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How much should I feed my puppy?

I have a Havanese-Maltese mixed puppy that is 14 weeks old and weighs 3.5 pounds. I have been feeding her 1/4 of Blue a day. Every time I fill her bowl up, she devours the food. Should I increase ...
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How to approach a dog for the first time?

We have all heard that first impressions are important. Presumably they are just as important the first time you meet a dog, as the first time you meet a person. How should I approach a dog for the ...
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How do I stop my dog from barking at random strangers

We have a 3 month old puppy who is 50% Anatolian Shepherd and 50% unknown (though we suspect some bloodhound). She is very gentle at playing, loves meeting and playing with new people, and has never ...
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What should I know before I decide to adopt a rabbit?

We are thinking about adopting a pet rabbit. We would love to have one in our home for Easter and I do not think that they would be much work or require much time the rest of the year. But I do not ...
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How old should a puppy be whenever you adopt them?

I realize that a dog can never be too old to adopt, my parents just adopted a fairly senior citizen schnauzer. However, how young is too young to adopt a puppy? It's been a while, but I think we ...
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How do I spot potential problem behavior when adopting a dog?

Frequently people are adopting dogs from rescue shelters. Adopting any adult dog can be a bit of a challenge in that it's hard to know the dog's history. Some rescue dogs have a history of abuse and/...
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How can I find out if a dog I am considering is from a puppy mill?

I am considering adopting a dog from a locally owned pet store, it a registered breed and has a pedigree. Is there any way I can check to find out if the dog is from a puppy mill?
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What danger signs indicate health issues when aquiring a new dog?

I am considering buying or adopting a new dog, and was wondering what signs I should look for to indicate health issues?
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How to stop dog chewing things

My dog is about 18 months old now. And he's still chewing things he shouldn't. There's two problems really: Picking up things to run off and chew, anything out of the ordinary, like tissue on the ...
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What is the procedure for adopting a purebred dog in the United States?

I mean, I've had dogs before, it's not like I'm trying to get a dog for the first time in my life. The thing is, I am an immigrant, I had to leave my previous dog back home; A caucasian shepherd - a ...
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How can one judge the quality of puppy classes?

It is getting widespread that early socialisation is a crucial step in puppy development. Exposure to a variety of dogs, humans and situations happening during the socialisation window () is key for ...
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What should I monitor while changing my dog's diet?

After some research on dogs nutrition I'm considering changing his diet from commercial dry kibble to home cooked food. I would do it progressively: kibble in the morning and home cooked chef's ...