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My name is Rose, and my 10 year old dog Zach has been marking his territory all over my house.  He has pretty much done this a few times since I have had him (I rescued him about 3 years ago).  Recently, he has been doing it a lot.  Sometimes once or more a day.  He is a Chesepeake, so even if just a little bit of pee is really a lot.  I don't know what to do.  He is potty trained, and he knows it is naughty.  I have never caught him in the act either, because he is very sneaky about it.  Does anyone have any ideas?





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Does anyone know if No Kill shleters also accept cats? 



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hi, i am new to this site! i have 3 kitties already and we are all doing great, at the end of May i will be bringing my new little man home, his mom is doll faced persian and his dad is a flat faced! i have never had a long haired cat before, i know i have to have a deshedding tool and a metal comb for daily brushing of matts but if there is anything important i should know i would be really greatful for the information.

I have had 15 dogs, 7 horses, numerous cats, birds, and a salt water fish tank for 15 years -  but I am ready to euthanize our latest addition.  She is a 3 year old Shih Tzu that we've had since birth.  She barks uncontrollably, runs, attacks other dogs and has taken to urinating and defecating on the beds.  It is purely a behavioral thing with her, and she is our first ever animal to own a crate, shock and bark collar. We've even had to phone poison control.  She has the most endearing personality but is very sneaky and steals stuff on a constant basis.  We have a very difficult time catching her doing something wrong , but her demeanor tells you that she has the minute we walk in the door.  She is truly exasperating !!  and I am ready to get rid of her.  A very first for me as I have tons of patience and trained numerous animals. All have been well mannered and obedient.

I have 3 cats, all males, 2 are neutered & the little one is at the vet today getting neutered. Earlier this week the little one (Toby) had been outside all night long, when he came back in the next morning my other 2 males started fighting, they are 9 & 4 years old & have been living in the same house with no behaviorial issues until this week. Could this aggressive behavior be caused by Toby being outside all night & then coming in with different smells on him? What do i do? I have kept the other 2 seperated for a few hours each day & then after a while they settle down & its back to a peaceful household again until the next morning & the fighting starts all over again. Will this stop after the little one is neutered or is it going to be an ongoing problem? HELP!!

My vet gave me Metacam to give to my 15 yr old cat for arthritis in her paw.  In January I went back for a refill – I 
have already use 2 bottles worth by this time – and she said she needed to do blood work because it sometimes 
damages the kidneys.  Her kidneys were a Level 1 – but she said not to worry.  I did not take the refill but the vet 
had given her some steroid shot for the swelling at that time.  My cat was diagnosed with extra skeletal osteosarcoma
 and during the surgery to remove the lump she said her blood work showed her kidney damage to be a level 3.  
She said it was her food and I needed to switch to Science Diet kd immediately to prevent further damage.  My
 cats diet consisted of Blue Buffalo Indoor (dry) and Wellness (wet).  I was shocked that her food did this until I 
started reading about kidney damage and read about Metacam.  I have switched my cat to a wet food diet.  I have 
been giving her the raw patties mixed with Instinct Wet.  I now have learned that I do need to lower the protein and
 phosphorus levels in her food.  I am going to switch to a grain free wet food (Weruva).  I am shocked to learn the 
through my vet I have been killing my cat.  Since the switch to wet – only a week now – I have notice that she is drinking 
less water than usual.  She still is playful and runs around the house.  Her urine seems to clump in a ball as 
opposed to a semi sticky pie as it was getting to be.  But – she has lost weight as this food is new to her and she 
was a little reluctant.  She is growing more accustom to her new eating habits.  I HOPE and pray that I have 
enough time to prevent further damage.  I am feeling useless  l am scrounging for help.  Any suggestions to help or 
words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for your help. 

I am looking at getting an Akita, Lab, Huskey mix dog.  I live out in the country and have another dog, cats, and other farm animals (no chikens or fowls). I also have three children.  I was wondering if the country life with kids and other animals is a good place for a dog like this.  I know the behavior for each of the different breeds but don't know how what they are liked in a mixed breed dog.  Please help me decide.  I want a good family dog that is protective and a good gaurd dog but I also want a dog that I don't have to worry about bitting the power guy everytime he comes into the yard 

A friend of mine has a 2yr old chihuahua. She bought him from a pet shop when he was about 2mths old. He was sick and since then he has recurring UTI & Bladder infection. She has had him on iv antibiotics and fluids several times. Each time when the symptoms come back they are a little more severe. His urine changes to light color and large amounts. He yells out in pain when just walking across the room. Not frequent but he has done that several times. He shivers and feels warm to the touch. She has now taken him for a second opinion and was told his bladder is in the wrong place. This vet has made the suggestion that he do liver & intestine biopsy and also move his bladder at the same time. Her concern is the infection and the problems that may could cause. He has been sick this time since 02/18/10. Though he has shown improvement some days, most days it has been the same symptoms. She just don't know what to do or where to go from here. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Hello, my 18 year old cat Sasha is trying without success to use the litter box.  She gets in it, but sometimes does not go in far enough to wee in the litter. Thus she ends up weeing down the front and on the rug on which it sits.  She has some helath problems but is seen regularly by the vet and is on medicaton for certain things.  This has just started happening.  Can anyone suggest something I can do to encourage her to go further into the box?


Sasha's devoted mom.

Please help, I am new to PetWave and I have a cat that was recently diagnosed with diabetes. She takes her insulin every morning and I have no problems giving it to her. Since we decovered the diabetes, I have now noticed some other problems going on with her. She is otherwise healthy and active. She is almost 9 years old.  Now the concern is I have noticed her using the littlebox more often, and now she has been walking around meowing. I checked the litterbox for urination and noticed small turds (if you will) I believe she is constipated. What can I give her to relieve this? I cannot reach my vet as this is a weekend. I don't want her to suffer, as I know constipation can be a painful thing. Thank you for any advice or help you can give me

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