, bulldogs. 5. What sorts of things would you like to train your dog to do?
* basic commands 6. Do you want to compete with your dog in a sport (e.g. agility, obedience, rally) or use your dog for a form of work (e.g. hunting, herding, livestock guarding)? If so, how much experience do you have with this work/sport?
* I can see myself taking up agility as a sport with the pup. I did it for a few months as a helper alongside an elderly friend. Other than that, no.
* 2 hours of walking (1 AM, 1 PM or a long PM), evening play, agility and and obedience sessions a few times a week. Outside of exercise this dog will be talked to like it's a human, we already talk to our cat this way.
2. How long can you exercise your dog each day, on average? What sorts of exercise are you planning to give your dog regularly and does that include using a dog park?
* 2-3 hours. The most regular exercise would be recreational walks or training walks (ie walking while practicing skill) and ball chucker in a nearby field. We would love to have a friendly enough dog to take to dog parks regularly. 3. How much regular brushing are you willing to do? Are you open to trimming hair, cleaning ears, or doing other grooming at home? If not, would you be willing to pay a professional to do it regularly?
* We would brush regularly. I already clean my cats ears and eyes of goop. I could also see myself giving the simple around the face hair trims. Otherwise dog will be groomed by a professional as suggested for the breed.
* Medium. We do not like small dogs and our space is probably too small for a big one, as much as I personally love big dogs.
2. How much shedding, barking, and slobber can you handle?
* the barking is killer. The shedding and slobber is part of life and cleanable. If we had to rank it it'd be Shedding as most tolerable, slobber in the middle, barking as least tolerable. 3. How important is being able to let your dog off-leash in an unfenced area?
* Somewhat. We are believers in dog always on leash, since we know so many aggressive/dominant types. The nearest park though is a not fenced field and so we'd love to be able to go off leash there
**Dog Personality and Behavior**
* mix if possible. Err to snuggly as I am a snuggler.
2. Would you prefer a dog that wants to do its own thing or one that’s more eager-to-please?
* err to eager-to-please, though of course we all want a bit of both don't we. 3. How would you prefer your dog to respond to someone knocking on the door or entering your yard? How would you prefer your dog to greet strangers or visitors?
* We'd like the dog to bark at door and yard folks. We do live on a busy road so ideally not barking as every car that goes by. We'd like them to listen to my command to wait and then greet visitors with a sniff. 4. Are you willing to manage a dog that is aggressive to other dogs?
* We do not want to end up with an aggressive dog if we can avoid it. We'd prefer to pick a breed that is less likely to be aggressive. Sometimes you don't have a choice, as happened to family members and so they manage. 5. Are there any other behaviors you can’t deal with or want to avoid?
* Unnecessary barking, aggressive to other dogs or people (lunging during walks, barking), taking food off tables or counters.
* This is the biggest challenge. We are both out of the house 3 days a week for 8 hours. We have the means to get a dog walker in mid day.
2. What are the dog-related preferences of other people in the house and what will be their involvement in caring for the dog?
* We both want a dog and are equal partners in the care. We share our cat care for example, one feeds, one does the litter, one brushes today the other tomorrow. We would do the same with the pup. 3. Do you have other pets or are you planning on having other pets? What breed or type of animal are they?
* 1 cat 4. Will the dog be interacting with children regularly?
* no 5. Do you rent or plan to rent in the future? If applicable, what breed or weight restrictions are on your current lease?
* no 6. What city or country do you live in and are you aware of any laws banning certain breeds?
* We live in Ontario, Canada and when I google this question I get "Pit Bull Terrier. American Pit Bull Terrier. American Staffordshire Terrier. Staffordshire Bull Terrier." 7. What is the average temperature of a typical summer and winter day where you live?
* Summer 30 Celsius with humidity outdoors kept 25-26 indoors, Winter -5 Celsius outdoors with some much colder and wind chill, kept 17-21 indoors.
**Additional Information and Questions**
* We're open to your suggestions. I'm positing this specifically just to give our discussions more direction as we think about getting our pup.
2. Feel free to ask any questions below.
*What do working folk do with their dog all day? This is the biggest unknown for me.
*How do you go about introducing a dog and a cat? Any best practices?
Have a dog that tends to puke when he is hungry. To combat this we try to feed him three times a day. This is difficult but doable. The problem starts when he does end up puking he then gets picky about his food. We've had to change brands due to this. At this point he is flat out refusing any of the Purina Pro Plan sensitive skin food.
