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Dogs that lick... a lot

I have two Jack Russell Terriers, both sixish years old, and both with odd licking issues. One licks the exposed skin of people: legs, hands, feet. If you push him away, he will lick the couch. He has done this since he was a puppy, and though I think it's odd and slightly embarrassing when he goes to town on an unwitting friend's shin, it doesn't concern me. Our other dog has started licking his own front legs, above his paws (what his forearm would be if he were a person), so much that they are stained pink. He's done this for a few months now. When I took him to our vet for his yearly checkup, I asked whether she thought it was allergies. She said no, that it could be anxiety or arthritis. She didn't get into much depth (she is new to our vet office, and I don't know that I love her). He walks and runs just fine, so I don't think he is in pain. Does anyone out there have experience with compulsive canine lickers? Do I try to stop them (and if so, how?), or just let them be weird? Or do I change to a new vet who might be a bit more forthcoming?
posted by hippychick on Jul 13, 2014 - 11 answers

Garlic & Dogs.

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?
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

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

Are you OK? Are you OK now? What about now? How are you feeling now?

How often is normal for otherwise healthy pets to have medical emergencies? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on May 25, 2013 - 51 answers

Sick kitty, low on cash.

My cat is sick. I have next to no money. Is there a really-truly-worth it pet insurance company you recommend? Or is there a place I can apply for financial assistance? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Airline where pet can fly w/o certificate of health from vet. Sandy Emergency!

Emergency! Does anyone know of an airline (or other option) that allows pets to fly as cargo without a certificate of health from the vet? I know there are one or two. [more inside]
posted by LLF246 on Nov 2, 2012 - 30 answers

The cat slipped a stitch, what do we do?

Our cat (and another pic!) was spayed on Thursday morning. It is now Sunday night and we've discovered that this afternoon one of the stitches came out (pic here - it is the bottom stitch). What do we do? [more inside]
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace on Sep 26, 2011 - 13 answers

What are these birds sick with?

Sick parakeets, low budgets, help! [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

How long does it take a cat to recover from a spider bite?

Our cat has been salivating, lethargic, and had an irritated nose and tongue. Our vet diagnosed a spider bite. How long should the symptoms persist? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Sep 24, 2010 - 12 answers

Moving my kitty to a (not so) deluxe apartment in the sky

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]
posted by reenum on Sep 9, 2010 - 12 answers

Help with our demented dog.

Dog dementia - help! [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 28, 2010 - 40 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

Help with a Cushing's Dog?

Our dog has Cushing's Disease. Now what? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Feb 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Please help us help a dog.

A question about a dog. (posting for a friend) [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Aug 26, 2009 - 16 answers

Help an ailing bunny rabbit & his owner.

Can you help me keep my bunny fed? He has head tilt and has trouble getting food. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Feb 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Daisy attacked & damaged 3 dogs, has heartworm, severe separation anxiety: is it time to put her down?

My dog has damaged (bitten through the skin) 3 other dogs and was just diagnosed with heartworm. I know it's a bit impersonal to ask online, but can help me figure out when it is time to consider putting down my pet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 22 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

Will this drug kill my cat?

Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog on Sep 23, 2008 - 11 answers

Vet for a bunny in Los Angeles?

Vet for a bunny in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Is my kitty sick or in need of a nose job?

Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Safe Pet Meds?

Two Part Pet Question: Is there such a thing as a safe medication for pets? AND Is there an online database that can educate me on safe med/health practices? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

human remedies for dogs

My two dogs were playing and the 70lb german shepherd mix started yelping repeatedly like a car alarm... [more inside]
posted by NoMich on Nov 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Dog with mysterious pain -- what should I expect?

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]
posted by treepour on Jan 25, 2007 - 13 answers

No ashes, what to do?

DeadDogFilter: My vet lost my dog's ashes - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by lost_cause on Jul 12, 2006 - 38 answers

Swollen feline stomach

Cat with a swollen stomach. Vets, cat owners and helpful people welcome inside.. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 14, 2005 - 22 answers

Lift That Leg!

My dog won't lift his leg when he urinates. Typically I wouldn't be too concerned about this, except for the fact that he has terrible skin (allergies) and I think that contact from him basically sitting in urine is not helping the problem.

For what it's worth, he is an english bulldog and coming up on his second birthday. Is it just too soon to expect him to raise that leg? Is there anything I can do to expedite the process?

I've always had female dogs before, so this has never been an issue...
posted by hummus on Nov 16, 2004 - 11 answers

Get rid of our cats' fleas and worms!

Our three cats have fleas and worms. We've tried a couple of over-the-counter products, but they haven't helped (especially with the worms, which are our biggest concern). The vet wants to sell us expensive remedies, of which we are very skeptical. Before we shell out big bucks for the stuff the vet suggests, are there other things we should try? What has worked for you?
posted by jdroth on Jan 17, 2004 - 13 answers

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