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Paws Don't Fail Me Now

Yesterday as I was trimming my dog's nails, I noticed that he has abrasions on three of his four paws. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jun 4, 2013 - 12 answers

Are you OK? Are you OK now? What about now? How are you feeling now?

How often is normal for otherwise healthy pets to have medical emergencies? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on May 25, 2013 - 51 answers

The care and keeping of anal glands.

Please explain to me how my dog's butt works. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 29, 2013 - 22 answers

Dog ate Toll House Cookie dough...what now?

Are raw Toll House cookies deadly to a puppy? [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Jan 25, 2013 - 46 answers

Seeking supplements for a dog that only eats human food.

Seeking supplements for a dog that only eats human food. [more inside]
posted by dottiechang on Oct 14, 2012 - 14 answers

Bladder control: gone

My dog has started urinating out of control from time to time. What's wrong with her? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Sep 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Dog hair everywhere! Except on my dog :-(

Yesterday, I picked up my 18-month-old pit bull-type mix Chance after three weeks of boarding. His coat is in bad shape in he is shedding unimaginable amounts of hair. What's the best approach to get him healthy again? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Aug 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Hit Me With Your Best Shots!

How do I decide how best to have my dogs vaccinated? And what vaccinations are really necessary? And possibly going against my vet’s wishes. Detailed snowflake inside. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 29, 2012 - 21 answers

How can I keep my sick dog healthy?

My dog has cancer. Am I hurting him if I spoil the heck out of him the next few months? [more inside]
posted by werty on Oct 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Trying to look through my dog's new eyes on the world.

My dog had a stroke. Her head is now tilted to one side and one of her eyes is sort of bulgy. I'm trying to understand what the world is like for her now. How does the world look after a stroke to the stroke victim? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Jul 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Running in the sky

My friend's dog, who is like a son to her, has cancer. Vet said the dog has a few weeks. What can we do to make his last days memorable for him and his mom? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Jul 1, 2010 - 16 answers

Help with our demented dog.

Dog dementia - help! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 28, 2010 - 40 answers

Help with a Cushing's Dog?

Our dog has Cushing's Disease. Now what? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me help my dog...

How do you deal with a dog on prednisone (specifically, the constant need to urinate due to increase thirst)? Also, what could be the cause of the problem that put my dog on prednisone? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jan 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Husky + natural gas = ?

The gas burner was left on overnight, on a low setting. Should we be concerned about the health of our dog? [more inside]
posted by kiki_s on Aug 22, 2009 - 5 answers

What happens if we don't give our dog chemo?

My dog has just been diagnosed with lymphoma. For various reasons, my husband and I are probably not going to do the chemo and radiation treatments outlined by the oncologist. If you have made a similar choice with your pet, can you tell me what happened? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Aug 6, 2009 - 17 answers

Is my dog's eye discharge a cause for concern?

My dog's clear eye discharge is now reddish-brown--are we looking at a vet trip? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Jan 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Help Me Identify These Symptoms

I need help identifying these symptoms my dog displayed today. We were walking outside, and all of the sudden she started acting disoriented (like she couldn't see). I stopped and looked at her, and her eyes were darting quickly back and forth. These were the only two symptoms; there was no head tilt or anything else. [more inside]
posted by Delfena on Dec 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Yes, I cook for my dog. How can I do it better?

I'd like nutritional advice for homemade dog food and maybe treats, using easy-to-find ingredients. I haven't been able to find high quality commercial dog food where I live, so I make most of her food myself, but I would like to make her homemade food as healthy as I possibly can with the resources I have, which are somewhat limited. Current routine, and many(!) more details inside. [more inside]
posted by taz on Nov 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Our big old dog is becoming incontinent -- How can we all be happy together?

My 11 year old male shepherd-mix is in congestive heart failure, but doing very well on medicine. He has a good outlook for many months of high quality living. The diuretic medicine causes him to pee in the house occasionally -- because I can't get him out the door fast enough. We live in a condo and he has to go out on leash. We can't leave the house for more than a couple hours or he will need to pee. I welcome any tips on managing incontinence for large male dogs. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Oct 21, 2008 - 12 answers

Dogs and cats, snacking together...mass hysteria!

My dogs seem to like cat treats. Any harm in it? [more inside]
posted by foxydot on Jan 18, 2008 - 13 answers

How do I keep from getting my dog's roundworms?

How do I keep from getting my dog's roundworms? [more inside]
posted by GuyZero on Nov 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Safe Pet Meds?

Two Part Pet Question: Is there such a thing as a safe medication for pets? AND Is there an online database that can educate me on safe med/health practices? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

Happiness is a warm puppy who's breath doesn't smell like ass.

Bad dog breath... what helps? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Please help my poor puppy!

Dog illness problem. Emergency vet time? [more inside]
posted by JonahBlack on Sep 2, 2007 - 15 answers

My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not hip dysplasia but is it more than arthritis?

My 12-yr old German Shepard. It's not dysplasia, but is it more than arthritis? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Aug 31, 2007 - 11 answers

Dog with mysterious pain -- what should I expect?

Dog in sudden, mysterious pain. Going to see the vet as soon as possible, but want to be as prepared as I can be. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 25, 2007 - 13 answers

What's this thing sticking out of my dog?

What's this thing sticking out of my dog? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Jul 10, 2006 - 19 answers

Incontinent Older Dog

Yet another dog question. My wife's dog is a shepherd-dobermann cross and so old that she's technically dead - about 16 years old. She's mostly incontinent, and scooping up turds and mopping up pee is a daily and sometimes hourly chore now - I've taken up all the rugs, and she sleeps at night on a foam cushion protected by a vinyl shower curtain. I think her kidneys are failing, but very very slowly. So she drinks a fantastic amount of water and voids it randomly about the house. My wife and I take turns letting her out out night, but she's excessively nocturnal (she's a dog) and this, combined with the incontinence and her tendency to get jammed into odd spots and whine until rescued is degrading our sleep. My wife's very attached to the dog - who otherwise isn't really suffering and is even happy - but our lives are slowly coming to be dominated by the dog. Yet....neither I nor my wife believe in killing pets or other creatures for mere reasons of convenience. Any technical advice on managing this situation until the creature dies a natural death?
posted by troutfishing on Dec 29, 2003 - 13 answers

Dog afraid of stairs

'nother dog question. Last year my (now) 9-year-old dog (Lab/golden mix) became afraid to descend stairs. She stands at the top and woofs until you stand at or near the bottom and reach up to her, then she will come down unassisted but tentatively as you "glilde" her down with a sweep of your arm (OK, maybe I just do the glide because it's fun). Very occasionally she has a similar problem climbing.
My first thought was her eyesight, but if it were failing, how would I know? And the presence/absence of light seems not to matter. Can a vet diagnose vision problems?

The stairs are uncarpeted wood. Does anyone think it would help to put a carpet runner on the stairs?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 29, 2003 - 8 answers

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