We're headed on a family vacation next week that will take us down the east coast from Connecticut to Florida and back. The trip will last about 14 days and we'll be in a Mazda5 (micro minivan with a 3rd row) with 2 adults, 2 kids (8 & 10) and our adult rescue dog, Henry. We've never traveled with a dog before and so are looking for suggestions on how to make this process go as smoothly as possible. [more inside]
I currently have chest tightness since this past July. I used to have asthma as a kid. I've gone to my primary care doctor about 3-4 times already. The following tests were performed: [more inside]
For purposes that I probably don't need to get into, I'd like your saddest and/or most heartwarming links / photos / stories / etc. on the internet about dogs and our relationships with them. [more inside]
My roommate's 25 lb. mutt ate little tuna with a sprinkling of garlic powder (about 1/10th(?) teaspoon worth). Since garlic is extremely toxic to dogs, should I be worried?
Hello Hive Mind My basic question is this. Is it safe to purchase presciption pet medications from 1-800-PET-MEDS? [more inside]
I want to train my dog to stay, come, and heel (or, "come in closer, but you don't have to come right up to me"). How do I do this? [more inside]
Looking to buy/acquire a puppy in (North) London. I am worried about vaccinations etc. and have some questions about ethics of the whole thing. Can I get a puppy from a shelter? Or should I feel happy about paying for one from a 'good' home through a website? [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]
My dog has cancer. Am I hurting him if I spoil the heck out of him the next few months? [more inside]
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!
A 130-lb Mastiff on 3 cups of food a day? Seriously? [more inside]
How do I get my newly adopted 2 year old dog to stop whining & barking when I'm gone at work? [more inside]
My two dogs were playing and the 70lb german shepherd mix started yelping repeatedly like a car alarm... [more inside]
How can I get my adult dog to poop where I want, when I want? [more inside]
Do you know of any dog-friendly places for a weekend getaway within about 3 hours drive of Chicago? [more inside]
My 3 year old chihuahua has suddenly developed small black spots. What are they? [more inside]
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]
At the dog park yesterday, one of the regular dogs (let's call her Fido) attempted to start play with a dog new to the park by herding (complete with nipping). The new dog completely freaked out, screaming like crazy (and in the process attracting all the other dogs to come find out what the hell was going on). New dog's owner (an attorney, as has surfaced today) also completely freaked out, and is now threatening to file a lawsuit against Fido's owner, claiming Fido viciously attacked his dog. [more inside]
My wife and I are moving to Mexico in August for a year. We are concerned about getting our dog there by air. Has anyone done this and what would you recommend? [more inside]
Can dogs eat beef bones? My dog loves them (the raw discarded sort from butchers or rib joints) but when I give him one he goes crazy, actually consuming the bone and digging into the marrow. It worries me, but I've heard the marrow is good for them. But every time I've given him one I've had to take it away because he just gets too crazy. I know they can't have chicken bones (obviously, ow!) but what are the risks of giving him a beef bone as an occasional primal treat, even if it means he'll likely chew the whole thing up?