• My dog won’t eat HolisticLife® vegan dog food?

    Best answer: Your dog will slowly waste away on a vegan diet. Come on, feed your dog the appropriate diet for a carnivorous animal. What did your Vet say when you told them about a vegan diet? I don't think any Vet would suggest that at all.
    Best answer: Your dog will slowly waste away on a vegan diet. Come on, feed your dog the appropriate diet for a carnivorous animal. What did your Vet say when you told them about a vegan diet? I don't think any Vet would suggest that at all.
    51 answers · Vegetarian & Vegan · 2 weeks ago
  • What do vets do to an aggressive dog that wont let them near?

    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation,... show more
    Best answer: It is possible that, if told, they might give the owner something to sedate them first, BUT this isn't always a good idea if they need to see what's going on with the dog when he's alert. Part of getting a diagnosis with an animal who can't speak, is to see how they react which if under sedation, they probably won't do (react). In which case they'd muzzle him, or ask the owner to muzzle him.

    This is what vets and staff are trained to do.
    33 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • My cat is locked in my roommates room, what do I do?

    I’m so upset. I’ve been listening to my cat crying, locked in the room of someone I rent to. I had a family event, so I had to leave and returned 3hrs later and my cat is still in the room, crying and wanting out. I tried calling and texting her and finally 5 min ago she responded. She called me and told me, it’s... show more
    I’m so upset. I’ve been listening to my cat crying, locked in the room of someone I rent to. I had a family event, so I had to leave and returned 3hrs later and my cat is still in the room, crying and wanting out. I tried calling and texting her and finally 5 min ago she responded. She called me and told me, it’s ok. I said no, don’t tell me it’s ok. I had to listen to her cry before you left and now I’m going home after 3hrs and I’m going to have to listen to her cry longer. Then I told her she needs to come home and let her out. She said she is on her way, but I could feel the tension. I leave Home at times and I have to leave the cat indoors during the day, but she atleast has access to her food and water and the entire home. I’m walking on thin water with her because I need her and I don’t think I’ve been her favorite person lately. How should I handle this without it causing more tension between us?
    52 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago
  • So... my cat ate some fish that had been stuffed with onions, she only ate the meat is there still food poisoning danger?

    While we were eating my cat went up to me begging for food and I decided to feed her some fish meat, but it turns out it was stuffed with onions, I only gave the meat and there was no onion on the small amount I gave, is that still dangerous?
    While we were eating my cat went up to me begging for food and I decided to feed her some fish meat, but it turns out it was stuffed with onions, I only gave the meat and there was no onion on the small amount I gave, is that still dangerous?
    21 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago
  • Humane way to put down a dog?

    Best answer: Choke it out by compressing the sides of the neck where the arteries are that give blood to the brain. Don’t choke it out by blocking air supply! That way takes longer and creates more pain and distress. Use your forearm and bocep as a vice like a V to compress on both sides of the neck. To get more pressure use... show more
    Best answer: Choke it out by compressing the sides of the neck where the arteries are that give blood to the brain. Don’t choke it out by blocking air supply! That way takes longer and creates more pain and distress. Use your forearm and bocep as a vice like a V to compress on both sides of the neck. To get more pressure use your left hand to press against your right fist when compressing. This works with humans too and if done properly you can make the dog unconscious in 5-10 seconds. After that use a super heavy blow with a blunt object to the head and that should do it. Make sure you hit the head as hard as you can! Then check the pulse.
    19 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Why do so many pet owners try and get us to decipher their pets illnesses.?

    Best answer: Well said. I 100% agree with you. When you take on a pet you should think about how expensive that's likely to be. You can't love your pets if you don't make yourself responsible for keeping them healthy and happy.
    Best answer: Well said. I 100% agree with you. When you take on a pet you should think about how expensive that's likely to be. You can't love your pets if you don't make yourself responsible for keeping them healthy and happy.
    11 answers · Other - Pets · 2 weeks ago
  • What to do about family dog gone rogue?

    Hi..I guess the answer must seem obvious to a lot of people but it is different when it is your dog you have had from a puppy and you know it will break your kids heart and they will never forgive you or that you could forgive yourself for putting it down .. We have a basset hound which up untill now has been good... show more
    Hi..I guess the answer must seem obvious to a lot of people but it is different when it is your dog you have had from a puppy and you know it will break your kids heart and they will never forgive you or that you could forgive yourself for putting it down .. We have a basset hound which up untill now has been good as gold aodreable you can imagine..he is about 7 now.Very recently over the last few months he has just changed he is like jeckle and hyde he will go from obeying to savage in a nano second. Nothing has changed not his diet routine nothing and we do not hit him we havent trained him as a guard dog he is a family pet.He does still have his balls and i am wondering if it would make a difference if we had them of as he is an older dog am not sure as have heard a lot of people say it did not stop agressive behaviour and some said they were worse. There was an incident when i took him out once and for no reason he got out of his leaf he is very strong and he chased some poor teenager but thankfully he only barked a lot at her and did not actualy draw blood but I have the feeling when he turns on me that this could quite easily change I just don't know what to do and feel very sad about it all as I want to do what is best for the dog and best for there people too
    15 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How to train a dog?

