• Prison sentence for killing dog is stupid !?

    I was totally shocked when I first heard that USA and maybe some other western countries has prison sentence for killing or torturing dogs or cats. On google search engine I heard cases were the sentence is long like 8 years or 12 years prison. I think this totally stupid ! Why care that much about mindless animals... show more
    I was totally shocked when I first heard that USA and maybe some other western countries has prison sentence for killing or torturing dogs or cats. On google search engine I heard cases were the sentence is long like 8 years or 12 years prison. I think this totally stupid ! Why care that much about mindless animals ? Don't americans kill cockroaches and rats in their home, and don't they slaughter a pig for food and don't people hunt birds for fun. So, what is the big deal about dog ? Dogs might look a little cuter for some people, but they are just another mindless animals. If your dogs dies, you can just buy another dog. It just a mindless animals that doesn't have any kind of personality. Also, I saw many videos on youtube about rescue teams who job is to save dogs than need help. I just don't know why these goverments waste too much money on helping animals, when those money could be used for better things like helping poor people. I just can't understand why americans love dogs as if they are humans ?
    34 answers · 1 day ago
  • Leaving dog home alone for 2 days?

    My family is going on a short trip and bringing a dog is not possible. Our neighbors are all unavailable for the days. How to leave my dog home alone? Advice? Tips? Thanks~!
    My family is going on a short trip and bringing a dog is not possible. Our neighbors are all unavailable for the days. How to leave my dog home alone? Advice? Tips? Thanks~!
    27 answers · 1 day ago
  • Missing dog- people who found dog won't give him back?

    I work at an animal clinic and we have a client who found a dog on saturday. the owner sent a lost dog fax today with the description and photo of the dog that was found saturday. I called the cline tof ours that found the dog and gave her the number, she seemed hesitant because she told me she had decided to adopt... show more
    I work at an animal clinic and we have a client who found a dog on saturday. the owner sent a lost dog fax today with the description and photo of the dog that was found saturday. I called the cline tof ours that found the dog and gave her the number, she seemed hesitant because she told me she had decided to adopt the dog but she would give the number a call. shortly after she called back and told us that she called and turns out it was not their dog. however, the rightful owner of this dog just called our clinic asking if we had heard anything and the owner told us she has not heard any leads or received any calls about her dog..leading us to believer our client who found him will not cooperate in giving these people their dog back
    36 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I shave my chihuahua?

    I recently got a rescue chi from the shelter I didn't realize he was infested with ticks and fleas we have tried every option to rid him of them and they keep coming back should I have him shaved bald or close to bald so I can watch for eggs and ticks this would be a one time thing I have another chi so I'm... show more
    I recently got a rescue chi from the shelter I didn't realize he was infested with ticks and fleas we have tried every option to rid him of them and they keep coming back should I have him shaved bald or close to bald so I can watch for eggs and ticks this would be a one time thing I have another chi so I'm scared of him infecting the other one I have never dealt with ticks or fleas before as my dogs have always been indoor dogs what should I do we have tried tick and flea shampoo sprays combs picking the ticks off frontline and everything else I don't want to have to give him away because of this problem I love him
    13 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Do you think my BF is right or am I being a horrible pet owner?! PLEASE PLEASE help.?

    My boyfriend and I have been together fro two years and we have always seen eye to eye on almost everything. He got me a puppy for Christmas and I love her but we are SEVERLY disagreeing on care for her. He use to work night shift and I worked days shift so we never had a problem but he just recently got a new job... show more
    My boyfriend and I have been together fro two years and we have always seen eye to eye on almost everything. He got me a puppy for Christmas and I love her but we are SEVERLY disagreeing on care for her. He use to work night shift and I worked days shift so we never had a problem but he just recently got a new job as a day shift. He is freaking out now that we will have to leave the puppy (8 months/potty trained) in a kennel for the day. My mom has a lot on her plate right now she is taking care of my sister who is ill. He seems to think my mom needs to watch the puppy dur ing the day and I really don't want to put that on her. I think the puppy would be FINE in her kennel during the day but he thinks this is cruel. This is causes a big fight between us and I have even brought up getting rid of the dog to a better home since we are so busy but he doesn't want to. What should I do and am I wrong for thinking the dog will be fine in her kennel?
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • My male dog got another dog pregnant right before I bought him???

