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My dog growls at me, and he doesn't pay attention to me anymore
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This is a very sad story indeed. I hear that you are suffering from a mental illness and I feel for you, as I too have suffered from bipolar and it is never an easy thing. I honour your for expressing ...

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Considering fostering a Cat with a highly reactive dog, do you think he would learn to calm down and would it be fine?
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From your question, I can see two main issues: You say your dog is highly reactive In regards to direct eye contact, most dogs will see this as a threatening gesture. Most dogs will not maintain eye ...

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Dog threw up white foam
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Sometimes dogs can throw up from eating grass. They either eat grass as they feel they need to throw up something or because they are not getting enough plant nutrients in their diet. I'd keep a log ...

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Litter Box for One
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Good job in getting another litter box. Some people who just think that the cats will just have to work it out and go in the same box, so well done. Is there another litter box downstairs that your ...

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Socializing a puppy without all of the vaccinations
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I'm curious as to why she does not have all her shots yet. In Australia, the standard of vaccination is the first ones at 8 weeks, then 12 weeks and the third at 16 weeks then when they are 1 year old....

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How to stop your basset from peeing out of spite
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Need more information for this. You mentioned that they are both seniors. May be a good idea to take them both into the vets to get a senior work up (bloods, urine and faecal matter testing). Could be ...

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Help! Puppy keeps being too rough with one of my children
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This can lead to serious problems. I am currently working with a 9 month old German Shepard x wold hound who is now biting hard enough to break the skin. This is largely do to the fact that when he ...

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Methods to train attention and obedience in a dog?
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Could you provide some more information in regards to the behaviours you are trying to improve or strengthen

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Cat Suddenly Afraid of Dog
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Great question. Just to start off with, the dominance theory is one that has been disproved by the very people who first came up with the theory. They deduced behaviours of wolves kept in captivity ...

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Cat moving between legs, with tail straight up
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On a side note, most cats are lactose intolerant, and drinking milk can give them diarrhea. http://www.cat-world.com.au/can-cats-drink-milk http://www.yourcat.co.uk/Feline-nutrition/can-i-feed-my-...

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What could cause my dog to bite/pull her own hair out?
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Does she lick at the areas? A few suggestions that may be helpful: Keep a diary of when you noticing her doing it. If it is a behavioural issue (which most of the time hair pulling is in animals), ...

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Should I let my son's dog dominate mine?
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Great question. I'd like to first state that the dominance theory was initially brought about by David Mech, who studied captive wolves. He and many other trainers who originally believe in this ...

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How to/Should I stop my 3-month old puppy from humping?
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This is a natural behaviour and is not a sign of dominance. The dominance theory has been disproved for many years now. Dogs, both male and female do this behaviour when playing and is only seen as ...

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How to help cats forget the vet visit?
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I'm confused by your questions. Are you saying that after you take both cats to the vets Hazel acts this way or only when you take Harry? If it is just Harry, it will be the way he smells differently,...

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Are eggs (raw or cooked) and bananas acceptable as treats/emergency meals for dogs?
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Eggs are quite high in fat and not generally recommended to be given frequently. But using them for training purposes only is a great idea. Just remember this rule of thumb: Whatever human food you ...

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How to humanely discourage a dog from barking?
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Please do not use a shock collar ever on a dog. Punishment in animals creates a separation in the bond between trainer/owner and their animal. Who's to say the dog will even make the connection ...

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Repetitive Paw Licking
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It is really good that you have taken her to the vet to try to rule out a medical issue. It could be an allergy and unfortunately, skin allergies can have many causes. It could also be a nervous or ...

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