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harvey

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It has helped a little reading your posts. Thank you. My cat of 13 years and one of my best friends, did the same thing this morning.  He first bellowed out like a dog and i thought it was my son kidding around with me.  But in a couple minutes he screamed out horribly. i went running in there and he was lying on his side trying to breath. He was dead within seconds. There was nothing wrong with him. He was normal as ever. I  have cried all day. I don't know what to do. I love my big fat Harvey.

Hello web design team or moderator, I was reading information on the terrier group and was so pleased to see so many varieties of terriers listed, many I hadn't heard of. As I was looking at the A-Z list I was surprised that the Jack Russell Terrier was not listed at all. Thinking it may have been listed under  another name or that it wasn't a terrier, I looked the Jack Russell Terrier up under the regular dog section and there it was with an extensive amount of information.
 So... Perhaps, someone could make a correction so that the Jack Russell Terrier is listed on the a Terrier page and links to the information already listed on your site. 

I don't have a JRT, but am a dog liver and researcher, so like to see information able to be accessed. Thanks. 

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teresa22

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My 6 year old cat Wee died this morning. I am in so much pain.  She got out last week and ran under a tin building. My boyfriend hit the building so she would run out. We were finally able to catch her but she began acting strangely.  She started sitting on the counter and eventually progressed to the top of a chair. It was like she wanted to hear up high so nothing could get her. Saturday she was hiding behind the chair. I fixed her a comfortable space in the bathroom so none of the other animals could bother her. I thought she was traumatized by her adventure. She quit eating and drinking on her on Saturday night. I was feeding her with a syringe until I could get her to the vet this morning. When I picked her up today she made a sound like she was in pain. I wrapped her up and started to the vets. She had a seizure in my arms and died on the way. I wish I knew what happened.


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teresa22

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My Wee. 2009 - 2015.

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debra

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Do dogsfascinate you? Are you ready to love an animal and spend some time with a furrybuddy? Owning a dog is indeed a delightful experience, but a hugeresponsibility along with several lifestyle changes and financialconsiderations. They love unconditionally and will be there with you no matterwhat mood or situation you are in. In fact, research states that dogs can helpalleviate stress and lower blood pressure too. Dogs come in different shapesand sizes and not all breeds are the same. So, weigh your options carefully andgive it due consideration before you get one home.

Why do you want a dog?

Dogs need love,care, attention and most importantly your time. So, first prioritize as to why youare looking for a pooch. Are you looking for a fun playmate for the kids,someone who’d be around for walks, or someone who needs to safeguard the house?Owning a dog is all about loving and living with them and making the necessarychanges that leave you and your furry friend happy and comfortable.

Do you already have dogs at home?

Bringing a newdog is based on how comfortable the pooch is at the shelter. If they get alongwith other dogs, they are bound to be comfortable at home too. However, if theyare aggressive, the chances of being easygoing at home are rare. Also, are youready to take on the additional responsibility of another dog? There will be anadditional expense for food, treats, and snacks apart from the extra pet toys, training, medicalemergencies, dog clothes, etc.

What about the financial commitment?

Bigger dogs willeat more as compared to smaller ones unless they have special dietary needs andrequirements. So, can you meet the expenses of the care and upkeep of your pet?Are you ready to make an investment for the veterinary bills, grooming, andother pet supplies it may need? Cutelooks come with a price too, right?

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Be honest with yourself.This is extremely important for a dog because dogs crave love and attentionjust like us humans. If you are not home very often and cannot arrange for apet sitter or walker you have a very unhappy pet on your hands.

How big is your space?

Different dogshave different needs and requirements. That little pup you spotted at theshelter may turn out to be huge and won’t like or be at ease with the currentspace you are in. Thus, rethink the breed if you feel the need to.

Be it a puppy,adult, or senior dog; you need to ensure you’re fully prepared for theresponsibility, not just with the dogaccessories, but even the little things such as your time.

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He was onlly 11 years old. We rescued him from the edge of a drainage canal in Chalmette, LA, the year before Katrina. He was so tiny, and had been abandoned by his mother. He fit easily in the palm of my hand, and his eyes were not even open all the way. The were little slits, just beginning to open. I bottle fed him, every two hours. I brought him to work, and kept him out of sight, so I could keep him nourished. I even had to teach him how to pee! He had a crazy set of lungs and we all laughed about how much noise he could make, as tiny as he was. He grew into a gigantic cat. Up until a month ago, he weighed almost 30 pounds, very muscular, with huge paws. We called him our "House Puma" and always suspected that he had some swamp panther in his background. That's bow big he was! He had recently been to the vet and was being treated for a routine UTI, but all of his blood work was ok. He suddenly died Friday night in my husband's lap. We think that he had a solid tumor cancer, that would not have shown up on his labs. We are just devastated.






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