    I bought a male dog from some lady and she never told us he had gotten another dog pregnant. Now they're selling the puppies, who were just born. I got the dad. Do I have any rights to say what happens to these puppies??
    I bought a male dog from some lady and she never told us he had gotten another dog pregnant. Now they're selling the puppies, who were just born. I got the dad. Do I have any rights to say what happens to these puppies??
    14 answers · 21 hours ago
  • How big would a dog have to be to ride (like a horse)?

    i was thinking of trying to breed some dogs to get bigger. how big would they have to be to actually function like a horse. what breed would you say would be best. i was thinking Wolfdog or Husky
    i was thinking of trying to breed some dogs to get bigger. how big would they have to be to actually function like a horse. what breed would you say would be best. i was thinking Wolfdog or Husky
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does anyone else think people are getting TOO attached to animals (mostly pets)?

    There are all these laws for them, some pets get to sit on the plane, other countries are changing laws not to eat dogs (which must suck for poor people) and there are so many protected wild areas. There was this incident of a police officer shooting this mans dog because the dog was protecting a criminal, the... show more
    There are all these laws for them, some pets get to sit on the plane, other countries are changing laws not to eat dogs (which must suck for poor people) and there are so many protected wild areas. There was this incident of a police officer shooting this mans dog because the dog was protecting a criminal, the owner "filmed" it and ended up suing the officer and won. I know this might sound like one of the rudest things to say but: Dogs are just animals, I dont believe they are equal to human life.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • What breed is my dog?

    10 answers · 4 hours ago
  • What do you think of guys who own little dogs?

    Best answer: Not odd to me in the slightest. It wouldn't bother me at all seeing a masculine guy with a Chihuahua or Pomeranian, or any other little dog like a Shih tzu, toy poodle, Jack Russell terrier or Bichon Frise. As long as the owner provides the same care that the dog needs as any other responsible owner would,... show more
    Best answer: Not odd to me in the slightest. It wouldn't bother me at all seeing a masculine guy with a Chihuahua or Pomeranian, or any other little dog like a Shih tzu, toy poodle, Jack Russell terrier or Bichon Frise. As long as the owner provides the same care that the dog needs as any other responsible owner would, there's no problem.

    NB it's important to match the dog's breed to your lifestyle, hence why rushing out to get a dog is what to NOT do. For instance, a Pomeranian needs frequent brushing, so you would need to either afford to hire someone to do it for you, or put the time into grooming the dog yourself. They can also have some health problems which can lead to expensive vet bills like heart, dental and skin problems, as well as slipped kneecaps. Chihuahuas feel the cold a lot, plus you need to take real caution around toxic products - like chocolate - since it will only take a small amount to poison them.

    Also understand that with small dogs, you need to be able to walk the fine line between thoroughly socializing the dog, treating them like a dog (some people make the mistake of not treating them like a dog, but instead like a baby), and making them stand on their paws, while simultaneously protecting them. If you don't, then the dog can potentially end up developing small dog syndrome.

    (Small dog syndrome is a condition when small dogs falsely believe that they're the pack leader to humans and thus are dominant in the home, because people let them get away with dominant aggression behaviors rather than correcting them. This is because while the behaviors are corrected in big dogs due to being seen as problematic or unacceptable in big dogs, they're falsely seen as less of a problem, less of a nuisance, less of a danger, or as 'cute' in small dogs).

    Also know that both Pomeranian dogs and Chihuahuas are also often not the best of breeds to have with little children, as they tend to do better with older children, or possibly in an only adult home.

    Hope this helps.
    48 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do you stop a dog from barking?

    Its my apple head chihuahua that wont stop barking at guests in our house. I know that dogs bark to protect their property and chihuahuas are known as zappers (barkers) but I get really bad headaches every time she barks. As soon as she starts she wont stops, she can bark for 3 hours. Shes 4 years old and can be... show more
    Its my apple head chihuahua that wont stop barking at guests in our house. I know that dogs bark to protect their property and chihuahuas are known as zappers (barkers) but I get really bad headaches every time she barks. As soon as she starts she wont stops, she can bark for 3 hours. Shes 4 years old and can be trained very easy but i've been training her for 4 years and she knows what not to do except for barking! I just dont want to train her be hurting her or yelling at her. To get her to stop I put her in a small, dark area with some treats and a blanket to stop her but I want a different method.
    24 answers · 3 days ago
  • Need help with "escape artist" dog.I even hit my dog several times today.I feel bad about it!?

