Hi, our 9 1/2 year old chocolate lab started limping about 2 1/2 weeks ago. We thought she had stepped on something in the yard. This was her only symptom. It did not get better within a few days, so my husband took her to the vet. He did an xray and discovered she had bone cancer in the top part of her front leg. It is about 1/2 way down her leg. We are not sure what to do. She was given 2 types of pain meds to be taken 3 times a day, but she is not using her foot and is is dragging it. Based on what I have read, even amputation and/or chemo will not prolong her life for long. I hate to put her through all of that at her age. I am devastated as is my family. We just had to put a cat down about 6 weeks ago. Has anyone had to go through this type of thing with their pet? She is otherwise acting and appears normal - eating, sleeping, interacting with us and our other dogs, just the limping. I am just so sad and upset. Thanks for your feedback.
I DON'T.KNOW WHAT BREED MY DOG IS ...!...
I took in a small male dog in that my daughter had gotten for my grandson and I have no idea what breed he is.How can I find out his breed? I think he may be from the miniature terrier group.
has anyone had their senior dogs teeth cleaned and had problems with eating afterward? Our dog seems to have pain when eating even after a week after the cleaning. This does not seem normal.
she has a red bump
hi my name is lavonna i have a dog a she has a red small bump on her paw what can that be or what is it i dont have money to go to a vet please help me
entropion in dog
can a dog who has had surgery for entropion be shown in conformation according to AKC rules
dogs are my favorite
Addition or link needed for your Terrier section
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.
Bringing home a Puppy: Are You Ready?
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?
How much time do you spend away from home?
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.
2 mini Schnauzer brothers fighting
When out on our walks twice a day If another fog approaches them they fight with each other while barkingWhy?
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