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  • 1 month 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?
  • 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!
  • 3 months ago

    Coco is a 7 yo Chihuahua. He is my Emotional Support.

    When I first adopted him from a rescue he was 4 yo. I made the mistake of feeding him almost everything I ate. I've stopped doing that but now he is a picky eater. I usually don't give him human food except for a tsp of Peanut Butter in the morning. Yet when I try to add things to his food so he'll eat better, he goes right back to begging for my food. He weighs 20 lbs! I'm trying to help him loose wt. but I am disabled and can only manage 3 or 4 walks (10 min each) per day. Which....
  • 4 months ago

    What could this mean?

    My dog is a Pom-yorkie mix. She is about 13 years old. In recent months she hasn’t had control of her bladder, so I’ve put her in diapers. Now she isn’t eating and I wonder is this old age or something that can be identified and resolved? I love my dog dearly but can in no way afford the medical care prices after researching around. Please help.
  • 6 months ago

    Cat declawing?

    I have two cats who are about a year old now. Recently they have begun killing birds every other day or more. I looked into cat bibs to stop this but they seem to work by throwing off a cat's precision and timing- I believe my cats have been pulling young birds out of their nests, so this would not be an effective fix. Would declawing be appropriate? What other options do I have to prevent their constant killing?
  • 9 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....
  • 10 months ago

    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.
  • 11 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?
  • over 1 year 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.
  • over 1 year 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