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]
I will be driving from Rochester NY to Steamboat Colorado with my two dogs. I'll be looking for dog friendly accomodations. Any unique or special locations I should shoot for? Thanks [more inside]
My friend's bulldog just ate a 4 inch square piece of Shamwow before we could stop her. Is she in danger? Should we make her throw up? Is it going to swell in her stomach? Has anyone had any experience with dealing with this?
Pet Bird filter: My friend's cockatiel is egg-bound (meaning that the egg is not passing) and she has no local or close access to a bird vet. What to do? [more inside]
A couple of months ago, our 3-year-old spayed female beagle-terrier mix started shaking every time we went for a ride in the car. We're picking up a new vehicle today - what, if anything, can we do to make this car a 'happy place' and avoid the shakes? [more inside]
Looking for pet hotel in Chicago area - any suggestions? [more inside]
Can you help me keep my bunny fed? He has head tilt and has trouble getting food. [more inside]
How much would it cost to transport a medium sized dog to Canada from the Philippines? [more inside]
Looking for a last minute pet-sitter in Los Angeles! [more inside]
What kind of pet should I get? [more inside]
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]
For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
Floor scrubber, or WHAT [more inside]
FleaFilter: Am I being paranoid after seeing one flea on my dog? [more inside]
Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
Where can I find the fabric/material several grocery chains are using to make cheap reusable bags these days? Is it as cheap as it appears? [more inside]
Desert Dwelling Dog Owners: any tips for a puppy used to relieving himself on nice, cool, North Dakota grass? [more inside]
DogFilter: Should I adopt a male or female Boston Terrier pup? [more inside]
When doing the wash, I refuse to mix my laundry with towels that our puppy has peed on, for fear that my clothes will somehow end up smelling like pee afterward, even if only faintly. My roommate, on the other hand, thinks this is completely irrational and that you can mix anything in the laundry because the soap and hot water get it all clean anyway. So, neutral third party, I ask you: who is in the right? [more inside]
What kind of bird is this? It flew into our house today and I'd like to put an accurate description in a lost pet ad.
How do we keep a chinchilla in an apartment where roaches might be present without killing the chinchilla or attracting tons of bugs? [more inside]
I have friends that seem to neglect a dog almost to the point of abuse. What should I do? [more inside]
How do I stop my cat from violently attacking strangers when they come over? [more inside]
What equipment do I need to care for a pet turtle? What are some good practices for making sure that the turtle thrives? [more inside]
Vet for a bunny in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want a pet rock for my cubicle. Obtaining the rock isn't a problem, however I also want a mini water dish for it. Don't ask. Anyone know where I could obtain a 1" or so pet water dish?
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
I want a buying guide to RC toys. [more inside]
We just got an adorable new puppy. We're ecstatic! The dog, however, seems less enthused... for the past two days, he has done almost nothing but sleep. He has yet to eat anything, and he has no desire to explore our apartment or walk outside. Why is this, and what can we do to help him adjust? [more inside]
Why does my cat have whiskers on his legs? [more inside]
my room mate just got a dog and wants to pick up a crate. She has a few questions .... [more inside]