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FleasMay 15, 2012, 6:55 am

Can you help me decide which is the best flea shampoo?...

DiarreaMay 29, 2012, 9:33 am

Hello Dr. Pup, My puppy has diarrea and so does its litter mate. Is it posible that they've got a b...

VomitingAugust 23, 2012, 9:05 am

I have a 5 month old yorkie that seems to feel well and eats well but she has been vomiting her foo...

DiarrheaOctober 11, 2012, 6:44 am

what can i give her i have been feeding her rice and chicken with hard food in it...

GaggingNovember 11, 2012, 3:53 am

My 10 week old Yorkie keeps gagging and coughing as if he has something stuck in his throat. He is s...

Puppy Not PoopingNovember 14, 2012, 5:19 pm

New puppy is on day 3 and has pooped yet. What should I do?...

Puppy InjuryJanuary 25, 2013, 2:23 pm

My 9 week Morkie jumped off my lap today. She's never done that before. It was a 22" fall onto h...

Sick PuppyMarch 20, 2013, 6:24 pm

We just got our puppy 5 days ago. We have done everything we were told to do. We took him to the v...

Respiratory Infection Not Going Away...July 11, 2013, 8:39 pm

My dog a French Bulldog Male approximatly 9 weeks old has been on antibiotics for over a week and a ...

Mixed SignalsJuly 25, 2013, 3:11 pm

My puppy is confusing me. She wouldn't eat or drink when I first brought her home, except for the y...

Flea treatments July 28, 2013, 10:54 pm

My puppy was given Fontline flea and tick on July 12th. She is now 13 weeks old and weighs 3.3 lbs. ...

When Will Her Cough Be Gone? August 3, 2013, 4:31 am

My puppy developed a cough a few days after I picked her up. During her first vet visit, they gave ...

Puppy Drags Butt on GroundAugust 4, 2013, 7:06 am

why does my puppy drag his butt on the floor??...

Is Vomiting Clear Stuff Serious?August 13, 2013, 12:38 pm

My Puppy it's been vomiting like twice yesterday it's not food, its like saliva, clear color. and th...

What About Kennel Cough?August 20, 2013, 5:45 pm

Our puppy was up most of the night coughing the other night. We took her to the vet and they said t...

Vaccination ReactionAugust 24, 2013, 9:10 pm

My 12 week old puppy got her 4th round of vaccinations today. Later in the day she had diarrhea twi...

Blood near GenitaliaAugust 26, 2013, 10:42 am

My female 16 week old maltese has what appears to be dried blood in her vaginal area. Could this me...

Coughing PuppyAugust 26, 2013, 2:50 pm

my puppy started coughing last week we took him to the vet and they said it is a cold and infection....

How is the best way to deal with "cherry eye"?September 2, 2013, 5:19 pm

I bought my puppy 2 weeks ago. I noticed his eye looked a little strange. when I took him to the vet...

Puppy Chewing on Dead Mouse?September 5, 2013, 3:48 pm

My puppy has diarrhea, any suggestions for feeding? I caught him knawing on a dead mouse yesterday,...

Picking FleaTreatmentsSeptember 5, 2013, 11:50 pm

Hi Dr. Pup- We are still having the flea problem with Sophie. I want to get an IGR to spray the hom...

Is Poop Harmful?September 13, 2013, 8:08 pm

I caught my puppy licking her poop. That is so gross. Why is she doing this and what can I do to mak...

Cough and sneezeSeptember 21, 2013, 11:54 am

Bought a Teacup Male Yorkie 5 days ago. He is 13 weeks old. I noticed a couple coughs over the past ...

Vomiting and DiarrheaSeptember 22, 2013, 6:27 am

We brought a new puppy home 3 days ago and our other dog is now not eating, throwing up and has diar...

I Have Lots of Questions September 26, 2013, 5:00 pm

my vet says I should get my boy and girl dogs fixed at 6 months. They share same cage and same age. ...

Scooting on BottomSeptember 7, 2013, 6:06 am

My puppy has been dragging her bottom and walking with her front legs. Is this normal puppy behavior...

Puppy Ate PoopSeptember 8, 2013, 8:28 am

My puppy just pooped under our bed and before we could pick it up, he ate it. He just threw a good p...

Swelling on LegSeptember 30, 2013, 10:21 pm

I noticed that my 5 month old french bulldog has what looks like a swollen area on his back right hi...

Not Pooping-Need to Worry?October 2, 2013, 1:48 pm

My dog hasn't gone #2 for 5 hours yet has eaten lunch. Is there a time period when I should get worr...

Non Painful Swelling on LegOctober 2, 2013, 2:51 pm

I had posted about the swelling on my french bulldog's leg... It's on the front of the right hind l...

