Family Pets

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Guinea Pig or Hamster?

Ever since my 6 year old daughter visited my sister and fell in love with her chihuahua, she has longed for a dog she can have on her lap and carry around. She begs for one almost daily. We already have a dog (an older, grumpy border collie who's definitely not a cuddler), and often have my mom's dog over here due to her health problems. Hubby has refused to consent to another dog. So the compromise is either a guinea pig or hamster. Which is more tame/affectionate/cuddly, and is one "easier" than the other? I'm fully aware that I'll be...


Guinea Pig as a Pet

I have an opportunity to get a guinea pig for my kids, but have a few...

Boarding Pets

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Can Anyone Reccommend a Boarding Kennel Located Within Delaware County?

Hello, I am looking for a nice, caring boarding/kennel for our 2 dogs. I am going away for a weekend for a wedding out of state this weekend and my doggie sitter has backed out on us at the last minute. My dogs have never been put into an overnight kennel before. We have always been lucky enough to have a family member stay the night whenever we needed someone. However, this time everyone who we normally count on is unavailable. Our dogs (a chocolate lab and brussels griffon) are very close and look after the other and I don't want...

Death of a Pet

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Sisters Dog Being Put to Sleep

Hello All, My sister's dog is getting put to sleep next week and I'm wondering what if anything I should tell my 4 year old? My sister watches both of my girls while my husband and I are working so they know the dog very well, I know the 2 year old won't underdstand so I'm not even going there w/her but the 4 year old asks lots of questions already and I know she is going to pick up on something. My sister has an 8 yr old & 11 yr old who are going to be very upset and I want to try and keep my daughter from upsetting them anymore than...


The Death of a Pet

How do you tell children that their pet(cat) is child is 5...

Dog Training

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Dog or Not?

Hi moms, Been trying to get a dog for my daughter. To be her best friend and to play with. I've called several places and seen different dogs. We found one that was great with her paid attention to her, they ran and played, dog gave kisses as did my daughter. I applied,didn't hear nothing. I asked friends that had adopted a dog from this place and they got their dog within a week and excellent communication. We seen the dog last Wednesday night and I asked if things went right could we have her by Sat. She said they would csll. No call so...

Exotic Pets

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Do You Have a Rat as a Pet?

If so do you find it to be a lot of work? Do you find it to be a good pet for young children 6 and under? We have thought about this a lot and know that we cannot/do not want to get a cat or a dog. We have done fish but just are not that fun for children or adult's LOL. We think that having a Rat or a couple of the 3-4" max length rats would be a good choice but want to hear the good/bad about it. also I think that a hamster is to "squishy" for young children so I don't think we will do that. How much do you spend roughly a month on a rat?...


Getting a Pet

Hi All, My eight year old has been wanting a pet for a long time now, and...


Having a Pet Bird

I have two girls, 4 and 6, who would love to have a pet, however, I do not...

Housebreaking Dogs

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Seeking Suggestions on Housebreaking Beagle Puppy

I just got a baby girl beagle;she is a little over two months old. This is my first dog and I really don't know how to housebreak the dog. I live in an apartment on the 4th floor so I am not sure how to teach her to do "her business" only in the designated area. EX: on the training pads or in the litter box. It is just hard to bring her up and down all the time and it seems that at this stage she might have an accident on the way outside. Any suggestions on how to housebreak and discipline the pup would be greatly appreciated. Thank You


Hosuebreakin a Dog

we recently bought a dog from the pound she is about 2months old. i am tryin...

Pets with Children

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What to Do About Pet

I have always felt like pets are a life time commitment. yet i am finding myself in a tough situation. This is the first time i have ever been faced with trying to deal with something like this and am very very upset. I adopted a cat 3 years ago. he has never been friendly, it doesn't even feel as though he is a pet. We have left him before for an overnight on a weekend with extra food and water and he has been fine. Last month we did the same and came home to cat urnine in the upstairs hall. thinking it might be a different kind...


Toddler and Dog

I need some suggestions. My toddler gets very exctied around our ten year...


The Perfect Pet

I am in search of the perfect pet for my soon to be 7 year old daughter. ...


Dog or Not?

Hi moms, Been trying to get a dog for my daughter. To be her best friend...


The Death of a Pet

How do you tell children that their pet(cat) is child is 5...

Traveling with Pets

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My Son's Pet

I recently found my son's pet cat dead on the highway he thinks Waffles ran...

Vets & Animal Hospitals

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Litsey Animal Hospital

We've been using the same vet clinic for a couple of years now but we are starting to doubt their services and thought that we would check a few others out. To give you an idea, when we adopted one of our dogs we took her in to be spaded. The vet noticed a scar on her abdomen and thought she might have already been spaded but decided to cut her open anyway. Turns out she was spaded and we still had to pay the full price, not to mention the discomfort our dog had to go through. Has anyone ever used Litsey Animal Hospital in Watauga? I've...


Need a Vet

Hi, I have been so lucky with the questions I have asked and have been...


Looking for a Vet

Last year we adopted a rescue dog. We are looking for a good, inexpensive...


New Vet Needed!

I just can't go to the Falls Road Animal Hospital anymore. they are so...