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I have been a supporter of DELTA Rescue for many years. I had posted on DELTA Rescue’s facebook question about feral cats.I trapped a feral mom cat and her 4 kittens in my home. They have all been fixed thanks to my husband’s determination. She is definitely feral and has been with us in our house for 3 years now. My concern is what if she becomes ill? I don’t want to wait till she’s at death’s door to be able to grab her (if I can, even then), I want her to live a long life with us. I have been to your sanctuary in Acton and noticed the colonies of ferals. How do you take care of them when they become ill? Hissaphis is healthy at the moment but I need to have some plans in place. Thank you for any suggestions you may have.
i have a 10 yr old mini pin,,, who won;t let me brush his teeth,, he is just too, too ,wired,,, i tried greenies, but only give him these maybe twice a week… and crunch and clean biscuits,,, my sister has a old lab with the same problem,,but worse,, what would u recomend???? thank u for your time,,,
Enter your question hereWhat can I do to control or stop a heavy discharge from my white standard poodle’s eyes.I have to clean his eyes every night because if I let it go for two or more days the discharge gets hard and very hard to remove.Cleaning every night also irritates his eyes. Please help.
Enter your question here What can I do to stop flies from biting my dogs ears. His ears are bleeding from the bites. I have tryed mixing rosemary oil with water and spraying my dog, I tried creams and antibiotic cream but nothing seems to work. I tried hanging fly glue strips to eliminate some of the number of flies . Please help.
i have a american bulldog, who i think , he thinks, he;s a blood hound, all he does is sniff,,,24 /7,, he sniff everything, and the family members constantly,, don;t know why???? or how to break him form it??? help??? plus for the 1st time ever, i have to board him at the end of the month,, for a wk,, he;s never been away from the family, think he has anxiety,, has to be right next to you,, should i be worried,, i feel so bad i have to do this, but i have no choice,,, thank u
I have a 9mmos old golden doodle/female/spayed/crate trained/house trained/learns tricks,very energetic. She has a large yard and we have a hidden fence which usually works well. She is very agressive with other dogs , especially small dogs.
She will growl,bare her teeth, chase them and snap at them. She has one playmate nearby but he is a larger dog and the play has become too rough for my dog. I am leaving on a trip and I am not sure how to deal with the dog.
She is a bit hyper and also shows some separation anxiety. I have a husband and two children/school age, who play with the dog and she gets walks frequently and has a big yard to run around in and frequently has the run of the house. Could you help me?
My mixed breed dog will be 16 years old soon. For approx. 3 months he’s been pooping in the house during the night or early a.m. He’s been on the same diet for approx. a decade now, but I’ve tried feeding him more in the a.m., less in the p.m., hoping this may change this undesirable pooping habit … no luck.
Do you think it may be just his age causing this suddenly. Would a change in diet or times he’s fed help?
He seems healthy otherwise and poops outside when being walked.
He’s “my baby” and I hate the thought of having him put to sleep because of this problem; as yet I haven’t discussed it with his vet. Any advice you can offer will be appreciated. Thanks.
My 4 1/2 yrs old Lab Mix was diagnosed with Chronic Active Hepatitis and is scheduled for an ultrasound then a liver biopsy. Is the biopsey really important. Not sure if treatment is very successful and if left untreated can my dog live a few more years without the painful experience of hospitalization, medicines, etc.
My chihuahua has what looks like a blood spot on the iris of his eye. I first noticed it about 2 weeks ago. He also has what looks like a skin tag on the outer corner of his eye (The vet said to leave it since it doesn’t seem to bother him). My major concern is the blood spot – it does not appear to be affecting his vision. The earliest vet appointment I could get is next week, but I’ll a nervous wreck until then.
I need guidance on where to turn. I have two teenaged cats. They are litter mates and have only been separated twice since birth. I am relocating and cannot take them with me. I am heartbroken and do not with to put them down if I can avoid it. I have searched everywhere but it seems everyone is full.
I have a 16 month old mixed breed female dog. I recently noticed some brown spots on her gums just above her teeth. They are only on one side. Her teeth are very clean and the gums are otherwise pink and healthy looking. Should I be concerned about a possible health issue?
I have 4 cats. They are all neutered. Hollywood chooses the laundry and bath mat to his litter box. He also sprays and attempts to spray in various places when we are out for a walk. Please help me to help him change behavior. He also suffers from posession and jealousy.I do give them all individual attention.
A couple of my dogs got into a scrap and one took a bite to a front leg, a puncture to the front and a superficial rip to the back (just above the “wrist”). The wounds themselves are healing (happened 4 days ago), but there’s persistent swelling below the wounds. What can I do to reduce the swelling?
I have 2 dogs and 2 cats but for the time being I only have 3 living with me and will explain why later which is part of my question.
I have a 12 yr old chihuahua/shih tzu mix he is 4.6lbs and still very active. I also have a maltese/yorkie mix, 3 yrs old, she is extremely needy and I have to sneak out of the house just to go somewhere or else she cries, scratches the doors, rips things up and occasionally potty’s in the house (she’s potty trained & I leave the door open for her to go out) is there anything I can do to make her a better dog (it’s getting very tiring)? I also have a 28week old kitten that I was wondering when I should get her fixed? She will be an inside only cat (living in an apartment). And my last question is about my Bengal cat, he’s 2 yrs old and is living with my grandma because he loves to be outside and can’t do that where I live. When I visit he stays by my side at all times and when I leave for a week or more sometimes he runs around the house looking for me crying, is that affecting him at all or after time he just forgets and goes back to being his normal self….
I know its long but I really care about all of my pets and need to know, during the day my 2 dogs hang outside until I’m home and sometimes overnight if I can’t make it home, is this wrong? Will it somehow harm them?
Thank you, Hailey
Plague sprays and solutions that you add to a dogs water. What do you think about them? I try to brush my dogs teeth at least 3 times a week, but I have noticed her back teeth show plague on them. Do you think these sprays and solutions are ok. What about taking your dog to a pet shop to have their teeth cleaned. Is that ok? Thank you for answering!!
Enter your question here My lab retriever, age 12, has lost her ability to howl, and her normal bark has deteriorated into a raspy and higher-pitched voice. Her vet attributes this to age-related partial blockage of the larynx by a laryngeal “flap” which is characteristic of the breed. Can you tell me more about this? I’m concerned about the potential for my dog’s breathing to be adversely affected. Member Margaret Marshall-Mrakovcic
My cat is 2 years old and neutered. The last 6 months he had to be sedated when his nails were cut. Just last week he went to have his nails cut and the normal sedative that was used no longer worked and he became violent. Another sedative was used and work very well. He has always bitten his toys, but within the last month he has bitten every wire in the house that he could reach, electric and telephone. I have had him since he was a kitten. The mom was a stray that I took in until she had her kittens, then I had her spayed and kept her. She had 3 kittens, the one I kept, my daughter took 1, and a friend took the 3rd (I don’t know how this kitten is acting). My daugther’s kitten has become very posessive of the her house and will become aggresive if approached.Both kittens were never hurt and there is no reason for any aggressive behavior. Since both kittens are not normal,can this be a mental problem? What should I do to stop him from biting the cords and decrease his negative response to visiting people.