We have consulted with the vet a few times on this and they do not seem concerned. They've prescribed him Prilosec and recommended we switch to feeding him Natural Balance vegetarian food. He hasnt puked on the Prilosec but we are having a hard time switching him to the natural balance. He won't eat it without the canned food topper and even then it's tough. I think we have completely spoiled him by giving him toppers and changing food so often.
They recommended Natural Balance vegetarian food since he is starting to lose fur around his eyes and snout so the thought is that he probably has a food allergy.
Has anyone else had a picky eater that pukes when they're hungry? This has turned into a bit of a nightmare situation and I'm not sure how to keep our poor dog happy, full, and not puking stomach acid.
My first time posting ever so I’m sorry if I forgot anything. I have a yorkie-poodle mix dog (9F). She’s so bad. She goes inside all the time, she gets into the trash, she pees on purpose so that I would let her out of the kennel. She’s 9 and I don’t want to get rid of her, I love my dog. My wife hates her and if I don’t find a solution soon, things will get worse. I know she knows she’s doing the wrong thing because she seems sorry but keeps doing it. How to I get her to behave? Please help
I got my Husky, Bella about a year ago; she was two and is now three. My family and I went to the shelter to find a dog, and fell in love with a skinny little quiet girl. For the two years before she made it to the shelter, she was in a very tough situation, she was in a home that didn't love her. They kept her in a small fenced in backyard with no food or water, according to neighbors, she jumped the fence daily to hunt, and came back to the yard after finding food to eat. Eventually, she got pregnant and the neighbors "doggy napped" her to help her give birth before handing her over to the shelter. Now for a full year, we've been trying to get her to a healthy size. We feed her normal amounts of food, and have tried adding different things to her food like banana, egg, and chicken. None have worked. Does anyone have advice on how to help her gain weight?
I got two pups on new years and they weren't potty trained when we got them. We have since gotten them mostly out of going potty in the house.
The problem is that they won't stop peeing in the cage. Water is taken at night and only given a few times a day, but they just pee all over their blankets. They go out a bunch as well. They lay in it and just don't seem to care at all about the fact that they are covered in urine.
Does anybody possible have suggestions on training them? I have tried to look up ideas, but I can't find anything that would help this problem. Any suggestions are appreciated.
My ex partner took our dog out to work with him during the weekend. He works at SWC for Stanmore QLD in the washplant. This goes against mine site policy and is a complete no-no. He not only has endangered an animal, he has put his co workers life at risk. It makes me so angry that he could be so irresponsible. There has been an image floating around of the dog tied up outside. My heart breaks because this is not a place for dogs. My ex has not suffered any consequences from his actions because it happened during the weekend when no management was around. Plus his work colleagues are very much like a boys club. I'm worried about the safety of the dog and I don't know what I should do. Any suggestions?
Hi everyone, long time listener first time caller here. I want to start by saying I love my dog to bits, he’s a 1.5 year old AmStaff who was given to me by a friend at 6 months old after his wife got pregnant so I’ve had him the best part of a year. So when I first got him last Summer he had a really weird pattern, bonkers in the morning, asleep all day then bonkers in the evening. No matter how much I exercised or brain trained him, as soon as we were done he went back to being naughty until either the next activity or bedtime. It got so overwhelming that I hired a behaviourist/trainer to come take a look with me and after a few sessions he recommended Fluoxetine in the mornings and Trazodone in the afternoon (very low dosages of both) as he believed it was from anxiety. We started his ongoing treatment in October and the winter was amazing, he was still pretty bonkers in the morning but evenings were fantastic, he’d chill out while I got shit done. As we’re creeping once again in to the summer months, I’ve noticed we’re kind of going back to old habits in some respect as I struggle to remember the last time evenings weren’t an absolute chore. Just so you get an idea, he wakes up around 7am, we play, walk and have breakfast till he falls asleep again around 10, sleeps till around 3 then the afternoon starts; for example this afternoon session today started with a swim and ball play in the garden, followed by an hours walk where he’s allowed to sniff everything, dinner out of a puzzle ball then another 20 minute walk shortly after. In the downtime between each activity he starts chewing on furniture or barking instead of chilling, or he will chill for 5 minutes then be ready again. To be honest Im at a bit of a loss and would love to be told where Im going wrong or what I can do to help him/us. If you don’t have advice then use this as a vent thread as I feel I’m venting hard(!) I’d never contemplate the idea of getting rid as I love him so much I just want both of our lives to be a little easier. Thanks in advance and keep up the good work everyone!
My dogs will push their body underneath my feet the same way they push their nose under my hand for pets and if I move my feet they'll reposition and do it again. I think its really cute and funny and I'm wondering if anyone else's dogs do the same thing or something similar?
Is there any other brands that work with the AlphaTRAK 2 Pet Blood Glucose meter?