Is My Puppy Choking?October 8, 2013, 11:24 am

my 4 mo old maltese seemed to get choked and got ok then went for a lil jog down the hall came back ...

HivesNovember 5, 2013, 4:57 pm

My french bulldog 6 month old puppy seems have hives on his back. It's red and bumpy, he's scratchin...

Recurrent Swelling of His Skin?November 6, 2013, 7:46 am

I wrote yesterday about my french bulldog having hives, we'll this morning he woke up normally ate, ...

Licking at PawsNovember 14, 2013, 8:23 pm

My Teacup Yorkie is always licking his paws. Is this something I should be concerned about?...

New Puppy and MedicineNovember 18, 2013, 1:32 pm

I wrote about our new micro teacup maltese (9 weeks old) and the medicine that we started this am. ...

Red color in poopNovember 29, 2013, 7:20 pm

My puppy, 15 week old shorkie, has had soft stool for the past couple of days and today I noticed a ...

Cut Tongue?November 26, 2013, 8:56 pm

Papercut on tongue how to stop? 3.5 lb mini yorki...

Just Car Sick?November 30, 2013, 7:59 am

My puppy got car sick on our 40 minute ride home. She is a yorkie. We have given her the pepto and...

Picking Flea ProductsDecember 5, 2013, 9:52 pm

What is your opinion on using Comfortis over frontline for fleas? My dog has allergies, and I'm pret...

Puppy Peas a LotDecember 6, 2013, 6:53 am

Our teacup Morkie is only 10 weeks old. Seems to pee constantly. At what age will he be able to h...

Grapes and Raisins are DeadlyDecember 6, 2013, 7:13 am

My 3 month old Yorkie (3 lbs) ate two red grapes... After he ate them someone told me that they are ...

Recessed VulvaDecember 6, 2013, 3:59 pm

just took to vet and she has a recessed vulva and said she should not be bread is this covered...

Any Common Issues for MaltiPoos?December 12, 2013, 12:36 pm

Any common issues for Malti Poos?...

Puppy is Losing HairDecember 12, 2013, 5:48 pm

my puppy is only 4 months old and I think he may be losing his hair what do I do?...

Coughing After VaccinationDecember 15, 2013, 8:22 am

My puppy has started to have a little cough. It started the day after his 12 week shots. He doesn't ...

Problems During the Transition to a New HomeDecember 16, 2013, 7:53 am

I purchased a teacup morkie around two weeks ago it was 9 weeks old. It appears healthy and happy b...

Antibiotic SelectionDecember 23, 2013, 7:22 am

Hi my puppy piper has a cough is clavamox ok to give her? I hear it's not so great! Will it work?...

Holiday stressDecember 23, 2013, 10:19 am

We are in California with our 9 month old puppy visiting family. We have been here 5 days now. We ju...

DiarrheaDecember 24, 2013, 1:39 pm

Hi Doctor Pup, My 6-month old puppy has had diarrhea now for about 3days. We're unsure what it's th...

Can Dogs Catch a Cold?December 26, 2013, 3:54 pm

Can dogs catch a cold?...

Discharge in Urine?January 3, 2014, 10:34 pm

My 13 week old boston terrier has white discharge in her urine that started today. She just finishe...

Discharge in UrineJanuary 4, 2014, 9:11 am

Her attitude is great, she is eating consistently as well as using the restroom. There is no swelli...

Upset TummyJanuary 12, 2014, 2:11 am

Upset tummy what can I give him?...

Oozing EyeJanuary 19, 2014, 6:07 pm

I contacted Dr. Rybka last night about my 9 week old English bulldogs oozing eye the saline solution...

Respiratory InfectionJanuary 27, 2014, 8:08 pm

I just took cocoa ( 10 week old teddy bear purchased on 1/20/14) to her 1st vet visit on Friday. whi...

Belly BumpJanuary 27, 2014, 3:45 pm

my puppy is a morkie, she is 14 wks old and has a bump on her left side of her belly close to her le...

Irritated "Privates"January 28, 2014, 7:37 am

Rosie a 14 week frenchie has an irritation in her vulvar fold. She is digging in there. The rash or ...

Submissive UrinationJanuary 30, 2014, 4:43 pm

Hello Dr. Pup, We have had our dog going on 3 weeks and it has been very challenging. He does not ...

Concerned about VomitingFebruary 4, 2014, 8:05 pm

I have a 13 week old Cavachon that weighs 8 lbs. He vomited a small amount of food after a short ca...

Sleep TimeFebruary 6, 2014, 8:27 am

My 15 wk old morkie, cooper, sleeps all night but gets up at 5:00am. I don't get him until 6:00. Wil...

Body Responses During Sleep February 6, 2014, 8:46 am

Doctor Pup: Hi Alan let me review your history and i will be right back Alan: Hi, First time chat. ...

