First of all, is your lab/border collie neutered? If not, you might want to consider that. Humping can be a dominance behavior. If you haven't already, perhaps try obedience training. Border collies and mixes are very smart but can be strong willed too, so you asserting yourself as "top dog" may help straighten out this behavior. Sounds like the Rott is being submissive and not telling him to stop.View Thread
Sometimes cats get mean to each other if one is weak. Tiger might also be being aggressive to Boo because he smells like the vet's office. Try giving Tiger a little catnip (if Tiger tolerates it) and give both of them a lot of love and petting. Get something that has your scent on it and rub Boo all over with it. Things may get better if he smells like family again.View Thread
Depends on what caused the problem. Swelling and redness means increased blood flow, sometimes that can be caused by an allergic reaction. If that's it, then an antihistamine might help or it might get better on its own. It can also be a symptom of a disease process. Or some kind of physiological condition. Or even poison. The problem is, we don't have a way of knowing without a vet's examination or at least additional information.
Has he gotten into anything? Eaten anything new? Run around in a new area he doesn't usually go? Does he have other symptoms? Is he as active as usual? All are useful questions to ask.View Thread
So, does the exact same type of food look different when you open it at night versus during the day? Are you opening it under artificial light, natural light, or a mix?
Different kinds of light bulbs can make some colors look very different than each other. Try looking at something under fluorescent light, incandescent, and natural light, and you will see a big difference.View Thread
I can't see the picture, but I might be able to narrow things down. The only way a larva or maggot would be in her feces is if she'd eaten one previously and that would probably be digested. Of course, by now you've seen the vet - if you are still checking the board, what did the vet say?View Thread
If it's not a problem with her windpipe (that can cause a loud squealing sound) could it be a new vehicle in the area, say one that needs to have its brakes checked? Possibly some really loud sound that is too high pitched for you to hear but hurts her ears to hear it?
Nice question! I haven't had a dog in seventeen years or more (wow that's a long time). However, my parents' dog recognizes me as a member of the family even though I see her less than once a year! My favorite thing about Sally, who is a small but purebred blue heeler, is her intelligence and bright curiosity about everything. She almost acts like one of my cats! The dog I grew up with, a red heeler, was similar and equally awesome.View Thread
You might want to check for food allergies, too. That can cause these symptoms. Grains are common culprits, and allergies can develop even if you haven't changed his food. Also look for environmental issues, like fabric softener on cloth, etc. It might also be pain or discomfort in the eara causing him to do this. Hope your itchy kitty feels better soon!View Thread