My BC weired behaviour lately...
Hello, 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..
steroid use and blindness
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.
Picking out a cat for my current resident cat! Advice PLEASE!
Hello everyone, new to this board but I have some questions about picking up the right kitten.
PLEASE HELP!! Kitten won't use litter box!!
Zander is attacking all my special things!! Feedback appreciated..
I adopted my cat Zander on 12/21/12 and we live in an efficiency, so it is just a small room with a tiny bathroom attached. And i do understand that he gets frustrated with the space.
I do what i can to stimulate his mind (ration his food and hide it around the room, switch out his toys so he doesnt get bored, he has no interest in catnip or treats, and it seems he is lactose intolerant)
Anyway, i have lots of photographs, posters, paintings, wall hangings, hanging all around my room. Zander is constantly tearing down the photographs, batting and chewing at my drawings, and after weeks of interest and tearing and scratching he ripped one of my paintings in half last night. Overtime i have had to move all my special fragile items like dead flowers, some small plants in glass, a framed photograph, to an area on top of a small bookshelf that sits on top of my dresser. Up to this point it had been the only space that Zander had left alone, but i knew it was only a matter of time until he noticed it. Tonight he jumped up there and knocked everything off. Water everywhere, broken flowers.
I know it is just the nature of the cat to be curious, and he is still young, but it dawned on me tonight that he need to come to an understanding with eachother. And live in harmony with one another. I do not disturb his special things, he should not do so to mine. Do so unto others...an alla that.
I have decided it is time that i begin to train, or use positive/negative reinforcement for his actions.
What first popped into my head was the spray bottle, but the idea felt sketchy to me, and when i looked it up i read somewhere that it was "an old fashioned method that was not recommended by animal behaviourists" What do you think?
Any other suggestions? Itd be appreciated to hear what you got to say.
How can I get my puppy to stop chewing?
I have a puppy. she is chihuiha. How can i get her to stop chewing without hitting her?
Hi everyone,I have two kittens that are 8.5 months. I always thought they had a little Bengal in them, but when I was browsing the web, I came across the Egyptian Mau breed. Can anyone, who knows cat breeds well, tell me if they look like a Mau? I've attached a picture of them when they were about 3 months old.Both have loose skin in their lower abdomen, which I have read is a trait of the Mau breed (I thought they were just chubby, but the rest of them is slender). Their eyes are a light green, though the lighting in the picture changes it a bit. They both love to play with water and I always find their toys in the water dish. They meow and chatter all the time at me.Any thoughts? I'm just really curious!Picture:http://imgur.com/xLbZr
my Oliver is in heaven
my 16 week old kitten had another seizure at the veterinarians office yesterday...he called about this time to say he passed away.....I miss him sooooooooo much, my daughter thinks he joined the children from Newport Connecticut to be their pet....it's my only consolation to think this way
Is mango good for dogs?
My chihuahua puppy, male, aged 3-4 months old named Raffy LOVES mango.
My special angel is a 7 year old Lhasa female. She has cancer that is inoperable in the anal area. She was diagnosed in April 2012. I was told at that time the tumor was 2 to 3 inches in size inside of her. I could feel a bump about the size of my thumb joint on the outside. I was also told it would double in about 3 months and that it would begin it interfere with her bodily functions. This hasn't been a problem yet. Sooooo made the decision to let her live her life to its fullest and not try any extraordinary measures. She is full of life, is still my little gazelle, running, jumping and happily loving. I am noticing she now that she is experiencing more anxiety if she isn't in the same room with me and wants to be as close as possible. Yesterday I noticed she was bleeding. She had gone through her season just a couple of months ago, so this is an unusual symptom to me. I don't know if it is related to the tumor or if as a older dog this is normal.I guess what I would like is some experience sharing with me so I have a better understanding of this process. Also what I have noticed is her companion dog, also a female Lhasa is showing signs of aggression toward her. I am aware in animal cultures this happens when a weaker member of the group is identified. ????? Would love any feed back that is out there. Thanks!
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