Fearful of People (in some situations)
My partner and I adopted an American Pitbull terrier mix at 6 months old. She'll be a year old in April. She is the sweetest dog in the world. She LOVES other dogs but has some trouble with people. When we're at the dog park she'll go up to greet people and if you have a dog with you she is fine but she'll back away and bark and quietly growl when people come in our house, no matter how many times she's met you. She'll also do this in public places but is pickier and sometimes it's people who approach her incorrectly, reach for the top of her head, stare her in the eyes or are generally sketchy looking people.
Are there any ragamuffin owners here?
I'm smitten with the ragamuffin breed!! I hope to get one soon, but my they are expensive!!!.. anyone else here have one?
Cat using Dog's Litter Box!
Hello everyone,I have had a small dog that has been using a litter box (specially made for dogs) for almost 10 years. The litter is made of recycled newspaper (like "Yesterday's News", but a little bigger).A few months ago I started fostering a cat (she is almost 2 years old now), and she had been very good using her little box. I clean it several times a day, and the litter is very good quality (Nature's Miracle clumping litter).Lately, though, the cat has been using the dog's litter box. It is a problem because it does not have a dome, filter, etc, and the smell goes all over the apartment (I live in a studio). Besides, now the dog does not want to use his own box, which is a problem, since he is not used to "holding it" until I am back from work.I would like to have the cat using her box again. Any suggestions?Thanks!Eliana
Cat pooping outside the litter box
My cat uses the litter box to pee but she pooping outside the box. Tried differents types of litter got a bigger litter box without any results.
I have a 7 year old dog who was diagnosed last June (after an endoscopy) with esophagus, stomach duodenal ulcers and possible IBS. He doesn't have the usual symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea. just in extreme stomach pain at times. My vet felt it could be from a food allergy/intolerance. I was feeding Natures Receipe Lamb and Rice, and now on a prescription diet of Hills d/d , salmon and potato and numerous meds. prednisone, ompeprazole, sucralfate, etc. I was weaning him off most of the meds, (per vet) only 1-10mg Pred. and Omeprazole every 3rd day. Did fairly well for a couple of months until last week, when we had another episode of extreme stomach pain. So off to the vet again for some heavy duty pain meds. and back on all the other medication daily. She again mentioned a food allergy as nothing in his blood test suggest anything either. Could it be he has become allergic to the Hills d/d after eating it for 6 months. Has anybody gone through this with there dog and if so, help what was the solution. There is no reason for this happening that we can find. This usually happen in the middle of the night or early morning. Feeding twice a day. Any feedback would help, at my wits end.
change in sleep habits
I rescued a 2 yr.old female maltese mix. Have had her for about 5 months. She is crate trained and goes willingly when we head to bed. She sleeps in our room. For the past 3 days/nights she has been sleeping a good bit during the day (she does not want to play with toys) and at night she is whining and keeping us awake. Any suggestions? Thanks.
cat waking up too early
OK...this may sound silly but...we got a 7 year old cat in September. He has this annoying habit of meowing or "scratching" (he's declawed) at something in our bedroom very very early in the mornings (4am) and waking us up. He has dry food in his bowl and plenty of water but, of course, wants the soft food that he gets twice a day. My husband is ready to toss him out for good so I need some help on how to break him of this habit. He is a sweetheart otherwise and my baby! :-) We have been putting him outside (fenced in yard and he likes to go out) when he does this and let him in when WE are ready to feed him but any ideas would be appreciated so he doesn't continue this annoying habit! Thanks.MJ
Need Yorkie to get along with GSP
We have a 13 yr old Airedale, 3 yr old Yorkie, & 7 month old German Shorthair Pointer. Our Yorkie has always been sweet and loving. However, she won't completely accept our GSP. She constantly chases and nips him. He is afraid of her and runs away which leads to a chaotic chasing situation that doesn't stop into we separate them. At night our Yorkie will lay next to him and walk by him while he is laying down. We've tried some different techniques, but can't find one that stops this. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Meeko our cat died suddenly
I feel for you me and my gf were at her dads 50th last night an come home to are beloved meeko passed away , there was no signs of why this happened for few weeks before he would try to cough up hair balls but never did other than that he was fine appetite was give very playful an was fine when we left to go the party , he had his claws slightly in the carpet an lieing in his side as if he was sleeping but when he has tryed coughing up hair balls he would lie on his front an stick his head out every time so makes no sense to us and we are devastated an lost an we had him booked for the vets for in 3 days time an I feel like should of used my bill money to take him weeks ago an maybe things would be different , can't stop blaming myself for it an it's killing me . If anyone has a pet with any sign if symptoms how ever mild / small like a hair ball or big it is don't wait till payday like us just take ur loved pet an get him/her checked out an sorted cause if u song an this happens to u I can tell you it's the worst, an feels like u killed him urself by not doing somet . I hope this opens up people's eyes to how little things or big things can end up like this . Had to get this of my chest sorry people I hope this hasn't happened to u xxxx rip meeko xxxx
Hi, I have a 3 month old kitten, and a stray cat attacked him. He didnt bled and he is walking normal. But he is very sore on his lower right side near his butt. He is sleeping alot. I gave him 1/2 baby aspirin to try to control his pain (found this on another site). Is there anything else I should do?
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