One of my dogs is heading towards needing to be put to sleep if he's not already there - I'm having trouble sorting my feelings and if I'm putting him to sleep for the right reasons. [more inside]
I would love to have a pet, but live in a 40sqm studio apartment. What would you recommend? [more inside]
My landlord asked me to look after her cat while she's away on a cruise for two weeks, and I somehow lost it, within a small enclosed space, in less than 24 hours. [more inside]
7 month old puppy chewing herself constantly, huge bald spots. Any idea why? [more inside]
Hedgehog owners of MeFi: what are some awesome toys or treats that your spiny kiddo really goes nuts for? [more inside]
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]
Am I harming my dog by not walking it every day? And why won't she play with her ball anymore? [more inside]
What are the main differences between a Birman and a Ragdoll cat? We are looking for a nice family cat and we have a seven year old. We are looking for a breed that has blue eyes, and is warm and affectioniate like a dog. I have heard that Ragdoll's tend to get really big, that is one thing I'm not sure we want. Any experiences you guys have would be appreciated.
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!
I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
Should I wake my dog up when it appears she's having a bad dream? [more inside]
What pet adoption placement and/or listing resources exist in Laos, for a found stray kitten? [more inside]
How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
I am a biology student at the University of Utah specializing in animal behavior, and I have a particular interest in cephalopods (squid, octopi, cuttlefish.) Everything I know about them is from reading, and I would love to have the opportunity to observe one in real life, and perhaps even interact with it if that would be possible. Does anyone in the Salt Lake area have a pet octopus or know of one that I might be able to meet?
For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
I have friends that seem to neglect a dog almost to the point of abuse. What should I do? [more inside]
In Ontario, can an animal be euthanised without the owner's consent? [more inside]
My kitten is acting very listless and her inner eyelids are half closed. Anyone else experience this? [more inside]
My puppy is needy. She whines if she can't be physically in contact with me, what can I do about it? [more inside]
What is it with cats and the little spot at the base of their tail? [more inside]
Why is my kitty lumpy? What ideas do you all have that can cause lumps in cats? [more inside]
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.
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]