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We believe that Buddy is a either a Dauchund-Chihuahua mix, or possibly a Manchester Terrier mix.  Our vet has said he thinks that Buddy is a Yorkshire Terrier mix, but we do not think so.  He is the most loving little guy you can imagine, but is very timid and even a bit neurotic at times; however, we simply ADORE our sweet little guy-- whatever breed mix he may actually be...



Last night my 2 year old Beagle mix breed started acting funny.  She went to go to the bathroom and then started walking back as if something was stuck in her butt.  We've had this happen before, when she's eatten yarn from a toy or something, and we've had to pull it out and she was fine.  But this time we looked and nothing was there. 

She was walking as if something needed to come out still, tail between the legs and sort of limping.  Once we brought her in the house, we lied on the couch with her and her tummy was spasming.  The muscles were tightening and letting go, fairly frequently.  When she was walking around her ears were back.  She also kept trying to sit and sniff or lick her hind-quarters and/or butt/vaginal area.

She is a VERY happy and energetic dog, so her walking around with her ears back I could tell something was seriously wrong.

Also, when we go to pet her on the back, once we got to the hind-quarters she'd pull her head back and act like she's protecting herself, or it hurts so she'll pull her head back and sniff and lick our hand.

She looks very upset and I have NO idea what could be wrong... I looked up symptoms of kindey infections, UTI's, stomach flips, ect. But, I just don't know.  She did just get over being in heat, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it?!?!

She hasn't eatten since we got home, only a treat that we gave her with a baby asprin, to help the pain.  Only once or twice has she wimpered.  She has drank water but not excessively.  When I brought her out to go to the bathroom she peed and it did not look like there was blood or anything out of the ordinary.  She went to poop, but unfortunately we're in the middle of a snow storm and I couldn't follow her into the woods where she went, to see what that looked like or if she actually did poop.  Maybe she's constipated?

If anyone has ANY idea what could be wrong I'd love ANY suggestions.  We are gonna bring her to the vet tomorrow if the symptoms persist, but if anyone has had similar symptoms happen to them I'd love to know so I can have an idea to tell the vet.  I would very much appreciate any words of advice.  I love my puppy girl so much and only hope she gets better! Thank you in advance for anything!

-A concerned puppy girl owner (Amy)



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My dog licks like he has peanut butter stuck to his tongue all of the time.  I'm not sure if this is a sign of something, if he has fur or dust in his throat, or if it's just a habit.  Either way, he looks uncomfortable when doing it and he does it CONSTANTLY.  Don't know what to think and I have no money to spend on a vet right now. 

cank is a bull mastiff x boxer and almost a year old we moved 8 months ago since the move he constantly digs holes he rarely digs big holes just lots of little ones just big enough to fit your foot in.... and at about 11pm he starts to bark we have tried all but a shock collar he is driving us and the neighbors crazy i don't really want to resort to that but im out of options...oh and he chews everything we haven't been able to use the clothes line in 6 months and has chewed through 3 hoses and several power tools basically anything he can mouth around...... i have tried everything  i can think of he just refuses to learn please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have a 2 year old akita who i adore very much i am unable to take her out with me as she pulls me and she is a big dog i hve been looking to see if anyone has any advice for me what i can do to make it eaiser for me to take her out i have not done full training on her yet i would like to be able to go out with her and not wory she is going to pull me over

In August Kiki a poddle/ cocker spanial 13 lbs who (2 years old December) suddenly she lost 5 lbs, her eyes started watering a few days later she had scrapped the hair and skin off her face to the point where it was raw. The vet had no idea what was wrong and was no help with her loosing so much weight. The vet offered spray to stop the itching (if that what it was) but he did not know. The spray did not help nothing help other then (maybe) I started applying antibiotic cream and it help but it took a long time. Guess what it is back though she is not loosing weight. I have also the father and two brothers none of those dogs developed this problem, nor does the other breed dog that I have or the mother. There are 6 in total. What the heck is wrong with her face. Not only that now she will not allow me to put my face near her back as if she is scared and pushes me away this has only happened in the past few weeks. Years ago Jake the father had something similar but different on his hip and he also has this problem of not allowing to get close to his back. What the heck is going on? I do think that they want to keep the distance from them because they have developed a fear that you may hurt them more because of this break out. The break out finally goes away but the fear of being touched does not.

What could this raw hairless spots be?



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how do dogs act after the vac does it make them feel or act sick?

So I rescued a 9 month old white german shep. We are seeing a private trainer to deal with her major self esteem issues and attachment issues. However, she is scared to try the doggy door ive tried everything, i got her to take treats off the ledge of the door but thats it. She'd rather stay outside alone then attempt to come in when I am sitting right there. (which for her is HUGE) any advice?

We have a chi that we adopted. He is about 8+ years old and weighs about 5 pounds now.  We would not take anyting for him, so we don't want him in pain or having a problem. I hope someone can tell me something.

I notice it at night more than in the daytime. He sleeps with u and he will lick the sheets until they are wet. I don't know why, but I think it has something to do with swalowing.  He constantly working his mouth as though he is trying to get something up.  Sometimes he will get gaged and cough as though there is something he is trying to get up.  I don't like to see him hurt, because I think he has had that in the past. I want him to be happy and enjoy life.  Please, if you have an answer, please let me hear from you.  Mary

I just bought this new hair grooming thing called the furminator.  I would never have bought it, but the people at the vet's office showed me how well it worked.  I would never of bought it unless I saw how much hair it removed. 

I did some research, and apparently its just a tool used to strip the dog's under coat.  Anyway, my question is if stripping your dogs undercoat is a bad thing?

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