Caring for a Dog and Her PuppiesThis is a page about caring for a dog and her puppies. When your dog has delivered puppies, you want to make sure she has a safe and warm place to nurture them.
Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and RugsPreventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.
Dog Pooping In His Own BedThis is a page about a dog pooping in his own bed. Occasionally a well trained pet will begin to have potty accidents in unusual places.
Old Dog Peeing in HouseThere are many reasons a previously house trained dog begins to pee in the house, including advancing age. This is a page about old dog peeing in house.
Caring for a 5 Week Old PuppyCaring for a puppy that is younger than typical weaning age can present its own challenges. This is a page about caring for a 5 week old puppy.
Dog Still Smells After a BathThis is a page about when a dog still smells after a bath. If giving your dog a bath does not eliminate a bad smell, you will need to try to determine the cause.
Dog Peeing in Its Own BedThere are a number of reasons your pet may be wetting his or her bed. This is a page about dog peeing in its own bed.
When Do Dogs Stop Going Into Heat?This is a page about "when do dogs stop going into heat?". Many pet owners may wonder when their intact female dog will enter a doggy form of menopause and stop going into heat.
Feeding a Dog With Food AllergiesThis is a page about feeding a dog with food allergies. Many dogs suffer from food allergies.
Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?This page contains questions and responses to the question, "Is my Pit Bull full blooded?". Trying to determine whether their dog is pure bred is something many owners attempt. While a DNA test will determine the breed definitively, there may be some characteristics of the breed that will help.
How to Prevent Dog From Hiding Under BedA new dog or a rescued abused one may feel afraid or insecure and hide under furniture such as your bed. This is a page about how to prevent a dog from hiding under the bed.
Can I Give My Dog Canned Soup?Can I give my dog canned soup? For example Habitant beef, chicken, or vegetable soup. Maybe giving 5 or 6 tablespoons and mix with the 2 cups of dry food I give her.
Dog Pees in Owner's BedThis is a page about dog pees in owner's bed. It is extremely frustrating when your dog pees on the bed. There are a few different reasons that this may occur. Knowing why your dog exhibited this behavior will help to teach her not to do it again in the future, or help you make changes to prevent this from reoccurring.
Dog Won't Eat After Being SpayedThis is a page about dog won't eat after being spayed. Spaying is a major medical procedure. Your dog may not be very interested in food after the surgery.
How Can I Tell If My Dog Is a Pit Bull?Several dog breeds resemble each other. Determining the breed of a dog can be tricky. This is a page about, "How can I tell if my dog is a Pit Bull?".
Feeding a 6 Week Old PuppyA six week old puppy is a bit young to be away from its mother. Feeding it in lieu of it being nursed, may require some experimentation and special food for awhile. This is a page about feeding a 6 week old puppy.
Remedies for Worms in DogsThis is a page about remedies for worms in dogs. Some pet owners prefer to treat worms with products and remedies other than medications from a vet.
Dog Pooping in My BedThis is a page about dog pooping in my bed. There are a number of possible reasons that a house trained dog might start pooping on its owner's bed.
Feeding a Dog ChickenThis is a page about feeding a dog chicken. Some dog owners like to supplement their pet's food with cooked meat, such as chicken.
Dog Not Eating or Drinking After Having PuppiesHaving a litter of puppies can be a tough on a dog. Your dog not eating or drinking after having puppies is mostly normal, but keeping her food and water nearby will make it easier to get to when she is ready.
When Can a Puppy Safely Be Outside?Leaving a puppy outside alone, will depend on your yard and how secure and hazard free it is. The age of the pup also is also a factor. This is a page about, "When can a puppy safely be outside?".
Dog Diapers Won't Stay OnThis is a page about dog diapers won't stay on. Whatever the reason you need to use dog diapers, it is maddening when they won't stay on.
New Dog Not Going to The BathroomThis is a page about new dog not going to the bathroom. Dogs may become stressed when they move to a new house or family. This can translate into problems going pee or poop.
