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MiloandOtis

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I just got a new cat and the previous owner didnt know what breed it was. He looks like an American Short hair but his face is much slimmer than them so Im not sure.

Everyone loves being around an easy-going obedient dog, but the larger picture is that an obedient dog sees you as his leader and if you are able to let your dog know he cannot get away with bad behavior, you’re well on your way to having an adorable, well-mannered canine companion. The best known approach has always been the “learn and earn” one, where your dog understands that he doesn’t get anything he likes until he does something you want.

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Serenissima

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I have a neutered male Persian cat with litter box issues. Despite the fact that I keep his litter box clean, he constantly urinates and deficates just inches from where it is located in the hallway. Can anyone offer any insights into the cause of this particular behavior?

 

We picked up our dog from the local animal rescue a few years back and had to move because of work. We are now trying to find a place to live, in the ongoing dangerous breed era. The shelter said he was a staffordshire terrier, but we do not believe he is staffordshire terrier.

We are thinking about going to a local vet and asking them, however if we could get your thoughts about his breed that would definitely help.

I've recently adopted a new dog from a lady. I have had her now for 3 weeks. She is a very delightful little dog. I have never seen a dog take to a child so well. She instantly bonded with my son. With me too. She gets along great with the other dogs. At first I thought she did not bark at all. But I heard her in the back yard.yet she doesn't bark inside the house. She is supposedly little over a year old. Her teeth are very white. She is wire haired, medium length. Her ears are erected. Her muzzle is in the shape of a wedge. Her face is much darker than her body, except for the touch of white around her nose. Her body is brindle, with white patch on her chest. She also has white booty feet and a tip of white on her tail. She is small. Her chest bone seems to protrude. I have done a ton of research on the web. She looks a lot like a Portuguese Podengo, except for her coloring. Because brindle is not an accepted color for the breed. She also has the strange ring of fur / hair around her neck. Plus the Portuguese Podengo is pretty rare in the U.S. Her vet thinks she is a cairn terrier mix. The lady I got her from, said she was told she was a westie mix. After researching them both. Come to find out that both the cairn and westie are from the same line. According to what I have read. I just don't see the Cairn in her. Or the Westie. Anyone have any thoughts to what she might be?  

My profile picture is of her.

Thank you for your input.
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candace lee

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Has anyone given their cat a haircut?  My cat's hair is longer than mine!  I think it is too long, and I would like to give her an overall new "do"  but I have heard cats get really freaky when you do this.  Any experiences?  Please reply.....

Her name is Josie. She is six years old, 52lbs., 20" at the shoulder, and 35" from snout to base of tail. I can't for the life of me identify her breed. I have narrowed it down to MAYBE some sort of Chinook mix. Please help.

Our 6 year old Scottie got a Lepto shot a few weeks ago. The next day he became lethargic and eventually stopped eating. We took him back to the vet and he was diagnosed with IMHA. He was put on prednisone and imuran. His blood levels returned to normal but about 3 weeks after the shot he developed what appears to be a neurological issue. He has pain and weakness in his back legs and drags them as he walks. Our Westie was diagnosed with AIHA after getting a shot from the same vet and had to get blood tranfusions and needed imuran and prednisone. She recovered but the disease came back a few years later and we lost her. My question his how common is this? It seems extremely unlikely to have this happen to two dogs from the same family. We're afraid we will probably lose the Scottie as diagnosis and treatment of the neurological issue will run into the thousands of dollars. Is there a chance of recovery from this without treatment? Should I avoid this veterinarian? We are very frustrated.

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Phill

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My two year old, long haired grey cat (approximately 7 pounds) has been pulling out her hair for about three months. This all occurred after getting her three year rabies shot. It was determined that the shot was probably not the cause but it was probably what triggered the pulling. Her skin in fine, not inflamed or red. The vet has ruled out almost everything. We have another cat and he is just fine. It is probably psychogenic alopecia but we have not ruled out hormonal disorders etc. We felt that it was a lot of money to spend when she has every symptoms of psychogenic alopecia.

We tried a cone for two two week periods, and that did not work. We have been doing environmental enrichment, to no avail. There are absolutely no stressors that we can find or think of causing this. She is perfectly healthy outside of the hair pulling. She is active, happy and acting completely normal. We also have a basset hound, but all three animals love each other and sleep together- I highly doubt that as a stressor.

We are looking for advice on what to do. We live in the midwest so maybe it is the dry air? We are hoping to hear from someone who has dealt with this before for any suggestions. We understand it could be hormonal or something bigger but without testing we don't know, but as I said before she is acting perfectly fine besides the pulling. The other cat (her brother) is completely healthy as well, ruling out any disorders or diseases that would affect all cats in the household.

Any help is appreciated!!

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