• Is a cage really necessary for a rabbit?

    I want my Rabbit to roam around freely like my cat, have a lil bed, filled with hay etc, feeding bowl and toys next to it, potty bin and all. Is it really necessary to keep it in a cage? If so, why?
    I want my Rabbit to roam around freely like my cat, have a lil bed, filled with hay etc, feeding bowl and toys next to it, potty bin and all. Is it really necessary to keep it in a cage? If so, why?
    11 answers · Other - Pets · 23 hours ago
  • How to keep a hairy dog cool in the summer?

    Hey there! So my 14 year old dog is really, really hairy. He’s a mutt of some kind and we adopted him from a shelter so I couldn’t tell you exactly what breeds he is, but his hair is about as thick as your average corgi. He’s not allowed inside because most of my family have asthma but he’s a very hardy dog and... show more
    Hey there! So my 14 year old dog is really, really hairy. He’s a mutt of some kind and we adopted him from a shelter so I couldn’t tell you exactly what breeds he is, but his hair is about as thick as your average corgi. He’s not allowed inside because most of my family have asthma but he’s a very hardy dog and has been just fine all the years we’ve had him. That being said, he’s getting a bit older, so I’m worried his temperature regulation might be getting a bit more difficult. I brush him once every two days to help get rid of the undercoat he’s shedding, and we’ve set up a little shady space for him to lie down. However, it gets pretty hot in Australia in summer and I’m worried he might get heatstroke or something. Also, he’s scared of water - we think it has to do with his previous family, but he flinches even when someone is drinking from a glass of water near him, so hoses and sprinklers and baby pools are out, sadly. How else could we keep him cool?
    10 answers · Dogs · 16 hours ago
  • How much should I price my homemade dog treats?

    I make dog treats from bananas (50 cents a pound), peanut butter ($2) and oats ($2.50). Im having a hard time pricing them and how many dog treats to put in a bag. Help?
    I make dog treats from bananas (50 cents a pound), peanut butter ($2) and oats ($2.50). Im having a hard time pricing them and how many dog treats to put in a bag. Help?
    13 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Is it ok for dogs NOT to be on a leash in a park?

    So, I just moved into a new house that is quite close to a park, I have a pomeranian that I constantly have on a leash every-time i take her walking around the park just in-case anything happens and she bolts off somewhere. However, I've come across different dog owners ever since I moved in that don't have... show more
    So, I just moved into a new house that is quite close to a park, I have a pomeranian that I constantly have on a leash every-time i take her walking around the park just in-case anything happens and she bolts off somewhere. However, I've come across different dog owners ever since I moved in that don't have their dog on a leash and just make them run around. There was even an adult rottweiler without a leash going around the park with its owner. Is this ok or is it required to have your dog on a leash? I don't see any sign requirement saying to "Please keep dogs on a leash".
    9 answers · Dogs · 14 hours ago
  • Should I call the vet right away?

    My cat got attacked by two dogs. The inside of his ear is bleeding, nails are torn off of his back leg, there is a bite hole between his ears, and the end of his tail is missing. He is drinking water, but I don’t think he can chew, he is only drinking the juice from his soft food. His breathing and everything else... show more
    My cat got attacked by two dogs. The inside of his ear is bleeding, nails are torn off of his back leg, there is a bite hole between his ears, and the end of his tail is missing. He is drinking water, but I don’t think he can chew, he is only drinking the juice from his soft food. His breathing and everything else seems fine. I am not sure if i should take him in right away.
    11 answers · Cats · 2 days ago
  • Why do people hate Taylor Swift?

    Best answer: She's pretty, she's rich, and she's successful.

    But it's not as though people need a reason to hate.
    Best answer: She's pretty, she's rich, and she's successful.

    But it's not as though people need a reason to hate.
    34 answers · Rodents · 5 days ago
  • Are there any small dog breeds that would make good jogging companions?

