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Questions tagged [dogs]

Domesticated canines commonly kept as pets. Please mention the breed / sex / age in your question if you feel it might assist in getting a more focused answer.

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What could be this on gum of boxer?

Yesterday I notice my 5 years old boxer had something weird on his gum (right hand side of his mouth). At the top of this weird piece of extra gum has many little red dots. My boxer does not complain ...
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How do I stop Screaming while riding in the Car

My dog screams as soon as my husband and I start to drive. She wants to go and is upset when she is left at home. But, when she is in the car, she starts screaming. I bought a Thunder Shirt but this ...
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My dog is squeezing between chair and side table, and also, between bed and wall [on hold]

Why does my dog walk/squeeze between bed and wall, and also tries to go between chair and side table? Both areas are small, confined areas.
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Dog keeps hyperventilating

Several years ago a smoke alarm inside my house went off and my dog started to shake and hyperventilate. Since then she does this after various beeping type noises, such as a computer booting. In the ...
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Diabetic and anxiety

My dog has been diagnosed with diabetes. Today he will not let me pet him he just starts yelping. When my husband came near him he climbed on my lap but when I touched him he started yelping. I know ...
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My dog bit me so I hit him how do I get him to trust me again? [duplicate]

My dog bit me so I hit him repeatedly now he won't come to me or listen to me how do I fix this?
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Dog scared after near miss with traffic - how to get him used to going out for walks again?

One evening while walking my dog he jumped at a moving truck and was nearly hit. The truck run over his leash but luckily missed him. Now he is scared of going out for walks (previously he was very ...
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Dark Hairless Spot On Skin

While brushing our 5 year old Schnauzer-Poodle we found a bald spot. We have not noticed him trying to lick or rub this spot. It is completely flat, and looks like this: Any ideas on what this could ...
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Mastiff housebreaking - first time owner [duplicate]

I'm about to bring home an 8-week-old American Mastiff puppy. I'm a first-time dog owner (my husband is not, but I want to make sure I'm not overly reliant on his knowledge). I've been doing some ...
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My 8 month old puppy won't eat

Raja, my pup, and I just moved back to college and she won't eat. When I give her her food she just noses it until its everywhere and keeps nosing it until it's wedged behind my desk. There was ...
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High Creatinine level in female Dalmatian

I have a Dalmatian Female who is 11 years and 9 months old. Recently she started vomiting. All the tests were done and her Creatinine Serum is 2.8 mg/dl & Potassium Serum is 5.94 mEq/l. She has ...
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How can canine erlichiosis develop into leukemia?

Clinic case: Argentinian Dogo, 6 years old, from Argentina. Presents generalized muscle loss, pale mucous membranes, persistent fever at 40 degrees, weight loss, seizures, hyporeflexia and ataxia....
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My puppy of 3 months wont stop biting us [duplicate]

My puppy is a pedigree cocker spaniel (English) and she is teething at the moment. I have tried everything! Dogs teething gel, teething rings and soft plush toys which squeek etc. yet She STILL bites ...
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I have a few questions about coconut oil [duplicate]

I read in an article that coconut oil was good for cats and dogs. So I was wondering if it mattered, Which kind of coconut oil I use? Can I use normal pure virgin human coconut oil or does it have ...
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Is that true that taking pills causes stomach discomfort or pain?

A few days ago my dog started taking one antibiotics pill a day for a mild otitis. Then he started to cry a lot at night, always next to the house frontgate, as if he had a desperate need for walk. ...
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Allergic reactions to food

I just learned that my dog is allergic to Pinto beans, beef, milk and liver. I am at a loss of what I can serve her to eat. She has episodes of diarrhea.
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Alternatives to walking a dog

Dogs need to be entertained and physically and mentally stimulated to feel happy. Many behavioral problems are either caused by boredom or could be treated by engaging the dog in different games and ...
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My dog won't get tired

I have a mix of Border Collie with Australian Shepherd. Recently we moved to a country house and now he has a 24/7 access to big green fields and almost 24/7 human attention. Happy dog. But I'm ...
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How to deal with violent stray dog

I love dogs and all other animals, and have a 4 year old Lab. The place where I live, there are 5 stray dogs. I love all of them and feed them everyday thrice when I take my kid out. One of them is ...
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Allowing puppy on couch

So to start off I have seen this question: Guarding couch which deals with a problem that occurred in the one incident but it seemed more related to guarding than anything. Introduction So I am ...
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Anxious dog howls and screams when we take our other dog out

So we have three dogs ages 5, 3, and 7 months. We take the two older dogs outside to go potty at the same time and take the puppy separately because she gets distracted to easily. Whenever we take the ...
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Dog with red eye because sleeps with eye opened (photo)

I adopted an old boxer that sleeps with one eye a little open. This part of the eye is red and I think is because it get dry. Is there any nutrient or solution so he close his eye while he sleeps? ...
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How do I teach my dog to “play nice” with smaller dogs?

I have a sight hound, small (22#) female, spayed, not quite 2 1/2 years. We go to the local dog park regularly so that she can run and play. I usually take her to the small dog side, but have taken ...
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Why has my dog started running out of our yard?

My 6 yo Pointer Mix has gone out on her own for the last year and a half or so. She was always very good about staying in her yard, doing her business and then coming back to the front door when ...
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Does my dog want to play with the cat, or kill it?

