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Denver Dog Wash

I have a very frail, elderly dog that needs a bath. She is also terrified of water. I need some recommendations for a pet groomer in the Denver, Colorado area who I can trust will be very gentle and make the experience as less traumatizing as possible. Thanks!
posted by LilithSilver on Dec 3, 2016 - 8 answers

*Bark* *Bark *Bark* *Bark*

Parent's dog won't stop barking/marking territory. Help me help them. [more inside]
posted by morning_television on Nov 21, 2016 - 12 answers

Tips to keep our 9 month old puppy entertained during physical recovery?

A veterinarian has diagnosed our 9 month old sheltie puppy with a soft tissue injury in her front leg. In addition to a regiment of anti-inflammatory medication, the vet advises against running, jumping, strenuous play, and outdoor walks for the next 2 weeks. How do we keep our pup entertained during this duration? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Nov 19, 2016 - 9 answers

Dog for a day?

Does anyone know of any places near Portland, OR where you can just play with or hike with a dog for a day? Like this program they have on Kauai: Shelter Dogs On Field Trips. [more inside]
posted by FireFountain on Nov 14, 2016 - 9 answers

What should we name our rescue orginization

Were looking to officially and legally start a rescue organization for mainly dogs. Cats may be in the picture in the future, but this group will mainly focus on hard to adopt dogs, such as older dogs, dogs with medical issues and mothers with their pups that have been dumped. These are all selected from high kill shelters from the South and transported to the East Coast. So, were looking for an official name for the paperwork that sounds like us and sounds credible, but not insanely saccharine. [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Nov 8, 2016 - 14 answers

What is this small, fluffy, slightly fox-like dog?

The owner did not know, but they did give me permission to take a picture. [more inside]
posted by Cozybee on Oct 20, 2016 - 11 answers

Please don't walk my dogs

How can I tell my new roommate that I don't want her to walk my dogs? [more inside]
posted by Lingasol on Oct 12, 2016 - 23 answers

Today in first-world dog problems...

My sweet old dog is obsessed with sleeping under blankets- it keeps her happy and calm, which in turn is nice for me. However, she loses the blanket when she gets up to change position, and she's so tall that she can't get herself back under without me lifting up a corner for her. Is there some sort of contraption I can make/buy or something I can train her to do that will help her get herself back under a blanket without my intervention? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Oct 3, 2016 - 21 answers

Is it possible to teach a dog to close its eyes?

I'm not talking about putting its paw on its nose. I'm talking about closing its eyelids on command and keeping them closed until released. Has anyone successfully done this trick with their dog? How?
posted by BeaverTerror on Sep 30, 2016 - 3 answers

Sister's barking dog is driving my mom crazy

My sister has a rescue dog, lab mix, probably about 10 or 11 years old. This dog will not stay in a kennel when my sis goes on holidays, away for the weekend or overnight, etc. so my mom (84 years old) ends up looking after her quite often. She barks at anyone coming into or even walking past the house, and my mom's nerves are frazzled. [more inside]
posted by Samarium on Sep 30, 2016 - 17 answers

Dog toys for the texture snob

I need help finding glow in the dark or light-up balls with a tennis ball texture or a floppy, sturdy glow in the dark or lighted frisbee (or good ideas for to manufacturing the same at home). [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Sep 27, 2016 - 4 answers

I'm looking for some vegan dog food recipes.

My friend has a poor pup that's allergic to just about every kind of meat. Prepared vegan dog food exists, but it's insanely expensive, so I'm interested in seeing if any of you have some vegan dog food recipes that she can make at home. I would be most interested in large-scale recipes that she can cook, portion out, and then freeze until needed. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto on Aug 18, 2016 - 10 answers

Delicious Dog Food

My dog has been on a hunger strike for a few weeks now (not atypical for him during the hottest part of the summer, but this is getting ridiculous). He expresses interest in treats, people food, bunny poop, and cat food so it's not like he has zero appetite; he just has no desire for his usual dry food. [more inside]
posted by chaoticgood on Aug 15, 2016 - 29 answers

Across the cheese curtain with a dog friend

My partner and I are spending Labor Day weekend in Madison, WI with our dog. Help us find all the best things to do. [more inside]
posted by torridly on Aug 12, 2016 - 10 answers

If pigs can fly someday, can't dogs?

I'm flying with my emotional support dog for the first time- any tips? [more inside]
posted by mollywas on Aug 5, 2016 - 7 answers

How to Dog: Cat People Edition

How do we successfully have a dog? I, my housemate, and our three cats have four days to learn. [more inside]
posted by kythuen on Jul 24, 2016 - 22 answers

How does one break up a dog fight?