What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?There are many sizes and colors of Chihuahuas. Your dog may may or may not be mixed with another breed. This page is about, "What is my Chihuahua mixed with?".
Keeping Dogs from Peeing in My YardI live in town, work in my yard a lot and get many compliments. But there are lots of people who walk their dogs and let them use my plants for their potty place. Of course, male dog urine is a plant killer.
Dog Not Eating After Other Family Dog DiedThis is a page about a dog not eating after other family dog died. Pets can also experience a sense of loss when another pet dies.
Getting Rid of Mange in the HouseWill bleach work to kill mange mites in my carpets?
Dog's Hair Isn't Growing BackThis is a page about dog's hair isn't growing back. Some pet owners shave their pets either for health reasons or during hot weather. Fur growth following its removal may be unpredictable and slow.
Dog Peeing Inside When Lying DownThis is a page about dog peeing inside when lying down. It can be alarming and frustrating when a trained dog begins to have accidents in the house. You will need to determine if it warrants a trip to the vet or other action.
How to Tell if Your Dog is PurebredThe only sure way to determine whether a dog is purebred is DNA testing. This is a page about how to tell if your dog is purebred.
Does Neutering a Dog Reduce Aggression?Many pet owners look to neutering their dog as a way to reduce aggression. It may help to some extent, but it is not a cure for aggressive behavior. This is a page about, "Does neutering a dog reduce aggression?".
Feeding a PuppyThis page is about feeding a puppy. Making sure that your new puppy gets proper nutrition is important.
Rescued Dog is Afraid of EverythingThis is a page about rescued dog is afraid of everything. Rescued pets have often lived in terrible conditions and have suffered neglect or physical cruelty.
Puppy is Not EatingThis is a page about puppy is not eating. It can be disturbing when your puppy refuses to eat.
Keeping Dogs from Jumping Your FenceThis is a page about keeping dogs from jumping your fence. Some dogs just love to jump over the fence, as soon as you turn your back, and head off on an adventure.
Skinny German ShepherdThis is a page about a skinny German Shepherd. Having a very thin dog can be disturbing. Trying to determine the reason your pet won't gain weight is an important step toward getting your pet up to a healthy weight.
Getting a Puppy After Losing One to ParvoParvo is a very contagious disease, the virus can remain active in your home and yard for some time. This is a page about getting a puppy after losing one to parvo.
Feeding a Dog Who is a Picky EaterThis page is about feeding a dog who is a picky eater. Just like other animals, some dogs do not want the food you have fed them.
Keeping Dogs from Tracking Mud InsideDogs that have access to your yard can frequently track in mud. Other than wiping their feet every time they come in, this page offers some other solutions. This is a page about keeping dogs from tracking mud inside.
Is It Rude for My Dog to Pee on Neighbors' Lawns?Urine can kill grass and other landscape plants, so it is best to not allow your pet to pee on your neighbors' property. This is a page about, "Is it rude for my dog to pee on neighbors' lawns?".
Shih Tzu Puppy Not EatingThis is a page about Shih Tzu puppy not eating. Puppies can sometimes be very picky eaters causing their people concern.
Feeding a Dog Chicken and RiceThis is a page about feeding a dog chicken and rice. There are a couple of reasons you may feed your dog rice and chicken, one is when they have an upset stomach. However, in lieu of pet food you may want to supplement this diet with a few other foods.
Dog Has Become Aggressive With OwnerThis is a page about dog has become aggressive with owner. Determining the cause of sudden dog on owner aggression is the first step in reestablishing a good pet and owner relationship.
My Dog Keeps Smacking His LipsI have a 3 year old German Shepherd, and he recently started smacking his lips a lot. A friend of mine said they do that when they have to pee, but he does it even if he has just been out. I am just wondering if anyone has ever encountered this issue with their own dog?