    I'm a fitness freak and I'd like to get a dog that could go jogging with me, but I live in an apartment and there is a weight limit on dogs - nothing over twenty five pounds. I've had my eye on the jack Russell terrier for their energy alone, but I'm not very experienced with dogs (and therefore... show more
    I'm a fitness freak and I'd like to get a dog that could go jogging with me, but I live in an apartment and there is a weight limit on dogs - nothing over twenty five pounds. I've had my eye on the jack Russell terrier for their energy alone, but I'm not very experienced with dogs (and therefore training them) so I'm not sure a terrier would be a good first dog for me. Any ideas? Should I wait until I'm no longer in an apartment?
    8 answers · Dogs · 10 hours ago
  • How to know when to put down cat?

    I have a 15 year old cat and he's been on the downhill recentley. He's lost 2 pounds in the past two years and is constantly trying not to throw up. He winces when he jumps, and no longer cleans himself, probably because it's painful for him to twist his body to do that. My last vet visit was a year ago... show more
    I have a 15 year old cat and he's been on the downhill recentley. He's lost 2 pounds in the past two years and is constantly trying not to throw up. He winces when he jumps, and no longer cleans himself, probably because it's painful for him to twist his body to do that. My last vet visit was a year ago and they did blood tests and didn't find any sickness there, but he might be sick now. I don't want him to suffer, so how will I know if it's a good time to get him euthanized?
    9 answers · Cats · 20 hours ago
  • Dog always puts butt his in my face?

    When I’m sleeping my dog will always sleep with his butt near my face. Which is fine but he farts a lot... so I turn him around so his butt is facing the other direction but he’ll eventually get up and move so his butt is right next to my head again. Why does he do this? Will I get pink eye?
    When I’m sleeping my dog will always sleep with his butt near my face. Which is fine but he farts a lot... so I turn him around so his butt is facing the other direction but he’ll eventually get up and move so his butt is right next to my head again. Why does he do this? Will I get pink eye?
    8 answers · Dogs · 10 hours ago
  • Why do people still insist on buying or finding a cat by its breed?

    Best answer: It's because it makes them feel special saying they have a pure bred cat. It's all about flaunting and showing off. I'll take my shelter cats any day.
    Best answer: It's because it makes them feel special saying they have a pure bred cat. It's all about flaunting and showing off. I'll take my shelter cats any day.
    18 answers · Cats · 4 days ago
  • Help!!! i got chased by a dog. What should i do!!!?

    Yesterday a group of friends and I were playing street football. Suddenly, I'm going for a long pass and the gate door from a high barb-wire fence (surrounding a metal plant) was left open. Just after I caught the ball, my friends started running. Before I had a chance to ask them what were they running from, a... show more
    Yesterday a group of friends and I were playing street football. Suddenly, I'm going for a long pass and the gate door from a high barb-wire fence (surrounding a metal plant) was left open. Just after I caught the ball, my friends started running. Before I had a chance to ask them what were they running from, a pack of stray dogs, mostly mean breeds (G. Shepherds, Dobermans, pit bulls, Rottweilers, etc., were chasing me. But the dogs were chasing me, instead of my friends. What should i do? Can i call the police and get the owner arrested? Please help!!! I am so scared i am crying!!!
    11 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Why did my dog growl viciously at my relative?

    So last night my ex-mother in law (who lives with me) brought her sister over. I had already fallen asleep when they came in so when they arrived I was woken up by my dogs growling and her running into the room. She's a pitbull/German Shepard mix but she is the friendliest, sweetest dog to everyone. So I was... show more
    So last night my ex-mother in law (who lives with me) brought her sister over. I had already fallen asleep when they came in so when they arrived I was woken up by my dogs growling and her running into the room. She's a pitbull/German Shepard mix but she is the friendliest, sweetest dog to everyone. So I was shocked to see how she reacted to this lady. She was doing a deep dangerous growl and bark that really frightened me. Is this a territorial thing? I think it might be but I've had plenty of visitors before and she never did that. The delivery people guy dropped of a package the day before and she sagged her tail and sniffed him. But with this lady she went full Kujo and I was scared she was going to bite her!!
    10 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • Why doesnt my Dog bark?

    Why doesnt my Dog bark?

    I dont really understand why, ive had my dog for like, 3 years now, and not once has he barked. Its very worrying to me that he hasnt barked because other peoples same breed of dog barks a ton!
    I dont really understand why, ive had my dog for like, 3 years now, and not once has he barked. Its very worrying to me that he hasnt barked because other peoples same breed of dog barks a ton!
    11 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • Any idea why my husky is crying/howling at night only?

