How do I assure myself that I did not just bring in ticks to take over my house? [more inside]
Cheapest online source for Advantage Multi or Frontline Feline. And yes, I do have a prescription from my vet. [more inside]
Fat cat needs to lose weight, but can't afford special foods or diets, um, help? Special snowflake story inside. [more inside]
Complicated question involving hoarding, ad/hd, and a disabled relative. [more inside]
How can I keep my cat from sitting on my gerbil cage and freaking out my gerbils? [more inside]
Bringing a "cat of a certain age" into the home of a much younger cat. [more inside]
How do I get my 5 month old puppy dog to stop biting her leash? [more inside]
We have some huge overgrown Holly bushes out back that we want to replace with something more manageable. Help us find something that won't kill our dog! [more inside]
Too many pets and perplexing white carpet. Help? Mrs. LT and I live with our brood (4 cats, 1 dog) in an apartment that has . . . wait for it . . . white carpet. We didn't think about this when we moved in, but now the carpet's filthy, and we're trying to figure out a way to save it/our deposit, because otherwise we'll need to move when our lease is up before it gets any worse. Ugh, what can we do? [more inside]
I'd like to get a dog, but my work/living situation is up in the air next year. What opportunities are there to foster or raise/train dogs for a short period of time? [more inside]
What do I do with this cat that followed me home? [more inside]
Some advice or tips needed about dog training/obedience for a new dog (not a puppy). [more inside]
WTF is up with "no cats" clauses in apartment rental ads? Can they really do this? [more inside]
Why does the cat want to bury my coffee? [more inside]
Need to butter-up the board of directors in my co-op in order to allow pets (cats in particular). They are strict- 2 grand penalty leading to eviction if they find you break their no-pets rule.
Any tips? thanks! [more inside]
I really don't like my fiance's cat. Now that we've moved in together, how can I learn to accept the cat as a part of my life? [more inside]
Early spay/neuter for puppy at seven weeks old. OK or no? [more inside]
I have asthma and allergies. My husband would love to get a Boston Terrier puppy. Oh and I love dogs too.... how crazy are we to get one? How are Bostons for allergies? [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]
How to remove the odor of cat urine odor and stain remover? [more inside]
Can marijuana smoke kill a mouse? [more inside]
There is a really good possibility that in October I'll be moving to Okinawa for 3 years. I know you aren't the official word, but I have 3 dogs and possibly a cat that I want to bring with me. [more inside]
Am I wrong to be annoyed? My girlfriend used my best wire strainer to rinse fish poop out of the gravel. [more inside]
What do you do about your pets during an international home exchange of 1-3 months? [more inside]
My rat got a balance disorder from a cat attack. Is there a chance she will recover? [more inside]
How to negotiate unforeseen problems with new living situation -- Dog peeing. Roaches. Roommate smoking -- Or should I just throw my hands up and move out in a few months? [more inside]
Anyone have experience with non-profits that will pay for vet bills? [more inside]
Have you, or someone you know, moved pets from the US to Ireland? If so, could you share advice, or a bit about your experience? [more inside]
I'm familiar with the nightmare of renting in Sydney, Australia, but need some specific advice on my complicated rental reference situation, and
a pet cat. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience putting a cat on Prozac? [more inside]
How can I stop my sister's dog from enabling my cat's obesity? [more inside]
My cat has grown attached to a stuffed animal. Specifically, a raccoon. What instincts are at work here? [more inside]
Money/Pet: How do I reconcile being fiscally responsible vs. taking care of my dog's medical emergencies? [more inside]
What is fostering an animal like? [more inside]
Is it really that impossible to rent a place with a cat in the UK? Or, does nobody with a cat in the UK rent
their home? [more inside]
Do I go to an allergist to get tested in order to find out what animals I'm allergic to?
I would like a furry pet which I can handle, and want to know the viability of owning one before I commit to a purchase. [more inside]
All advice for giving my cat his oral medicine has failed, and I have 19 more days of suffering. Help! [more inside]
A good place to board my dog in toronto? [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]
Oh poop! I killed my son's science experiment "dinosaurs" by changing the water in the tank. If you were a 7 year old boy, what would make you feel better about this tragedy? [more inside]
My partner has two cute and excitable 2-year old male dogs who are used to sleeping on the bed. I have a problem knowing that dog butts and genitalia have been lying where I put my face. [more inside]
We're going on vacation for 4-5 days, and are leaving our sun conure in the care of our friends. Unfortunately, he bites anyone who isn't us, so they can't let him out of his cage. (His wings are unclipped, so he would have no problem getting to them.) Will he be okay?
We're looking for a good pet(s) for our family. Our 3 year old betta is about to die (it's just lying on the bottom of the bowl, not looking good at all). We're looking for a new pet to replace our betta. We live in a small apartment and my son and I are allergic to dogs and cats so those are out. We're looking for something that is kid friendly (in that they can participate in its care) and can live in a bowl/tank. [more inside]
Is it possible for a dog with a strong prey drive be trained to not kill my cat? [more inside]
The cat just tried to break into a ziplock bag of Swedish butter cookies. He is obsessed with food. What do you do for a cat with an eating problem? He's worse than the dog! We have a vet appointment coming up fairly soon, but in the meantime I'm hoping you might have some ideas. [more inside]
Will Shakeaway cat repellent have the unwanted effect of repelling my dog, too? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Does anyone know where to find authoritative information on requirments for pets moving to the USA from Israel? [more inside]
I have a 20 gallon fishtank with three goldfish and one plecostamus. Everything's been great for over a year until yesterday. There was some water evaporation so I decided to add some plain tap water, a couple of gallons, maybe. I've done this before with no ill consequences.
Then I discovered that I had some Aqua Plus left, and poured in about 1/2 cup. It's always worked fine both in this tank and in my pond outside. However, this morning (the "morning after") my tank is completely cloudy!
The fish look okay but I just don't understand what's going on. The tap water was completely clear, and Aqua Plus is used to clear up cloudy tanks!
What could be going on here?? the fish are still looking good but the cloudy tank looks horrible.
I need great, imaginative, appealing names for black dogs! A friend operates a rescue organization for dogs and cats, and mentioned how hard it is to find homes for black dogs (see Black Dog Syndrome
)... and since I was already helping her come up with names, I thought I'd come up with a special list of Black Dog names that are perhaps evocative of personality types, and that might inspire interest so that potential adopters will maybe find their curiosity/sense of whimsy piqued and stop to at least read a description on the website, instead of just passing by any photo of a black dog. Some specific considerations inside... [more inside]