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Dog marking his territory in the house after being potty trained

I have a spaniel which is almost 4 years and was potty trained. Recently he starting peeing in the house at night. This doesn’t happen every night. How do I […]

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A dog that is housetrained and then starts urinating in the house at night, could do so for a variety...
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Pet vaccination

How frequently should we be vaccinating dogs and cats (in South Africa)?

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Historically, annual vaccination had been recommended. There were two reasons. The most important was that vaccine manufacturers had proof that...
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Barking Miniature Daschunds

How do I stop my mini daschund from barking too much, she is 41/2 years old

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Dachshunds are wonderful dogs and they make great companions. Each individual dog have their own personality, but there are some...
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Breathing and loud panting

Caesar (Rottweiler) is just over 13 months old, I feed Royal Canin large puppy, his water consumption is good and his not suffering from any ailments or breathing difficulties. Caesar […]

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I don’t think this type of breathing is behavioural, I would recommend a proper check with their vet, panting is...
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Skinny Dog

I have a whippet cross. In about July this year, we had to move out of our beautiful home where she had 3 other doggy companions.I then moved again at […]

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I have had whippets that have had problems gaining weight, they can be very sensitive. It is difficult to say,...
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Moaning doggy

Or one dog is 13 year old and has started to moan / whine a lot. This happens when he is lying out side and not able to get indoor, […]

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As dogs get older, they often suffer a decline in functioning. Their memory, their ability to learn, their awareness and...
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Cat not eating

My cat is almost one year old and he seems to not be eating but at the same time is very hungry. Is he just very fussy as we never […]

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It is very difficult to say for sure what this is especially since you did not indicate what kind of...
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Licking

Hi, i have a 7 year old Jack Russel girl. She had moles on her feet and legs, one was surgically removed and the others she licked off. I can […]

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Your Elizabethan collar seems to be the answer here, if she will allow one. Keep it on till the sutures...
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Pancreatitis / Colitis

I have a 2 year old Jack Russell who was diagnosed with pancreatitis 6 weeks ago. Since then she has had blood in her stools and the vet has been […]

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Pancreatitis is a condition whereby the pancreas becomes severely inflamed and releases enzymes into the surrounding tissue causing damage to...
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blood in my dogs stool

Hi, I have a Jack Russel, lately I have noticed him rubbing his bump along the grass or any surface, but when he poo’s it’s runny and bloody, what could […]

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Blood in the stool should always be considered as serious and he needs to be taken to your usual vet...
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