• Missing dog- people who found dog won't give him back?

    I work at an animal clinic and we have a client who found a dog on saturday. the owner sent a lost dog fax today with the description and photo of the dog that was found saturday. I called the cline tof ours that found the dog and gave her the number, she seemed hesitant because she told me she had decided to adopt... show more
    I work at an animal clinic and we have a client who found a dog on saturday. the owner sent a lost dog fax today with the description and photo of the dog that was found saturday. I called the cline tof ours that found the dog and gave her the number, she seemed hesitant because she told me she had decided to adopt the dog but she would give the number a call. shortly after she called back and told us that she called and turns out it was not their dog. however, the rightful owner of this dog just called our clinic asking if we had heard anything and the owner told us she has not heard any leads or received any calls about her dog..leading us to believer our client who found him will not cooperate in giving these people their dog back
    20 answers · 19 hours ago
  • What do you think of guys who own little dogs?

    Best answer: Not odd to me in the slightest. It wouldn't bother me at all seeing a masculine guy with a Chihuahua or Pomeranian, or any other little dog like a Shih tzu, toy poodle, Jack Russell terrier or Bichon Frise. As long as the owner provides the same care that the dog needs as any other responsible owner would,... show more
    Best answer: Not odd to me in the slightest. It wouldn't bother me at all seeing a masculine guy with a Chihuahua or Pomeranian, or any other little dog like a Shih tzu, toy poodle, Jack Russell terrier or Bichon Frise. As long as the owner provides the same care that the dog needs as any other responsible owner would, there's no problem.

    NB it's important to match the dog's breed to your lifestyle, hence why rushing out to get a dog is what to NOT do. For instance, a Pomeranian needs frequent brushing, so you would need to either afford to hire someone to do it for you, or put the time into grooming the dog yourself. They can also have some health problems which can lead to expensive vet bills like heart, dental and skin problems, as well as slipped kneecaps. Chihuahuas feel the cold a lot, plus you need to take real caution around toxic products - like chocolate - since it will only take a small amount to poison them.

    Also understand that with small dogs, you need to be able to walk the fine line between thoroughly socializing the dog, treating them like a dog (some people make the mistake of not treating them like a dog, but instead like a baby), and making them stand on their paws, while simultaneously protecting them. If you don't, then the dog can potentially end up developing small dog syndrome.

    (Small dog syndrome is a condition when small dogs falsely believe that they're the pack leader to humans and thus are dominant in the home, because people let them get away with dominant aggression behaviors rather than correcting them. This is because while the behaviors are corrected in big dogs due to being seen as problematic or unacceptable in big dogs, they're falsely seen as less of a problem, less of a nuisance, less of a danger, or as 'cute' in small dogs).

    Also know that both Pomeranian dogs and Chihuahuas are also often not the best of breeds to have with little children, as they tend to do better with older children, or possibly in an only adult home.

    Hope this helps.
    43 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can we have 2 service dogs?

    Hi! my dad endured some pretty bad abuse and neglect as a child and the result is Anxiety and PTSD. He is qualified for a service dog and we are waiting for one, how ever i (his daughter) deal with OCD, Panic attacks and intermitted explosive disorder. I've read that when you have a service dog, no other dogs... show more
    Hi! my dad endured some pretty bad abuse and neglect as a child and the result is Anxiety and PTSD. He is qualified for a service dog and we are waiting for one, how ever i (his daughter) deal with OCD, Panic attacks and intermitted explosive disorder. I've read that when you have a service dog, no other dogs are allowed in the house. the problem is that say i took the service dog to school everyday, my dad would be without a service dog. In a situation like this would a second service dog be allowed in a single household? thanks, hope this makes sense
    24 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does anyone else think people are getting TOO attached to animals (mostly pets)?

