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To date, I've owned 7 dogs, all of which have lived into old age. Having cared for them in all stages of life, I feel I can offer sound advice to other pet owners, and people considering getting a dog. I am knowledgeable about the AKC (American Kennel Club) dog breeds, training and exercise, caring for sick and elderly pets, feeding, as well as many holistic treatments pets can benefit from. My only request is that you write me using standard English and punctuation.

Karen Brittan

I have been showing miniature schnauzers in conformation, obedience, and earthdog for forty years, and am a professional dog groomer. I am not a veterinarian and cannot answer questions of a veterinary nature. However, I can give my opinion or share some experiences on some health issues. Everyone should remember that this is a volunteer service, and few of us are up late into the night. Medical emergencies require a veterinary visit, or at least a telephone call... not an internet question which might not be viewed and answered until hours later. If your dog is sick or injured, it should be seen by a licensed professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Roger McLeskey

Can answer all nutritional information for all dogs. Common problems with food, supplements, weight control, allergies, fleas, etc. Questions regarding raw food, homemade food, skin & coat issues, ect. Can't and/or will not do medicinal type questions that the vet takes care of.

Nancy Perry

You can ask me anything on dog training, dog breeding, dog grooming. What type of dog you should get. Pertinent facts about different breeds. I am also specifically knowledgeable about terriers and the diets that help maintain coat excellence. I have trained and helped owners train their dogs.

Madeline Friedman

I respond to public questions only. I'm not a veterinarian & do not respond to medical questions.Suggestions: Submit a question in one area of priority, as what I am able to address in this venue is limited. Provide as much detail re: the behavior & issue as you can. Tell me how & if behavior is a change from previous behavior & when the changes occurred. Let me know what you think may have triggered such changes & what you have tried so far to resolve it, & what the results were. Let me know what you want help with & what are your concerns & questions about the behavior. I have set up a payment/donation to myself for responding to questions. I donate most of it to animal shelters & rescues. I keep a small portion for my time. The minimum donation is $25.00 on PayPal. When I see that a donation has been made, I will respond to your question. You will be prompted to make the donation before submitting your question. When you have read & rated my response fairly, which must be at the time you read it, I will refund $5.00 back .....

Lynn Houston

****I HAVE NO MEDICAL TRAINING AND CANNOT ANSWER MEDICAL QUESTIONS****** I can answer most questions regarding service/assistance dogs. In this case, the definition of a service/assistance dog is a dog that has been specifically trained to mitigate a disability. I am well versed in the laws that govern them (ADA, ACAA, FHA and the Rehab Act). I have very little knowledge of "service dogs" trained for search and rescue or military/police dogs. NO MEDICAL QUESTIONS PLEASE, I HAVE NO VET/MEDICAL TRAINING.


Any questions about caring for your puppy up to your older dogs. How to crate train your dog. the best food for your dog,Questions about the breed.If i can not answer your question i will point you in the right direction.

Shelley Davis

Cageless Country Boarding, Holistic Health Concerns, Behavorial Concerns.

Teri Abshier

On Vacation
returns 12/31/2016
I can answer questions regarding dog training, nutrition, grooming, and pretty much anything in between. I am also happy to answer questions regarding dog/puppy selection, choosing a pet professional (dog trainer, groomer, veterinarian, sitter, walker, etc.) care, handling, and product reviews. In regards to health questions, I can answer minor health/home care type questions, but in no way can give veterinary advice or diagnose illness. If you have concerns about your pet's health, please seek the advice of a veterinarian.

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2016-10-09 Quick QUESTION?:

More than likely it is from the yeast infection. Ear crusting/dark pink bumps and smells are a classic sign. You can apply some of the coconut oil there as well. She may be in pain because of the general


Hi Andrea,      Thank you for writing to me about your puppy Kaiser.    A dog is a creature of habit and because it learns by association, if its training is consistent it will quickly learn what you expect

2016-10-08 Recent aggressive:

Hi,  Yes he could have been protective or jealous HOWEVER, that behavior is unacceptable.  He should have been immediately pushed down on his side until he stopped struggling and told in a very firm way

2016-10-08 Liver enzymes high:

Hi Maria,    Thank you for writing to me about your sweet Chihuahua (one of my favorites breeds).  I'm sorry that your dog is having liver problems, but help is on the way!    Regarding the medication

2016-10-07 Miniature poodle with sking irritation:

Hi Andrea,    If you are getting that smell then there's a high probability it is a yeast infection. We see a lot of yeast cases when the dogs were on commercial foods. These foods just ruin the immune

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