Animals and Pets

How to Questions and Answers About Animals and Pets

Which is better for a kid a husky or Bassett hound? ?

Those are very different breed temperaments.  Either one can live well with a trained boy and a watchful parent.  Since the dog will be part of your family for the next 12-15 years, you should be choosing a breed that will fit your household.   Write down what you want from a dog – companionship, active…

Tell me everything I have to know before owning an Akita Inu ?

This breed is not a dog for the inexperienced or first time dog owner. Or for the weak minded or submissive natured person. There is loads of info online about this breed. I do not know whether you are male or female and what your experience with dogs is!! OR….your living situation. Basic info: The…

How to stop dog whining & demands for attention?

Sorry, but you adopted a very BAD MATCH for your home and situation.  (You are trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.)   The Shepherd did not need a companion; it needed more of your time and energy, but your refused the more simplistic solution (to be more involved) and got another (and…

What has your elderly dog eaten his/her whole life?

What has your elderly dog eaten his/her whole life?

Is it normal for a dog to drip pee right after urinating ?

Is it normal for a dog to drip pee right after urinating ?

my puppy keep biting my older puppy ?

I advise you NOT to wait for her to see him off.  She’s that bit too young to be reacting like an adult might with this puppy but as a general rule, adults will tolerate a puppy biting up to a point – they don’t normally attack a puppy.   BUT if push comes to shove,…

Will average human interaction be enough to socialize a feral rescue pup or does he need to be specially trained?

I personally would not have boarded the pup/pups out.  I would have kept them with me and done the best job I could do, which would mean to socialize them slowly with all different people of all different ages, but not FORCED.  Kind and and upbeat voices are always good, along with different people offering…

Is it animal cruelty to vaccinate a dog?

No.   It’s not animal cruelty to not vaccinate either.   However it may be against the law to not vaccinate for rabies.   The parvo/distemper vaccine is optional. However parvo, distemper and rabies are pretty nasty diseases…  The benefits of providing protection against those diseases far outweighs the risks of the small chance of a vaccine reaction.The…

My dog killed and ate a squirrel and he isnt up to date his rabies shot… will he be ok?

Maybe.  We do not “KNOW” whether the squirrel was rabid or not. However, unless you have current local reports of rabies in your area (check with your county’s reports of it) and specifically whether discovered in squirrels…. VERSUS the more common: raccoon, fox and bat (wildlife carriers) probably not.  But if your dog is not…