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 -
I just adopted a dog which apparently has separation anxiety issues (and we have cats). We had planned to initially leave him crated during the day. What can I do to help him through this transition? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey
on May 20, 2007 -
My 13 year old pooch was diagnosed with spondylosis and, arthritis yesterday and I'm kinda at a loss. He's been prescribed something for the pain but he needs help with some other problems related to his condition. [more inside]
posted by squeak
on May 10, 2007 -
My dog licks himself --a lot. The Vet suggested a very expensive (and possibly inconclusive) allergy test. Before spending $700-1000 so the Vet can tell me she has no idea I thought I would consult the hive mind. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon
on May 1, 2007 -
Why does my dog have a fear of storm drain openings along curbs and gutters? I have a small (10 lb) dog who absolutely will not walk past a gaping storm drain. On our walks, every time we encounter a drain, I have to pick her up and carry her past. Any ideas why she has this fear, and any suggestions on how to cure her of it?
posted by retiree
on Apr 30, 2007 -
In the BBC show Hustle
, series 2, the gang stays at a hotel in London decorated with huge dog portraits. They're straight on, un-ironic portraits of dog faces. They're fabulous. Does anyone know who painted them?
posted by OmieWise
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Would rescue organizations or shelters allow a 19-year-old college student to adopt a dog? [more inside]
posted by qz
on Apr 14, 2007 -
Stairs (wood) lead from backyard up to outdoor deck (wood). Dog can run up. Want to install something to keep dog in yard, with stairs remaining usable, without hiring expensive contractor. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by staggernation
on Apr 10, 2007 -
As usual, we skipped spring here in Texas and went straight to what my Yankee self considers summer. And with summer in Texas comes bugs -- fire ants, chinch bugs, and all kids of other assortments of creepie crawlies. Normally I'd simply diazinon the entire yard and just fuhgetabout it, but this year -- I have a puppy. A puppy that likes eating digging in dirt and rubbing her nose in it. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Mar 17, 2007 -
Bringing Pets in Airplane Cabin: I know that each airline has its limits on the dimensions of the under-the-seat carrier and combined weight, but how strict are they? Do airlines actually measure your carrier and weigh the pet plus carrier? Or just eyeball it? I'm wondering particularly about Northwest and American Airlines. Any horror stories or warnings appreciated.
posted by nancoix
on Mar 14, 2007 -
Is wireless, invisible dog fencing effective, and if so, which brand(s) would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by MrToad
on Mar 2, 2007 -
Help my cat adjust to the new neighbour's dog. She has never had to live with a dog before. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim
on Feb 26, 2007 -
A tick dug its foul way into my dog's belly yesterday. We found it dug in but not yet engorged in the middle of an irritated red patch of skin. I tugged 2/3 of of it out of my dog's skin, but despite my best efforts, the head's still in there. What now? [more inside]
posted by Sinner
on Feb 9, 2007 -