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    Why is my Siberian Husky Small?

    I bought my Sib Husky, Dakota from a coworker who bit off more than she could chew with this little lady. She was 4 months when I got her. She drove all the way from ohio to Indiana to purchase her and then, like most knowledgeable husky owners she couldn't handle her energy level and stubbornness. At 4months she was 17 lbs but now at 11 months she is only 29 lbs and has been that for a little over a month lol. I feed her twice a day a cup and a half. She eats when she's hungry. Sometimes both meals sometimes she chooses to skip a meal and she's very energetic. But every time I"m at the dog park their is a husky there triple her size with their owner asking me if she's a "mini husky". I've never even heard of a mini husky lol. Any way what are your thoughts? Maybe she was the runt? I don't know. I even considered the possibility that she's a mixed breed even though I was told she isn't.

    6 AnswersDogs4 years ago
  • Is my dog the right size for an 8 month old Siberian Husky?

    I went to the dog park this weekend and people were saying that either she's a miniature husky or I need to fatten her up. She's a bout 35 lbs and she's only 8 months. My vet said she's a good size. What do you all think?

    4 AnswersDogs4 years ago
  • HELP! My 4 week old kittens won't use the litter!!!!?

    My cat has five 4 week old kittens. They won't use the litter box. The problem with that is they are now walking around out of the box and sh!tting and pissing all over the (carpeted) room that I seclude them to! And the momma doesn't eat their bm's anymore! The smell is terrible and I'm not a nasty person. I work full time so I don't have time to clean after them then ALL DAY like needed. What can I do to get them in the litter tray? They all have potential homes but if it doesn't stop I will have to turn them over to the human society (who said they will put them to sleep because they are overpopulated) because my husband isn't willing to tolerate the terrible smell. No need to tell me to get her spayed because she will be getting spayed soon as they are weaned because I will NEVER go through this again!

    6 AnswersCats7 years ago
  • My cat and her kittens have fleas?

    What can i do to treat 2wk old flea infested kittens? Can't afford vet for all 6 cats until two weeks from now. Also i know frontline etc can't be used on kittens. I've used dawn as a temporary remedy for years and it works. But are they too young for a bath? I know they have to stay warm....what do i do? And for all you crazy cat women yes she's getting spayed!

    6 AnswersCats7 years ago

    I have a Doxi mixed with a shar pai (she looks all dachshund though) and she's seven months old. I normally feed her Nulo puppy formula dry food. I recently switched to Nutro Max. When I feed her Nulo she normally only eats 3/4 of a cup 2x a day although I put a full cup in her bowl. Now that I feed her Nutro max puppy formula dry food, she eats about 1 1/4 of a cup. could it be that she likes the Nutro max better or is it not as filling as the Nulo? I'm pretty new to the whole dog food thing. My previous dogs I always fed them commercial brands until I switched vets and he explained how to choose dog food.

    3 AnswersDogs8 years ago
  • My cats in heat and is still nursing what can I do?

    My cat Bella has 8 week old kittens. She's in heat again and she's driving us up a wall! She keeps her but in the Air, tries to get my female dog to mate with her and is always mate calling. It's annoying. The problem is my vet won't spay her until 8 weeks after she stops feeding het kittens. She won't stop feeding and it's impossible to separate them because my cats can only stay upstairs (which they are fine with) because my roommate is allergic. What can i do to either stop her from feeding her babies or is there other vets who will spay her sooner? Please all you crazy cat women don't tell me she should have been spayed before she got pregnant that's obvious and isn't helping my situation.

    3 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • Why is my Queen cat always wet/damp?

    My cat just had kittens about 4 weeks ago. She's always looking damp, sweaty like. Cats don't sweat right? Two of her cats died yesterday so I don't know if it's a sickness. I took her to the vet a week ago and the vet said her and her kittens seemed fine but I'm not so confident in my vet (will be looking for a new one soon). He's not very thorough. But is this normal? Is she just hot, is she sick? That's a whole lot of grooming I don't think it could be that. And she is limited to my bedroom since having the kittens and she doesn't escape my room. There is no water in my room besides her bowl and it never seems as if it's spilled or anything.