After a traumatic experience at the dog park, I’ve decided to learn how to break up a dog fight, with your help, please! [more inside]
posted by mulcahy on Jul 24, 2016 - 22 answers

Dog friendly restaurants in Denver?

We will be driving through Denver en route to Breckenridge Saturday night. We'd like to stop for dinner, but we'll have our 15 lb. terrier mutt with us. Where should we stop? [more inside]
posted by Pleased_As_Punch on Jul 22, 2016 - 3 answers

Little Dog Big Tree

What's the best way to see the giant redwoods in Northern California, but with a dog? [more inside]
posted by meese on Jul 11, 2016 - 8 answers

Dog filter: What are the dark patches on puppies' bellies?

I've noticed that all of my dogs (and most puppies in general) have had some irregular, dark splotches on their bellies and underarms (underlegs?) that fade with age. Kind of like liver spots on older humans, but larger and darker, and generally much lighter by about one year of age. What are these called, and can they be used to estimate a dog's age? Curious because I've noticed them on all of the dogs I've ever had, but nothing turns up on google, except for pathological conditions.
posted by stillmoving on Jul 10, 2016 - 12 answers

Help with fear-based territorially aggressive dog - meds?

This is Pasquale (my user photo). I’m considering asking our vet to try a pharmacological approach to his fear-based territorial/visitor aggression. Have you gone this route? Do you possibly have another (non medicinal) approach we can try? Apologies for the length inside. [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Jul 6, 2016 - 11 answers

Dealing with dog anxiety and bad habits

My parents' dog is not allowed inside the house. I let her inside for two nights because it was very hot -- 105F -- outside. But now any time I go inside and leave her alone, she's frantic and begs to be let in. She already has separation anxiety. [more inside]
posted by mmmleaf on Jul 3, 2016 - 37 answers

Have dog, will stumble!

I am a new user to a cane and am having a hard time managing on-leash walking with my dog while also hobbling on. I can't afford a trainer or a dog walker so can anyone give me links or tips on how to manage mobility issue + happy hyper dog? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jul 2, 2016 - 15 answers

Have old doggo, will travel.

I would like to get this Old Man into this bike basket, and safely drive him around. What’s the best way to do that? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Jul 1, 2016 - 10 answers

Hiking with a puppy?

How old should a dog be before being taken on long hikes? [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jun 28, 2016 - 11 answers

Blind dog flinching on walks

I have a 13 year old Pomeranian with diabetes and cataracts. He can discern light and the absence of light but that's about it. He's been pretty good at navigating his environment for four years now. Certain things would always cause him to flinch, like sharp noises. But recently, about three weeks ago, the flinching started to occur his during walks, and it's more extreme, to the point where I think he is hurting from all the stress. What seems to trigger it is light and shadow. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 28, 2016 - 13 answers

Small dog has turned into large poop machine

In the past couple of days, our terrier/schnauzer mutt has suddenly starting pooping so much that it seems to defy the law of conservation of mass. Help me decide if this is a bland-diet-for-a-couple-of-days situation, or a get-thee-to-a-vet-now situation. (Sorry for the wall-o-poop inside) [more inside]
posted by the return of the thin white sock on Jun 24, 2016 - 7 answers

A dog's coat keeps it cool: fact or fiction?

I see a lot of lightweight articles of dubious scientific merit claiming that one should not shave down a dog's coat in the summer because it actually helps keep it cool during the summer. Can someone point me to actual science that upholds or refutes this claim? [more inside]
posted by drlith on Jun 21, 2016 - 12 answers

Can we stick a stamp on a dog?

The death of a family member means a dog (jack russell terrier) is probably coming to live with us. We need to find a way to get the dog across the country safely on its own. Train? Plane? Dog-mobile? [more inside]
posted by instead of three wishes on Jun 21, 2016 - 9 answers

Puppy Poop Schedule

How often does your dog need to go outside (pee or poop) and how do you know when it's time? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

Basics of raw food diet for dogs

Please tell me all the secrets to successfully feeding my dogs a raw diet! What mix of meats do you use? What percentage of organ meats? What add ins like yogurt, veggies, and eggs? What disasters and successes you have had. Finally, has it made a difference in your dogs health?
posted by Coffee Bean on Jun 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Why Won't My Dog Do Her Business in Our Backyard?!!

Hive Mind, please help us figure out how to get our dog to do her business in the back yard. [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Jun 13, 2016 - 16 answers

Improve my cross-country drive!

I'm driving from Memphis to Seattle alone with a dog in July. What can I do, aside from the obvious podcasts, audiobooks, etc., to make the trip minimally stressful and (hopefully) fun? [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on Jun 11, 2016 - 13 answers

Please help me with my lovely Donkey Dog.

