hello,We have a 5 yr old female mini dachshund who in the first 6 mths of having her, cost us $2000 in vet bills as she developed what the vets said was an intolerance to protein. 4 years on, she has had several minor fits, stiffening and glassed eyes and only once had a drooling session. These can vary from 2 weeks apart to 8-9 months apart and we can tell if one is looming as she becomes very clingy in the days leading up to is. She has also developed a 'habit' of licking her front elbows to the point where she has licked all the hair off her legs and chest. She has also regularly got red ears and now a dry spot on her head. we have been to the local vet several times, who diagnosed her with dermatitis, however, between steroids and the other expensive medication she's been on, it has not solved ANY issue at all. We are thinking its more of an anxious trait she has developed and its now habitual as well. we are at a loss as to what direction to take now, without it costing us a bomb, but wanting to solve the issue to create a better lifestyle for her, and for us as her owners. She is predominately an indoors dog, with time spent outside on nice sunny days. very much a snuggle dog and prefers to be hot in temp. I look forward to any suggestion/direction that you may provide to help us solve this issue. Please ask further questions if required. Thank you for your time. Jacqui
My 16month old Labrador keeps emptying her water bowls when we leave the house. No matter how many we put in the yard when we get home they are all empty or tipped over. Not just when we go to work for the day even if we leave for an hour when we get home the water bowls are empty. It's frustrating more so for the fact when we are at work she leaves herself with no water for the whole day if she does it early on in the day. Is there ways to train her to stop doing this?
Hello. We have a female and male cat about 7 years old, they have been fixed. My son brought 2 kittens into the home but the older cats are not impressed. When the kittens are around they just hiss and growl and usually cower away. I feel the older cats are getting stressed, is there something we can do to help them get along and make it better for them all?Thanks for your helpDavid N.
My Cat Ezio insists on using the hard floor or my daughter’s bed or wardrobe as a toilet. I’ve tried everything, three litters, different litters, empty litters, feliway, training them to use the toilet seat, I mean everything. And still, everyday I have to clean up poo from the corridor, and run water on the laundry trough to wash down the urine. What else is there