TapewormsFebruary 10, 2014, 9:16 pm

My puppy, was dragging her butt around. We then noticed that something had come out when she was dra...

Itchy February 15, 2014, 8:05 am

Doctor Pup: Hi Jackie let me review your history and I will be right back Jackie: ok, thank you. ...

ScrtchingFebruary 18, 2014, 5:40 am

This is Linda. My Teddy Bear puppy has been scratching her self ever since I brought her home on Feb...

Dry SkinFebruary 18, 2014, 3:02 pm

Our puppy has a serious case of the itchy's. We just brought our puppy home on Sunday. He was puppy ...

Itchy Tail?March 9, 2014, 4:54 am

My puppy is 9 weeks old she keeps scratching and chasing her tail. Her name is Rose and she is a go...

Biting Hind LegsMarch 10, 2014, 11:55 am

I brought my puppy home on Friday. Everything was great. I've noticed over the past few days that sh...

Kennel Cough? Need to See the Vet?March 13, 2014, 8:59 am

I just got a puppy within the last week or so. The last two days hes been coughing a lot at night. I...

Chews for CoprophagiaMarch 16, 2014, 7:06 pm

Which brand of chews are best to stop Coprophagia? My puppy keeps eating his poop and he's already 5...

Coughing PuppyMarch 17, 2014, 8:36 am

My puppy has had a bad cough for 5 days now. I brought her to the vet on Friday 3/14/2014 and they h...

Puppy Ate Steel WoolMarch 17, 2014, 4:28 pm

Doctor Pup: Let me review your history and I will be back Stephanie: Ok Doctor Pup: The potential ...

Car SickMarch 27, 2014, 8:12 am

Doctor Pup: Let me review your history and I will be back Lisa:My puppy starts drooling ends up vom...

Breathing Funny While SleepingMarch 29, 2014, 6:48 pm

We just brought our pup home this week. She is 11 weeks old; a cavachon. We have noticed that when...

Is Her Collar Okay?April 2, 2014, 7:44 am

My puppy keeps scratching around the area of her neck/collar or ear, could this just be a habit or m...

Vaccine or Allergy Causing Sneezing?April 7, 2014, 7:10 am

Myla has developed a cough. It's not constant all day but occasionally, she will cough and hack as ...

MedicationApril 7, 2014, 10:44 am

Vaccine or Allergy Causing Sneezing? Myla is currently weighing 4.5 lbs....

Limp EarApril 16, 2014, 7:32 pm

My three month teacup Yorkshire terrier has a limp ear. Both stood up when I got her 3 weeks ago. Wh...

Drags BottomApril 24, 2014, 6:23 am

Hi Doctor Pup. Little Myla has started dragging her bottom. We always clean her up after she's been...

Yellow Stained LegsApril 30, 2014, 10:49 am

Baxter is a 9 week old Teddy Bear puppy and goes outside in the grass to pee pee and poop. His hind...

What to do about tear stainsMay 6, 2014, 11:02 am

I have a female white Maltese Puppy. She is 7 months old and weighs 6.5 lbs. When I first got her,...

Concerned About Cough, SneezeMay 9, 2014, 11:59 pm

New puppy lots of coughing and sneezing? 1.5lbs morkie. Should I take her to the vet? Also lots o...

Puppy Bigger than AnticipatedMay 24, 2014, 3:05 am

I purchased a micro Yorkie the vet tells me that she could be greater than 5lbs should I call the ...

Wheezing In the MorningMay 28, 2014, 3:27 pm

I have a 13 week old male CavaChan. I noticed for the last few days he wheezes for about 15-30 minut...

Is Cough Cause for Alarm?June 13, 2014, 6:37 am

My 10 week old puppy is currently showing signs of a respiratory infection within the past 24hrs. ...

Recessed TailJune 18, 2014, 12:32 pm

My 8 mo Frenchie has been spinning around after her tail. I discovered a fold or pocket or recess ab...

Puppy ate wild mushroomJune 18, 2014, 2:20 pm

Hey doctor, Myla has been eating some mushrooms out of my backyard. I'm not sure what to do. She ...

Consitpated Puppy?June 20, 2014, 3:56 am

My 12 week old Yorkshire terrier is constipated. What can I do to relieve this discomfort?...

Periodic GaggingJuly 4, 2014, 11:44 am

I have a four month old cavashon. About once a day she gags for three to four seconds and try's to ...

Vomiting PuppyJuly 8, 2014, 9:49 am

Our 41/2 month Cavachon threw up her whole breakfast this morning and has continued to throw up a li...

Handling Vomiting at HomeJuly 8, 2014, 10:33 am

Per your advice I gave her the 1.5 Ml Pepto Bismol. How soon can we offer her some food?...

