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Recently Asked Questions

Wicked Gas!

Hi, all!  I have a 10 month old Irish Setter, and sometimes he has wicked gas! I bought him one of those dishes to slow his eating down, but it hasn't helped much, if at all.  I even tried the gas aid pills, to no effect.  I have fed him puppy chow since I got him, as that was what he was used to, but I'm wondering if that could be the problem.  Any suggestions on...
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Cat Sick

My cat, Little Man keeps coughing and then he'll start wheezing really bad. He keeps getting worse by the day. And he is throwing-up. I'm on disability and can't afford a vet bill but I can't stand to see him suffer any longer either. Please help or show me someone that will. Thank you so much!
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Listing my business

I'm a new member to your site trying to list my pet care business with you. I have clicked on " yes I am an expert" tab but the screen it brings me to has no option to list a business or anything close to it. Please help. Thank you. 
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 Really dont know why my dog sleeps like this. Shes not biting. 
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rabies vaccinations

Our furkid Duke had his 1styear rabies, parvo, distemper vaccinations.  That day he was favoring the leg he had the shot in. The next he couldnt stand up on our tile floor. Legs would go all splayed out, he was acting like he was having balance issues. Fast forward 3 months. He still cant walk or wont walk on any floor withour rugs or carpet. His temperiment has went from a sweet loving dog to...
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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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