• Why do people buy dogs from breeders?

    I work at an animal hospital where I see all kinds of dogs to even a wolf hybrid at times My question is why do people spend hundreds to thousands on a puppy just because it a pure bred? Study shows that pure breeds have more health issues, and a lot of the breeders are awful. (Some are good/okay) To give you... show more
    I work at an animal hospital where I see all kinds of dogs to even a wolf hybrid at times My question is why do people spend hundreds to thousands on a puppy just because it a pure bred? Study shows that pure breeds have more health issues, and a lot of the breeders are awful. (Some are good/okay) To give you a few examples of what I see at work: We had some guy bring in his German Shepard puppy (23 weeks old) for a parvo test. The guy spent $3,000 on this dog, and he said that his dog has been having diarrhea, and he knows that the breeder has a high parvo incidents in his kennels. We had someone come in a few weeks ago with a 4 WEEK OLD pup. Every since then she has been calling us asking for advice because her puppy (now 6 weeks old) has been aggressive with her, and snarls. (It s a Doberman). It s illegal to sell a puppy under 8 weeks old where I live. I understand if you want a rare breed, or if you need a dog for a job, but if you re an average joe who is going to use the dog an a companion. Why do you need to go to a breeder to spend thousands on just the puppy, and not go to a shelter (they have puppies) and spend less than $500 and have everything covered. These are just some cases within a month. We have worse cases with people who have older dogs. Every Golden Retriever that is 6 or older has cancer. There are dogs that are 3 years old who have a bigger file than my 10 year old lab mix.
    20 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Leaving dog with separation anxiety alone for a week, i need advice?

    I need advice, here s some notes: -She s a jack russell terrier -Even when we leave for an hour, she constantly jumps at the door non-stop -We haven t been able to potty train her, so she does her business near the door, resulting in her jumping in it until we get home. -We re leaving for a week for vacation... show more
    I need advice, here s some notes: -She s a jack russell terrier -Even when we leave for an hour, she constantly jumps at the door non-stop -We haven t been able to potty train her, so she does her business near the door, resulting in her jumping in it until we get home. -We re leaving for a week for vacation -We have someone to check up on her but no one to stay here for longer than 10 mins a day -She could wear herself out by jumping -She sometimes has fits/seizures I m just so worried about leaving her, what should i do?
    16 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Do you have a dog that tries to talk?

    We have. When I'm talking to my wife she will come and stand between us, look up and make "wow-wow-row-rorowoo" noises. She obliviously thinks she's joining in the conversation, it's so funny!
    We have. When I'm talking to my wife she will come and stand between us, look up and make "wow-wow-row-rorowoo" noises. She obliviously thinks she's joining in the conversation, it's so funny!
    10 answers · Dogs · 14 hours ago
  • Why do we love dogs so much they make us cry so hard when they die?

    Best answer: Thank you. I love to tell this story
    In mythology Zeuss seperated the world. Humans on one side and animals on the other. As the world seperated, at the very last moment.....dog jumped acrossed & stood by man.
    Best answer: Thank you. I love to tell this story
    In mythology Zeuss seperated the world. Humans on one side and animals on the other. As the world seperated, at the very last moment.....dog jumped acrossed & stood by man.
    20 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • How can you cope with putting your pet down?

    How can you cope with putting your pet down?

    My 13-year old dog is scheduled to be put to sleep in 4 days. She has two very large unremovable tumours in her stomach; they are pressing on her organs and are most noticeably affecting her bladder (she has lots of trouble trying to go to the bathroom, and she can't really tell when she's going). She is... show more
    My 13-year old dog is scheduled to be put to sleep in 4 days. She has two very large unremovable tumours in her stomach; they are pressing on her organs and are most noticeably affecting her bladder (she has lots of trouble trying to go to the bathroom, and she can't really tell when she's going). She is also eating less than usual. She can't jump around like she used to either, but then again she is an old dog. Her quality of life will deteriorate quickly in this state. However, she drinks normally and responds to us normally and can still get around just fine... the vet also said that she probably isn't really in pain from the way she responded to her examination, she might just be a bit uncomfortable. I know it's better to let her go before these good qualities leave as well, but it is these factors that make it so hard for me to think about... she will be awake and aware of whats going on when we bring her to the vet, and she hates it there so she will probably be frightened.. how can you let your pet go knowing that they are alert and are trusting in you that they will come out of this visit to the vet like any other? She doesn't know that we are bringing her there to die.
    15 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • 🍒 Rat names?

    For a female fancy rat.
    For a female fancy rat.
    40 answers · Rodents · 3 days ago
  • Why do people like small dog breeds better than bigger dog breeds?

