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I was wondering if anyone has information on treating Polcythemia in dogs. I have a two year dog who was recently diagnosed with Polycythemia. I have started her on Hydroxyurea medicine and periodic blood draws. I am having a hard time regulating her PCV levels. Any suggestions?

Does anyone know how many hours a dog should sleep for?   I would imagine age plays a factor, but it seems like my puppy is always sleeping?  I know I should not complain, but he is very active and I try to run him as much as possible.

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Snoopy84

In Dogs

I have heard that you should brush your dogs teeth, but I dont.  Does everyone here brush their dogs teeth?

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Efil

In Cats

My cat has her quirks, nothing to be concerned about i think but one thing bothers me that i don't understand. When I arrive home she will hide behind the couch for some reason. I just wonder what it is all about. she did not always do this just the last couple of years. she is about 15 yrs. old and we have a very good relationship.

Hello. I met a family a couple weeks ago with a 4-year-old Doberman Pinscher, named Diablo. I love this breed! I grew up with a Doby and owned my own for 14 years until she passed. Anyway, they have 5 children and not much time to exercise him, train him, or love him! Not sure why she bought this dog. Anyway, they want to give him to me for free. This dog was attacked by a couple large dogs as a puppy and, understandably so, Diablo is extremely anxious around large dogs. 


Anyway, she brought him over to my house to get introduced to my 8-year-old Greyhound, Smokey. Everything seemed to be going well. She decided to leave for an hour for a trial period. I took the two dogs outside in my backyard, which is huge. Eventually, they started playing. When Smokey ran after him to play, he screamed and ran from her. His hair stood up on his back too. Let them back in the house, and Diablo marked my living room. I know he was just nervous. 

So, does anyone think Diablo will eventually turn on Smokey? Is his behavior too far gone? 

To boot, the husband of the family is impatient with him. When Diablo does something wrong, he hits him with an HDMI cable, according to the wife. This breed is sensitive and respond to love! 

On one hand, I want to save him from this. On the other, I do not want to take on irreparable problems of Diablo! If anyone will shed some light on this situation, it would be appreciated. Thanks. 

Sharon

I have a 10 week old staffie and am using a crate for him - at night I put him in the crate and cover it and he is ok cries when he needs a toilet break normally after abut 5 hours so doing really well, sometimes he does mess in the crate but I think he just cant hold it and I misjudge the toilet break times during the night so not all his fault, on waking and after eating and after an hour of play , I take him outside where he toilets fine, he uses puppy pads when playing in the house if he cannot get to the door in time butI have limited these to two and most times he runs to the door , I have an open planned house so when I am cooking or cleaning, I cannot keep an eye on him so a friend gave me a puppy play pen - I put him in and he is happy playing as he can see me he is happy having a nap in there , but even though I place a puppy pad in it, he toilets on his blanket..not even asking to go out..am I confusing him using the crate and the pen ? I cant cover the pen as it has no top and is quite large, and I thought it too big for him to sleep in of a night , I hate having to put him in the samller crate during the day as there is not a lot of room to play freely like the pen, just because I cant watch him when doing housework it doesn't seem fair, but I am not sure how to stop the blanket toileting- he came from a litter of 8 in a crate with puppy pads in of a night and on the floor during the day and he does use the pads out of the pen ,with us just not in the pen any ideas how I can stop him doing it?? he has not had his second injection yet so walking to tire him so he can be crated to sleep is not an option at the moment.

Three days ago we noticed a lump on my cats forehead just above her nose. It was very large. It burst and we thought it was an abscess. The next day she was very quiet and didn't go outside like she always done and was off her food. Her breathing became very rapid so I took her straight to the vets. They said she had a slight temperature which would be causing her heavy breathing. And prescribed antibiotics. 12 hours later I had her at the after hours vets as she was hardly breathing and was brining up clear yellow fluid. They done exrays and it showed a lot of fluid in her lungs and chest cavity and there was not it we could do as she was in so much pain. I still have so many questions. Like why didn't the first vet check her lungs? If he did she might still be alive. I just wish I could bring her back I'm so lonely without her. She was my family. My daughter. 

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AprilJoyce

In Dogs

Good midnight, my dog suddenly vomit and never stops vomit; looks like bubbles with yellowish liquid and sticky) he can't sleep also. He barks or cries whenever he to sleep. I feel panic for there is no vet clinic that still is open for this time. What shall I do to stop him from vomiting

http://imgur.com/O1sfCQ4


This is my awesome dog Melvin. I've been trying to find out what breed he is with no luck. My guess is he's  mutt with part terrier. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!

Hey there everyone,

My girlfriend and I saw this dog on our trip through Italy in a town called Matera. We loved this dog's breed the minute we saw it and are thinking more and more seriously about raising one.

Of course we first need to find out what breed it is! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Link to photo:
http://imgur.com/WhCOct4

Coen

 

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