The dogs I know that have survived parvovirus have been fairly normal afterwards and haven't needed long term care. Your vet should be able to tell you more, after considering your pup's specific needs and symptoms. Best of luck to your pup!View Thread
That can be really hard to deal with. Some cats take forever to adjust to a new member of the household. Here are some tips that can help.
Always make sure the cats have a safe place to be away from the puppy. Also make sure they can get to food, water, and litterbox without interference.
Train the puppy not to bother the cats. At 6 months you can start training the puppy at least a little.
Make sure you give the cats plenty of quality time. Spend time petting them, talking to them, and letting them know that they are very much loved. Play with them if they will allow it. Try to maintain some routine for them, they thrive on that.
If they tolerate it, give the cats catnip. It may help them forget their troubles.
Cats don't snap out of anything until they are ready. Have patience and keep encouraging your depressed cat. As the puppy settles down, and starts smelling like the cats' surroundings, hopeully there will be more peace in your home.View Thread
Some dogs do get impacted anal glands from time to time and it's usually not serious. Definitely ask the vet how to do it, because no one is going to be able to safely teach you over the internet.View Thread
So is it a case where he doesn't like dry food but will eat wet food or treats? If he isn't having trouble with his teeth, you might try softening the food with a little water or even microwaving it a bit so it smells better. Some dogs get really picky and stubborn, especially when they find out that there is OTHER food out there, food that is tasty and isn't boring dry kibble.View Thread
The older dog probably does think it's okay because the pup went on the floor. The smell left behind is probably indicating that this is an "okay" place to excrete, or at least a good place to leave a nice territory mark.
The best thing to do is reinforce the training in the older dog, let them know that it's not okay to eliminate in the house. Thoroughly clean any areas that have had urine or feces on them. If you can get an enzymatic cleaner (fairly cheap to buy at hardware stores or pet stores) use that, as well as anything you have that neutralizes scent rather than covering it up.
It may help to treat both dogs like puppies, since it doesn't sound like the older dog took too well to house training in the first place. Maybe training the puppy wil even help reinforce things. Either way, good luck!View Thread
I'm curious what a shirazi cat is! They sound interesting. It's a little hard to understand you with the way you type, so let me interpret what I think you are saying so you can correct me if I am wrong.
I think you are saying that he ate well when you got him but he meowed a lot. Today he stopped eating. You say you tried to give him tuna and beef but he didn't like that.
How is he behaving in other ways? Is he active, or quiet? Is he meowing more? Was the tuna and beef another kind of cat food? Is it dry or canned? Did he eat anything other than cat food in the last few days? Also, is he using the litter box like normal?
It could be food poisoning I suppose, but do you have a reason to suspect that? Did his food look or smell bad the last time you gave it to him? If canned, had it been sitting out a long time? He could be sick, or have eaten a poisonous plant, or have some other problem as well. If he doesn't start eating by the end of today you should get him to a vet. Make sure he drinks water at the very least. Cats can get ill very quickly if they don't eat.View Thread
Either Google "additive free dog foods" and look for foods with low carbohydrates and high protein, or Google "natural dog foods" and look at the ingredient list. They should show you the various dyes etc in the food. You can also check manufacturer websites like blue buffalo and dogswell and taste of the wild, even if they don't have a specific "weight control formula" look for things lower in grain and higher in protein.View Thread
Friskies is probably about the best value and quality you can get for that price. I found a canned food that purported to have better ingredients at a lower price, but my cat got really sick on it. I have never had a cat get seriously ill or malnourished on a Friskies or Purina product, I've even had my vet say Purina isn't bad. They also make Meow Mix, which my cats inexplicably do really well on. Sometimes the more expensive foods have just as much junk in them.View Thread