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What are the possible causes of my dog drinking his own urine [duplicate]

This is more of a kudo than a question . Under this topic and the the final answer edited by DogMumbler. My husband's 10 year rescue shipperkie, Whisky" drinks his pee, every time inside. He's ...
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How risky are rocks for dogs?

I was hoping someone could help me understand some general questions about risk levels for my new puppy (male goldendoodle, 13 weeks). We have various sizes of rocks, from pea size to lemon size. Some ...
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We adopted a rescue dog that we are pretty sure was abused. After about a week hes started peeing on my daughter

He doesn't seem afraid of females or kids. About a week after we got him he started walking up to my adult daughter and lifting his leg and peeing on her. He doesn't seem afraid of her so I wonder if ...
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How can i prepare my frenchies for a first stay without me?

I'm in a real bind and need some advice. My husband and I have two French Bulldogs, Pierre and Chloe, who are 3 and 5 years old. They're like our children, and we've never left them with anyone before....
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What do I do about my dog having a tick and scratched it off?

My chiweenie had a tick behind her ear last night and this morning she scratched it off and I think the head is still in her. What do I do?
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Rescued dog doesn't walk unless 2 persons come [duplicate]

I adopted a rescue dog 6 months ago, and she still doesn't walk unless there's 2 people with her. She stops walking as soon as she exist the building and realises she is with 1 person. I tried ...
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Kidney Problems in Older Dog (Potentially CKD)

I have a 13lb. (5.9kg) female schnauzer/poodle mix who is currently 12 years old. On March 16, she was given a dental chew. Later that night, she threw up the chew and we found a lot of urination ...
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Pet on long flight

I am going to book an international flight via Turkish Airlines. The flight has a 22 hours layover. I can buy the ticket for my dog and my self at the same time through the airline website. So this is ...
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Dog growls when I walk inside after being out for a very brief time

Four of us in a house (my wife, myself, two young daughters), and we have an almost two-year old, 10 pound Maltipoo (Maltese-Poodle mix). He growls only at me and only under a specific condition: If I ...
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Doggy door: Dog will go outside but not inside [duplicate]

My dog knows how to use the doggy door. She would go in and out. I’ve only had it for a week however. Now she just goes outside but seems to forget how to come back inside. She will just stand at the ...
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Benefits of O-ring collar over D-ring?

What are the benefits of an O-ring collar over a traditional flat collar with a D-ring (if any)? O-ring collar D-ring collar
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Is it a nervous behaviour for dogs to "clap" their teeth?

I apologise for the title vagueness but I can't think of another way to describe the behaviour. It is not teeth chattering if that means anything like human teeth chattering. I don't want to say "...
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Quick energy for a dog?

What can you give a dog that needs a quick energy boost when it is running? Similar to how humans drink glucose (and salt?) when running marathon and similar.
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Possible pregnancy in dogs

My 2yrs 6month old yellow lab was in heat 3/4 weeks ago. I also have her brother from same litter. I did ever6i could to watch them but am worried that he got to her towards end of season. She appears ...
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Puppy vs Adjustable Bed

Got an adjustable bed. Love it. Got an adorable beagle puppy. Love him. Let the two be alone in the room together. Beagle is still adorable. Bed no longer adjusts. Looking to buy a new adjustable bed (...
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what is causing this cyst on paw of my dog?

Such a cyst appears on my dog's paw, then disappears after a few days and appears on another finger again. Every now and then, he licks it. Is it a serious issue to worry about, or is it common and ...
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My dog growls at me occasionally when I come back from being out for long periods

My Dobermann and I have a really good relationship. He goes to my partner for play and to me for emotional regulation and cuddles. Whenever I go away for long periods of time or whenever his routine ...
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Is 26 pound dog protected with Heartgard blue?

My dog weighs 26 pounds and I have several Heartgard chews for up to 25 pounds. Is he protected with one blue or do I need to order and give Heartgard for 26 to 50lbs?
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My dog is obsessed with getting inside my home

My Belgium Malinois recently got extremely ill after, what we suspect, being bit by a spider. He recovered quickly after getting the right antibiotics. He is now obsessed with getting inside the house....
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My dog has had staples in his foot about a week now & I want to know if it’s alright if there’s dog hair on the staples

I have been usually keeping the foot bandaged but I’ve left it uncovered for about a day or so due to the bandage moving & causing irritation. is it okay that there’s dog hair on the staples? I’ve ...
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Dog is having scabs show up after staples

My dog got staples & stitches in his foot about 6 days ago & the bandage kept moving so I have to keep changing it. The bottom half looks great but the top half looks irritated & blistered ...
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What should one have in a dog pet first aid kit?

I have ideas of what should be in such a kit; but I’m wanting to see if I’m missing anything important. Thank you! Chris
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Play Attacking my Husband

My 5 month old mini schnauzer does not like cuddles. But, he does follow me through out the house. Outside he can be off lead in safe situations away from roads. He never runs more than 50 feet away ...
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My 3 year old Jack Russell is attacking my 5 month old Yorkie without cause suddenly. Will nutering my Yorkie stop the attacks. Please help [duplicate]

I adopted a Yorkie puppy about 4 months ago and my Jack Russell and him got on so well and they were the perfect pair and best friends. Then suddenly about 3 weeks ago my Jack Russell went for my ...
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How to choose a christmas tree proper for my pets?

