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Jaustin764

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I woke up this morning and noticed that my dog was acting a little off. Normally in the morning he is very cheerful, always greats me with a wagging tail, and jumps around until I complete his morning routine. However, this morning he woke up and was groggy and looked liked his muscles were aching.

When I took his temperature, it came in at 103 degrees. Normally his temperature is around 100 degrees.

I don’t want to just rush him off to the vet, as I understand people and animals get sick and a fever is not necessarily an emergency situation. Does anyone have any advice for how I can help keep my boy comfortable? Also, at what point should I be concerned enough to take him to the vet?

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stanley

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My dog which is a chocalate lab and a rot woller cross, not very active.  would this because of him eating a frog.  he is hardly eating anyting.  My wife has tried to give him some milk.  can someone tell me what medicine i can use to cure him.

Almost three weeks ago we had to put our Beautiful Tippy to sleep. It was so unexpected that we didnt have time to prepare ourselves for it. She was a Happy go lucky dog one minute and a very sick girl the next. We made the decison not to be with her when they did the deed because she had such bad viens that to put an iv in her would have just caused her way more pain. They said they had to put one in if we stayed if not they would just give her a shot. Im not surewhy but when my mom asked why they couldnt just give her a shot while we were they they wouldnt answer us. But as we stood by the desk we heard her give a very high pitch yelp. The vet said it was nothing and she did it well she was dying. But the sound she made still rings in our ears its not a sound that any of my family will forget and I as her owner can not get over it. Does anyone know why a Dog would male such a sound? I know this is a stupid question but I am hurtiing over this in ways only one who has lost a beloved pet would know.

My dog Nene died from a seizure. She died from the seizure from having puppies. She had about 3 litters. She died when she was in her doghouse milking her puppies. After she died we had to milk 12 puppies! It took a while to milk all of them. My grandma helped us out and took 5 puppies out of 12. That left my family to 7 puppies to milk. I miss all of the puppies. My grandma sold all of them she had. We sold all of them except for 1 puppy. We still have her. Shes trouble so that's why we called her Trouble. She loves to chase after my 3 horses. Especially my miniature ponies. She won't even dare to bark at my Quarter horse Candy. She is about 15 hands I think. My miniature horses names are Sage and Ginger. Ginger is a mommy. She had Sage 6 months ago. Ginger is a mare and Sage is a stallion. Sage is so sweet but he likes to bite. Ginger is so stubborn she wont even let you brush her! But she only lets you pet her if you have any of her favorite foods. Apples, sweet feed, bread, and broccoli. Sage is full of cockaburs right now. I can't even get all of the cockaburs out right now! He has so many that I can't get all of them out because there's so much. Well I have to go eat dinner. I miss you Nene!

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GWH

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At what age will my Great Pyr realy start to bark ?

 

Sady J is now eight mo. olds. We adopted her from the humane society five mo. ago.  She is up to date on her shots, and she is spayed. 


our problem is she starts barking every time we leave the house. We live in an apartment complex.

Secant-she jumps up on every body, bad habit 
Three- chewing on every thing, I now she a lab/shep mix she will chew untill the age of two yrs, how do I curve the chewing? 

Hi, I am thinking of buying an Airedale Terrier. My spouse is very intolerant, in the barking behavior. So my question is for those owners of airedale terrier :Does this breed have excessive barking ? Thanks in advance ! Mishka

is she going to be ok.

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puppy101

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I have a wonderful new 3 month old pit bull puppy.  She is a beautiful and I've only had her a week and I'm already very attached to her...however, she is deaf and training her has become stressful that her behavior is bringing me to a decision to have to take her to the animal shelter.  She has such a bad habit of biting hands and feet....does ANYONE have ANY tips for training deaf pit bulls??? ANYTHING would help me...

My Shih tzu, Willy, just turned 13 and I am worried about his health.  His hearing is deteriorating, which finally gives him a valid excuse for what was previously "selective hearing" upon those occasions when he just didn't want to listen!  That alone didn't worry me much; however, he had pancreatitis this summer, which is better now.  He is a little beefy at 17 pounds.  When he gets up in the morning, or up from his NUMEROUS naps, he frequently seems to have pain in getting up and around.  He will limp quite a bit.  Frequently I will have to pick him up to bring him back inside because he can't seem to get up the two steps back into the house.  He kind of stumbles.   He has had a few lumps on his shoulders and neck, which seem to be muscle cramps and inflamation.  He is thirsty all the time...He insists on sleeping in my bed and I have to get up 3-4 times a night to take him to the kitchen for a drink.  He drinks like he just can't get enough!  Then he "hyperventilates" because he can't catch his breath.  I know, his short snout makes him hyperventilate but this excessive thirst?  Water is available to him all day long and he is a frequent drinker through out the day too.  I have noticed a few times lately that his breathing is funny, like he can't seem to catch his breath.  Is this just "old age?"  I don't want him to be in constant pain or suffering.  I can't afford excessive medications and treatments, and am not convinced those would be best for him anyway.  Any suggestions?  Any advice?  Do I need to consider putting him down?  I know there are a lot of issues in this "little discussion" but I could really use some direction.

Christy, Willy's mama

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