I would say that it is abuse, as dogs are intelligent creatures and need exercise and socialization, just like any other mammal. This dog is basically in the equivalent of a jail cell. However, whether it is legally considered abuse really depends on the area. You might want to contact your local ASPCA or similar agency if you have a concern about a dog near you.View Thread
Could the diet restrictions have caused her muscle loss? Two months is a pretty short time to be noticing such changes. Have you been feeding her enough protein? Loose stools can also be caused by diet change. Since the surgery can't be undone, one other thing you did for her is reduce the frustration of being in heat without a male. That can be pretty stressful, depending on the dog. You might also want to check for other health conditions, since the symptoms you are describing are pretty uncommon as effects of a spay surgery.
All the female dogs I have known who were spayed had firm, solid, strong bodies, so I know that isn't a common result. Still, I understand and share your concern and I hope you find answers.View Thread
Sorry your pup isn't feeling well! Changing his food can cause diarrhea, and worm medicine might too. The fact that he's playful is encouraging, though. Because he's not lethargic and isn't vomiting, it might not be Parvo. Here's an article about parvovirus, I hope it helps.
Cats can have nutritional problems if they eat too much of certain kinds of fish, but I haven't heard of the same kinds of problems in dogs. The main concerns I would have is food borne illness, same as if you were feeding people, and choking hazard. If you cook and debone the fish it would be very little risk. Of course, the fish would just be a supplement to their regular diet so their nutrition would only improve.
Too bad you don't like trout - it's tasty! It's good to find something to use them for.View Thread
I can't see the photo, but a white film could be his third eyelid. That can close sometimes either because of eye trauma or because of infection. If you are caring for him and it's plain that it's not from an injury, it could be viral and so you should take precautions like keeping him apart from other animals and washing after you care for him.
Without knowing what's wrong, little can be done except for supportive care - keeping him safe and warm, making sure he eats and drinks, and possibly rinsing his eye with saline to make him a little more comfortable.View Thread