    I volunteered at a shelter when I was 15. People seemed to be more interested when we had small dog breeds (especially purebred!). They seem to get adopted much quicker, and a lot of the euthanized pets were big dogs. Even as older dogs, people are willing to pay more money for one. Compared to a bigger older dog,... show more
    I volunteered at a shelter when I was 15. People seemed to be more interested when we had small dog breeds (especially purebred!). They seem to get adopted much quicker, and a lot of the euthanized pets were big dogs. Even as older dogs, people are willing to pay more money for one. Compared to a bigger older dog, they are generally worth more. Why is this?
    19 answers · Dogs · 19 hours ago
  • Can my cat survive with just water?

    14 answers · Cats · 4 hours ago
  • What should I name my female black lab puppy?

    I am getting a female black lab puppy here pretty soon and can’t decide/ come up with a good name. These are the names that I have so far: Luna Willow Daisy Ella I am open to other name suggestions, but I would like it to be 2 syllables.
    I am getting a female black lab puppy here pretty soon and can’t decide/ come up with a good name. These are the names that I have so far: Luna Willow Daisy Ella I am open to other name suggestions, but I would like it to be 2 syllables.
    35 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago
  • Should you give cows milk to cats?

    Best answer: Well you shouldn't because it's bad for them, but I give mine a special cat milk which is specifically made for cats which I give her every couple of days or so, but water is still the best drink to give them.
    Best answer: Well you shouldn't because it's bad for them, but I give mine a special cat milk which is specifically made for cats which I give her every couple of days or so, but water is still the best drink to give them.
    44 answers · Cats · 3 days ago
  • Please help my cat won't poop?

    He hasn't pooped for 2-3 days now, and is ocasdionallu meowing out in pain. He's not a vocal cat however. He is also abnormally cuddly. He was paralyzed a year ago but made a great recovering and can walk but right now he can't walk for more than a few steps before resting.this is all very sudden and... show more
    He hasn't pooped for 2-3 days now, and is ocasdionallu meowing out in pain. He's not a vocal cat however. He is also abnormally cuddly. He was paralyzed a year ago but made a great recovering and can walk but right now he can't walk for more than a few steps before resting.this is all very sudden and we've made vet arrangements but until they can see him tomorrow what do we do???
    7 answers · Cats · 23 hours ago
  • Unique cat names?

    She's a brown tabby who loves sleeping in our baskets and flower pots. A mischievous kitten who seems to enjoy going wherever she's not supposed to. Preferably short and sweet.
    She's a brown tabby who loves sleeping in our baskets and flower pots. A mischievous kitten who seems to enjoy going wherever she's not supposed to. Preferably short and sweet.
    24 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • Do you ever bath your cats or is it a complete no no.?

    Best answer: Absolutely not, cats hate water, so bathing them would be animal abuse, besides, cats groom themselves so don't need bathing.
    Best answer: Absolutely not, cats hate water, so bathing them would be animal abuse, besides, cats groom themselves so don't need bathing.
    29 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • My dog was attacked by a pit bull so I took her to the vet and the vet said I need to put down $800 for them to start saving my dogs life...?

    I didn't have $800 so they there's nothing else they could do the only other option was to euthanize her. I don't know about anybody else and it may seem like I'm being bias but if God blessed me with so much intelligence and I was able to become a veterinarian I would try to save the animals life... show more
    I didn't have $800 so they there's nothing else they could do the only other option was to euthanize her. I don't know about anybody else and it may seem like I'm being bias but if God blessed me with so much intelligence and I was able to become a veterinarian I would try to save the animals life then talk money afterwards whether it works or not. I know it's not a human but it's still a life. $800 is a lot of money, most people don't have that all at one time. If the vet REALLY cared like she claims she would have tried something. If you were a vet what would you do? Do you think what she did was ok?
    11 answers · Dogs · 6 hours ago
  • Will I get rabies if a street dog licked my finger?

    A dog licked me yesterday on my finger in the street just as an act of gratitude I think cause I gave it some food a day. Will I get rabies from it?
    A dog licked me yesterday on my finger in the street just as an act of gratitude I think cause I gave it some food a day. Will I get rabies from it?
    18 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Why does my dogs breath smell like ****?

    Best answer: Then take it to a vet for a wellness exam, including dental. We're not vets, nor can we examine your dog. Anything anyone on YA may say would be just guesses, guess are often wrong, that's why they're called guesses. Once medically cleared....Provide routine dental hygiene as well as... Don't... show more
    Best answer: Then take it to a vet for a wellness exam, including dental. We're not vets, nor can we examine your dog. Anything anyone on YA may say would be just guesses, guess are often wrong, that's why they're called guesses. Once medically cleared....Provide routine dental hygiene as well as...

    Don't allow him to eat "****", nor can he eat anything if you're supervising, picking up after he eliminates, train him the leave it command, which may one day save his life. It's your responsibility to keep your dog safe from harm at all times by whatever means necessary, as well as provide vet care as needed, in a timely fashion, by law.
    12 answers · Dogs · 15 hours ago
  • Should i put my 2 year old cat to sleep?

    i don't feel like taking care of it anymore how to do this legally?
    i don't feel like taking care of it anymore how to do this legally?
    14 answers · Cats · 1 day ago