    My husky has been an outside dog for years, it's not too cold outside so I know that's not the reason plus he won't come inside as he feels it's hot with the running heater. Also I've noticed that he only wants to be at a certain spot and won't move from there, he starts crying for no reason... show more
    My husky has been an outside dog for years, it's not too cold outside so I know that's not the reason plus he won't come inside as he feels it's hot with the running heater. Also I've noticed that he only wants to be at a certain spot and won't move from there, he starts crying for no reason nonstop all night long. I've tried keeping him in different spots (front yard/back yard) but he insists in just one spot near the corner of a tree near one of our neighbours backyard. He literally wants to be there all day, can not make him move from there. He was okay in that spot for about a week then began crying again only during the nights. I make sure he eats, he has plenty of drinking water. I make sure he's comfortable. I do not see anything unusual around, everything outside is pretty normal but he looks through the fence a lot to the neighbors home yard way too much, I've looked through the fence myself to see if there could be anything unusual there but everything is normal. Any idea why he be crying? This is my first time having a husky but I've had him for years, I've made sure he's properly taken care of and I've been successful for years, I have no clue what is going on.
    10 answers · Dogs · 1 day ago
  • How to make my dog stop barking?

    I have a 2.5 year old dog. His first one year and a half he would live outdoors in the day and indoors in the night. Then we moved houses, for the next 6 months he lived indoors and would be taken outside to poop and pee. 6 months ago we built him a big space in the frontyard so he could live outside and and night... show more
    I have a 2.5 year old dog. His first one year and a half he would live outdoors in the day and indoors in the night. Then we moved houses, for the next 6 months he lived indoors and would be taken outside to poop and pee. 6 months ago we built him a big space in the frontyard so he could live outside and and night we'll bring him in the house so he could sleep but all he does when he's outside is bark and cry. It's a pretty big space and he has a bed and everything so he's comfortable. But when I take him out in the morning he barks for like 30 minutes nonstop, then stops for like 1 hour. Then barks again for like 30 minutes, stops for an hour and continues barking alot and so on. If someones comes near the house or someone goes outside the house his 30 minutes of barking start. And when there's a car he's never seen parked infront of the house he doesn't stop barking until it leaves, same with when you're standing outside. It's like all he does when outside is bark and cry so we could bring him in the house and idk how to make him stop.
    12 answers · Dogs · 2 days ago
  • My kitten is coughing?

    Best answer: I would take him back to the vet and get him checked for an upper respiratory infection. Coughing could be just the beginning. My kitten just got over it and he's been sick since we going him, almost two months ago.
    Best answer: I would take him back to the vet and get him checked for an upper respiratory infection. Coughing could be just the beginning. My kitten just got over it and he's been sick since we going him, almost two months ago.
    5 answers · Cats · 3 days ago
  • Do Pitbulls Attack Other Dogs?

    Best answer: Most of them will. pit bull is a catch all for most bully breeds, the pit its self is just so messed by BYBers, it is not the dog it used to be. Mankind has ruined the breed with all the ignorant BYBers popping out very low quality pups. A pit made a great pet for a little boy going into manhood, never a... show more
    Best answer: Most of them will. pit bull is a catch all for most bully breeds, the pit its self is just so messed by BYBers, it is not the dog it used to be. Mankind has ruined the breed with all the ignorant BYBers popping out very low quality pups.

    A pit made a great pet for a little boy going into manhood, never a problem with him at all, or so the story said. At the age of 7 the pit attacked & killed an uncle that lived with the family. Out of no where came this sudden attack & death of an adult man. For 7 yrs the dog was good & then one day.......... Just one example out of thousands. the pit now days is just a mutt cause of the way mankind (BYBers) because they don't care about the quality of a dog, they just want the dog to have puppies to steel your money. Psychologically messed up breed. Don't get the dog.
    16 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago
  • Aggressive pitbull puppy help before it s too late!?