Dog Needs to Potty in the Middle of the NightPuppies like children often need to pee or potty in the middle of the night. This need will diminish as your dog gets older. Some foods with a lot of fillers can produce larger or more frequent BMs and drinking water too late at night can be a problem. Also check with a vet for possible urinary tract infections. This is a page about dog needs to potty in the middle of the night.
Information About ParvoThis is a page about information about parvo. Parvo is a deadly canine virus that infects many dogs every year. There is a vaccine and treatments for dogs who have contracted the virus, as well as, instructions for cleaning up a house or yard after an infection.
Dealing With a Dog That ChewsThis is a page about dealing with a dog that chews. It can be very frustrating when trying to find a solution for a puppy or grown dog that likes to chew on seemingly everything.
Rescued Dog Has Not Warmed Up to New OwnersThis is a page about rescued dog has not warmed up to new owners. Choosing to adopt a rescue dog can have its challenges. These abused and neglected animals need lots of patience to become good household pets.
Caring for Your Aging DogAging dogs need some special considerations to keep them happy and comfortable. These are just a few tips that I have found helped improve the quality of life for my aging pets.
Is My Dog a Full Blooded Chihuahua?This is a page about, "Is my dog a full blooded Chihuahua?". It is sometimes difficult to be certain that your dog is a pure bred just by its appearance.
Keeping Your Dog in Your YardThis is a page about keeping your dog in your yard. If your canine escape artist is on the wrong side of the fence again, there are some solutions you can try.
Puppy Won't Drink Water From a DishThis is a page about a puppy not drinking water from a dish. Young puppies, recently weaned, may not want to drink from a dish without some coaxing.
Dog Urinating in Other People's HomesThis is a page about a dog urinating in other people's homes. A number of things could be causing a house trained dog to begin urinating in someone else's home. It could be that they are marking their territory because they smell the odor of other dogs. It could also be due to anxiety of being away from the familiarities of home.
Reducing Your Dog's SheddingThis is a page about reducing your dog's shedding. Shedding is a normal part of your pet's annual seasonal cycle. It can also be the result of other factors related to grooming, nutrition, pests, and health issues.
Keeping a Dog Warm at NightThis is a page about keeping a dog warm at night. Many dog owners look for ways to keep their pets warm and cozy at night when the temperatures begin to drop.
Keeping Dog's Ears FloppyMy 4 month old Dachshund's ears are folding and sticking out. What can I do about this?
Puppy's Ears Don't Stand UpThis is a page about puppy's ears don't stand up. Many pet owners with certain breed dogs are dismayed when their puppy's ears don't stand up as expected.
How Long is a Dog in Heat?This page is about how long is a dog in heat? If your female dog still has her reproductive organs she will go through phases of fertility.
Feeding a Puppy Cooked EggsFeeding your dog an occasional cooked egg is fine. They usually really like them. With a puppy, any new food might be given in small amounts so that they get used to it. This is a page about feeding a puppy cooked eggs.
How to Determine the Age of a ChihuahuaA vet is a good resource for determining the age of your dog. They will typically check the dog's teeth, a method that you too can employ at home. This is a page about how to determine the age of a Chihuahua.
Breaking Up a Dog FightThis is a page about breaking up a dog fight. Dog fights are very unpleasant and can be dangerous to break up. It is important to use safe methods so that you avoid being harmed yourself.
Keeping Birds Out of Dog's FoodThis is a page about keeping birds out of dog's food. If you feed your dogs outside you may have problems keeping visiting birds out of the kibble.
Resident Dog Peeing in the House After Arrival of New DogI have a Golden Retriever who is 1 year and 8 months old. He has always been very good about not relieving himself in the house. He hasn't done so since he was about 3 months old until lately.
Shih Tzu Breathing ProblemsShih Tzu dogs are one of the brachycephalic breeds meaning that they have short noses and flat faces. This can, and often does, lead to breathing issues. If you have one of these popular pups check the information in this page about Shih Tzu breathing problems.