    2 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • Dreams of something moving in my stomach?

    I have a recurring dream about something moving in my stomach. It's always pushing out my stomach kind of like when a baby moves in your stomach and you can feel/see the hand/feet imprint. But nothing in my dreams indicates that it's a baby. It's kind of like we know it's not a baby. I don't know why I always have this dream. I'm not pregnant or anything in real life.

    ps. Please only answer if you are dream interpreter. Please no "it's just a dream" comments. I need someone to interpret this recurring dream. Thanks in advance.

    4 AnswersDream Interpretation8 years ago
  • my cat is feeding her kittens less and crying while feeding?

    Her kittens are 16 days old and I've noticed today she hasn't been feeding them as much and when she does she whines and sometimes hiss at them and run off. She stop sleeping with them and keeping then warm (not sure if that Is still necessary at nearly three weeks) . She does still come when they cry. She's not totally neglecting them. I'm just a little worried about the feeding. They aren't starving because they are playful when awake and not real fussy. Just wants to know if this is normal? And for the animal activist judgmental opinionated people she is Getting fixed after weaning.

    3 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • What to do with my hyperactive lil doxie pup while I'm at work?

    I have a 5 Month old Daschshund puppy named lola. As much as I love my Lola baby it's been an up and down learning experience for me. She's my first puppy (I've had adult dogs). She's spayed and vaccinated and about 85% house broke. I come home 2x from work to let her out to eliminate. So, I'm not worried about accidents. But She's destructive which I know is for boredom. I have plenty of toys for her but she tears them to shreds. I can't give her full range throughout the house because again she's destructively bored. But I have to work and people work all the time with dogs that's how they are able to afford them. Dogs aren't just for the rich and famous so please don't tell me I shouldn't have her because I work full time. I just want advice for what to do with her in the day. I crate her at night while we are all sleep so I don't want to crate her in the day that would be too much crating. I had a doggie gate to keep her in the kitchen but she jumps it. She goes to doggie daycare 2x per week but that's all I can afford so what to do the other 3 days? I considered leashing her to the door nob of the kitchen but I worry she will get caught in her leash because she does it all the time when I'm walking her. How do I get her to be obedient and what are some ideas of working puppy owners that has been through this same perdicament? Or what about dog excercize playpens? Is that still too much confinement in one day? Please only answer if you are a working dog owner. It seems the ones that don't work really don't understand. Thanks in advance.

    2 AnswersDogs8 years ago
  • Is it normal for a cat to give the runt special treatment?

    Before I start let me say MY CAT WILL BE SPAYED AFTER SHE'S FINISHED WEANING!!! My cat just had 4 kittens 11 days ago. She's a very good mom to all the kittens. She has a runt. Most of the time you hear about the runt being abandoned or sometimes even killed by the queen. Well in my case she's playing favorite to the runt. Her other three kittens are pretty independent only fussing when hungry. The runt whines for her whenever she's not in the bed with them or if she catches sight of her. My cat lately has been taking her out of the nest and loving on her separately. She still feeds and nurtures the others but she's particularly fond of the runt. Sometimes the others bully the runt during feeding time so Momma cat takes her out after she's done feeding the others and feed the runt separately away from the others. I never see any one-on-one bonding from her to the other kittens on with the runt. Is this normal? I guess it's a good thing but I'm just curious if anyone else has experienced a mommy/runt bond like with mine? the runt is the only one in the litter that looks like her. She and the runt are grey and white while the others are all gray with light gray stripes. Could that be why? I'm glad she's taking care of the runt either way just curious.

    2 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • Do crickets play dead?

    I know it sounds like a stupid question but I have no other explanation. I keep crickets to feed my firebelly toads and Salamander. Some how the crickets were jumping out of my critter keeper. My cousin was home alone and didn't know what to do so she put the on my porch and it was really cold (about 20 degrees around 2am). When I got home they all appeared to be dead. I put the crickets in my room (thank goodness I didn't throw them in my trash can) and about an hour latter they were all jumping around. I'm so confused. Do they play dead? Or hibernate at the feel on cold temperatures? Or maybe they can freeze and defrost and still survive?

