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What is the best protein percentage in the dog food to give a 3 month old belgian malinois?

give the top 10 commercial dog food for a 3 month old belgian malinois.

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Answer by sunshine_saints
29 percent is what I make sure my saints get but why don’t you call the breeder you got it from to be sure. & I SWEAR BY IAMS dog foods!

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Is it wrong to feed a possum?

I leave food outside for a few stray cats and a possum has started to come. Is it wrong for it to eat out of the same bowl as the cats? Will it give the cats diseases or something?

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Answer by Mircat
I lived in a city apt. I had 3 raccoons (then down to two) come to my patio at night. I, too, had a big bowl of water and tray of kibble outside for local strays. The raccoons came with a load of babies one year so I put out a fresh litter box full of water and plastic cat toys. OMG did the babies love that! I had to change the water every day because they made it muddy but what a hoot to watch.

Eventually, two possum found me and they came. I thought they were awfully cute but boy do they have a mouth full of sharp looking teeth. My neighbors had two cats who came over to sample food at my place. The first couple of times, I got two pans to bang together to create noise to break up a fight. Never happened. I have seen a cat come onto the patio and sit and wait patiently while the possum finished its meal and left. They saw each other and there was no hissing or growling (raccoons do that) and the cat laid down and calmly waited. I never saw aggression.

I fed them Hill’s Science Diet. I figured if they were getting a big meal it should be healthy. I loved watching them. I wouldn’t worry about it. Everybody was fine at my place and I fed and watched them for 5 years. I love possum faces!

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How much money is an american shorthair kitten ?

Hi I found a good trusted classic silver tabby american shorthair breeder in my area and want to make a call but I do not know how how much they cost ( im short on money LOL) and could use some help. thanks a lot !

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Answer by catloverme123
if your short on money you should hold off getting a cat untill your finances are more secure.

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How to get a min pin to stop barking and being scared of a 8 year old?

I adopted a Min Pin at 10 months old and I had him about 4 months. The dog has had issues with my 8 year old son. He cowards from him, barks, and hides under the bed. My son can be loud and bosterious as we have 2 other dogs that he runs and plays with. How can I get the dog and child to be more acceptable to each other.

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Answer by Bozema
Your son is old enough to understand that this dog is tiny and can be easily hurt and he needs to be less boisterous around this dog. At the same time, you can crate the dog, possibly in another room, when it gets frightened and starts barking. It will feel more secure.

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is a plott hound, shepherd mix a good dog to have?

my puppy is a plott hound, sheperd mix. there isn’t a lot of information on plott hounds so i was just wondering if they make good pets? do they bark a lot ( the puppy hasn’t barked once only whimpers) are they smart, do they learn fast?

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Answer by Doctor Doctor
There’s no way to tell with a mix. The puppy could have inherited his genes from either of those dogs, one of them having mixed genes themselves.

The breed does not determine their behavior or personality. You will ultimately control this.

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How do i make my cats death go by faster and less painfully?

My cat has a disease where his insides fill up with liquids. he has been slowly dying all day, but now he can’t move at all. He can’t move his eyes or his face and its like he is paralized. He is stiil breathing though. I can’t kill him, but he won’t pass on his own. What can I do to make him pass on easier?

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Answer by Heather
OMG! If the cat is suffering take it to the vet to be euthanized!!

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I live in china. Recently i saw a beautiful kitten Chartreux in a shop.What paper will i need to fly it back?

Also the price is about 3500 yuans about 388 euros 512 dollars do you think it’s a good price? how can i be sure the cat is a real Chartreux? thanks for any serious answer.

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Answer by CF_
pets in stores are NEVER top quality..
to prove its purebred you need registration papers.

why not just get one from a breeder in your own country? or better yet adopt one thats going to be killed from your own country.. or better yet.. adopt a street cat from China….

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How can I stop my dog’s barking/aggression?

Well, my dog Chips is around 4 1/2 years old and we got him from a humane society. [People think he is a german Shep mix, and our family thinks he’s mixed with treeing tennessee brindle] He came from a shelter in Tennessee becasue they did not have room for more dogs. He is a sweetie and likes certain dogs [like females bigger than him] Now when he sees certain dogs out the window [akita, lab, pugs, irish settlers etc) he begins barking crazily at them. After they are petty far away from the window he will bark/whine at them. He won’t stop it and we can’t take him to the dog park becasue he began fighting with the huskies. We’ve tried shock collars [he doesn’t really care how many times it shocks him if he hates the dog], saying “NO”, making him sit, having him focus his attention on us not other dogs but it doesn’t work. Citronella collar might help, but I need to make him understand.[He also barks then whines at motorcycles and he almost slipped out of his collar to chase one]HELP?
Some of you who can’t read shock collars don’t wok for my dog

And for those who were useful: Choke collar will actually choke him.. when he sees dog/motorcycle he would not stop barking/pulling for ANY reason.. head halter might work. Any other suggestions?
[I forgot to add to last detail]

My dog can’t hear me when he is barking! Or he tunes everything completely the only way to get him to stop is gently “hit” him with a pillow. [I’m not actually hitting him ;D]

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Answer by Clamshell 19
Sounds like he is insecure.
Read Cesar Millan’s book…
he has several actually…
dogpsychologycenter.com

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How long does a cat have to live after Mammary Gland Swelling?

My cat has serious mammary gland swelling, that needs operation, but we don’t have the money for it. So how long will she live? It’s been a year since it started it’s all blue and swollen.
And now the cat caught another disease my mother wants to put it down.
It’s a 10 yeard old cat, not spayed and the wet said she’d need both operations, to remove the glands and to get spayed. This happened because we used hormones on the cat to prevent heat

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Answer by Lee
Is this a young cat or an old cat? Is she already spayed or not? in yong not spayed cats there is something called mammary gland hyperplasia that has an excellent prognosis ONCE CAT IS SPAYED it usually goes away. If this is an old or spayed cat, however, cancer is much more likely. Breast cancer in cats is aggressive and they usually have less than one year to live.

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I live in Oregon and want to buy either a devon rex or cornish rex kitten.?

Hi, I live in Oregon and I’m having a hard time finding a local Oregon breeder of devon rex or cornish rex kittens.

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Answer by cσυятηεy ☆
check all your local shelters. i personally don’t trust breeders.