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My partner and I have a cat who will be a year old in April. A friend found her in a warehouse at work when she was about 10 days old and we had to bottle feed her. She sucks on my shirt at night which I know is common for bottle fed cats but not on my boyfriend (maybe thinks I'm her mom?) anyways, she was friendly as a younger cat but now she hates anyone who is not me or my boyfriend. Our friends don't believe us that she's the biggest sweetheart anymore. With us she lets us hold her and she snuggles all the time. I'm not sure if started happening after she was spayed or when we got our dog (they like each other) but now she'll hiss and bite anyone else who tries to touch her and even attacked our friend out of the blue. We moved her food and litter box to a separate part of the house away from where guests mingle and also put a pheromone diffuser in the living room. She has only lived in our house since we got her. Is she being territorial? Help!

My partner and I adopted an American Pitbull terrier mix at 6 months old. She'll be a year old in April. She is the sweetest dog in the world. She LOVES other dogs but has some trouble with people. When we're at the dog park she'll go up to greet people and if you have a dog with you she is fine but she'll back away and bark and quietly growl when people come in our house, no matter how many times she's met you. She'll also do this in public places but is pickier and sometimes it's people who approach her incorrectly, reach for the top of her head, stare her in the eyes or are generally sketchy looking people. 

At home we try and meet people outside and all walk in together and we give our guests treats and tell them to ignore her. This seems to work after a few minutes and she'll settle down but if a guest gets up or makes any loud noises she might bark or growl under her breath.
Whenever she meets someone she always looks at their faces and since she's
So cute I know it's hard not to look back at her. Her litter was raised to be bait dogs as far as we know but we get together to play with her sisters all the time and they don't have any fear problems at all.
I guess I'm just wondering if we're doing everything right or if anyone has any suggestions. She's very smart and well-trained. Thanks!

I'm smitten with the ragamuffin breed!! I hope to get one soon, but my they are expensive!!!.. anyone else here have one?

Hello everyone,

I have had a small dog that has been using a litter box (specially made for dogs) for almost 10 years. The litter is made of recycled newspaper (like "Yesterday's News", but a little bigger).
A few months ago I started fostering a cat (she is almost 2 years old now), and she had been very good using her little box. I clean it several times a day, and the litter is very good quality (Nature's Miracle clumping litter).
Lately, though, the cat has been using the dog's litter box. It is a problem because it does not have a dome, filter, etc, and the smell goes all over the apartment (I live in a studio). Besides, now the dog does not want to use his own box, which is a problem, since he is not used to "holding it" until I am back from work.
I would like to have the cat using her box again. Any suggestions?
Thanks!
Eliana

My cat uses the litter box to pee but she pooping outside the box. Tried differents types of litter got a bigger litter box without any results. 

I have a 7 year old dog who was diagnosed last June (after an endoscopy) with esophagus, stomach duodenal ulcers and possible IBS.  He doesn't have the usual symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea. just in extreme stomach pain at times.  My vet felt it could be from a food allergy/intolerance.  I was feeding Natures Receipe Lamb and Rice,  and now on a prescription diet of Hills d/d , salmon and potato and numerous meds. prednisone, ompeprazole, sucralfate, etc.  I was weaning him off most of the meds, (per vet) only 1-10mg Pred. and Omeprazole every 3rd day.  Did fairly well for a couple of months until last week, when we had another episode of extreme stomach pain.  So off to the vet again for some heavy duty pain meds. and back on all the other medication daily.  She again mentioned a food allergy as nothing in his blood test suggest anything either.  Could it be he has become allergic to the Hills d/d after eating it for 6 months.  Has anybody gone through this with there dog and if so, help what was the solution.  There is no reason for this happening that we can find.  This usually happen in the middle of the night or early morning.  Feeding twice a day.  Any feedback would help, at my wits end.

Thank you

MJR

I rescued a 2 yr.old female maltese mix. Have had her for about 5 months. She is crate trained and goes willingly when we head to bed. She sleeps in our room. For the past 3 days/nights she has been sleeping a good bit during the day (she does not want to play with toys) and at night she is whining and keeping us awake. Any suggestions? Thanks.

OK...this may sound silly but...we got a 7 year old cat in September.  He has this annoying habit of meowing or "scratching" (he's declawed) at something in our bedroom very very early in the mornings (4am) and waking us up.  He has dry food in his bowl and plenty of water but, of course, wants the soft food that he gets twice a day.  My husband is ready to toss him out for good so I need some help on how to break him of this habit.  He is a sweetheart otherwise and my baby!  :-)  We have been putting him outside (fenced in yard and he likes to go out) when he does this and let him in when WE are ready to feed him but any ideas would be appreciated so he doesn't continue this annoying habit!  Thanks.

MJ

We have a 13 yr old Airedale, 3 yr old Yorkie, & 7 month old German Shorthair Pointer. Our Yorkie has always been sweet and loving. However, she won't completely accept our GSP. She constantly chases and nips him. He is afraid of her and runs away which leads to a chaotic chasing situation that doesn't stop into we separate them. At night our Yorkie will lay next to him and walk by him while he is laying down. We've tried some different techniques, but can't find one that stops this.  Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

I feel for you me and my gf were at her dads 50th last night an come home to are beloved meeko passed away , there was no signs of why this happened for few weeks before he would try to cough up hair balls but never did other than that he was fine appetite was give very playful an was fine when we left to go the party , he had his claws slightly in the carpet an lieing in his side as if he was sleeping but when he has tryed coughing up hair balls he would lie on his front an stick his head out every time so makes no sense to us and we are devastated an lost an we had him booked for the vets for in 3 days time an I feel like should of used my bill money to take him weeks ago an maybe things would be different , can't stop blaming myself for it an it's killing me . If anyone has a pet with any sign if symptoms how ever mild / small like a hair ball or big it is don't wait till payday like us just take ur loved pet an get him/her checked out an sorted cause if u song an this happens to u I can tell you it's the worst,  an feels like u killed him urself by not doing somet . I hope this opens up people's eyes to how little things or big things can end up like this . Had to get this of my chest sorry people I hope this hasn't happened to u xxxx rip meeko xxxx

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