    There are all these laws for them, some pets get to sit on the plane, other countries are changing laws not to eat dogs (which must suck for poor people) and there are so many protected wild areas. There was this incident of a police officer shooting this mans dog because the dog was protecting a criminal, the... show more
    There are all these laws for them, some pets get to sit on the plane, other countries are changing laws not to eat dogs (which must suck for poor people) and there are so many protected wild areas. There was this incident of a police officer shooting this mans dog because the dog was protecting a criminal, the owner "filmed" it and ended up suing the officer and won. I know this might sound like one of the rudest things to say but: Dogs are just animals, I dont believe they are equal to human life.
    12 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Puppy that chews through stuffies?

    Best answer: Everyone mentioned Kong. sigh. Many dogs don't like Kongs...mine certainly don't. You can purchase soft toys that are made of like firehose material. I think their called "Tuffies" or "Tuffy's" I have a very durable green snake that has 5 big squeekers in there. No stuffing. ... show more
    Best answer: Everyone mentioned Kong. sigh. Many dogs don't like Kongs...mine certainly don't. You can purchase soft toys that are made of like firehose material. I think their called "Tuffies" or "Tuffy's"

    I have a very durable green snake that has 5 big squeekers in there. No stuffing. I bought this snake back in November and it's still alive and we play tug with it nightly and he loves to squeek it. The snake comes in a couple of different sizes.

    My dogs can de-stuff a stuffed animal in seconds. They always start the same way...make a hole thru the eyeball, pull the stuffing out and get to the squeek. Fluff all over the place., but it doesn't bother me. I can pick up a couple of the soft squeek toys for a couple of bucks at Petco.
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I legally kill my neighbors dog if it's in my yard? With a knife?

    Best answer: No it's not legal to kill you neighbours dog which is in your yard with anything! However you can tell the court and tell them about it and you'll either get money or your neighbour will be forced to sell the dog. Hope this helps :D
    Best answer: No it's not legal to kill you neighbours dog which is in your yard with anything! However you can tell the court and tell them about it and you'll either get money or your neighbour will be forced to sell the dog. Hope this helps :D
    19 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Are you afraid of pitbulls?

    Best answer: Not at all. I am afraid of Golden Retrievers, but save for them, I am not afraid of any other animal. I was raised around wolf dogs that if I remember right, had "pit dog" in them, and then my first dog experience in America, was my boyfriend's pit bulls. Sweetest dogs ever. Lived to be 13 and 15 and... show more
    Best answer: Not at all. I am afraid of Golden Retrievers, but save for them, I am not afraid of any other animal. I was raised around wolf dogs that if I remember right, had "pit dog" in them, and then my first dog experience in America, was my boyfriend's pit bulls. Sweetest dogs ever. Lived to be 13 and 15 and never bit anyone who didn't deserve it. The first dog I've had as my own, is a hefty pit bull mix, and again, sweetest dog out there. I've NEVER encountered a mean pit bull that wasn't just scared. And then, after getting them to trust and like me, never had an issue with them. I feel like a lot of **** is lied about on the whole bite statistics; especially since every dog is labeled pit bull/pit bull mix. The fear is 98% irrational in my opinion.
    55 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do you stop a dog from barking?

    Its my apple head chihuahua that wont stop barking at guests in our house. I know that dogs bark to protect their property and chihuahuas are known as zappers (barkers) but I get really bad headaches every time she barks. As soon as she starts she wont stops, she can bark for 3 hours. Shes 4 years old and can be... show more
    Its my apple head chihuahua that wont stop barking at guests in our house. I know that dogs bark to protect their property and chihuahuas are known as zappers (barkers) but I get really bad headaches every time she barks. As soon as she starts she wont stops, she can bark for 3 hours. Shes 4 years old and can be trained very easy but i've been training her for 4 years and she knows what not to do except for barking! I just dont want to train her be hurting her or yelling at her. To get her to stop I put her in a small, dark area with some treats and a blanket to stop her but I want a different method.
    15 answers · 13 hours ago
  • How many dogs do you have?

    I have 4. Micro, (6)Abby(4) Katie (2)And Chip (2 months)Micro, Katie, and Abby are rescues, but Chip we resecued from a homeless person who was abusing him.Katie was abandoned on our local base with her 5 brothers, And Micro and Abby were strays. They are all chihuaua mixes.*yeah, I probably spelled that wrong.
    I have 4. Micro, (6)Abby(4) Katie (2)And Chip (2 months)Micro, Katie, and Abby are rescues, but Chip we resecued from a homeless person who was abusing him.Katie was abandoned on our local base with her 5 brothers, And Micro and Abby were strays. They are all chihuaua mixes.*yeah, I probably spelled that wrong.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people always confuse dangerous with aggressive?

