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  • 2 months ago

    My Chihuahua chews furniture when I leave

    I rescued Coco 3 years ago. He's never been destructive until lately. When I leave, I come home to find foam rubber all over the floor and a big hole in my dinning room chair!! My Vet suggested giving him a small amount of Child Benedryl but I don't like the idea of drugging him. Is there a NON-CHEMICAL way of calming him when I leave? Is there something I'm doing wrong, or not doing, that makes him so anxious? I'm on a fixed income. HELP PLEASE!
  • 2 months ago

    Elderly cat constantly overgrooms this particular spot

    Good morning, Our elderly cat, Lucy has developed a habit of picking at a particular spot on her spine near her back until it’s bare. She’s currently 15 years and a half. We rescued her roughly a year ago from a cat shelter in a very bad condition. She was incredibly stressed at the shelter and therefore, was dirty and pulling her fur out to the point that she was half-bald when we got her (hence we don’t know when this problem really began). However, after our care, she has calmed down and settled....
  • Dogs and pulled muscles

    So I took my dog for a walk this morning and I was trying to pull her into different direction and she wouldn’t come with me. I think I might’ve pulled too hard or something (I’m very gentle with my dog) she’s in pain now her left torso side and leg hurts when I gentle touch it she cries. I know she’s in pain. I’ve been rubbing her with muscle relief gel and gave her aspirin. I wonder if she needs a vet. My dog is 10 years old too.
  • 3 months ago

    Brushing My Cat

    My husband has started brushing my short haired cat every day. Now he, the cat, comes in the room looks at the brush then me or my husband. The cat is demanding brushing now multiple times a day. I use a wire brush, is it ok to brush him this much?
  • 4 months ago

    Cat Spraying

    I need some advice here. I don't know what else to do. I have 3 cats, all 3 are spayed/neutered. The oldest is a male, about 5 years old. I had him neutered before he turned a year old. For about the last year he has been spraying everywhere. I use urine remover spray like crazy. I added an extra litter box, there are 3 in the house. I have even tried keeping him in a separate room away from the other cats. I don't know how else to get him to stop. Does anyone have any advice?
  • 5 months ago

    chewing His paw

    I have a youkie/brussels griffon mixed dog who is the sweetest thing you ever met/ But he has a major issue that has me worried. he will sit or lay down and start chewing the hell out of his paws. he will chew them so bad he will yelp and never lose beat. My Groomer says his paws are so swollen. I need help!! what is wrong with my little boy.
  • 5 months ago

    Anxiety??

    Today when I got home my 12 year old Chihuahua was sitting in the corner of the couch panting heavily and going from a standing to a sitting position. He looks very nervous and will not get down. When placed on his bed he runs back to the couch and cowers. I’m concerned. He’s been very jealous of the elder dog in the home the last few weeks, he wants all of our attention and today won’t come near us. He will take food from me. Any ideas
  • 8 months ago

    Could my dog be depressed?

    My border collie mix will be 15 next month. We are very, very close. Between my part time job (8-12 hours per week, normally), medical appointments, and picking up my nieces and nephew from school once or twice a week, I’m gone from my doggy more than I want. When I arrive home, I always greet my dog with pets and kisses and lots of telling her how much I lover. She seems to be happy - she wags her tail and seems receptive to the pets and kisses. But then, when I sir in my chair to relax a little....
  • 8 months ago

    Going to the bathroom outside the litter box

    My cat Sarah is 11yrs old and has been peeing and pooping outside the litterbox. Any ideas on what could be causing her to do this? Luckily there is a tarp underneath her litter box making cleanup easier but i need answers.
  • 9 months ago

    Why dogs eat grass...

    After reading the articles here and after observing my dog eating grass.... I'd like to add a few possibilities as to the big question WHY... first let me state that my dog is very healthy and very frequent and normal bowel movements. He is rarely ill, if ever.. So we have thrown out the idea he eats grass when feeling ill. What I've noticed is that he likes the concept of picking the grass out of the ground. He uses his teeth (obviously) but not as you might think. He is not grinding the....