What is the best defense as well as preparations for bringing an animal into your home that has flea problems?

Question by Erin Guerrero: What is the best defense as well as preparations for bringing an animal into your home that has flea problems?
Treatments for home as well as pets.

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Answer by panhf
I took my new puppy to pet smart to get bathed and then put on flea meds that vet gave me ! They also make flea spray for your home and yard ! However it is not safe for you and the animal to be in the house . follow the directions on the spray !

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Q&A: She’s 7 and we have always lived in the same place. Is my dog gonna freak when we move?

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Question by Syd XV: She’s 7 and we have always lived in the same place. Is my dog gonna freak when we move?
I’ve heard that cats do and will run away and try to get back to the other home. Do dogs freak out like that?

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Answer by Ashley
If an older dog is given away, they will sometimes go miles to get back to their original owners. But as long as you keep your dog close and happy in your new place, she should be okay. Just keep her tied up or inside and always on a leash when you go for walks until she gets used to the new place.

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What internet website can i go to that will give me information on how wolves aren’t good pets?

Question by Becca B: What internet website can i go to that will give me information on how wolves aren’t good pets?

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Answer by Ruby
http://www.wolfpark.org/wolfdogs/wantwolf-jm.html

This may help.

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How can I lodge a formal complaint against an Ontario hospital?

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Question by Skydivergirl: How can I lodge a formal complaint against an Ontario hospital?
I have already contacted the hospital’s “patient advocate” but this person is on their payroll. Is there a third party that can get involved?

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Answer by kool_feet
Sgt Preston of the Mounties and his loyal dog; King!

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How do you train your dog to avoid certain people and areas?

Question by Judy M: How do you train your dog to avoid certain people and areas?
I do not want my dog on my bed (he sleeps on it all day when I’m not home) And my dog likes my friend, who is over all the time, and my friend doesn’t like my dog. She asked me to try to try him to stay away form her.

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Answer by Anya D
y can’t you close the door to your bedroom when you leave? he’ll probably take over the couch. or get him a doggie bed.

about your friend, my personal belief is i dont trust anyone who doesnt like dogs, unless it’s because of a trauma like biting or attacking. if that’s the case, just get a baby gate and when your friend is over put the dog in the kitchen.

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Is it legal to make changes to our fence without our neighbor’s permission?

Question by Alex: Is it legal to make changes to our fence without our neighbor’s permission?
We flipped the top pieces of the fence up-side-down so the metal would stick up and be sharp.
The neighbors dog is this vicious giant bulldog and tries to jump over, and he won’t make any changes so its safer… =P

Is it legal to do that to the fence without his permission?

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Answer by Richard C
Check the codes of your municipality…any changes may need a permit and in these neighbor squabbles, rest assured he will call and complain to the city on what may be a possible code violation.

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Q&A: How to i get my cats to accept my new dog?

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Question by Steph: How to i get my cats to accept my new dog?
I brought home a young dog today and my cats keep hissing and cornering him. It scares him and i want to fix it. I know its probably a territorial thing but i love this dog and i don’t want to get rid of him in fact i will not get rid of him. How do i get my my cats to stop attacking my dog?