I got Link three days ago as a "benchwarmer" (meaning he was in the shelter for a while without interest). He has been taking trazodone in the shelter as he was not doing well and was very stressed, and they sent him home with some. He hasn't needed it most of the time. He is 10 months old. Link is skittish, afraid of loud sounds, and flinches a lot, especially if a human moves too quickly near him. :( I noticed he is afraid of the car on our second car ride. He pants very heavily, drools, can't sit still, and shakes. I brought him with me for school pickup and an errand today. I gave him a trazodone about 30 min before we left. Each trip was a 5-10 minute drive. In between trips, I take him out of the car for mini walks, 10-20 minutes each. He sat in the passenger seat, and as long as I kept my hand on his shoulder and kept reassuring him, he sat well. By the third drive, he was no longer shaking and panting intermittently.
It seems to be working so far, but is there anything else I should be doing? We love to travel and plan on spending much of the summer camping and hiking, so it is my goal to get him comfortable in the car.
Hello. Any guesses on his breed? I only know that the parents were different breeds, nothing else.
He's 2 months old, how big will he get?
We regularly buy the pro plan high protein shredded chicken and rice and the pro plan adult shredded beef and rice. Our dog has always loved both. Now she won’t even touch it. Curious to know if anyone is aware of any formula changes.
So my dog is filthy and the only soap I think that could possibly work is that Dawn soap with the duck on the front. I don’t plan on regularly showering my dog with it, but I need to know if it’s okay to shower him with it once.
I am incredibly mad, and this may apply to some of you, who knows... but here it goes.
I have a large breed puppy (well, she's 1.5 years old) who is about 120#. She is a pyrenean mastiff (it's a breed, just rare in the USA) who is literally the nicest dog on the face of the planet. We have been taking classes, since she will be my service dog(long story, I have literally all the medical problems ). We went to intermediate class last wednesday, it was the first class. Before our class started, I walked my pup around a bit and just hung out with her, and a few people came up and said hi to her. Now I will tell ypu, she looks like rhe biggest goober ever, and is gentle as a lamb. As the puppy class before us let out, 2 rat terrier puppies (4 months old) came over to my dog, and she laid dow, and put her head on the ground and they literally jumped all over her and loved her. Everyone in my class saw this.
So we walk into class, sit down and the class is going on, and everytime they get near my dog they yank their dogs away and say "My dog doesn't like big dogs"
No mfer. It's you. You don't like big dogs, and your attitude around big dogs has probably been caused your attitude about big dogs.
And you know what? You are in a training class, time to get your dog overnits "fear" (these dogs were all trying to approach mine, mind you)
It makes me so angry that my pup, who is literally the nicest dog on the planet, gets treated this way. Next time I'm not going to be nice about it.
I have her in the class just sp I can teach around distractions. Do I need that class for training purposes? Absolutely not. I ha e 5 dogs. I've trained all 5, I know how to do it, but she needs it for service dog stuff.
Sorry, it made me so angry. We are missing this class this week because I'm having a peg tube placed (feeding tube) but ypu better bet your ass my little crippled ass and my amazing dog will be at the next class. And the next.
So get use to her, or go the f away.
It’s been a decade since I’ve felt the puppy blues, but man if I don’t feel like I’ve made a mistake. Our home dog is 10 years old and the best, most well-behaved and socialized boy. Our shelters are overrun (aren’t they all?) and so I thought it’d be a good time to get into fostering. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, I love every dog I see, I’ve volunteered at this shelter before, it’s good timing(ish) for me. My husband is on board, though it’ll be mainly my project since I’m the one with the flexible schedule and the drive to do it.
I’d met this dog before and while she’s shy, she warmed up to me faster than most other people for whatever reason. I had reservations about fostering her because she does have some fearful tendencies and I wasn’t confident I had the practical experience to help her, but none of the other dogs I was interested in fostering were options anymore and the foster coordinator was very motivated to get her into a home since she had been there awhile and didn’t trust many of the volunteers. I felt too guilty to leave her there, since she was struggling and I knew at least I’d have her trust.
Three days in and she’s still not sure about my husband, and seems to be resource-guarding the spare room where we have her crate. I’m fine to be in there, but my husband and home dog are not. My husband is getting stressed, he was concerned that this dog may be a tough first foster for me and it’s looking like he could be right. I’m trying to keep in mind the positives; she’s crating well for the most part, she’s relaxed and playful when we’re all outside together, group walks are going well, she seems to like my dog when he’s not near her room, and it’s only the third day so she likely has residual stress from the transition. I’m just so tired, and stressed, and am still struggling to reason my way out of the feeling that this was a bad decision.
