Have Pet Questions?

Have a question about your pet’s care, behavior or training? Ask them and we’ll answer!

P.S. We are not going to give you a diagnosis for a sick pet, only your veterinarian can do this with any certainty.

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8 thoughts on “Have Pet Questions?

  1. We just adopted a coonhound/lab mix from the Humane League who is eight years old. His family moved away and left him behind. He is whining all of the time and seems extremely depressed and will not eat his dog food unless we mix meat with it. He went almost two days without eating and then I put hamburger meat in and he ate but then just went outiside and threw it all up. Is is possible that the dog is depressed and if so is there anything I can do to help him adjust better. I am so worried about him.

  2. Alasha,

    How long have you had your dog? If it has only been a few days or a week, he will need a period of time to adjust to the transition of his new home. Give him his own space when he needs it and provide his basic needs. To aid in the transition, you might want to consider using a (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) D.A.P. collar, it contains naturally calming pheromones that may help ease your new dog’s stress.

    I have consulted with our staff veterinarian and he feels that you should take a trip to the veterinarian for an evaluation. The vomiting can have a variety of causes and what actions to take to resolve it are best determined by your vet.

    Thank you for adopting an older shelter dog!

    Good Luck with your new baby and please let us know how things turn out.

  3. Jennifer says:

    I have a female cat. She is six months old. She is the biggest baby! She constantly wants attention, and she meows non stop!!! And I mean NON STOP!!! I’v had many cats in the past and I have never experienced one this vocal. Everyone else says the same. It’s like she is alway trying to talk to me and get my attention. (24/7) Even when I give her a ton of attention she still don’t stop meowing.

  4. Lissa says:

    Jennifer,

    At 6 months old, you cat has become sexually mature, so he is probably in heat. They will cry and their tail will flag to one side if this is the case. The only way to get rid of that is to get her spayed. You also might want to take her to the vet for a check up to rule out any medical problems.

    ‘Lissa

  5. Marj says:

    I have adopted a 1 and 1/2 year old pit mix shelter dog. I have used a flea and tick collar and Frontline on her, yet she still scratches a lot!
    In fact, one of her “armpits” is pretty red.

    What can I do?

  6. Wendy says:

    It sounds like she may be having an allergic reaction either to one of the flea products or perhaps to an actual flea bite. Some dogs are allergic to fleas. I’d check with my vet at this point.

  7. Yvee says:

    I have a 2 and a half year old Siamese and a baby of nearly 6 months. We try and cuddle the cat as much as possible but he is still immensely jealous to the point of attacking the baby if he is trying to sit on the same knee as him. What do I do? Discipline doesn’t seem to work with him. For example, he knows he isn’t allowed to go onto the dining room table. If he wants attention and isn’t getting it, he checks we are looking and then jumps up. If my husband (his great love) feeds the baby, then the cat jumps into the cot (where he is not allowed to go at ALL!). Help!

  8. Lissa says:

    Yvee,

    The cat feels like the baby has invaded his territory so he will be kind of testy. You might want to try a calming product, such as ComfortZone with Feliway. It contains pheromones that will help reduce the stress your kitty is feeling.

    Keep giving him plenty of attention and play time. He’s acting out because he’s not getting the attention he wants. While one of you is holding the baby, the other can give attention to the cat at the same time. Reward him for playing nice with treats and lots of pats.

    Allow him to sniff the baby on his own terms as well as the baby’s stuff. Once his curiosity runs out, he’ll be less likely to jump in the crib, etc. to see what’s in there. Just make sure that when baby is in the crib, there is no kitty allowed in the room.

    ‘Lissa

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