When it comes to buy a christmas tree, what precautions can I take, to choose one, my pets have an advantage from? I have in mind to use it as a toy/entertainment for my pet after it was used in my ...
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I fear my dog wants to hurt my cats

I recently adopted a Pitbull mix and she's a very friendly dog to people, but when she sees my cats she gets very focused and doesn't respond to her name, and if the cats get too close to the cage she ...
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Can dogs distinguish between men and women?

As a follow-up to this question Do dogs "understand" breeds or size among other dogs? - a similar question about dogs relationship with human sexes. I also often see posts for dog walkers ...
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Dog started having panic attack like symptoms and struggling to walk as if drunk

it's currently late in the evening and we won't be able to get my dog to a vet right away. My dog wasn't acting strangely today, but all of a sudden she struggled to get up. When she did, she could ...
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My dog won't house train and has difficulty being left alone

I recently got a dog with separation anxiety. He won't go in his crate or go to the bathroom outside. How can I house and crate-train him?
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Do dogs "understand" breeds or size among other dogs?

In posts where people look for a dog walker I often read things like "my dog is afraid of big dogs" or "my dog is afraid of (e.g.) German Shepherds". Does science support these ...
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My dachshund is 3 months her face is swelling?

My dachshund is 3 months the Friday night her left cheek swelled up then went down shortly after but it left a ball the vet said it wasn’t anything to worry about, it’s starting to concern me because ...
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Why can 3 or more dogs fight to death so easily? What makes them different, in this respect, from wolves? Or do wolves behave the same way?

I've recently assisted to 3 dogs (not blood borthers, but they live, eat and play together everyday) fighting in a way that in my opinion was clearly leading to one of them being killed by the other ...
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Can my dog have a treat with medicine that she can only take on any empty stomach

Can I give my dog medicine with a little treat even if it says take on any empty stomach?
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Was i supposed to let my puppy see her dead brother with parvo?

I had two 7 month old puppies and one just died today of parvo, we buried him deep in the backyard. We know it is highly contagious so we didn't let her see him dead because she would've gone and ...
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My dog won't let me sleep at night and it's driving me crazy

It's 4:30am as I'm writing this. I'm very sleep deprived as a result of my dog and as you might be able to imagine, it's wearing me out. My medium/large male German Shepard mix dog stays inside the ...
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How to handle overly energetic dog

I know people might hate me for this but I am at my wits end. Sorry for the long post. For some context: We (as in my wife and I) adopted a stray puppy a while back. It was in the street all alone and ...
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How long will my dog associate my disinterest in him with his serious mischief?

My dog made a "serious mischief" this morning. Now I am blatantly ignoring him to show my anger and disapproval (obviously after having seriously grounded him immediately after the act). ...
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How do you trim nails on your wiggly Malamute?

As a Malamute owner, I really struggle with trimming my dog's nails. He hates having his paws handled and gets extremely wiggly and restless when I try to clip his nails. I've tried giving him treats ...
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What are my Shiba Inu's nutritional requirements and how an I provide them with a home-made diet?

My male, red sheeb is nearly 10 months old, 16 lbs and not likely to grow too much larger, conforms to breed standard, and is fairly athletic, getting 4–6 hours of exercise daily. I am considering a ...
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Are AirTags safe for pets?

While our dog is microchipped, my family is considering an extra layer of protection by using an AirTag on our dog's collar in case of an unforeseen escape. Are there any safety considerations to keep ...
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Young dog has begun persistent attention-seeking behavior in the evening

Background I have a ~16 month old rescue dog. He's a mutt (great pyrenees/coonhound/husky/"supermutt") For the past 8 months we've had a pretty good routine going, with 2-4 mile walk in the ...
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My 30lb Catahoula ripped open a pack of instant yeast

My 11-month-old Catahoula pit ripped open a pack of dry instant sourdough yeast. I got the packet before he ingested any of it but I think a small amount definitely got in his tongue. Should I be ...
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Can a neutered Jack Russell and a intact husky live in the same household

I have a neutered Jack Russell My grandson wants to come to live he has an intact Husky can these two fur babies live in the same household?
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What is this growth in my dog's ear?

She was treated for ear infection 2 months ago. On drops and antibiotics. At vet recheck the said she was all good. We returned a week later because ear was very inflamed and she was in pain. Vet ...
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Cooling mat for pets that actually cools?

I'm in the Caribbean and temperatures here are reaching over 100°F. My two cats (a 1-year old and a senior citizen) are hot. Has anyone had experience with cooling mats? It's a mat that maintains a ...
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Acid reflux (GERD) in a dog with chronic kidney disease

My 12.5 yo Labrador retriever has chronic kidney disease (early stage 3, non-proteinuric) and as a result, or possibly coincidentally, has what is probably acid reflux. He groans when he lays down, ...
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why my puppy pee and poo inside only when he is home with my partner

my puppy 14 weeks house trained never have a accident when I am home. but when I leave to work few days for week he is alone with my husband and he pee and poo inside the house.
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Should I be worried about this patch under my dog’s chin?

As my dog was lying next to me, I noticed a small patch that appears to be bald and possibly raw right under her mouth. It’s a couple centimeters across and a little bit red. Any idea what this is and ...
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Looking for gps tracker for my dog

Looking for the gps tracker for my dog. Must be waterproof and should have the notification feature that alerts when my dog leaves or enters the home. Also would be good if it has a feature that ...
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Rescued 7 pounder at puppy stage very receptive to people, now barks, growls and sometimes will bite

We rescued a Pomeranian Schnauzer mix as a puppy and was 7 oz. We took him to our office to keep an eye on him with another one of our younger dogs. We kept these two at the office and our other two ...
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