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I am having difficulties with my dog. He's only 1 and a
I am having difficulties with my dog. He's only 1 and a half, usually really energetic and fun but he's started in on this aggression thing that I'm at the end of the road on bc i have not a clue what to do. He will out of no where start attacking my other dog which is where it started but over the past week or two he's starting to attack family and has bit me too. He's never been like this before so I'm not sure whats wrong with him. My vet told me to assert dominance over him and show him I'm boss but its not working. Nothing I've tried has seemed to work. What can i do?
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I feel awkward asking this: My 6 year old Maltese after
I feel awkward asking this: My 6 year old Maltese after humping his teddy bear this evening had a full blown erection. In the 6 years of his whole life I have seen it for the first time ever. It was huge. Almost to the floor and purplish. I had no idea he had that sort of thing in him. He looked uncomfortable or embarrassed - I can't tell. I picked him up and washed in the tub with cold water, he was not happy, looked a bit scared but the whole thing went away and he looks fine now. He's sleeping comfortably. It was not paraphimosis for it went back OK, and the episode was provoked, i.e., he was humping his toy (which he occasionally does, not obsessively or anything but every once in a while. I'd never tried to prevent him from doing it...... So my question is: Is this something harmful for him? Should I take the toy away? If it happened for the first time in 6 years does that mean something is wrong now? Does this happen to dogs without female dogs present? Any advice? Many thanks!
Pale ears (inside) and lips. I can't check gums, she's pretty
pale ears (inside) and lips. I can't check gums, she's pretty nutting and is growling if I try to touch her mouth. She stepped in front of my 5 year old daughter who was swinging yesterday and she got hit in the chest from my daughter/swing. Impact was fairly hard.JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Macy. She is a 7 year old Dalmatian.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Macy?Customer: I can tell she doesn't feel well but she has a lot of stomach issues (she eats anything she can get her mouth on) so I'm not sure if it's just that or something more.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
I have a 12 lb 5 1/2 year old mutt (Lexi) who is acting depressed.
I have a 12 lb 5 1/2 year old mutt (Lexi) who is acting depressed. She's definitely not acting as happy as usual in normal activities such as her walk. She's also growling some at our other two dogs when they enter the same room she's in. She just had bloodwork done prior to a dental a couple weeks ago and it was normal. I've checked her body over to see if there's something that could be hurting her, but didn't see anything and she's not biting or scratching. One of our other dogs is also peeing on top of where Lexi pees, which is very unusual. Lexi recently became the alpha of our pack when we lost another dog three months ago but there was no fight over who would be alpha. Any suggestions?
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Hey doc, I'm Karen. We've got an 8year old female lab with
Hey doc, I'm Karen. We've got an 8year old female lab with swollen lymph nodes. We noticed the swelling in December. It began with just the ones in her neck. The vet did a blood test, a smear test, X-ray of her whole body and a lymph node biopsy. Everything came back clear for lymphoma. There's a swelling on the inside of her thigh which came back as a fat deposit. Initially she was put on doxcy 21 days and a steroid 10 days (wyzolone) because she couldn't eat with the swelling. The swelling went down completely until we stopped the steroid. It came back worse than before. We have continued to give her that 5mg steroid just so she is able to eat. She is as normal as before except for her breathing that has become laboured due to the swelling. What do you think it can be??
My name is ***** ***** this is about my little dog JA: Thanks.
My name is ***** ***** this is about my little dogJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I feel and hear a slight popping noise and it feels like maybe air on top of my dogs head. She is a Chihuahua about 5 lbs. She was in a fight with another Chihuahua and was injured. A small cut on her head and her nose was bleeding. Now I have noticed a bit so swelling up the bridge of her nose and top of head. When I touch the top of her head there is the popping sound. She is eating fine and sleeping fine. She is 11 years oldJA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
My Great Dane has become very aggressive towards our boxerView more dog veterinary questions
My Great Dane has become very aggressive towards our boxer pit bull mix over the last few days to the extent of of a full blown fight. We took them to our vet for annual checkups and she found a very elevated heartbeat 180/185 in the Dane. We are taking her back for a echocardiogram on Friday. If the Dane is feeling badly because of this and fighting with the other dog because she feels bad, what are chances they will go back to being good buddies once we can get the Dane to feeling better? The Dane is very fixated on the other dog when she sees him. There have been three fights we have had to break up. We are keeping them separated now. This is not good. Your opinion would be appreciated.