Something Caught In Throat?July 11, 2014, 3:05 pm

Doctor Pup: Let me review your history and I will be back Melissa: It's only when she gets excited ...

Concerned About Respiratory RateJuly 23, 2014, 5:10 pm

Fanta tolerated her steam room well, but she just laid there and rested for 20 mins I noticed her re...

Vomiting?July 23, 2014, 6:43 pm

This is Darla Perry, Fanta is vomiting now, I am going to take her to vet in am when it opens, she i...

vomitingJuly 23, 2014, 6:50 pm

Fanta threw up about 1/2 cup of undigested food, she is laying around, not really peppy like usual...

Water Bottle or BowlJuly 30, 2014, 6:04 am

My puppy does not drink from the water bottle at all. Is this common ?...

Collision with ChildAugust 7, 2014, 3:02 pm

My Maltese was jumping up and down and she and my mom collided and she landed on her back leg wrong ...

Scratching at EarsAugust 7, 2014, 4:31 pm

We just brought home a 10 week old Maltese on 8/5/14. Noticed the pup would scratch behind her ears,...

Couple Puppy QuestionsAugust 8, 2014, 7:32 am

My puppy is now 12 weeks old. I was giving her 1/4 cup food 2x day. Should I stay with this measur...

Shedding HairAugust 9, 2014, 4:54 pm

My 12 week old morkie puppy is shedding fine hair. I thought this breed was non shedding. Can you ...

Symptoms Give Mixed MessagesAugust 11, 2014, 6:13 pm

we have a 4 month old yorkie terrier female. For a week now she has been sneezing and clearing her n...

Hacking CoughAugust 13, 2014, 9:34 am

Hi! My puppy has been coughing and then clearing his throat, almost like he is going to throw up bu...

Is Ear Medicine Effective?August 14, 2014, 6:17 am

Hello Doctor, We just bought our morkie (2 lbs, 10 weeks) on Tuesday night. From yesterday afte...

Diarrhea from Diet or Disease?August 17, 2014, 8:43 pm

Our puppy was diagnosed with Giardia, and has been on 2 rounds of medication for it. He has been on ...

Fussy About EatingAugust 18, 2014, 11:17 am

Hello Doctor, My puppy (morkie 11 weeks, 2.5 lbs) has been very fussy to eat from this morning. H...

Can My Puppy Catch My Cold?August 20, 2014, 6:27 am

My dog sleeps in my room at night in his cage on top of his blanket. I'm sick with a slight fever, s...

Puppy Pees Often---Medical or MentalAugust 26, 2014, 4:21 pm

My Zuchon puppy is 3 months old and pees all the time. He will pee outside then come inside and pee...

Funny Poop August 27, 2014, 5:01 pm

My 5-month-old Havanese hasn't had a solid bowel movement in weeks. He doesn't seem sick at all. He ...

Ate Wild Animal PoopAugust 27, 2014, 7:39 pm

my puppy just ate wild rabbit or deer poop...not sure which one, as they look the same to me....othe...

Puppy Recycles PoopAugust 30, 2014, 6:53 am

My teddy bear puppy keeps eating his poop will he stop doing this?...

Gagging After Eating or DrinkingSeptember 4, 2014, 1:26 pm

My 12 week puppy is making a noise like he is choking or like he's going to vomit especially after h...

Reverse SneezeSeptember 16, 2014, 7:48 am

Our 11 mo Frenchie has episodes of a breathing problem that look like stridor. She can take up to tw...

Bad Stinky PoopOctober 1, 2014, 5:36 am

My Maltipoo puppy (5 months) has the worst smelling poop I have ever smelled. I have a 5.5 month ol...

Puppy Gagging FoamOctober 12, 2014, 4:46 pm

my puppy been vomiting a foamy substance I don't know what it is do anyone have any suggestions?...

Teeth Grinding?October 19, 2014, 8:15 am

Baxter is a ShihTzu/Bichon mix and he will be 8 months old on October 21, 2014. He weighs 8lbs 4oz....

Limping But Doesn't Seem PainfulOctober 21, 2014, 5:27 am

My 5 month old, 4 lb. Pomeranian just recently started slightly limping with her left hind leg gentl...

What to do about a coughOctober 23, 2014, 6:23 pm

We have had our 10 wk old King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Wilson for 3 days. He has developed a coug...

Hacking CoughOctober 25, 2014, 7:16 pm

Hi, Our morkie puppy is 15 weeks old. She has been making a hacking cough without vomit. She still ...

Grazing in the Back Yard?October 31, 2014, 7:16 am

My 11-week old Cavchon will be in our backyard, which is mostly a bed of pine needles and vegetation...

Gagging White FoamNovember 2, 2014, 2:16 am

My puppy is vomiting white thick foam, he did it 5 times in a lapse of 30 minutes. Seems that he st...

