My parents are always manipulating me, and I need to break away. Long story inside. [more inside]
I need to find a new home for a 12-year-old collie mix dog. I live in Oakland, CA. More than you need to know after the break. [more inside]
Old dog isn't eating well and is wasting away. Need help making some tough decisions... [more inside]
First summer with a new cat and no AC. How to keep the kitty cool while we're away? [more inside]
How do I trim up an obese dog who has trouble standing up due to weight/muscle atrophy? [more inside]
Should I clip my turtle's nails? Its beak also looks a bit long. [more inside]
Is there a "bible" of home pet diagnostics, treatment, and general health? [more inside]
A topical treatment to help relieve my cat's seasonal allergies (and the associated chewing/licking of fur on stomach and legs)?
Is there anything that can be applied topically to relieve my cat's seasonal allergies? He chews/licks the fur off his stomach and legs, and it's too hard to administer oral medications on him. [more inside]
Our family dog (beagle/fox terrier mix) died this morning after 12 healthy years of life. Obviously, we loved him madly and are very, very sad. What's a decent, graceful and private way to honor his life?
Our twelve-year old dog is very ill. Soon, we'll have to make some hard decisions. When the time comes, what are the resources in Toronto for handling her remains. Burial, cremation, anything else?
Dog dementia - help! [more inside]
My cat had an aggressive episode about a month ago and has been tense and behaving uncharacteristically ever since. What can I do to help her go back to her usual self? Detailed info inside. [more inside]
What is the toughest dog bed in the world? [more inside]
Tomorrow morning we need to tell our 3.5 year old that our beloved dog has died. Please help. [more inside]
I'm a cat lady with 3 rescue cats. I'm seeing a guy with 2 rescued dogs. We want to see if they will get along. What's the best way to do this while minimizing trauma?
I've been thinking of adopting a cat from the local shelter...HOWEVER...I am starting to hesitate because of all the problems people have with cat pee. [more inside]
Recently I got a dog. He's doing great, I'm doing great, it's been nearly 3 months since I got him from the shelter. Problem: He's meeting my brother and his kids, in a few weeks (family reunion weekend), and my brother has a strong fear, maybe even a phobia of dogs. What can I do to put him at ease, navigate the situation and help everyone get through this unscathed? [more inside]
Is there any real way to dissuade my cats from urinating on the walls/carpet of our apartment where previous tenants' cats have urinated previously? [more inside]
What is the best lint brush to remove pet hair from clothes? [more inside]
What do you do about your pets during an international home exchange of 1-3 months? [more inside]
How can I treat puppy ringworm at home/over-the-counter? [more inside]
Can pets really ease depression? My husband is suffering from work-related depression at the moment, he is seeing a therapist for this. When we were discussing getting a pet, we thought it would be best to ask the therapist before going ahead with the idea. The therapist's answer was: if you want one, get one. The problem is that we do not know if it is a good idea or not. [more inside]
A 130-lb Mastiff on 3 cups of food a day? Seriously? [more inside]
My cat has Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia. YANAV, but please tell me your experiences with a pet diagnosed with IMHA. [more inside]
Cat Behavioralist Filter: Can I get my cat to stop chewing on her tail in a trance-like fashion? [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]
Do tabby cats grow more stripes as they get older, or do their stripes just get bigger? [more inside]
I need to find a dogsitter / pet boarding on a relatively short notice in New York City. [more inside]
Our dog died at the vets office after surgery, is it reasonable for us to ask for a refund? [more inside]
Missing dog filter: How long does ownership last? [more inside]
My cat is used to getting a lot of attention, but is now left home alone for most of the day. How can I ensure she doesn't feel too lonely? [more inside]
I'm a potential dog adopter. Is there a responsible way to "shelter-shop", and if so how do I do it? [more inside]
I need help identifying the breed of my rabbit! This is Kyo. One ear sticks up, the other lays against her head. She's a bit smaller than my 2 yr old American short hair cat. Only other striking feature is a roll of fat under her neck. [more inside]
What are the chances my cat will be intercepted in the car crossing the Channel? [more inside]
A question about a dog. (posting for a friend) [more inside]
Feline leukemia: one cat has it, one cat doesn't. Tell me your stories... [more inside]
The gas burner was left on overnight, on a low setting. Should we be concerned about the health of our dog? [more inside]
DC Filter: Obedience class recommendation to improve recall/ "come" command for my bird hunting-obsessed English Setter?
DC Filter: Obedience class recommendation to improve recall/ "come" command for my bird hunting-obsessed English Setter? [more inside]
My diabetic cat has an off-again-on-again pancreas, so his insulin needs vary. I asked my vet about home monitoring using a glucometer. The vet said no one she knows who's tried it with a cat has succeeded. I tried it following this excellent video and found it was a piece of cake. Now we adjust his insulin based on twice-a-day readings, just as humans do (three times a day). I'm considering offering free home-monitoring training to owners of diabetic pets in my community who might benefit from home testing, as a public service. Do you think this would be useful?
I have two new dwarf rabbits in my family and I need some naming help from the hive mind. I've been noodling around names for two weeks now and I'm just drawing a blank. "Bunnnnneeeee!" and "bayyyybbbbeeeeeeee bunny!" just isn't cutting it anymore. Details and (killer-cute) pics inside. [more inside]
Have any major pets stores (petland, petco, ....) been linked directly to puppy mills? [more inside]
Cat gone crazy? If so, what to do? [more inside]
Does anyone know Canadian laws on dog ownership post-relationship breakup? [more inside]
My niece is coming to stay with us for several months and wants to bring her pet rat (think small, cute mouse (picture here) but friendlier). None of the airlines seem to allow rodents in the cabin. What's the best way to get her pet cross country (NC to CA)? Can she smuggle it on board in her carryon? [more inside]
What's the recommended action to take and agencies to contact when faced with an animal stuck in a locked car in 100 deg heat? [more inside]
My husband has given me a deadline of two weeks to keep our cat from waking us up at night. If I can't change her or find a home for her he will insist on giving her to a shelter. (alternatively, if you live near Ft. Wayne In and would like to adopt the cat) [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?
Help me find consensus from the hive mind. I have been wanting and preparing and planning to get my very own dog, my first dog, for years. However the question that keeps raising its head, is should I, given my personal circumstances? [more inside]
Never bought a dog carrier but I need one now. Recommendations? [more inside]