    I'm owner of 7 months old husky.Ever since I got him he was very playful and very hard to train and control.I worked allot with him and thought him many things, but I was never able to teach him to stay inside my backyard.He is simply an "escape artist" no matter how high is my fence.When I take him... show more
    I'm owner of 7 months old husky.Ever since I got him he was very playful and very hard to train and control.I worked allot with him and thought him many things, but I was never able to teach him to stay inside my backyard.He is simply an "escape artist" no matter how high is my fence.When I take him for a walk, ride bike with him or take him to a dog parks he is very obedient, but when he escapes from my yard he just goes wild.When I call him he just ignores me and runs away from me.He escapes almost every day and usually get into trouble.When I lock him up he just howls allot.He is quiet inside our house but he cant stay inside house forever and I can't watch him all times.Once when he escaped one of the elder neighbors thought he was a wolf or a fox ( mostly because he has rare agouti - wolf-like color) and shot him with a gun, but luckily he missed.other time he attacked poultry of my other neighbor.Than he scared some kids.He is not aggressive at all and he likes to meet new ppl or animals so my fear is also that someone will steal him. Today he escaped again and crossed a street just to find some dead animal in a trash, and when i was calling him he just kept running from me until he was almost hit by a car.That scared me and angered me allot so when I finally caught him I beaten him.He was very scared of me after that and I feel bad whole day.I never hit him before and I want him to forgive me, but in same time I want him to stop running from our yard and expose himself to more danger.We feed him regularly with best dog food and as I mentioned I take him to a long walks, bike rides and park every day.I really need some good advice because I'm afraid I will hit him again in the future or that he will get himself hurt, or worse killed.Plz HELP!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can we have 2 service dogs?

    Best answer: You each can have one. My fiancee and I both have 1 for different things. My fiancee has one for medical alert, training for mobility, and PTSD. He was originally for PTSD until he began responding to his heart, and he learned he had a joint disorder. My dog, is for ANXIETY,adhd, and depression. I'm being... show more
    Best answer: You each can have one.

    My fiancee and I both have 1 for different things.

    My fiancee has one for medical alert, training for mobility, and PTSD. He was originally for PTSD until he began responding to his heart, and he learned he had a joint disorder.

    My dog, is for ANXIETY,adhd, and depression. I'm being tested for autism and ocd as well because my disorders don't add up to my fits.
    You can't say those aren't disabilities. I can't cross the street, my anxiety is so bad that I am becoming agoraphobic. Depression, I have urged to plunge sharp store objects into my abdomen. Adhd, Google the definition and learn why.

    Half of the people here, are ABLED, AND shouldn't have an opinion on the matter
    26 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is adopting a pet good or buying?

    Best answer: Adopting is better than buying.
    Best answer: Adopting is better than buying.
    10 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Puppy that chews through stuffies?

    Best answer: Everyone mentioned Kong. sigh. Many dogs don't like Kongs...mine certainly don't. You can purchase soft toys that are made of like firehose material. I think their called "Tuffies" or "Tuffy's" I have a very durable green snake that has 5 big squeekers in there. No stuffing. ... show more
    Best answer: Everyone mentioned Kong. sigh. Many dogs don't like Kongs...mine certainly don't. You can purchase soft toys that are made of like firehose material. I think their called "Tuffies" or "Tuffy's"

    I have a very durable green snake that has 5 big squeekers in there. No stuffing. I bought this snake back in November and it's still alive and we play tug with it nightly and he loves to squeek it. The snake comes in a couple of different sizes.

    My dogs can de-stuff a stuffed animal in seconds. They always start the same way...make a hole thru the eyeball, pull the stuffing out and get to the squeek. Fluff all over the place., but it doesn't bother me. I can pick up a couple of the soft squeek toys for a couple of bucks at Petco.
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • I can't afford the heartworm treatment?

    Best answer: Google "Credit Care" it will provide easy payments for her treatment.
    Best answer: Google "Credit Care" it will provide easy payments for her treatment.
    14 answers · 2 days ago