I have a VERY anxious and reactive min pin (15-20lbs). I rescued her about a year ago and she does not do well with other dogs. She whines like she wants to interact and then the other dog will sniff around and she starts getting aggressive.
I live in a big neighborhood and we have a chain link fence that allows us to let my dog roam freely in the backyard WITH SUPERVISION.
Ever since it’s been nice outside, I’ve noticed people will go out of their way to walk their dog into the grass, and right up to my fence on my property to let their dog get closer to mine. Once the dog starts sniffing, mine starts snapping. More often than not, people remain standing at the fence while my dog is upset. Asking about my dog or making small talk while my dog barks.
I understand that MY dog is the aggressive one and as the owner I should step in to ensure my dog is not aggressive when another dog is near our fence, which is close to the road where dogs walk, but am I crazy for being annoyed that people walk away from the road to bring their dog to my fence?
Please note my dog is not aggressive with people and seems to be territorial over people in general. My partner and I are saving up for some landscaping to cover that side of the fence as well as saving for some specialized training for her anxiety and aggression.
Is there anything more I should do? Should I get a sign? Am I just the asshole here lol?
I was thinking of bringing our dog to the vet for professional advice, but wanted to check in with the amazing world of Reddit first for help!
My partner and I have been going through a challenging few weeks with our 5 year old shih tzu. We got our dog from another family when he was 3yrs old. We normally work Mon-Fri, 7-8 hours per day. We walk our dog in the morning 15-20 minutes, and longer walk in the evening. He is housetrained.
We recently got our security camera working to check on our dog when we aren’t home, and we found that between the hours of 11am-3:00pm, during sunny warm days, our dog jumps onto our window seat and starts pacing back and forth, along the window, for up to 2-3 hours at a time. He just walks back and forth, panting, like he’s stuck in a trance. Sometimes he barks while looking out the window. Maybe he sees a neighbour or another dog outside? He only does this when he is home alone.
When we arrive home, he snaps out of it and jumps down, and goes to drink water immediately. Then he just lays down and naps or does normal things again.
We suspect it’s some kind of stress and anxiety from boredom. We don’t know when this started.
We tried to put large items onto the window seat to block him from climbing, but he tries very hard to overcome the barriers and successfully climbs up.
We also tried to tackle the boredom by playing ball with him in the morning to tire him out, and again in the evening. I also got one of those stimulator toys for him to play with. But nothing seems to be helping since he is still doing the pacing today.
Has anyone experienced this or do you have any ideas what it could be?
We will take him to the vet, I just want to see if anyone has had personal experience like this before.
Thank you so much!
TL;DR: My dog has been exhibiting unusual behaviours for a few weeks (pacing back and forth for hours along our window on a sunny day). Has anyone experienced this with their pet?
I have a husky mix (5 so not super crazy active and hyper anymore) and a pit mix (1 year). I currently feed Earthborn Holistic Unrefined but haven’t been super happy with the last 2 bags I’ve purchased and want to switch. I’ve been looking into Victor Multi-Pro Classic (yellow bag). Looking for others thoughts on this food.
I need to have a knee surgery whose recovery time is a few months. Minimum of 3 months. I have to fly back to my home country to get it done as there’s more support for me there and I have to board my dog. The guilt and fear is eating at me. Has anyone boarded their dogs for so long? And were the dogs changed after?
I have had a lot of days where my dog would just have constant diarrhea or mushy poop. After a cycle of trying out different dog foods, my vet suggested hydrolized protein food. And holy — what a change! She’s like a completely different dog. She has no interest in eating poop anymore, her own poops are perfect. She doesn’t produce tear stains anymore and she’s gaining a healthy amount of weight. I asked the vet and she said she can be on the diet long term as it is a completely balanced diet. I am so happy and relieved. Puppy tax— https://imgur.com/a/T0aQDTI/
Next week my 10 month old pup has an appointment to discuss and schedule her spay. It’s been a long wait just to get in due to the vets office being short staffed and they’re booking surgeries out to the end of July already, so it’s important to get in as soon as possible. Of course she went into heat today, and said vets office is closed this week so i cant call and ask them (I’m also the first appointment on Monday). Has anyone had to bring their dogs in for an appointment while in heat? Should i just reschedule that morning? I’m still going to try and get a hold of them before hand, I’m just wondering what to expect their answer to be. Thanks!
I’m on a trip in Austria and I met this super cute dog. I’m not sure what kind of dog this is and the owner didn’t speak English. It looks like very similar to an English setter but in black, which seems unusual or not right. It had mainly all black fur but Oreo colored legs. Any help would be greatly appreciated!