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I think my husband neglects s dogs. He never brushes or

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I think my husband neglects his dogs. He never brushes or bathes them, or trims their toenails, even though I remind him constantly. He often just leaves in the morning without feeding or letting them out, then doesn't tell me. So, they don't get feed or let out, until I am able, later in the day. They shed constantly, because they are not brushed, and are always scratching, because he "forgets" their flea treatment. I used to just cave and do all this myself. However, I am now struggling through a difficult pregnancy, and can no longer just take over for him. These are large dogs, one of which weighs 130lbs, and I can't wrestle them into the bath tub for a bath, or struggle against them on a leash, either. I'm at my wits end. We've been around and around about this, and it never changes. I get frustrated, because I can see how his irresponsibility makes the dogs suffer. It's starting to cause serious trouble in our relationship. What should I do? I feel like they deserve better.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question. Just like an in person consult, I have some questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible....

What breed are the dogs?

Are they indoor or outdoor dogs?

Have you seen fleas on them, or do you think they're itching because they're not bathed?

What is your zip code?

How old are the dogs?