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Answer by Brittany
Understand differences in social order. To cats, physical place is all important. To dogs, social place is all important. As long as the dog accepts the cat’s dominance over territory, they typically work out a relationship.
* As with introducing pets, think positively. Act with authority and confidence. What you feel and think translates to your actions, and your animals sense your emotions.
* Dogs and cats do not communicate the same way and have trouble understanding one another. For example, a dog will lift his paw gesturing that he wants to play, but a raised paw to a cat is a threat.
* A good-natured, well-trained resident dog often accepts a young cat as a member of the family rather easily. In contrast, introducing an adult cat to a puppy can be hard on the cat. Puppies are rambunctious and full of energy.
* Keep the dog on leash during introductions. Use a halter for very young dogs. Try to keep the leash loose.
* Take dogs to puppy obedience and regular obedience school and teach desired behavior using positive reinforcement. Your dog needs to always remember you are the leader.
* Confining a puppy or dog is necessary at times. It gives the cat time to roam about the house, surveying his territory. If you keep the dog separated with a gate or in an exercise pen, your cat can safely investigate the newcomer.
* When you leave the house, separate the animals in physically, securely separated areas. Give each access to water, a bed or other suitable resting place, and some toys. Be sure the cat has access to a litter box. Make sure everyone in your family and any caretakers understand the need to separate the animals.
* For the cat’s safety, make sure the cat has escape routes to get away from the dog. For example, a cat door leading to another room in the house and ledges on which he can easily jump. Always provide places where each animal can retreat for safety and privacy, a spot that is his or hers alone. A cat can use the top of the refrigerator; a dog can use a crate.
* Use a baby gate so they can get to know each other without coming into full contact. Or confine the new pet to a room and allow the animals to sniff each other under the door. A tip from PAW volunteer Lynne Keffer: put up a baby gate at the top of a stairway or in a doorway. (Stack gates one atop another if the dog’s a jumper.) Cut a small hole in the gate, just big enough for the cat to fit through. Things typically improve once the cat learns he has an escape hatch.
* Other escape hatches include floor-to-ceiling climbers and installing extra-long hooks and eyes in doors to prop a door open just wide enough for a cat.
* Teach the dog the “leave it” command, and use this command when you want the dog to leave the cat alone. Also teach the dog the “down” and “stay” commands so that you can place her in a down-stay in the presence of the cat.
* Praise the dog when she doesn’t bark or want to chase resident cats, advises PAW volunteer Ginnie Maurer. Praise and reward the dog for any calm behavior around the cat. Do this consistently, not just once in awhile.
* Praise a cat when he’s gentle around the dog. Keep the cat claws clipped short so if they do connect with the dog, the damage will be minimized.

There is more but i couldnt paste it all so you can check the website for the rest (sorry!) Hope it helps

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Q&A: Where does your pet stay when you travel ?

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Question by Jill ❤’s U.S.A: Where does your pet stay when you travel ?
and they can’t stay where you will be staying, like a timeshare ? We often take ours with us and put her in a kennel near where we are lodging. We use to leave her with our son until he adopted a huge dog and our Lulu weighs only 7 lbs.. Can’t risk them two together. Lulu might kill that big dog. lol

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Answer by Tony Taglilucci
Petsmart has a Pet Hotel service thats pretty resonable- just don’t get sucked into the fee’s…

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Q&A: How can I keep my large dog out of the window?

Question by Lisa L: How can I keep my large dog out of the window?
My husband and I recently had new windows installed in our new home. Our large dog LOVES looking out the huge front picture window, however, any time ANYTHING moves outside, he goes nuts and starts barking and jumping on the window. There are now scratches on the window from this and I’m afraid he will eventually break the window and really hurt himself. Does anyone have any ideas on what we could do to keep him out of the window? Especially when we aren’t home and can’t holler at him to stay out?? We’re out of ideas!

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Answer by mauveme49
1) Confine him to a different part of the house.
2) Crate him.
3) Block of the area around the window.

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How to break a dog from chasing cats?

Question by Skylar’s Mommy: How to break a dog from chasing cats?
How do I get my dog to stop chasing cats? If a cat even gets relatively close to his dog house then he tries to eat it. I have tried several methods, which none of them have worked.

So does anyone have any idea on how to break him from this. I love my dog, and I don’t want to have to rehome him, but if he doesn’t stop chasing cats then I will have to.

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Answer by Elaine M
Imagine a friend over for a visit. They put their baby on a blanket on the floor. Your dog walks in and makes an immediate dash at the baby. Both you and the mother would be on the dog so fast and make it REAL clear that this was totally unexceptable. Immediately, and firmly. The dog has no mistake that this behavior is not tolerated.

You need to do the same with the cats, you’re not correcting the dog in a way that they’ll give you 100% undivided attention about their behavior.

Fast, immediate, very very clear. EVERY time.

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