    2 AnswersReptiles8 years ago
  • Why does my cat scratch the walls after using her litter box?

    She never did this before. She just had a litter of kittens a few days ago and now after she uses the litter box she's scratching the walls. It's so aggrevating because they are in my bedroom which is the safest place because I have small children and a dog. Why is she doing this?

    2 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • My cat had her kittens?

    The runt won't take the mom's milk. I'm bottle feeding her every two hours but i can only do it till Thursday when i go back to work. Also is there anything i need to do? I know NOTHING about this.

    3 AnswersCats8 years ago
  • Any advice on crating a hyperactive?

    DISCLAIMER!!!!! All of you people who think dogs are humans and would NEVER crate your animals because it's "cruel" please ignore this question.

    Now, I have a 5 month old Dachshund mix. She's very hyperactive to the point that she nips and scratches my kids and always jumping up on my company, running around the house, chewing things to shreds. Doxie's are naturally hunting dogs so she's always sniffing around for something to hunt and shred into peices. My work schedule just recently changed so now I have to work 12 hour days 4 days a week. It's only me and my young kids. I will admit that I irresponsibly purchased her without reading up on the breed (lesson learned). I would have known a lot of her behavior is bc of her breed. But now that we have her we love her and want to keep her for a lifetime. When I first got her I had all the time in the world. Now that my schedule changed to 12 hour days, I'm gone twelve hours and sleep 8 hours. 20 hours is way too long to leave her crated obviously. During my work hours 6pm-6am. I come home and take her out at 9pm then again when I get off at 6am I take her out and for a 30-45 min walk. Now the problem is when I get off at 6am after her walk I MUST get to sleep to prepare for another 12 hour night. What do I do with her? I don't wanna crate her because she's already been in the crate 12 hours during the night (though she was taken out to potty and sleep most of the time). But leaving her in my room she tears EVERYTHING up even when I think it's clean and safe she finds something or she's jumping on my bed wanting to play so I get no sleep. I can't leave her in a room alone because again she tears everything up and isn't fully housebroke just yet. I'm considering doggie daycare but can only afford two days a week. So what to do the other 2 days? HELP!!!! I'm trying here.

    7 AnswersDogs8 years ago
  • Just got a new puppy....Help!!!?

    I just got a new puppy (dachund/shar pei mix). She's eight weeks old and we only had her for three days now. She won't eat much of anything. She'll only nibble maybe 3 or 4 bits of food. I keep her food out for her because she's not eating much so I want it to be available to her when she does feel like eatting. If I don't take her to the food she wont eat at all. I feed her purina puppy chow which is what her breeder was feeding her. she does drink a lot of water. And she sleeps almost all day and night. Also, she poops about 5-7 times a day and I know that might not be a lot for a puppy but It doesn't match the amount of food she eats considering she rarely eats. What do you think is going on? Is this normal? I have an appointment for her to go to the vet next friday and I can't get her there any sooner.

    8 AnswersDogs8 years ago
  • What should I name my white pt cruiser?

    I just purchased a white 06 pt cruiser and for the life of me I cant think of what to name her. Most of my cars have been old buckets so it was easy. My van was Big Betty, my broke down piece of crap 92 shadow was raggedy ann, and mercury sable was the boop mobile bc the interior was betty boop. But I can't think of any thing for this pretty little white cruiser. any ideas?????

    7 AnswersChrysler8 years ago

    I personally don't think it will help anything. It would be a pointless law. And it's been proven. Way back in history when abortion was illegal women were still having abortions. They would have doctors and (self-made) doctors come to their home and perform the abortion. And risk dying from internal bleeding and other causes of homemade abortions. People will stil do it; just like people still smoke weed, own guns when they aren't supposed to, drink underage, do illegal drungs etc....What would it really help?

    10 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 years ago