Disposing of Dog WasteThis page is about disposing of dog waste. Determining the best way to dispose of your dog's waste is important to our environment.
Removing Super Glue from Tip of Dog's EarMy boyfriend decided to use super glue and a piece of napkin to stop the bleeding on a wound on our Boxer dog, on the tip of his ear. The super glue seeped through of course. How do you remove the super glue?
Training a Dog to Use a Dog HouseThis is a page about training a dog to use a dog house. Many dogs will not just automatically move into that new dog house you set up in the yard, they may need to be coaxed.
Helping Chihuahua Adjust to New Home My 11 month old Chihuahua is not adjusting to his new home. We already have a 3 month old who has adjusted just fine, but the 11 month old is terrified. I'm afraid if we keep him too long and it doesn't work out it will ruin any chances with a new owner. Not sure if we should keep him or return him to the breeder. Any thoughts?
6 Week Old Puppy Won't Eat or DrinkPuppies need to benefit from their mother's milk until they are 8 weeks old. This is a page about 6 week old puppy won't eat or drink.
Rehabilitating a Former Bait DogThis is a page about rehabilitating a former bait dog. A rescued former bait dog has experienced a horrific life prior to coming to your home.
Min Pin or Chihuahua Mix?It can often be difficult to differentiate between dog breeds due to similar colorations and features. Educated guesses may narrow the field, but the only sure way to know is by DNA testing. This is a page about, "Min Pin or Chihuahua mix?".
Dog with Stuffing Removal and Shredding FetishWhy does my one year old Golden Retriever dog tear out all the stuffing in my sofa or pillows, or her toys? She shreds everything she gets in her mouth. What can be done about this? It is getting very expensive!
German Shepherd/Husky/Ridgeback Mix?Anyone have a German Shepherd/Husky mix with a pronounced ridge on their back? I presume she also has ridgeback in her.
Dog Is Itchy After Being GroomedThis is a page about dog is itchy after being groomed. Grooming products or shaving are potential reasons your dog may be itchy after being groomed.
Cleaning Up After Your DogThis is a page about cleaning up after your dog. Every dog owner has to regularly pick up after their dog when going on walks or in the yard. Find ways to make this unpleasant task a little more bearable.
What Breed Is My Dog? (German Shepherd Mix)This is a page about, "What breed is my dog?" (German Shepherd mix). Many pet owners have mixed breed dogs. Knowing the mix is not only interesting, but can be helpful in understanding your dog's behavior and by giving you an insight into potential health issues.
Dog Won't EatWhen your pet stops eating, determining the cause is the first step in resolving the issue. This is a page about dog won't eat.
Puppy With Bad BreathThis is a page about puppy with bad breath. Puppies can have very bad breath when they are quite young.
Dog is Stealing ShoesThis is a page about dog is stealing shoes. Dogs will act out for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they take items belonging to their owners, such as shoes.
Feeding Dogs Tomato JuiceThis is a page about feeding dogs tomato juice. Dog owners are often looking for ways to protect their lawn from damage by their pet's urine.
Flavoring Old Dog BonesThis is a page about flavoring old dog bones. Dogs will often lose interest in their rawhide bones after a time. You can try adding peanut butter in the crevices, boiling them in bouillon, or even tossing them into some of the stored food for a couple of days.
Dog is Aggressive Towards Other...This is a page about dog is aggressive towards other resident dogs. Dogs are pack animals that would normally establish a hierarchy of dominance and define a territory as their own. When introducing a new dog(s) into your home with a resident dog, patience and proper introduction techniques can help reduce or eliminate the potential aggressive behavior.
Using Benadryl Spray on Dog's PawsMy little dog has been licking his two front paws to where now they are swollen bigger than the average size. He licks underneath them. I got some Benadryl antihistamine spray and sprayed them; was that OK?
