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In a few months I'd like to get a second dog, but my current dog is rather finicky. Trying to think this through. [more inside]
Why does my dog, who loves walks, always act so nervous during the buildup to a walk? [more inside]
My lovely 8-year-old cat, who was originally a rescue, has periodic FHV-1 (feline herpes) outbreaks so is definitely a carrier. I'm thinking about fostering another cat, but wondering how her FHV might affect that. [more inside]
My family is in the process of adopting two bonded female treeing walker coonhounds, and looking for literary names for them (especially ones that make sense as a pair). Can you provide us with some good suggestions? [more inside]
The vet is telling me to buy Cheristin only through his office, where it's much more expensive than it is online, or from one particular website (Drs. Foster and Smith), which doesn't carry it. Does it matter? [more inside]
I picked up a 28L tank secondhand, planning to put a goldfish in it. Turns out they actually need really big tanks and this is too small. What would be good in an unheated tank of this size?
After being called many names (Elvis, Little Mr. Kitty, Li'l Earl Grey, etc) that never stuck, our cat has finally had his permanent name bestowed, a nonsense word that is pronounced like 'Kinky' but with hard Gs in lieu of Ks. Help me spell this name and avoid endless gif/jif misunderstandings! [more inside]
My partner and I adopted a kitten last year, who has since grown into a lively, healthy, one-year-old bruiser. Despite his excellent temperament and good health, I experience regular, overwhelming anxiety about his well-being and safety, which leads to stress for both my partner and myself. The current heat wave has brought this to a head. How do I settle into confident cat personship? Wall o'text and Cat Tax within! [more inside]
I am going to be giving my elderly lab dog (12 years old) a sensitive stomach dog food (4health brand at Tractor Supply). I need to figure out how much to give her, I feed her twice a day morning and evening. [more inside]
I'm skeptical, overwhelmed, and looking for a recommendation for either a home vet in NYC and/or a rescue org who might help find her a better home. [more inside]
My 8 month old puppy, Gatsby is a serious chewer. Please help me find soft dog toys that will last more than a day! [more inside]
It’s another round of “name my cat please!” Pics of course. [more inside]
What are some name suggestions for two dog related tumblrs? The first one is for dogs in containers in the NYC subway. (e.g. NYC subway demands dogs be “enclosed in a container,” and dogs happily comply) The second one is for dogs at protests. (e.g. Resistance Dogs Protest Trump - Anti-Trump Dog Pictures) [more inside]
My partner and I recently adopted our sweet Rosie from a local rescue group. We just found out that she has a health issue the rescue didn't take care of and didn't let us know about. What recourse do we have for getting it taken care of? Any suggestions for how to approach the rescue? [more inside]
Cat recently had radioiodine treatment for hyperthyroid, and is now in quarantine at home. I'm seeking advice about what rules can be bent, from people who have been through this, or who know about radioactivity. [more inside]
Hobbes (F, 10 weeks) came home a week ago and she's mostly getting along with the existing cat Nilly (F, 2 years), but sometimes she gets scared and hisses, and then Nilly gets affronted and and growls and bats. Sometimes Hobbes pees when this happens. I suspect they'll work it out, but any tips on breaking the cycle sooner rather than later? TIA!
FIVE YEARS into cat detente, this criminal decided to start peeing in the pot of my most beloved plant. She has never peed outside of her litter box, ever, until I brought this plant home. So, 1) WHY? 2) How do I stop her 3) What kind of damage is this doing to the plant and how do I reverse it? [more inside]
How do I get a jealous dog to warm up to new girlfriend? [more inside]
All she does is bite me and cost me money. [more inside]
We are considering getting a dog (well, the rest of the family thinks it's a forgone conclusion, but I'm a little leery) and I am trying to figure out what breeds might fit us best. I'm finding that to be really hard. [more inside]