    This happens a lot in a pit bull related conversation. All pit bulls are dangerous, but that doesn't mean all pit bulls are aggressive. There's a difference. Horses are just as dangerous, but people don't stereotype them as aggressive. The pit bull has the highest fatality rate because they have an... show more
    This happens a lot in a pit bull related conversation. All pit bulls are dangerous, but that doesn't mean all pit bulls are aggressive. There's a difference. Horses are just as dangerous, but people don't stereotype them as aggressive. The pit bull has the highest fatality rate because they have an exceptional ability to kill, but that doesn't make them killers. Why don't people acknowledge and accept this?
    14 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Does this sound about right or should I talk to my vet about concerns?

    We have a Dane it will be 5 months old in a week and is only 38lbs. Well iv been reading that is small for her age as that's in the weight range for a 3 month old of her breed. She also eats a 1 1/2 to 2 cups in the morning and at night as well. We have tried mid day meals but she won't eat it.
    We have a Dane it will be 5 months old in a week and is only 38lbs. Well iv been reading that is small for her age as that's in the weight range for a 3 month old of her breed. She also eats a 1 1/2 to 2 cups in the morning and at night as well. We have tried mid day meals but she won't eat it.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • Pet problems?

    Best answer: You can't stop her from getting out as she probably hates having to be in that one room all the time. You could try to put the dogs outside sometimes and just let her have the house to herself for a little while. Or put the dogs in a room so they can't get to her. That might help a little, but if she is... show more
    Best answer: You can't stop her from getting out as she probably hates having to be in that one room all the time. You could try to put the dogs outside sometimes and just let her have the house to herself for a little while. Or put the dogs in a room so they can't get to her. That might help a little, but if she is really in danger of getting bitten if she escapes the room it might be best to rehome her so she doesn't get hurt or killed.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Small bump on the back of my dogs neck that comes and goes, what could it be?

    Best answer: No way to KNOW. We have not seen or examined your dog. Your vet can EASILY do a needle BIOPSY in the office under a local. The behavior of the lump going UP & then DOWN highly suggests a mast cell tumor (which are more common in short coated dogs) but could be a begin tumor. See your vet, ASAP.
    Best answer: No way to KNOW. We have not seen or examined your dog. Your vet can EASILY do a needle BIOPSY in the office under a local. The behavior of the lump going UP & then DOWN highly suggests a mast cell tumor (which are more common in short coated dogs) but could be a begin tumor. See your vet, ASAP.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is Kenny a weird name for a dog?

    Best answer: naw dawg Kenny be a straight G
    Best answer: naw dawg Kenny be a straight G
    12 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Can vets euthanize a healthy animal?

    A few years back when i was on holiday, i met this family who had a 1 year old jack Russell. I hadn't seen the dog around for a few days so i asked where he was. It was then the father of the family explained even though the dog was less than a year old he had already had 3 owners. He said the dog was nippy and... show more
    A few years back when i was on holiday, i met this family who had a 1 year old jack Russell. I hadn't seen the dog around for a few days so i asked where he was. It was then the father of the family explained even though the dog was less than a year old he had already had 3 owners. He said the dog was nippy and kept on nipping his children so he took it to the vets and had him put to sleep. Are vets aloud to do that? The dog was still a puppy, maybe he was teething? I have a jack Russell and i know they can stop nipping.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • If it's so cheap to maintain a dog why do some people say that they can't afford it?

    Best answer: A dog is NOT a cheap pet, nobody who knows what they are talking about would say that!
    Best answer: A dog is NOT a cheap pet, nobody who knows what they are talking about would say that!
    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I eat a dog treat?

    I can t resist. It just smells so good.
    I can t resist. It just smells so good.
    15 answers · 2 days ago