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How often should I take my puppy to the vet?

Harleigh is 6 months old now. When I first got her at 3 months old, I took her to get a exam. Well they hardly did ANYTHING. Just really looked over her. Didn’t look in her ears, teeth, etc.

She’s UTD on all her shots and stuff. But I’m just wondering when I need to take her to the vet for an exam?

Thanks…
She’s been spayed. 🙂 And, yup I’ve got her on Heartguard.

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Answer by Babygoo89
after she has all her shots, then should be once a yr for regular check up.

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what can I do to help my puppy survive?

My Puppy has distemper and he is getting treated by a vet every other day and i just want to know if there is anything I can do to help him survive while he is at home . i’m only 16 years old and cant afford much with my job so i am taking him to a very trustworthy vet that i know in Tijuana. is there anything i can do to help him fight this off ? if you have any information it would really help. i dont care if i have to go on with no sleep i will do anything i can to help my baby. he is only about to be 3 months old. thank you . !

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Answer by Abdiel
I feel bad for your dog I know what you can do …. Pray to god for your puppy and have patience when u pray because prayers may tak a while

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My dog is in Kidney Failure do you know if he is able to eat, cream cheeze, whipping cream and oatmeal ?

I have Laz on a special diet K/D however I know that this will add weight to your dog My Vet. Said he was not sure that a lot of people cook for there animals that are in renal failure.

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Answer by singleworker1230
No, your dog needs to be on a good quality but low protein diet. Talk to your vet about obtaining a recipe for a good kidney failure diet. To go about this willy nilly will only cause further harm to your dog.

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very thin 7 week old Boxer puppy had hookworms?

I took the puppy to the vet cus it had pale gums and tongue and started looking thin. I was told it had hookworms. I’ve treated it 3 day’s with strongid mixed with panacur, half n half. What can I feed it to help put on a little weight ? It has become very skinny.

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Answer by Brittany
Ok so it sounds gross but try to cook hamburger then put it in a blender with beef broth.. I have had to give that to my puppies before.

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Dogs Discussions

Why does vet require puppy to be 6 months of age to be neutered?

I have a yellow lab puppy that I wish to have fixed, as there is no reason he not be. I know the benefits, and really don’t see a down side. My vet requires the puppy be 6 months old before he will neuter him, why?

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Answer by mmcrobinson
Some vets are like that.. I am not sure why.

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Cats Discussions

Why is my cat acting strangely?

My cat is lying outside in the sun, and its very hot today. He is acting very oddly, e.g. when I go to stroke him he lashes out and bites and scratches. He is usually completely opposite and is very cuddly, so this is not in his nature at all. Could it be something to do with the hot weather?

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Answer by RN851
Could be the weather,illness,injury or hormones

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Dog Breed Discussions

Can i Leave a Bernese mountain dog pup alone for this long?

Hello,
i have always loved Bernese mountain dogs…they are my favorite breed. I used to own a golden retriever but she passed away some years ago. I currently own a Shi Tzu and he is wonderful with me and other big dogs. I am living in big house currently with a big back yard with which i can train my bernese in (if i can convince my mom to let me get it). I will be moving into an apartment but i have access to many parks and dog parks. I work three times a week from 8 until 4 and go to school on the odd day for an hour and 15 minutes. i know leaving the dog home all day is not right at all which is why i would come home at lunch and play with him for about 40 min and then go back to work.

Here is what my schedule would look like:

Work:
6:30 am – 7:20 am : 40 min of dog walk, play time/ exercise

12:00 pm – 12:40 pm : small walk or play / pee time

4:00 – end of day : stays with me and my shih tzu meaning ample exercise (shih tzu will be with her all day also…keeping both dogs occupied)

School:

The dog wouldnt be alone for more then 1 hour and 30 min.

does this sound suitable for the dog? also if anyone has any suggestions as to how i can convince my mom that would be great!!!

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Answer by jessica g
When a pup is two months old its fine to be left alone for two hours.. and three months, three hours and so on. I would try to get one that’s a little older. Once the pup is 4 months or so you won’t have a problem. If your mom doesn’t want another dog you won’t be able to convince her unless she’s a pushover. I waited til I moved out to get my pit bull because my parents said there was no way I could get an ‘aggressive’ dog like that lol now I bring him over to their house sometimes and they love him!

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Does anyone know any apartments that take Dobermans in Denver CO?

I am having the hardest time finding an apartment complex that allows dobermans. My max payment is $ 800 per month. If you know any apartments in Denver, Westminster, Boulder, Broomfield area that allows dobermans please let me know!

Thanks
A Doberman Owner

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Answer by Aphrodite ☼Need a tissue?
I would suggest going on to a Doberman forum like www.dobermantalk.com
They actually have links in their forum for things just like this and you will probably have a better chance of responses.

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Cats Discussions

What do I do if my kitten has eye goobers?

Our barn cats had kittens about eight weeks ago. The problem is, one of the kittens has severe problems with eye goobers. His eyes are always covered over in the morning with boogers, and I don’t know what to do to solve this issue. None of the other kittens seem to have any goober trouble. What is a good way to get rid of the nasty eye troubles?

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Answer by rrm38
The kitten probably has an eye infection, which is not uncommon among outdoor farm kitties. The only thing that will cure the infection is an antibiotic ointment that you will have to get from a vet. Please take the kitten to the vet to get the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Not doing so could lead to serious eye problems, and could also result in the infection being spread to your other cats.

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How do I potty train a four year old dog that didn’t get trained right in the first place?

This male toy fox terrier-chihuahua mix likes to lift his leg against the wall in the bedroom and onto the carpet. He does this even though he has a doggie door just a few feet away.

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Answer by deann_lyn@yahoo.com
A LOT of patience and a newspaper, mostly for noise effect when he goes where he isn’t supposed to.