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what dog food to feed my puppy?

I have a miniature pinscher and chihuahua mix . She is 2 months right now and ive been feeding her purina puppy chow then she started hating it so i decided to throw it away . I already tried to moist the dry dog food and thats stil not it . So im asking you guys what do you recommend a chiuahua and min pin mix to eat.I know there picky .

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Answer by Midwest
My dogs really enjoy Go Natural. I had a chi who was on this food too and liked it.

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Dog Breed Discussions

What can you tell me about hound dogs?

What do you think is the best kind of hound?

I’ve always been rather fond of the Redbone Coonhound, The Bluetick Coonhound (like Smokey), and the Black and Tan Coon hound.

But what are pros and cons to owning a hound dog. They are just great dogs in my opinion and I would love to have the priveledge of having a hound in my family in the future.
Oh and what is your favorite type of hound

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Answer by ♥ Jenna ♥
my favorite type is a basset hound.

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How do I get my dog to swallow a pill?

He is a pitbull, and the vet said to give him benadryl. We have tried to wrap it in treats, mixing it in food, and he is too stubborn to open his mouth, we got it in his mouth, but when we think he swallowed it, we let go and he spits it out.

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Answer by Deke
Cover it in peanut butter, and try mixing it in with his regular food.

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where can you get a shar pei puppy from?

i just think they are so cute and i was wanting one! if anybody knows of a good place to get one tthat would be awsome! and are shar peis really that expencive?

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Cat Breed Discussions

can some manx kittens have a slightly longer tail than is expected with their specific breed?

my grandma has 2 kittens who have very very short tails.

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Answer by donelle g
Yes. We had a black&white male whose tail was shaped like a stubby 7. The vet said he was a manx and could tell by the shape of his body. They have that rake shaped body. Get a book on cat breeds and read up on them. They are great cats.

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How cat you tell if your cat may have diabetes?

Have a Tabby cat who drinks alot of water, doen’t really eat that much and sleeps alot…

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Answer by prisonsongfreak
The best way to find out for sure is to take your cat to the vet.

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How do I know is the stray cat I took in is pregnant?

I took in a stay cat about three weeks ago and she has very large prominant nipples which made me think she migh be pregnant, however her nipples are still the same, but nothing else about her has seemed to changed. I have researched some information on what signs to look for for a pregnant cat, but all of the sites say the same thing and the only thing I really notice is her nipples. I just want to know so that I can plan for it if she is and can make arrangments on what to do with the kittens. Any help would be awsome!! Thanks!!

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Answer by nadine
if shes friendly enough and you r able to pet her belly light feel around for any sings of movement..or see if you can feel a kitten but the best way to find out would be to take her to ur vet.

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What are the differences between french and mondioring sport?

i have a belgian malinois and want to train him in a sport and i have narrowed it down to french and mondioring sport but i want to know all the differences……also if you know any good books or anything about training for french and mondioring sport

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Answer by Greek God AKA Greekman
French Ring was created as a National dog sport in France. Mondio Ring is translated as “World Ring” and allows people from other countries and training disciplines in ONE Ring. The KNPV, NVBK, French Ring, etc all send their top guys to compete at the Mondio every year. Since its inception, there has been a movement to create a “style” if you will of a training discipline that can be called Mondio, but, if you know what you are doing, if you are experienced, you can see that with a few modifications, the rest of the exercises are pretty much the same. There are a few books and videos on both subjects, dogwise and leerburg both have some, but, you really need a training club in order to learn more! Hope I helped!

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My 8 week old Himalayan kitten is having a lot of problems, help?

There are several problems with my new, 8 week old Himalayan kitten. He’s small. VERY small. Less than a pound and is skin and bones. He’s sleeps around 22 hours a day and seems to have trouble moving around when he is up. He eats, but very little at a time, although when he eats that little bit, he does so vigorously, like he is starving. To give you an idea of how much he eats, I feed him about 1 teaspoon of food every couple of hours. I’ve tried bottle feeding, he just chews on the bottle for a while and then spits it out. He also has a lot of trouble going number two. Just last night, he started passing a watery diarrhea, now just this morning, there’s blood.
I’m going to take him to the vet, but it won’t be open until Monday. I need to know what it could be, as the emergency vet charges so much, that if anything severe is happening, we may have to put him to sleep. I really really do not want to do this. I’m pretty sure he’s constipated, because he had a lot of trouble passing feces when I first got him. He would push so hard that his legs would fall out from under him and he’d get exhausted. I’ve also noticed that the mother cat has licked his anus raw. He has sores all over the edge, so I’m sure it’s painful for him.

What I’m worried about is now and the bloody diarrhea. Please help!
He’s been eating soft kitten food, KMR formula, and softened Authority kitten kibble. Only a little at a time, and it takes a bit to get him interested.

He has not been dewormed, his appointment for his first visit to the vet is on Monday. I’ve only had him for 3 days now
I didn’t get the kitten from a breeder, he was a rescue. The mother cat rejected him and I have been trying to raise him since.
Took kitten to the vet. He was just VERY emaciated. He’s now on a high protein diet to get him to normal weight. He’s having some bad diarrhea, now, but that’s because of the sudden change of food. He should be getting better soon. There were no worms, no distemper, no leukemia. Other than being emaciated, he’s healthy. Now just trying to figure out how to help his constant runs…

Thanks to those of you with viable answers. I understand a lot of people have a flight response to sick kittens, but “just take it to the vet” isn’t the answer I was looking for. I wanted to know what I had to expect when I did go, what the possible outcomes were, and how I could help him in the mean time. Only one person actually answered that.

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Answer by mcally (The Kiddies)
I would take him to to the ER vet now! He may not live till Monday. If he has bloody diarrhea and is already under weight he won’t last long.

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Considering getting another cat/kitten?

I have an American Shorthair (I think… she was a stray) who is approximately 5 years old. She is the first cat I have ever owned and she’s actually the reason I like cats now (I used to hate them and was strictly a dog person). I have been considering adopting a kitten, possibly a Persian, and I was wondering if/how they would get along? My cat does not get along with my sister’s cat, who is also adult, but she got along well with my best friend’s cat, who is not even a year old yet. So could anyone with knowledge on cats and cat breeds enlighten me about how to introduce new pets, et cetera?

Thank you so much!

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Answer by Elaine M
It completely depends on the cat. We’ve introduced full adult cats to our group and had very little problem with the process. Do it slow.

The worst way is to plunk the new cat down in front of the older cat.

The best–keep the new cat confined to one room for a few days (rotate between which cat is out, never do both cats in the same room during this time). Towel down the new cat with a dry towel, rub that on the original cat to spread the scent, then go back and retowel down the new one to get your cat’s scent on it. Equalizing the scents helps a lot. Keeping a closed door between them gives each time to adjust.

Supervise the meeting but only interfer if there’s a fight showing up. Use a broom stuck between the two of them to break eye contact (it keeps you out of harm’s way) and that lets the one being attacked get away without injury.

Long haired cats have a lot of fur….be prepared to be brushing the cat daily to keep as much loose fur off her as possible, and use a damp sponge to clean the furniture off.