Stinky "Urine Like" Breath OdorNovember 2, 2014, 6:17 am

My four month puppy has started to have bad breath- almost smelling like his urine. He recently als...

Did My Puppy Have A Seuzure?November 7, 2014, 5:43 pm

My dog is 8 weeks 5 days why is he foaming and shaking? This happen twice in 1 day...

Found a WormNovember 12, 2014, 8:00 am

I had found a little worm on my bed and the first thought that came to mind is that it came from my ...

Eye Area SmellsNovember 18, 2014, 9:32 am

Hi Dr, Rybka! Jia's eye area is really smelly. I am trying to keep it as clean as possible. Woul...

Bad BreathNovember 28, 2014, 6:49 am

My 6 mth old Teacup Maltise has very bad breath. I brush his teeth daily. This has started only tw...

Anal Gland TroublesDecember 17, 2014, 6:27 am

Our 1 year old Frenchie girl is routinely dragging her rump, has that anal gland smell and chases he...

Is gagging something to worry about?December 14, 2014, 8:20 pm

my puppy keeps gagging...

Mopey puppyDecember 19, 2014, 9:44 am

Why would our puppy be mopey? Usually he is very active. He wants to cuddle and sleep. Haven't seen ...

New Puppy Coughs and Gags at NightDecember 22, 2014, 7:20 am

My puppy is a 11 week old Morkie, and she has this cough/choking. It only happens when she is sleepi...

Reverse SneezeJanuary 4, 2015, 5:13 am

My Maltipoo puppy seems to be reverse sneezing. Any cause for concern?...

Hacking coughJanuary 5, 2015, 7:01 am

My yorkie still hacks from time to time what can this mean .. He's only 13 weeks...

Itchy FeetJanuary 6, 2015, 4:53 am

My maltese chews on her feet constantly until they are drenched she does this for an hour at least s...

How to treat "hot spot"January 6, 2015, 6:15 pm

My puppy has a hot spot on her paw. What can I do to make it better. It must bother her because sh...

Urinary Tract InfectionJanuary 16, 2015, 11:14 am

My puppy goes to the bathroom around every 20 minutes. It's only spots at a time. We took her to the...

ConstipatedJanuary 22, 2015, 9:12 pm

Thank you, Dr. Rybka! The baby oil and soft food worked! Sincerely, Diane K...

Urinary Tract InfectionJanuary 26, 2015, 12:13 pm

Hi Dr. Rybka, Is E Coli infection covered by the 180-day warranty I purchased with my puppy? My v...

Vomiting and diarrheaFebruary 26, 2015, 10:27 am

We've a 8 week old Teacup Pomeranian for a little over 4 days and this afternoon she started with lo...

Sneezing PuppyFebruary 10, 2015, 3:58 am

what does it mean when your puppy keeps sneezing? does he have a cold? if so should be go to the vet...

Red Crusty EyeMarch 14, 2015, 10:16 am

I have a teacup maltese dog. Her eye is red and producing a lot of "junk", causing crust around her...

What to do about a fever?March 25, 2015, 9:16 pm

We have a 12 week old Teacup Pomeranian that I think is running a fever because her tongue is really...

Twitching while asleepApril 15, 2015, 6:51 pm

My 12 week old maltese/yorkie puppy twitches and whimpers a lot when he sleeps. Is that normal?...

Ate Bottle Cap?April 22, 2015, 4:43 am

Doctor Pup: Let me review your history and us will be back Rosalinda: Hello, doctor, I'm so sorry t...

Luxating PatellaApril 24, 2015, 3:05 pm

It's one knee. We aren't sure what grade yet. We made an appointment with a surgeon next Tuesday. Ev...

luxating patellaApril 25, 2015, 9:44 am

We established the grade this morning with the vet. It's grade 3. My puppy can't walk at all right n...

Medicine Causing Constipation?May 9, 2015, 12:37 am

My new puppy was started on Albendazole on day 3 as directed now after day 2, I noticed he's consitp...

ItchingMay 2, 2015, 3:36 am

Why does my puppy itch and scratch so much?...

Puppy Eating Grass and WeedsMay 6, 2015, 6:49 am

My puppy is eating grass and trying to eat dandelions (I get the weed before she eats it) but I can'...

Medication DosageMay 18, 2015, 9:28 am

Dr Ribka, I spoke with you this morning about my new pup and the loose bloody stool. You had told me...

Puppy Bumps His HeadMay 19, 2015, 5:33 am

my puppy ran into my foot and hit her head. Then she acted strangely for a few seconds, walking ver...

Paw ShakesMay 22, 2015, 5:05 pm

My puppy's right front paw wobbles or shakes a little when walking and standing what does this mean...