    Best answer: Firstly I'm going to repeat an answer I gave before on pit bulls. _____________________ I actually wrote an essay on this topic. The “pit bull” is very wrongly stereotyped. Sure, you open up your favorite news web page and you never really see a story about a Chihuahua mauling a full-grown man, but that’s... show more
    Best answer: Firstly I'm going to repeat an answer I gave before on pit bulls.
    _____________________
    I actually wrote an essay on this topic.

    The “pit bull” is very wrongly stereotyped.
    Sure, you open up your favorite news web page and you never really see a story about a Chihuahua mauling a full-grown man, but that’s because it isn’t as capable as a “pit bull.” The main problem is that the media gets more off an exaggerated story than an accurate and true case.

    For example, in this day’s society and media, any bully breed is reported as a “pit bull.” Bully breeds are dogs that have similar traits to “pit bulls”. Just a few examples;
    - Alapaha Blue Blood
    - American Bulldog
    - Banter Bulldog
    - Boston Terrier
    - Bull Mastiff
    - Bull Terrier
    - Cane Corso Italiano
    - English Bulldog
    - French Bulldog
    - American Bully Dog
    - Old English Bulldog
    - Valley Bulldog
    - Boxer
    (Although similar, these breeds came from common ancestors of the “pit bull” rather than from “pit bulls” themselves.)

    And it gets even more ridiculous.

    http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2015-09...

    Media gets better ratings when they say the attack/cause of death was a “pit bull.” On average, there are about a million dog attacks a year, but people don’t care about the non-fatal and unreported dog attacks. Non-fatal and unreported attacks take up over 79.52% of total bites and attacks.

    “Most dog bites do not come from Pit Bulls, but rather small and medium sized dogs. A large percentage of bites go unreported because the bite did not require medical attention. Pit Bulls are strong and when they bite, like all large-breed dogs, the bite is bigger, causing more damage. If we were to only look at dog attacks coming from non-criminal owners, the percentage of Pit Bull attacks drops dramatically to where it would be less of an issue than Labrador Retriever attacks.”

    “Pit bulls” were actually once called nanny dogs. No matter what “pit bull” haters say, they were NOT originally bred for pit fighting. Originally, they were actually bred to herd, retrieve livestock, and guard children. They originated from the UK. Eventually, they were bred off into two genetically different breeds; the Staffordshire Terrier and the Nanny dog. The Staffordshire Terrier was bred to be exclusively a livestock retriever/ranch dog. The Nanny dog was bred to exclusively guard children.

    When brought to America, the Staffordshire Terrier became the American Staffordshire Terrier and became more of a family dog rather than a ranch dog. The Nanny dogs’ original job was to be protective and fight off attackers. The more capable the dog was to win the fight, the more they were bred. The weaker Nanny dogs were eventually bred out of the gene pool. The Nanny dogs ended up actually stronger than the Staffordshire Terriers, so they were defiled by the cruel selfishness of humans.

    When introduced to America, the Nanny dogs started to be used in pit fight just because their strength and willingness to attack if necessary had potential for pit fighting. Very quickly, people noticed that the Nanny dogs were winning more than any other dog. The prime trait in breeding fight dogs is aggression. As Nanny dogs were more commonly used as fight dogs, they were bred to be dog aggressive. Only DOG aggressive because a pit fighter “handler” was supposed to be able to pull their dog off another one without the dog turning and attacking them.
    This is when they officially became the American Pit Bull Terrier.

    The misleading concept that they are most likely to attack humans was created when people started breeding them for other illegal purposes, such as guarding an illegal drug production plants.

    “Take away the Pit Bull and you will not eliminate the problem. Pit Bulls are victims of criminals who use them as status symbols. They are their current dog of choice.”

    The American Pit Bull Terrier’s bad reputation came from being commonly associated with criminals. However, I cannot deny that some were bred into the human aggressive trait. With law enforcement stricter on dog fighting and breeding, very few genetically human aggressive dogs are out there. Once the human and dog aggression is completely bred out, criminals will switch to another breed and demonize them.

    The arguments that it’s “the owners fault” and “they are naturally aggressive” are actually both true. However in the long run, it was humans that made them aggressive.
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    To answer your question, I think he may not be getting enough exercise and is hyper aggressive. I would consult a trainer and/or animal behaviorist about this.
    16 answers · Dogs · 3 days ago