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Recently Asked Questions

Biting paws

Why does my pit chew on her rear paws? They always appear red, often smell funny. Vet had no concrete dx.
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A doggy Christmas

We've had to put down two of our babies this past year.  And with Christmas coming up I miss them even more even though they were older dogs.  Next year I would like to do a different type of Christmas tree.  Would it be possible to ask other dog heirs members to send me pictures, stories about special doggy friends that have crossed over the rainbow bridge so that I can include a Christmas tree...
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Torn

In September my dog had surgery  to remove a 3 1/2 lb fatty mass off  his right back leg   I applied for care credit and was accepted  the surgery was done it was suppose to be a 6-8 week recovery he is  healing well and it  has been long  since he has very dry sin   the graft is taking  but there is an issue with the hock  so the Dr is wanting to...
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What is this

Has anyone seen anything like this on their dog. Money is tight I have taken this photo the two beds and they will not tell me what it is or how severe it is.
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Ear Problem?

My dog (12 yr old English Bull Terrier) has developed an ear problem. One of her ears has swelled up with fluid (Skin only; internal ear is fine). I can't afford to take her to the Vet. What can I do to alleviate her discomfort? I get the urge to prick it with a sterilized needle or something to allow it to drai but don't want to hurt her or do anything wrong. Help?
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Popular Questions

Bed dog or bed hog: the realities of sleeping with dogs

These photos say it all!!! Do you allow your dog(s) to sleep with you in bed? If so, what do you put up with? Myself, I have been fortunate enough to experience the ninja paw, nose spray in the face, the silent deadly (and sometimes not-so-silent deadly) and suffocation by fur to name a few...! If you have a photo of your bed dog or bed hog, upload it here and tag the photo "bed...
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Heiry Question: Trusted pet sitter takes dog to shelter, dog gets euthanized

Imagine having to leave your dog in the care of someone you trust while you are away for an extended period of time. Then returning home to discover that your dog is dead because the caregiver took your dog to a shelter, where eventually euthanized your dog. What would you do if your dog was euthanized while under the care of someone you trusted? That's what U.S. Navy petty officer Emily Valenzuela said happened when she left...
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Heiry Question: Man tattoos his dog; is it an act of animal cruelty?

A man in North Carolina who tattooed his dog has caught the attention of animal lovers after he posted a photo of the dog on Facebook. Tattoo artist and Army veteran Ernesto Rodriguez tattooed his 5-month-old Pit Bull, Duchess, on the underbelly at his basement parlor in Pinnacle, NC. Animal lovers who saw the photo have criticized his actions. In response he told WXII12 News that Duchess was not just "plopped on the bed" and...
Poll Do you think tattooing a dog is an act of animal cruelty? Vote now!
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Heiry Question: Woman who died of cancer had guide dog euthanized and buried with her

An Indiana woman who died after a long battle with cancer on March 8 requested that her dog accompany her to the grave. Sheila Stadler, 68, made the unusual decision to have her healthy 5-year-old guide dog, Toffee, euthanized and buried with her. According to WTHI News 10, the decision has proven controversial, although it is legal. The original news piece on the broadcaster's site has since been removed, but other news sites referencing the...
Poll Would you carry out a relative's dying wish to euthanize their healthy dog? Vote now!
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Dry skin/scabs after bathing

A few months ago I took my 1 y/o Black Lab Mix (rescue) to a "Bathe-it-yourself" place.  She hadn't had a bath in a while, and had been playing a lot with her best friend (lots of mouthing each other) so she stunk!!  I used their shampoo & their rubber shampoo brush and thought I did a great job. Since it was cold outside, I made sure I dried her thoroughly.  As a volunteer at...
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