Hard Time PoopingJune 1, 2015, 8:18 pm

My puppy is having trouble having a bowel movement. What can I do?...

DiarrheaJune 2, 2015, 1:45 am

My puppy has diarrhea she is 12 weeks old and has been here 2 weeks, what should do?...

What is parvovirus ?June 12, 2015, 2:40 pm

what is Parvo , what dose it mean for my new puppy and what do I watch for, are there any other thin...

Tear StainsJune 11, 2015, 8:12 am

Kono has red stain around his eyes what can I properly do to get rid of this? He is almost 16 weeks ...

CoughingMay 29, 2015, 12:59 am

Our puppy is has a dry cough, anything we can do about it?...

Sporadic vomitingJuly 26, 2015, 1:42 pm

Hi Princeton Robert has thrown up 3 times within an hour. No smell but the last was his dinner,he i...

What does a runny nose mean?July 28, 2015, 2:33 pm

Hello, Its Kendall again. I have a few questions. So when I received maxwell he had a runny nose. I...

Dry heavesJuly 30, 2015, 2:11 am

We brought our 9 1/2 week old Morkie puppy home 9 days ago. Last night he had dry heaves in the mid...

Probiotics for DiarrheaAugust 28, 2015, 6:52 pm

What's the best probiotic for a 5 month old maltese who is having Diarrhea? She had it about 6 weeks...

Not Jumping UpSeptember 1, 2015, 8:34 am

Princeton will be 7 months sept.5 he cannot jump up on furniture or beds but he can go up and stairs...

Recurring Anal Gland ProblemsSeptember 9, 2015, 5:08 am

Rosie 2 year female Frenchie (the one with the nose/palate issues for which we spoke at length) is h...

Bad GasOctober 1, 2015, 5:18 pm

My puppy has bad gas. He is eating and drinking normally but horrible gas after each meal...

Licking October 27, 2015, 1:41 am

My 6 month old Shih Tzu licks mine and my husbands arms, legs, pillows, car seats, and couch. When ...

Vomiting WaterOctober 28, 2015, 9:00 am

Hi there! My frenchie, 3 years old, all of a sudden started vomiting after I give him water. It's be...

Vomiting WaterOctober 28, 2015, 9:58 am

I am not sure how to respond to your answer to my question so I am hoping this goes through :) My do...

Tummy GrowlingNovember 11, 2015, 6:00 am

My puppy has been here for 2 weeks and has seemed completely normal (a great eater), but today his ...

SneezingNovember 15, 2015, 5:12 pm

My 6 month old Shih Tzu has a runny nose and some sneezing that started this morning. Can she take c...

Scratching and BitingNovember 24, 2015, 5:23 pm

My new puppy is scratching behind her ears and bitting her hind legs.she was supposed to be flea and...

Wants to throw upDecember 24, 2015, 5:21 pm

HOw much pepto should I administer to my 12 week old French Bulldog Puppy. We gave him some Ceasar d...

Vomitng PuppyDecember 30, 2015, 12:26 pm

Hi again, Its us Gino and Helen. Okay so Gino was born 8/31, he has certainly improved since coming ...

Loose StoolsJanuary 7, 2016, 8:12 am

Hello, my 10 week old Maltese Yorkie mix stool has been getting loose over the past two days. We hav...

Itchy EarJanuary 23, 2016, 8:46 pm

My puppy is 3 months old, he is a micro teacup yorkie and he has been to the vet for every check up ...

Feels good but won't eatFebruary 16, 2016, 8:38 pm

My puppy is not eating today I have to force feed but hes playing and running around and gags but no...

Hacking and CoughingFebruary 21, 2016, 4:34 pm

Puppy is having spurts of coughing followed with a hack, but nothing is coming up and he's fine othe...

Predicting Adult WeightMarch 2, 2016, 8:39 am

I have a 14 week 2lb yorkie what size do u think he will grow to?...

vomiting bileMarch 19, 2016, 6:07 am

My puppy threw up first thing in the morning and it was all bile. Is he ok? He has thrown up a few t...

Differences in EyelidsApril 7, 2016, 5:45 pm

Hello Has anyone experienced this? Around the circumference of my maltese puppy's right eye is v...

Managing GiardiaApril 19, 2016, 10:37 am

Our 2.5 yo Frenchie (Rosie) has a new sister (Bunny a female Frenchie now almost 4 months) who gave ...

Scratching EarsJuly 4, 2016, 7:27 am

My 8 week old Teacup Yorkie keeps scratching at his ears. Is this normal?...

Pup Not Feeling WellJuly 6, 2016, 6:31 am

This this the 3rd day with my teacup yorkie. He has been doing great with his feedings, has not had ...

