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bombb_ wrote on 17 January 2012 - 03:24 AM:
how do you guys cut your dogs' toenails?
ive never cut my dogs' toenails despite having them for so long since their claws would naturally file down by walking/running/playing outside.
but since im at school i cant do that, and my mom doesnt want to.
i tried cutting their nails when i was back home, but to no avail; they wouldnt let me. i took hours sitting and lying on the ground and trying to play with them to get them tired so i could just flip them right over.
also, i dont know how to do it without cutting too deep. im afraid of hurting them/causing them to bleed a lot.
recently one of them went to the vet and had his nails cut--the vet asst did it so fast! but idk if $20 is worth it, plus my dogs Richard Simmons themselves when they see strangers (like the vet) too close to them (which is charged another $10 to clean up).
parkjimin wrote on 24 January 2012 - 08:55 PM:
This is the first time one of my cats behaves likes this so I'm very worried. Since he was small, I sometimes found him ate geckos. Earlier, I saw the head of a mouse on my house. It may be my neighbours' cats but I'm quite positive it is my cat that ate the rat. I don't know what to do with him since I think this is getting more serious.
Aziraphale wrote on 25 January 2012 - 05:36 AM:
Cats like to hunt lizards and stuff, so it's not uncommon for your cat to be doing this. However, make sure that what your kitty is hunting and killing is not poisonous. If you notice your cat is feeling unwell, take it to the vet asap.
cookiesaur wrote on 12 February 2012 - 01:46 PM:
I'm so obsessed with dogs and cute animals atm. Just look at my avatar. <3
Here's a picture of my puppy who just turned 1 last January 26.
hishari wrote on 16 February 2012 - 11:17 PM:
My pet rat had a stroke a couple of days ago. He couldn't get up and kept falling on his side, plus he couldn't eat but still attempted to groom himself while he was on his side. It was so heartbreaking
I had him humanely put down at the vet today and couldn't stop bawling in the waiting room.
Aziraphale wrote on 16 February 2012 - 03:28 PM:
I'm sorry to hear that *hugs* If it makes you feel better, he's probably in rat heaven now, free of pain and having fun with his rat friends. Please take care.
dazzleanddestroy wrote on 19 February 2012 - 01:13 AM:
Okay, so I've had my dog for more than half a year.. and he was potty trained, but recently.. he has been marking everything we're trying no marking sprays right now, i am not sure if its working since we've just had it for a couple days. I am thinking about fixing him.. do you guys think that will help? T_T My husband is kind of against it, but I need to do something about it quick since a baby is on the way, and I can't always clean up after the dog, esp since we have carpet.
Q: My dog leaves marks all over my house. If I neuter him, will that stop?
A: Neutering a dog will decrease and could eliminate that kind of marking, which is a territorial behavior. That's what they're doing; they're marking their territory to ward off other male dogs that could come into it and get their female. So neutering may eliminate the problem. But there also could be other health issues or behavioral issues involved at this point. So it's a really good argument for neutering early, before the animal reaches sexual maturity and the marking behavior has become habit.
Q: Will spaying or neutering my dog prevent future illnesses?
A: Yes, absolutely. In females, it greatly decreases mammarian cancer and completely eliminates uterine cancers and diseases. In males, it eliminates testicular cancers or diseases and can lower the risk of prostate cancer. Generally, spayed and neutered pets live longer, happier lives.
Is he a Boston Terrier? Cute, and looks comfy there. lol it okay if I ask why your husband is kind of against it? How old is he? Is it possible that there's something that's upset him--something new, or noisy (or going on in the house) that he doesn't like ? We've always spayed and neutered our animals (especially since we never wanted to breed anyone) for the reasons below--
not sure what you use to clean the urine, but Nature's Miracle is really good. We've bought gallons at a time, and have been using it for years--it works better than anything we've ever tried. =x
dazzleanddestroy wrote on 19 February 2012 - 08:35 PM:
yes he is! my husband said no man should go through with it.. LMAO, i guess it's just a guy's thing, but he's finally getting convinced by me to get him neutered, i hope it fixes his marking getting dogs neutered is pretty expensive, but it's not as expensive as buying carpet shampoo all the time
i use arm&hammer, and some other pet carpet formula.. I will try nature's miracle thanks!!