Dog Won't Come InsideThis is a page about when a dog won't come inside. A frightened or wary dog may refuse to come inside willingly. This situation is frustrating for you and stressful for your pet.
What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?What is my Chihuahua mixed with? I feel like she is mixed with 3 or more breeds. She is about twice the size of a normal Chihuahua.
Can Clothes Effect a Dog's Behavior?I have a female Chihuahua. I haven't really dressed her up until recently. It seems that when she is wearing clothes, she acts more mellow. She doesn't jump up or play as hard. She still eats and poops normally.
Tying Up a Spaniel's Ears to Dry Them OutHow do you tie your spaniel ears to help dry them out? Any help would be great.
Adult Shih Tzu Started Peeing On The FloorI have a Shih Tzu that is 5 yrs old. I am having trouble with her peeing in the house after we had 2 other dogs stay over for 4 days. She has never done this before and when she started this I took away her treats. She will pee right in front of me on the carpet and tile. What am I doing wrong?
Remedies for Dogs With Separation AnxietyThis is a page about remedies for dogs with separation anxiety. Separation anxiety can be very stressful for both dogs and their owners.
Caring for a Blind DogThis is a page about caring for a blind dog. With patience and special techniques you can successfully train and care for a blind dog.
Homemade Thundershirt for DogsThis is a page about homemade Thundershirt for dogs. The Thundershirt is designed to calm an anxious or fearful dog. If you find them too pricey you may want to try making your own.
Suggestions for a Large Kibble Dog FoodCan anyone help me? I would like to know the name of a dog food that has large kernels. Every brand I have used has small kernels and they just keep falling out of the jowls of my Great Dane and Great Pyrenees. I sure would appreciate any suggestions.
Do Fleas Cause An Odor?My dog has an odor. I gave her a few flea bath and a week or two later, she still stinks. Plus she still has fleas. Would fleas have anything to do with her still having an odor?
Feeding an Elderly DogAs a dog gets older you will undoubtedly find that their diet may need to change. This is a page about feeding an elderly dog. Tooth loss and other medical issues make softer foods, such as canned pet food, or homemade meals a great option.
Keeping Dogs from Peeing on Hardwood FloorAfter I use SCOE 10X on my hardwood floors, what will keep my dogs from going back to the same spots to urinate (or poop too)?
Dog is Afraid to Go OutsideThis is a page about dog is afraid to go outside. Working with a pet that is afraid to go outside requires patience and consistency.
Older Dog Has Started Running AwayI have a very old dog and just yesterday she has started to run off. We have to chase her down because she will not stop for anything. She has never run off from us before, as a matter of fact she is always at our side when she is outside.
Selling Min Pin/Chihuahua PuppiesWe have a new litter of Min Pin/Chihuahua pups and are not sure of the selling price. If anyone could give me an idea it is appreciated.
My Dog is Eating Grub WormsWhile pet owners may find this treat just too gross, dogs like to eat varying tidbits of fresh protein. This is a page about my dog is eating grub worms.
My Dog is Afraid of MeThis page is about my dog is afraid of me. Developing trust between you and your pet can take patience.
Dog Has Strong Odor When NursingOur dog had puppies, she is healthy and has no odors, however when the puppies are nursing she puts off a horrific odor, I mean horrible. When the pups are done the odor passes and she smells normal. Any ideas or suggestions of what;s causing this?
Dealing With an Aggressive DogThis page is about dealing with an aggressive dog. Understanding why a dog behaves confrontationally will help keep it, and everyone else comfortable and secure.
DIY Doggie "Bridge"Our family got our first dog last summer. Sierra is a 2 year old mixed breed and has been a wonderful addition to our family. We live on Lake Norman and enjoy going out on our pontoon boat whenever possible. We were so excited to take Sierra on her first boat ride.