Upper Respirstory InfectionsJuly 10, 2016, 8:18 am

Our puppy has been coughing a lot more since we got him 5 days ago. It sounds like he has to hack so...

Too much swimming poolJuly 18, 2016, 5:16 am

Doctor, Our 2-year-old Havanese male dog played with us in the pool for about an hour. Now is see...

shaking legsJuly 9, 2016, 7:31 pm

Can a puppy have clonus? Our puppy's front legs will shake when he's sitting. One leg more than an...

puppybhas diarrhea July 18, 2016, 4:54 pm

Our puppy is 10-11 weeks old and is a Teddy Bear breed. Today he's come down with diarrhea. Is the...

Vomiting not from stressJuly 21, 2016, 9:18 am

I got my puppy 4 day ago and all is well but now my 13+ 3 lb yorkie has been throwing up since late...

Vomiting puppyJuly 31, 2016, 11:51 am

My puppy still vomited. I tried to make him.eat but he didn't eat his dry food so i gave him some c...

Coughing PuppyAugust 2, 2016, 8:16 pm

We adopted our morkie a week ago. He started coughing last night. The cough comes from his belly and...

constipatedAugust 5, 2016, 7:55 am

My 2 month old yorkie seems to be constipated. He had a normal stool about 4 hours ago but seems to ...

Noisy TummyAugust 20, 2016, 2:37 am

Why my puppy's stomach keeps making weird noise. Its pretty loud. And it happens sometimes to him no...

Noisy tummy cont'dAugust 20, 2016, 3:43 pm

Noisy tummy: It usually happens in early morning time and last for a few hours. When he is sleeping...

Gagging PuppyAugust 23, 2016, 2:52 pm

Hi,we have two shorkie pups 1 female and 1 male they are 12 weeks old,our male pup has had a cough t...

Coughing PuppySeptember 6, 2016, 1:51 pm

I have had my Pomsky for over a month. She is about 4 months. She has had a cough for most or all ...

trimmed nail too closeSeptember 22, 2016, 7:17 pm

Gave my tea cup Maltese puppy a bath and trimmed her nails with a pup trimmer. Looks like I cut a l...

Keeping a Healthy CoatSeptember 24, 2016, 5:53 am

We have a shorkie pup what is the best way to keep her fur soft?...

Ocular DischargeOctober 30, 2016, 3:08 pm

Our shorkie pup is 13 weeks old. I know that they can get the little eye boogers but should it be gr...

Change in habits during first heatNovember 3, 2016, 5:28 pm

I was planning to spayed my 6 month pup next month, but she already started her cycle. Is it normal ...

Change in training habitNovember 5, 2016, 7:34 pm

My 6 month morkie is in her 2nd week of her heat cycle. She is pottied trained using pee pads, but l...

Appears costipatedNovember 12, 2016, 3:08 am

My 11 week old Morkie Puppy seems to be constipated. I know for my older dog, I would give her cann...

Scratching ears?November 14, 2016, 10:25 am

My puppy is constantly scratching behind his ears. Sometimes he scratches for an entire minute non...

Tear StainsNovember 23, 2016, 8:39 pm

what can we do to clean dark stains around my puppies eyes? I've used a warm water paper towel and ...

Repeated Spft StoolsDecember 4, 2016, 5:48 am

My 5 month old Pomsky has diarrhea quite often. Her usual stools are not very formed and are loose....

Grooming in winter?December 17, 2016, 8:50 am

We have a shorkie almost 6 months old. We live in Ohio so we do experience winter. Our question is s...

Effect of EstrusDecember 21, 2016, 6:05 pm

Developing Mature Appetite previous question. She experienced her first heat 10/24/16. She schedu...

Reaction to Rabies vaccinationJanuary 7, 2017, 10:32 am

Hello, Our 18 week old Cavachon puppy had his first rabies shot today. He is very Lethargic and ly...

Stains on FaceJanuary 10, 2017, 11:01 pm

How do I care for the puppy that has tearing from hair around the eye and what helps with staining o...

Itching EarsJanuary 14, 2017, 4:27 pm

My puppy has flakes on the ends of his ears (inside the outer ear). It is on the hair and on the sk...

Tear Stain and OdorFebruary 1, 2017, 1:00 pm

When should I be concerned about "tear stains?" My puppy has dark brown gunk in her fur under her ey...

Licking at feetFebruary 13, 2017, 7:23 am

Our 8 month old Morkie is chewing and licking her front paws a lot. What do you believe causes this ...

New TeethFebruary 24, 2017, 8:08 pm

Hi, my puppy is now almost 6 months old. Today she lost her one tooth. Is it natural like babies or ...

MedicinesMarch 3, 2017, 9:28 am

Is sulcrate suspension plus (canada) same as famodadine (us)?...

