Petlvr Mailbag: Schnauzer Won't Accept New Pup

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Dear Petlvr, I hope you can help: We just brought home a 7 week old puppy – malti-poo/pom mix. Tiny, less than one pound. We have a mini-doxie age 12 who is fine with her. However, … Read More

Petlvr Mailbag: Found Hedgehog

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Dear Petlvr, I just received a hedgehog. It was found by a friend’s dog. I learned on the internet that hedgehogs can have babies as early as May. I would like to keep this hedgehog, it … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Noise Phobia

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … My dog has a fear of noises. At our training park, there is a BMX track next door. When the bikes take off, they go through an opening gate which comes down … Read More

Petlvr Mailbag: Modern Methods?

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … My family is in the market for a puppy and when I went to obedience class with a dog years ago they had me use a 30′ lead and a choker to … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Yappy Papillon

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … When we got our 2nd Papillon dog, Sophie .. it was mid September as a puppy (she was born late July). We then had the coldest winter and earliest snowfall that year … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Declawing a Cat?

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … Is declawing a cat a good idea? I have people giving both sides, and although I think it is sad, what are the alternatives to torn up furniture? Signed, gtcathey from Ima … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitty Questions

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I’ve got two questions… Why does my cat insist on tearing up every piece of paper lying around on the floor? He’s 3, far from being a kitty. Also he is chunky. … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Teaching Gentleness

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … I have 2 rescue poodles, both males.  Buddy is a 3-year-old Standard and Troy is a 3-year-old Toy.  Buddy wants to play with little Troy.  It’s the 65 lbs. vs. the 8 … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Mouse Woes

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Dear Petlvr Mailbag … Polybore’s cat is terrible at catching mice. It catches them in the garden then brings them into the house and lets them go, alive. I want the cat to catch and kill … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: An Injured Feral

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … Okay, a 1-2 year old male feral/stray/whatever cat moved into my back yard. Got attacked by, I think, a raccoon, as the possums left and I have a few kits, one mom, … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Dog Doo

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag .. My dog lifts his leg to pee, then poops instead. This may seem like a silly question, but it causes poop to stick to the hair on his hind legs. Yuck! –Grossed … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Fighting Cats

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag .. I have two cats. The boy is tall and strong, and the other (female) is a runt. She’s 4 years old but looks like a kitten, she is so tiny. Anyway, my … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Liability and Renting as a Dog Owner

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … What can a renter do when owning a dog to prevent the landlord from having any liability with regards to the dog’s behavior? Essentially, the law states that a landlord can be … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Entertaining an Inside Cat

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, We moved a couple years ago, and the cat went from being an outside/inside cat to wholly an inside cat. He seems really really bored though, looking for ways to help him transition … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Canine Oral Fixation is Curable

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Dear  PetLvr Mailbag, One of my dogs compulsively licks. He’s always licking at my hands, face, ear, arms, legs, anything he can. Whenever I pet him, he just tries to lick my hand. How the hell … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Exuberant Greetings Cause Consternation

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I have a pit lab mix that loves too much. She is about 55 lbs and strong as an ox. She has been trained to not jump on me when I come home … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Kitten Rules the Roost

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, My 4 month old kitten totally dominates my 8 year old Australian Shepherd. The kitten, Freckles, is 4 months old. She’ll walk up to the dog, Luke, and he’ll freeze in panic. She’ll … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Stung by a Bad Breeder

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag, I recently bought a registered Yorkie from a breeder and after 3 weeks and about $1,000.00 vet bill, we have found out that the puppy died of liver failure he was born with. The … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: Dogs, Children, Resource Guarding, and Boundary Setting

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Dear Jelena … Is it ok for a dog to growl when they have their bone in their dog bed and a child approaches in a manner that the dog views as possible attempt to take … Read More

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