OK, Sunday morning stream of consciousness ended up with me wondering about skin or more specifically, loose skin. [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Oct 28, 2007 -
Every dog I've ever known does that "putting their chin down on your knee/the nearest flat surface" thing when they decide they MUST have the tasty treat you're eating. It's ridiculously cute but ... where did it originate? No googling on wolfish or doggie traits I've done has mentioned it but I want to know more about it! [more inside]
posted by zeph
on Oct 26, 2007 -
How do I keep my dog active and busy, without her actually being physically active? [more inside]
posted by TheDude
on Oct 22, 2007 -
Dog Whispering 101: I'm dog sitting this week and I want to tame the beast. Sit. Down. Read [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Our 9-year-old yellow lab who has had a full ACL on one knee and a partial ACL on the other is getting worse. How can we exercise him properly without putting him in pain? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Oct 15, 2007 -
How do I keep two active young dogs with good jumping ability a) from being bitten by snakes b) active and happy while I am away during the day on a property of about 20 acres? What's it roughly going to cost me?
posted by vizsla
on Oct 14, 2007 -
Dog Food Question:
What are the pros and cons of wet vs. dry food for dogs (assuming both are high quality)?
posted by cal71
on Oct 8, 2007 -
Can anybody help me find good, available, no kill shelters for a dog in the New York Area? [more inside]
posted by lips
on Sep 25, 2007 -
One of my dogs won't shut up. He was fairly quiet when we adopted him about 8 months ago after prior owners surrendered him, but several months of apartment living have encouraged him to bark every time someone walks outside, above, near, in, or around our apartment. He has such a high pitched, loud, piercingly painful bark, that I can't believe our neighbors haven't shot him, had him taken away, or even complained to us. Sometimes I can hear him barking from almost a block away, but I DON'T have reason to suspect he sits and barks all day when home alone. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup
on Sep 24, 2007 -
My 4 year old dog, who hasn't had a peeing-in-the-house problem for at least 3 years, has been peeing my roommate's room. We all moved into this apartment about a month and half ago. We have hardwood floors, which were cleaned with enzyme cleaner after each incident. He's picked different spots to wizz on, but always in her room. We plan to keep her door closed, which will help. But, any ideas to prevent this habit from spreading? Or why it might be happening?
posted by lalalana
on Sep 23, 2007 -
After working at home for a long time, now I have to work 10 hour days in an office temporarily. Since she's used to spending a lot of quality time with me, my dog is not in favor of this schedule and after a month of patience she's voiced her disapproval by becoming a little peeing machine. Advice please. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Yes, another 'can a dog peacefully co-exist with cats' question. (A little more specific than questions already out there) [more inside]
posted by irishkitten
on Sep 11, 2007 -
Our old dog's immune-related crusty nose disappeared post surgery and has now reemerged. What gives? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi
on Sep 11, 2007 -
My 3.5-year-old, 12 pound dog has been displaying aggression on our walks, and I'm not sure how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by pitseleh
on Aug 31, 2007 -
New Puppy filter: New addition to the pack. How do I keep all of my dogs happy? [more inside]
posted by unvivid
on Aug 31, 2007 -
My landlord left a letter on my door informing me that there will be a "walk-through" the house this week. What are my rights, and what is some good advice? (I live in New Mexico, USA) [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker
on Aug 27, 2007 -
NewDogFilter: We just got a new puggle about a week ago. 9 months old. He's the greatest. However... [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Aug 25, 2007 -
Our nearly 14 year old female lab mix has a huge lipoma on the side of her chest. It does not seem to bother her or interfere with her movement - although she does not like it to be touched - but this grapefruit sized tumor continues to grow, and is definitely a bit bigger now than it was at this time a year ago. Our vets want her opertated on immediately. They fear the lipoma will rupture.
posted by mizrachi
on Aug 13, 2007 -
Our dog is demolishing the wooden door of our rental with its scratching. We will have to fix it but not before we work out how to prevent it happening in future. How can we protect it cheaply and effectively? [more inside]
posted by vizsla
on Aug 10, 2007 -
My 8 month old Maltillion (Maltese and Papillion) puppy has only one 3/4 descended testicle. The vet said, 3 months ago, that she thought she located the second one, very small, high up in his abdomen and she suggested waiting until he was 8 months old before considering surgery to go up and retrieve it as its possible it will turn cancerous if left up there.
Now the 8 month deadline is up and the recalcitrant testicle still hasn't shown up! [more inside]
posted by Tullyogallaghan
on Jul 28, 2007 -
we have two recalcitrant boys. dodgie, the seven year old border terrier, and wedgie the six year old toy poodle.
we also have a newly crawling baby. and a back yard. and a clothes line.
basically.... my boys keep pooing where they always have. in the back yard, wherever they like..... but mostly under the clothes line. and inevitably, i walk in it. it's not special.
posted by taff
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Save My Dog! I'm 3,000 miles away and my dad is gonna put her down because she's old and barks constantly when in the back yard and its pissing off the neighbors. He bought an 'anti-barking collar' (whatever that is) and if that doesn't work...
posted by Gregamell
on Jul 24, 2007 -
Dog Leash Longer than 6 feet? Where can I find a nylon dog leash longer than the industry standard 6 ft (not a retractable type)? Ideally I'd like 8 ft, or possibly 9. Looking for online store recommendations.
posted by nancoix
on Jul 18, 2007 -
What tourist attractions in London (UK) are suitable for taking a pet (not guide) dog to?
posted by Mwongozi
on Jul 12, 2007 -
[lunchfilter] Looking for ideas on how to a) keep my dog from barking at every little thing that moves and b) keep my dog from eating my boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by damnjezebel
on Jul 2, 2007 -
What are some good online sources for pet medicine? Medicine from my vet is expensive, and I want to get the best price without sacrificing quality, service, or my dog's health. [more inside]
posted by kyleg
on Jun 25, 2007 -
I know you ANAV, and even if you are, you ANMV. Which is exactly the point, because I'm not sure if my vet has this diagnosis right. [more inside]
posted by Jaie
on Jun 20, 2007 -
I heard that you can send a sample of your dog's DNA out to be tested to determine breed. I have a pound mutt who I would love to know the mix before she passes. Anyone know if such a service exists?
posted by archimago
on Jun 16, 2007 -
What is the etymology of the slang term for dogs, 'pooch'?
posted by mwhybark
on Jun 13, 2007 -
We had our beautiful Wheaten terrier shaved and now she looks like a ghost--any ideas to overcome this scary phase? [more inside]
posted by ubu
on Jun 10, 2007 -
Is there such a thing as a dog harness that a dog cannot chew through, or is unlikely to physically chew through? I am not interested in answers regarding repellants such as bitter apple--I already know about them. [more inside]
posted by gimonca
on May 28, 2007 -
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 -