How To Answer "What Breed Is Your Dog?"With so many people asking "What breed is my dog?" on here I thought I'd share a cute, quick answer that anyone can use, any time someone asks what breeds are in your mutt, or "what kind of dog is that?"
Canned Food "Pill Pocket"Our dog is pretty tricky to give pills to. The last time that she needed to be given pills she also happened to be on a prescription canned food. The canned food that she was given was very solid in texture so it could be sliced into chucks with a butter knife.
Dog Pees on RugsWhen your house trained dog begins to pee inside, determining the cause and retraining are in order. It is a good idea to rule out any medical causes. This page information for when a dog pees on rugs.
Dog Potty Spot Made from Sod SquaresWe live in Florida and half of the year we are prepping for hurricanes and my dog may have to stay in for hours or even days during bad weather. I went to my local garden center purchased a couple of pieces of fresh sod(yes you can buy pcs! About $2.50 each) I put the sod in a cheap plastic kiddie pool on my back porch and voila! Outside potty inside!
Leave Pets at Home When TravelingRecently, we had a family emergency and had to travel out of state on a moment's notice. We didn't know how long we would need to be gone so we brought our dog, Honey. This turned out to be a mistake.
Using Advantix on DogsAdvantix is an over the counter medication that treats fleas, ticks, and other pests. When applied properly it is effective and generally safe to use. Some pets have been known to have an allergic reaction to this product.
Dog Potty Spot Made from Sod SquaresThis creative dog potty spot is intended to be used on a porch or patio in bad weather. Using a child's pool and sod from a nursery gives your dog a dry place to go.
Causes of Weight Loss in DogsThere are a number or reasons that your dog may be losing weight. If your dog is acting normally you can try troubleshooting the reason yourself. Perhaps the pet food needs to be changed, if you make your own, confirm that it contains the proper nutrients, finally eliminate other possibilities. Then it may be time to see your vet.
Soothing a Whining Puppy at NightPuppies may be lonely and whine at night, unable to sleep. To help soothe your pup you can try an old ticking clock, a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel, or even a blanket that smells like you. More suggestions can be found on this page.
Grieving Dog Pooping and Peeing InsideDogs can have strong emotional responses to the death of another pet or one of their people. Sometimes this grief can result in a well trained dog beginning to poop and/or pee inside. Read on for some helpful suggestions to assist your pet in moving through their grief.
Returning a Dog to the ShelterConsidering returning a dog to the shelter can be distressing. There are good reasons that require rehoming a pet. If you must take your dog back, check to find a "no kill" shelter. Perhaps as an alternative, a good friend may be looking for a loving pet.
Stopping a Dog from Peeing on the PaversSo for the last week or so my 2yr old Lab has started peeing on the pavers. He has been peeing on the grass his whole life. We do have another dog who is 7 months old that was weeing on the pavers as he is a puppy, but he's really good now. Do you think it could be a territory thing? They are both males, my Lab is desexed and the puppy is yet to be?
Is My Chihuahua Full Blooded?I was wondering if my Chi is full blood. He is kind of long, but I was told his mother and father were full. He weighs about 10 lbs too, which I thought was pretty big for a Chi. He's a year old.
Average Weight of Adult Male Pit BullsI have a 6 month old Pit Bull and he weights 60 lbs. Will he continue to grow and or how big do you think he will get?
Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?I saw the dad and he was blue and white like him, but they said the mother was too mean to bring out so I could only see pictures of her. I did get papers for him, but he's got a reddish kind of tint on his bottom in the sun and I saw a red dog running around their back yard. He is 15weeks old in this picture and weighs 37lbs. What do you think? Purebred or not?
What Breed Is My Dog?Is this dog a German Shepherd? She is 2.5 months old.
New Dog Is Aggressive to Resident DogsI recently brought a new dog into my house, and she is really aggressive to my other two dogs. She growls, barks, and tries to bite them. We have them separated now, and when they are separate, she is the sweetest dog ever. How do I get her accustomed to my two resident dogs?