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Help a bald dog out?

7 month old puppy chewing herself constantly, huge bald spots. Any idea why? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Jun 12, 2013 - 22 answers

 

Games to play indoors with a Husky-cross puppy

I have a beautiful, fun and energetic puppy. A Husky cross (we don't know what the other half is, but it must have been small). She loves to play games. Me and my partner alternate working from home during the day. What fun games can we play with her at home, indoors, that don't distract too much from our work? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 29, 2012 - 13 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

Attacked by dog, how to get owner to take responsibility?

Help me think straight. I was attacked by a loose German Shepherd while out on a walk with my husband and our two small leashed dogs. What should I do next? The owner is in denial and I am concerned for the safety of myself and others. I think that if I threaten a lawsuit I could scare her into building a fence and reinforcing her door. I'm interested in getting her to take action to keep her dog enclosed or to take it to a behaviorist, not trying to win money in a settlement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2012 - 36 answers

Muddling through bureaucratic bullshit.

[Oakland, CA law/ordinance filter] Please help me find full text of laws or ordinances regarding pet licensing in Oakland, California (Alameda County). And is what I'm doing REALLY illegal or is it bureaucratic nonsense? [more inside]
posted by crayon on Apr 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Did I just get worms?

After eating lunch at a friends house today I was shocked to see that his dog was chewing on a fleshy dear head found in the woods. Now I'm worried that I could have contracted worms from the dog if it had been chewing on the head before it licked my hand when I arrived. Is there anything I can do early on to prevent infection? I don't want worms in my stomach, brain, or anywhere else!
posted by davidriley on Apr 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Am I making my dog depressed?

Am I harming my dog by not walking it every day? And why won't she play with her ball anymore? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Dec 7, 2011 - 53 answers

Dog breed of this beautiful, strong, attentive guy?

Just been following the 2011 Westminster Dog Show and stumbled across this beautiful guy. Love his (or her!) eyes. Can anyone identify what breed he (or she) is? Thanks!
posted by vizsla on Feb 16, 2011 - 15 answers

It's a hard knock life for Bear

A friend is planning to rescue a dog from a native reserve and I will be looking after her for at least the next couple of months starting this weekend. What are the things I need to think about doing? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Aug 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I wake my dog up when it appears she's having a bad dream?

Should I wake my dog up when it appears she's having a bad dream? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Jul 29, 2010 - 25 answers

When you wake up to this, there's no way to come up with a witty title

Kinda gross dog question about the stain my dog left last night... [more inside]
posted by radioamy on May 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Animal Control officer harassing us over unregistered dog. Can arrests be made for fines not paid?

Animal Control officer harassing us over unregistered dog. Can arrests be made for fines not paid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

How to treat dog ringworm at home?

How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on Feb 7, 2010 - 12 answers

Temporary dog house

What is fostering an animal like? [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on Jan 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Which animal shelter or rescue group should I volunteer with in Los Angeles?

Which animal shelter or rescue group should I volunteer with in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by scody on Nov 17, 2008 - 6 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

My Dawg vs Dog

I have friends that seem to neglect a dog almost to the point of abuse. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jul 4, 2008 - 49 answers

Help me save this pup!

My next door neighbours have a puppy that I believe is being abused and neglected. It breaks my heart to see this. My first instinct is to call the Humanes Society, but I'm not sure if it will result in anything. [more inside]
posted by cleo on May 11, 2008 - 18 answers

In need of advice: what should be done with a dog that has deliberately attacked its owner?

Last night, my dog attacked me and took out a pretty big chunk of my finger. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by myodometer on Nov 1, 2007 - 66 answers

My puppy is needy.

My puppy is needy. She whines if she can't be physically in contact with me, what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by cschneid on May 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Dog Vomiting

what do you do for a dog who has been vomiting? He's not listless, remains quite energetic. Going to the vet in the AM, but what can I give him in the meantime? Thanks for any suggestions.
posted by terrier319 on Feb 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Mysterious Dog Pee

Someone's dog keeps urinating in our apartment building's elevator. The smell is really disgusting and I'm tired of cleaning it up. Any recommendations on a next course of action? [more inside]
posted by mert on Oct 15, 2004 - 11 answers

Canine flea/tick preventative treatment?

Canine flea/tick preventative treatment? I have a rough and tumble pup (18 pounds, 18 months old). He's quite an outdoor companion, and I find ourselves walking more wooded trails this year. I expect fleas, and especially ticks, are going to be a concern this summer. I am staying completely away from Hartz in all shapes and forms. I am very open to the idea of natural/herbal/homeopathic flea and tick preventatives as long as they work well. I am also interested if anyone has any experiences with Frontline or Advantage. Whatever the treatment, it would have to withstand bathing, as he is groomed professionally once a month and usually is rinsed down or bathed at home once a week (depending on how much mud he gets into). I will consult with the vet before going ahead with anything, obviously, but would really appreciate any of your personal feedback.
posted by jerseygirl on May 24, 2004 - 15 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

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