The latest of my series of newbie dog questions. The good news from the last question is that after boarding (which went wonderfully) she now walks with her dog walker-- at least most of the time. The bad news is that while walking with me she has started to refuse to go home. Here is a picture of her going crumpledog at the intersection to my building. How do I get her to stop this? It is making me crazy and late for work. [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Jun 10, 2016 - 13 answers

Looking for dog foster care

How do I work this? My dog, a wonderful black lab/dalmatian mixed breed, needs companionship for a few months while I'm in recovery... [more inside]
posted by nj_subgenius on Jun 8, 2016 - 12 answers

Registering a Service / Emotional Support Dog - where to even begin?

I have recently been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and depression stemming from PTSD. I've been taking psychiatrist-prescribed medication as well as regularly seeing a talk therapist in addition to the doctor prescribing the medication. My doctor has noted the prevalence of my dog in my pursuit of a healthy daily lifestyle and offered to write a letter to help get my dog certified as a service / support animal. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 2, 2016 - 13 answers

My Dog is Giving My Dog Walker a Complex. Why?

The next entry in my series of newbie dog questions. My newish rescue dog Huggy is difficult about walks in general, but is now making our friendly dogwalker insane by refusing to walk. She clearly likes her, so what gives? [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on May 27, 2016 - 15 answers

A dachshund by any other name... another round of Name That Dog!

We have a super chill year-old doxie named Poppy. In a couple weeks, Poppy's NEW BABY SISTER is moving in! [more inside]
posted by Mysterious Trousers on May 25, 2016 - 32 answers

Give my dog something to chew on

I have a large dog who's a powerful chewer. She's not interested in plastic/rubber bones or other toys. What can I get her that will maximize time chewing for the lowest cost, without choking/digestion issues? [more inside]
posted by deus ex machina on May 21, 2016 - 25 answers

My Dog is Really Sick.

My dog has been sick for about 6 months and things are getting critical. I need advice, please. My heart is breaking here. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties on May 19, 2016 - 30 answers

Should She Be Playing with Me? (And More Newbie Dog Questions)

This is my dog and I have some dumb questions. I had dumb questions in this post too, but now I have more of them. [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on May 18, 2016 - 25 answers

Domingo? no. Rodrigo? no.

Help me remember the name of a children's book about a dog. [more inside]
posted by komara on May 13, 2016 - 5 answers

How do urban dog owners handle transportation?

I don't have a car, and I want to adopt a dog. How can that work? Can I handle having a medium-size dog? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on May 12, 2016 - 22 answers

My dog injured a friend's dog - what are my ethical responsibilities?

As the title says, my dog- an 100 lb Alaskan Malamute - injured my acquaintance/ friends' dog - a 22 lb corgi. Snowflakes of the situation inside. I want to do the right thing, of course, and would like your help in figuring out where my responsibilities start and end. (Corgi will recover fully in a couple of weeks and is already back to her stupid and cheerful self, for which I'm VERY glad, given the size differential of the dogs in this fight.) [more inside]
posted by Jaclyn on May 5, 2016 - 61 answers

What to do about puppy UTI

My three month old puppy is peeing every five minutes and clearly has a UTI. Will this self resolve? How long should I wait before taking her to the vet?
posted by BeaverTerror on Apr 29, 2016 - 14 answers

Dog breaks a thing at dogsitter's. Now what?

I agreed to look after a dog for 24h. Got paid but the whole deal was informal. The dog broke my laptop (cheapo, thank heavens) while goofing around and being playful and loveable. Local (Dutch) laws about this are messy and eg insurance companies in previous cases seem to disagree on who's liable. What to do? [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 29, 2016 - 23 answers

Puppy Naming!

So in a couple of weeks this guy will be coming home, he's a wire-haired pointing griffon and we are having a hard time finding a good name. Contenders so far are Fred and Bruno. So in time honored mefi tradition help me find the perfect name!
posted by zeoslap on Apr 27, 2016 - 36 answers

Trash-ure Hunt

I need your recs for best trash can dogproofing. [more inside]
posted by asockpuppet on Apr 26, 2016 - 11 answers

Dog Socks? (And other dog questions.)

So I've been asking about dog ownership, and got advice here (among other places) which led me to sign up to foster a dog. This is Huggy, my 5 year old foster mutt (though she's clearly got quite a bit of Rottie in her). She has a host of problems and she will be with me for a while. As a result, I have a host of questions. Can you answer some of them? (You are not my vet-- I have a good vet. ) [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Apr 25, 2016 - 19 answers

Help me be creative with my old dog's diet.

Our dear girl is 15+ years old, 50lbs, and becoming pickier every day. She just won't eat what we've been giving her anymore, she changes her mind every day, and we know we need to aim for low protein. Most of the time now she turns her nose up at just about everything except people food. We are OK with that, but please help us be creative. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Apr 24, 2016 - 15 answers

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