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Hope someone can help as we are currently looking after two King Charles Spaniels for friends while they are on holiday. Both spaniels have been dressed but one smells as if she is in heat. Is this normal or do you think we should see a vet?

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As luck would have it the puppy I decided to purchase has a heart murmur. She is 6 weeks old and the breeder has decided not to charge me for her even tho I insisted he keep money for the vet visit. That alone has me scared and I'm wondering what his vet told him. That in itself is very upsetting. On a scale of 1-6 where murmurs are concerned she is between a 2-3. :( I've been wanting this puppy for a couple of weeks so my heart is set on her. I'm going to go ahead and get her because I'm afraid she might be put to sleep by the breeder. I will set up a profile for her in a little bit. But I know so little about heart murmurs in puppies that I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of puppies born with heart murmurs? I'm getting her tomorrow and taking her to my vet next week. And depending on what my vet says she might have to go to a cardiologist and if they say surgery will save her I'll do it. Even if it means getting a loan. I'm sure heart surgery will not be cheap. :( Anyone have any dealings with a puppy born with a heart murmur? I also heard that it can go away as the pup gets older. But if she's a 2-3 on the scale of 6 it seems doubtful, to me anyway. Thanks!



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I'm pretty sure when we take our dog Maya, to her fifth visit to the vet, they're going to tell us she has osteosarcoma. :( She suddenly had fever and chills an did not want to move. The vet saw "moth eaten" bone in her hind hock and a blip in her lung. We are so devastated that our sweet 8 year old Vizsla's life may be at it's end. 



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miiko is 5 month old but her face is not growing like any other scotties
her ears stand up 2 months ago but her face remains the same

does her face grow longer?
her dad is really handsome thou
i want her to b a beauty

Arthrities pain relief - please advice
My 2 year old husky has arthritis in her hips, are there any natural forms of pain relief that might help her? Massage, herbs, etc?
How safe are oral medications like Pet Bounce -  ?
thank you



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Hello All!

I have a 4 year old pit mix that is having a really tough time lately. Let me give a little backround information and maybe someone will be able to suggest something to help us!

We rescued Moppett from a very bad situation 3 years ago she was not being fed let alone getting any personal interaction. This women that i knew that had her adopted her and was not aware that pups (she was 8months at the time) were so active and was not prepared to take care of a dog. So my husband and i gladly freed her from that situation. We tried to kenne her from the begining but she started hurting herself to get out of the kennel. I could barely get her in there to begin wtih. We got her the DAP and that helped but not for long i guess maybe they can get used to it. She eventually was able to break free of 3 different kennels and wasn't doing any damage to our house so we just stopped trying. Well about 5 months ago we moved 1100 miles away sold our house and bought a town house. We left her out of the house once and she destroyed the carpet upstairs so we are back to trying to kennel again.

Not only is she trrrified of going into the kennel exen if we are home she has cracked her nails on her front paws and her lips are brused from trying to chew the kennel. When i get home (usually 5 hours is the max in the kennel) she is soaked in slobber and freaking out. This is very uncharacteristic of her she is usually a very calm and loving dog. We were taking her to doggie daycare but the staff said that she really doesnt play she just sits at the door waiting to be picked up. When i leave to take her she is shaking and drooling, and when i pick her up she acts like i have been gone for years.

I have a feeling that i have caused this behavior, i have always babied her because of the horrible life she had before she joined our family. I took her to training for the first few years we got to exp obediance and she got her canine good citizen, we did agility as well for sometime, she really thrived in training.

Her behavior towards my husband and our other dog has also changed recently. She has become overly protective of me (no im not pregnant). She wont let the other dog sit with me and if my husband gives me a hug she barks and growls at him. She was never like that before. I took her to the vet because i thought something was wrong like she was in pain or sick but all the tests came back normal.

If you read all of this and are still awake, i would really appreciate any input you may have. Moppett is my best friend (other than my husband of corse) and i dont like seeing her like this.



Our 7 month female puppy is generally house-trained with only a few accidents in the last 5 weeks since we adopted her. However, this week she has twice peed on the floor when the cat has entered the house (the cat is generally unfriendly to the dog and was especially so this week). 

From reading other posts I've figured out that this is likely submissive peeing and I've read the advice on making our dog more confident (much of it we are already doing) in order to prevent this. But a lot of the advice seems to be directed towards reassuring the dog that they don't have to be afraid of us, her human companions. But it's the cat that she is afraid of, and I am not sure we can curb the cat of her cranky (ie scary) behaviour - she IS the dominant one in the household. We do keep them separate when necessary and tell the puppy to "leave it" and make sure that the cat has some space from the dog. And we don't leave them alone together.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to reassure the dog about something that is somewhat out of our control?

Thanks for any advice!

Hi, I had a litter of lab puppies born 01/11/13.

They have snotty noses and a cough that is more like a hacking and gagging cough.

Here is the story.

At 9 Days old: 1 of the puppies started having a congested breathing sound.

 AT 10 days old: Several of them were breathing like that.

At 11 Days old: 2 of the puppies started the cough, (Hacking gagging sound). I called the vet and we put them on Clavamox.

By 15 days: their cough would not stop! They would wake up coughing. Their cough was very constant.

At 17 Days: I took them to the vet. She said it sounded like Aspiration Pneumonia and gave them a shot of penicillin. She said they are happy healthy fat puppies. They did not act sick whatsoever. The cough slowed down in some and completely stopped in others.

By 19 Days, the cough came back in all of them.

Today is the 20th day, I've gotten another round of penicillin shots to give them tonight. They have been on Clavamox since the 23rd. They take it morning and night. I have not seen any improvement whatsoever. They are $600 Labrador Retriever Puppies. There are 12 Puppies, only 4 are not yet reserved. I have spent in vet bills for this litter nearly $600 in medications for them and momma, vet bills, food and everything! I'm doing my best and I'm thinking that maybe I need someone elses expertise.

I don't know what else to do. Please any and all ideas are appreciated!

 Is there anyone who can tell me about my BC late weird behaviour, she is gettin irritated so easily, doesn't want to play, and stay alone for most of the time.( She is 1 year old). Plus, she started to bleed , Is it the right time now? PLZ get back to me , Thanks in advance..

3 months ago I weened my 6 year old pug off VanectlyP, a combination antihistamine/steroid pill used to control allergies. She was taking it for 4 years. At first, she seemed lethargic and had a somewhat low heart rate, but this got better after a couple of weeks. Then, about a month later, I noticed some odd behaviour and I realized she was blind. I am certain she could see fine before we took her off the drug. My vet has ruled out glaucoma and pigmentation keratitis, and does not think the blindness is related to the steroid use or withdrawal. I am not so sure. I am wondering if she might have Addison's disease or Cushing's disease, which can be caused my prolonged steroid use. Blindnesss is listed as a "rare" symptom for both diseases. Her diet, bowel movements are all normal. Any ideas. She is currently off the steroids and is not receiving any treatment.

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