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My female boxer/pit mix has been having problems with uti since she was a young puppy. Is there anything anyone can suggest feeding her besides the expensive prescription food that the vet recomends?  It is too expensive but I don't want her to continue having them either. She went 8 months without an infection and now all of a sudden she has another one.



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i have a toy and a teacup poodle, a lady i know just gave me a 6 yr. old toy who is pregnant for the third time in a row, niether of my girls ever been bred should i be scarded for her health at this point?



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Ok, before I explain my problem, let me just give you a little backstory.  My current cat, Gaby, is 5 years old.  I had been living with a friend and her cat for the past 5 years, so they were the only family Gaby had known.  I just bought a new house, so Gaby and I moved out.  She just wasn't the same once we were living on our own.  She was sad, and seemed really lonely.  We've been in our house for 2 months, and last Sunday I went to the Humane Society to get Gaby a little sister.  This is what I need help with...

The new cat, Millie, and Gaby are not yet friends.  I've been keeping them pretty separate.  For the most part, they are always in different rooms.  Gaby has been hissing at the door, growling, the whole bit.  Is this normal?  Will she get over it?  Pretty soon I was thinking of putting Millie in her carrier and let Gaby smell her, but I'm worried Gaby will just hiss at her some more.

That, however, seems to be the least of my problems.  Millie is crazy.  I took her to the vet today for her first check-up, and he jokingly said she has "adhd".  The vet tech said she must "have wings".  She pooped in her carrier on the carride there, and I can't tell if it's because she was nervous, or what.  She is CONSTANTLY clawing and biting at things.  Is this a kitten thing (she's 11 weeks old)?  How do I stop her from biting?  I can't tell how much of it is playful, and how much is aggression.  I'm worried that I'm never going to be able to leave her home alone, must less introduce her to Gaby.  I'm worried that Millie is going to be one of those naughty cats who bites everyone, and gets into everything.  Any advice for cats like this or introducing new kittens?

HELP!!!  Thanks!

My 4 month old kitten just got spayed abt 2 weeks ago, the outside stiches are healed, she was fine and playfull ..until a couple of days ago..she is indiferent now, doesn't want to play or even move around...she sleeps in one spot all day. Her appetite is not the same, she is eating very little..and seems to have developed somewhat of a the weekend now and I am very concerned, she is just not herself...



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Hey everyone. I just learned from a friend that dogs can actually be prescribed Prozac, which is the same medication doctors prescribe for humans. I thought it was pretty cool that advances in medicine for humans, also means advances in medicine for dogs.

Now for my question. Since going on Prozac, my friend has seen little to no change, and I was wondering if anyone had a story to share about their dog taking Prozac. I'd really like to know what changes an owner should look for if their dog was put on Prozac.

Thanks in advance!



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Hey folks

I am having some major issues with my cat. He will not let me sleep more than 3 hours in a night. He whines, scratches on everything and tears apart the papers on my desk all night long. He has two scratching posts and a number of toys that he will not use at night. I have tried every kind of corrective behaviour I can think of and the problem just keeps getting worse. Nothing in his daily routine has changed in the past few months so I am unsure why this behaviour keeps escalating. I have tried closing the door to the bedroom at night but that just makes him cry and scratch so much more. I would hate to have to give the cat away, we do have some special moments. I just need to know how to fix this so I can get some sleep at night, it is disrupting my daily life.



This person just dumped a dog and shes very skinny! How do i get her fattened up?!?!?!




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I really miss Hank he was our best dog he didn't need a fence and he would hunt with the family.

He was a English Pointer and he was the best English Pointer too.Dad and Hank won contests of hunting.Hank was the best dog ever...


I just recently brought a pup inside that was dumped.  Over the last few days, he has developed what appeared to be tick bite type bumps, even though he has not had any ticks on those places.  One of the bites has now turned into a kind of hard patch of skin.  He has not lost any hair and does not seem to be scratching at it.  It is located behind his front leg on his rib cage.  I have not noticed any fleas or other skin issues and I gave him a bath before these bumps started developing.  I have looked up mange and ring worm and other skin disorders, but most involve hair loss, which he does not have.  Any help would be appreciated, as I want to get him well, preferably without having to get a vet involved (I already have 4 dogs, 3 of which were also dumped over the years, so my budget is limited for vet bills).  I have a few creams and pills from my other dogs in my "dog arsenal", so hopefully I can get this little guy well and to a new, loving home soon.  Thank you in advance for any advice.

I have a 15 yr old, male dachshund, who has 22 different allergies, gets an allergy shot once a month.  He started having congestion and sneezing attacks about 3 months ago.  My Vet put him on 2 different antibiotics, 2 different antihistamines, checked him for foreign body in nasal passage or abscessed tooth, took x-rays of his nasal passages and his chest but everything showed up negative.  He started off with just clear thin mucous, now it is a little thicker and more yellowish in color.  I showed this to my Vet.  Now he is on another antibiotic, antihistamine, and decogestant.  So far no improvements.  The sneezing attacks stopped but occasionally sneezes.  They also told me it could be a possible tumor in his nasal passage or on his brain.  I would have to get an actual cat scan to find out further.  I don't want to have to pay $1200.00 to get an internist to look at him and do a cat scan.  What do I do next?  Any suggestions, and anyone with a dog that had similar symptoms like Pistol's?  I am just tired of seeing my dog suffer with that congestion. 

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