Questions about Estrus (Being in Heat)March 5, 2017, 1:04 pm

Our 9 month old Morkie just came into heat. How long will that condition last? What are pros/cons of...

RecyclingMarch 8, 2017, 10:03 am

puppy eats poop...

What to do about eating poop?March 11, 2017, 6:30 am

My puppy is almost 11 weeks and tries to eat his poo. Is there anything that I can give him to stop ...

Loves to Eat PoopMarch 26, 2017, 5:44 am

Our 4 months old maltese loves to eat deer poop. What can I do to discourage the behavior....

Medicine makes her itchyApril 22, 2017, 3:01 pm

My yorkie is currently 2lbs and 14 weeks old. She has kennel cough and was given clovomax and cough ...

Plenty of restApril 25, 2017, 11:44 am

My puppy gets overly tired in the middle of the day but wants to keep playing unless I place him in ...

Wants to be a Rock HoundMay 18, 2017, 7:10 am

My morkie likes eating pebbles. Will this hurt him?...

Swelling near eyeJune 7, 2017, 4:45 pm

My puppy has a swilling on his right eye and it's just red pimple I just want to make sure is not a...

Too Much Flakey SkinJune 13, 2017, 6:12 pm

My 14 week old morkie had dandruff. We brush him about 3 times/week, bath him every 14-17 days and e...

Pee Stained YardJune 14, 2017, 6:21 am

What do you do so that your puppy's urine does not turn your grass yellow? I have seen "Grass Pills"...

Hacking Cough but Feels GoodJune 15, 2017, 8:56 pm

I'm fairly certain our 9 wk old, 2 lb Morkie has kennel cough. It just started today, 8 days after b...

Home care steps for gaggingJune 20, 2017, 5:10 pm

Have a 3 lb 8 oz shichon. Picked him up at airport on Sunday morning. This is Day 3. He has cough ga...

Leg SpasmJune 29, 2017, 10:32 pm

My 1 year old teddy bear mal-shih kicks her back legs. At first I thought it was only when she is ex...

Dark Discoloration around eyesJune 29, 2017, 10:36 pm

Is there a way to prevent daily dark eye discharge in my one year old teddy bear mal-shih? I heard t...

Licks A LotJuly 8, 2017, 8:44 am

Why does my puppy lick everything so much? He licks the carpet in particular the most....

Vomiting is responding wellJuly 19, 2017, 3:23 am

Update on "vomiting puppy". He's doing splendid. A couple of hours later I gave him a little rice. H...

Vomiitng puppyJuly 18, 2017, 2:11 pm

My 20 week old Morkie is 5lbs and has had a good day of eating and pooping (his stools were normal)....

Coughing need attention?July 26, 2017, 3:59 pm

Hi my 11 week old maltipom began coughing today. It seems like a piece of grass or something is stuc...

Puppy changing colorJuly 26, 2017, 5:22 pm

We are looking to get another pup we love the shorkie we have she is definitely a princess. The ques...

Trouble PoopingJuly 21, 2017, 10:12 pm

Our shorkie is a year old this week she is a healthy happy pup so far but seems to be constipated to...

Pee like a grown upJuly 25, 2017, 8:02 am

We have a male dog who Is 14 weeks. He squats to pee instead of lifting his leg, so pee gets all ove...

Too heavy?July 31, 2017, 12:46 am

My 5 month old morkie has regular exercise (brisk walk in the morning, leasire walk mid day and even...

Reverse SneezeAugust 8, 2017, 8:21 pm

How to tell the difference between a reverse sneezing and respiratory infection ??...

Broken ToenailAugust 29, 2017, 11:51 am

my puppy has a nail that is bleeding and pointing outward like a broken finger would look, the pad i...

May need some discussionOctober 3, 2017, 4:10 pm

My 7 month Morkie has been having diarrhea at least twice a week for about 3 weeks now and throws up...

Puppy taking Poop SamplesSeptember 11, 2017, 4:07 am

My 5 1/2 month teacup maltese has been sampling his poops. Is this normal? And what can I do to prev...

Bump on ButtOctober 9, 2017, 4:47 pm

My 7 month old Morkie has a hard bumb on the right of her back by her butt. It’s about the size of...

Injury in crateOctober 9, 2017, 12:01 pm

My 4 month old is limping. Not putting weight on her back left leg. It started yesterday early morni...

Medical or training problem?October 11, 2017, 4:32 am

Our Puppy is 13-weeks and was potty trained with the rare accident. He is holding it all night and n...

Too Many Testicles?October 15, 2017, 4:25 am

I have a few questions about neutering. We have a 6 month old Cavapoo. He has been humpi g, for lack...

Prolapse of Nictitating GlandOctober 18, 2017, 9:33 am

My puppy has to have eye surgery due to an everted third eyelid gland. Are we covered under the warr...