    27 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • What will put a dog down without suffering?

    37 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Have you ever been accused of being self-loathing?

    Best answer: I have been by Nathandrew. Of course, he's an expert, isn't he?
    Best answer: I have been by Nathandrew. Of course, he's an expert, isn't he?
    15 answers · Horses · 2 weeks ago
  • As a 15 year old girl, how can I train my two Maltese dogs to stop fighting over toys?

    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and... show more
    They’re biological sisters but from different litters (ages 2 and 4). We always gave them their OWN toys and space. Somehow, they mix up and one dog will desire whatever the other dog has. Then one of them ends up not wanting to share with the other. There’s no physical aggression, just lots of barking and growling. They’re usually very well-behaved and quiet but this occasionally occurs.
    24 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • How do I get a formaly abused dog to trust me?

    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog. A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog. The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them. Find lots of quiet tasks to do... show more
    Best answer: Create a safe space for the dog.
    A covered 'den' that as enclosed and an area for feeding with a buffer zone. This are should only be accessed by people when feeding the dog.
    The dog should be able to retreat there at will and be able to watch what is happening around them.
    Find lots of quiet tasks to do nearby so the dog gets accustomed to you sitting there quietly but ignoring them.
    After a few days, occasionally place a treatin the buffer zone while you are sitting quietly.
    Slowly (over several weeks) move the treats nearer to where you sit quietly.
    The dog is scared. Suffering PTSD. It needs time and patience to teach it you won't hurt or scare it.
    22 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Can cats laugh?

    Best answer: Good question. They can have a sense of humor, my cat will jump up on TV stand, sit in front of screen, blocking my view and look at me...she won't move until I get up then she runs away...next, she will hide behind my houseplant, wait for me to look at her then pretend to take a bite out of plant, she knows... show more
    Best answer: Good question. They can have a sense of humor, my cat will jump up on TV stand, sit in front of screen, blocking my view and look at me...she won't move until I get up then she runs away...next, she will hide behind my houseplant, wait for me to look at her then pretend to take a bite out of plant, she knows she is not allowed...I will swipe at her with fly-swatter and DOESNT intimidate, keeps biting plant as im beating her with fly-swatter saying STOP until I get up to remove her then she runs away,..I have a swinging mouse on string by the piano...she will walk up to it and swipe at it, it squeaks, then keep walking. She does it just for fun. She can smile, it's more of a grin. But laugh? No.
    28 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago
  • Your opinions on this..?

    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a... show more
    My cousins got a dog back in 2011. He was a few days old, looked like a tiny mouse. Yes, DAYS. On the street left to die. They picked him up and brought him home. They never once bought him inside, EVER. As a newborn he slept outside, LIVED OUTSIDE. He’s never had dog food, he eats leftovers. He sleeps in a doghouse, and is chained, and they don’t even have a yard. His water bowl is empty most of the time, it’s 90 degrees most days!. He’s CHAINED ALL DAY! Do you know who feeds him when no ones home? The HOUSEKEEPER!! I’ve just learned about this and want them to give the dog up to a rescue, because they obviously can’t care for him. Help me convince them, write your opinions.
    22 answers · Dogs · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it safe use coconut oil on a cats toes?

    Before you jump down my throat to call a vet and look elsewhere, I have looked and also will talk to my vet, however, it's early Sunday morning, the usual vet is not open, and this isn't a life or death situation so I'm not going to travel out 3 hours with a very nervous cat to an emergency vet. My cat... show more
    Before you jump down my throat to call a vet and look elsewhere, I have looked and also will talk to my vet, however, it's early Sunday morning, the usual vet is not open, and this isn't a life or death situation so I'm not going to travel out 3 hours with a very nervous cat to an emergency vet. My cat has very dry toe pads at the moment, they're not cracked or anything. Just very, very dry, and I know some brands sell products for their pads to keep them healthy and moisturized but I don't have that right now sadly and so, I've read some different things saying to use cocoa butter, aloe vera, olive oil, all sorts of stuff. The most logical seeming one is coconut oil, because it isn't an outright liquid and will be easier to get on her feet without much fuss. I'm not worried about her licking it off because I plan to stay by her for a while, until whatever ends up being used "settles." But if she does somehow manage to, will it make her sick? Will simply absorbing it into her skin make her sick? Is there anything instead that I should use that you personally know of? Thank you!
    25 answers · Cats · 2 weeks ago