Home remedies for a cat cold? via /r/Pets

Home remedies for a cat cold?

I recently adopted a kitten this weekend from our local animal shelter. She's around 6 months old and the only thing that we know about her past is that she was an owner surrender because they "couldn't handle her". She was only at the shelter for a couple of days, in that time they had her tested and vaccinated, she was spayed before she was surrendered but I don't know when.

When I got her she was disgusting. She was covered in flea dirt and pee. When I bathed her the bathtub was orange-red from her coat. The day after bathing her she had an oops all over her. There was poo all along her rear so I dipped her in some warm water to help get it off. I don't know if one of my cats or dog literally scared the crap out of her or the changing of foods had caused the mushy poo.

Anyways with all this change in the past week she started sneezing yesterday and I called the vet and they told me that it's probably just a kitty cold from all the stress and change and the bathes in the last week. They said if it worsens to bring her in, I was just curious of some home remedies to help aid her. I gave her some high calorie booster that I use for my elderly cat but otherwise I'm stumped. I read vitamin c can work, and some multivitamins. Any recommendations on certain brands or anything else? Figured ide check here. I would also like to add that she has been tested and showed up negative for fiv.

Submitted September 20, 2018 at 04:28PM by WolfFur1337
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My dog barks and growls at other dogs when she wants to play via /r/Pets

My dog barks and growls at other dogs when she wants to play

As the title says. My dog is very sweet and kind. She has never been aggressive towards other dogs or people (he kisses strangers and lets children do whatever they want with her). She was bitten lightly by a dog in the past, and scratched by a cat. She is also a stray dog that spent one month in a yard with dogs that would growl and bark a lot. Now the issue that I have with her is that whenever we walk and we see another dog, she barks and growls and pulls. I am sure it’s not out of anger because if we go to say Hi to that dog, she gets calm and sniffs and kisses and wants to play. So what I understand from her behavior is that she does not know how to show that she wants to play. How can I change this behaviour? She is 5 yr old.

Submitted September 20, 2018 at 04:50PM by ondinee
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Toys for destructo-cat? via /r/Pets

Toys for destructo-cat?

You know how they make nigh indestructible toys for dogs? I’m looking for something like that for a cat who is really bad at keeping toys intact. (But is still fun for cats)

He tears everything up. I just got him a new wand for his gotcha day, and it was in pieces within an hour. It was made of what I thought was cord he couldn’t chew through but I was wrong.

He’s also prone to ingesting stuff that he’s not supposed to. Like string or stuffing or fabric. Or plastic. I’m wary of buying toys for him cause I don’t want him to hurt himself by ingesting stuff he’s not supposed to!

I have a bit of leather at home and I was thinking of making a fake mouse toy with catnip inside it. And just using a suture stitch around the edge so if he does rip out the sewing, he won’t have a big string to swallow.

I usually have to keep toys in a Tupperware container and only let him play when supervised, but I can tell he hates that. We have actually had to change Tupperware containers to one with clasps because he learned to open it.

Does anyone have any recommendations on toys that aren’t easily destroyed? And if they are destroyed, break in a manner that won’t hurt him if he eats it?

Submitted September 20, 2018 at 03:54PM by Misstori1
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2 mo puppies, how to properly socialize them with other dogs and people? via /r/Pets

2 mo puppies, how to properly socialize them with other dogs and people?

The puppies mother is not socialized well, so everytime we go to the park she barks like a maniac. I want her puppies to have an easier time going to the park (no barking or being too afraid) what's the best way to do this? And should I start now or when they are a bit older?

Submitted September 20, 2018 at 04:10PM by ArtemisAlive
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[HELP] I it’s got a 3 mo old husky mix. I have a full time work and am wondering if it’s worth crate training him. Thoughts? via /r/dogs

[HELP] I it’s got a 3 mo old husky mix. I have a full time work and am wondering if it’s worth crate training him. Thoughts?

He isn’t potty trained yet and I wonder if it’s okay to leave him in the house roaming about. He’s a younger rescue dog.

ALSO, should I put a bark collar on him? I think he has Pomeranian gene too.

Submitted September 20, 2018 at 03:19PM by jakekeen000
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