My dog is a mutt with many breeds that we aren't really sure about. She is fascinated with rabits and points, so I assume she has some hunting instincts. Relatives of mine have a cat. When we go ...
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training a dog to herd

I am interested to learn how to train a dog (of course of specific breeds) to herd (ducks, other animals). Is there a guide, book, or research results available? I already made a cursory search in ...
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What to do when you have two large dogs and travel a lot for work?

I'm looking for suggestions and what kind of experience people might have had with dealing with a situation like this and worked and what didn't. I have two 3yo 80+ lb dogs and my new job requires me ...
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Why is one of my male dogs drinking my other male dog's pee?

Ive seen different versions of this question on here, but its usually male and female dogs - not dogs of the same gender. I'm curious if this is related pheromones or due to increased exercise (or ...
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Help! Dog won't eat and is dying without reason

My dog Uno showed no appetite about a week ago. We switched her diet to boiled chicken breast and she ate those and we thought she was just picky until four days ago she vomited a lot and had severe ...
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Dogsitting: 2-year-old dog refuses to pee outside, then deliberately pees inside

I dogsit sometimes and just took on a new client yesterday. She's a mostly sweet two-year-old poodle, except for the peeing (and sometimes pooping) inside thing. I've now walked her three times: ...
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What is this wound on my dog's leg? Help me please

Weeks ago the leg of my 5 years old boxer was very swollen and he even walked a little limp, time later a kind of wound was formed and until today it has not been removed. Thought my dog does not ...
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Why does my dog lay down when he sees another dog?

My dog (~7 year Lab mix) is mostly well-behaved on leash, though he still has a few triggers that we're working on (mostly harmless, but can seem intimidating to other dogs and/or their owners). One ...
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Belgian Malinois training

I just got a Belgian Malinois female dog (she is 4 months now) and I've been wondering some things. I also have an 12 years old female German Shepherd, they get along, even though sometimes the ...
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Dogs adjusting to move strangely

My dogs, Radar and Zuko are adjusting to our moving a little strangely. I got them at 8 weeks old and they had been living in our old house with me as their “parent”. I walk them, trained them, feed ...
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Picking a puppy when the dog mom is aggressive

We were trying to pick out a border collie puppy and met the puppies’ mom. She looked fearful, gave us the death stare, barked, and snapped at us and was extremely distrustful. Her behavior was a bit ...
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Taking a new puppy out

I Really need some advice please. I am picking up a french bull dog puppy a few days before Christmas. The day after I pick her up I have to go to family's house for a family meal. Which is about 90 ...
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Do I need to re-vaccinate my dog for rabies after possible exposure to an infected animal?

I brought a traumatized little pup who had been bitten by an aggressive dog, seven days ago. The aggressive dog died, convulsing, the day after biting. The dog didn't show lack of coordination, jaw ...
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Need tips for a friends sick lab

My best friends lab is sick. she is vomiting and will not sleep, or eat. I am really worried! She was just recently pregnant with 4 pups. please help!
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Growing black stain in a dog's lower eyelid

Background I have a 2.5 years old male, mixed breed dog. We believe his ancestry is mainly cocker spaniel, with a fair amount of poodle and maybe some other thing. He is in general good health, he ...
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Will my dog remember his sister from 6 years?

I had found a post on facebook of a dog that looked exactly like my dog. I had friended her, and turned out that we had gotten our puppies from the same litter. We were hoping to meet up, and I was ...
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how to take care of community dog?

scenario I live in a college campus where stray animals are not hurt as compared to outside so even peacocks can be friendly. so there's no question of the dog biting me (I also pet only interested ...
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How to stop my dog chewing on everything?

Ok so recently my dog(I don't know if this matters but she's a German Shepherd) has been chewing everything outside which I'd presume because she's teething but she is 6 months and I don't know how ...
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10 mth old German Shepard is aggressive/excited toward our cats

I have a 10 mth old German Shepard who is VERY interested in our cats. We have had him since he was 11 weeks old and the cats have been there every day since. He killed a kitten in our back yard ...
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Will my dog want to harm my guinea pig?

I let my guinea pigs run around my room a little bit, and normally my dog will walk in in the midst of them playing. I would expect it to be a cute little duo, but I am afraid that my dog may be a ...
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Small dog is scared of my cat

My cat attacked my sons small dog when he was a puppy. I am now living with my son and his little dog is terrified of my cat. How can I get them to live together
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Dog behavioural changes on gabapentin

Has anyone got dogs taking gabapentin, particularly for back pain, who have noticed any behavioural changes? My 12 year old Canaan dog has been on gabapentin for a few months now for spondylitis (...
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My 7 month old Husky killed a rabbit today in our yard, will that make her aggressive going forward?

We have a 7 month old Husky. This morning, she caught a rabbit in our back yard. She was out going to the bathroom and I was getting her food and water when I heard screaming coming from the back ...
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Dog shows me his teeth when I enter the room

My partners dog always shows me his teeth when I come into the house or when I come onto a room after being gone for a while. He seems to be happy to see me, wagging his tail and loves pets. He is a ...
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Our 13-year-old dog constantly chews the bottom of her paw or sucks on blankets

Our 13-year-old dog constantly chews the bottom of her paw or sucks on blankets and articles of clothing. How can we stop this behavior? Is it dangerous to her health?
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How much water should I let my dog drink?

My dog is a Labrador schnoodle cross and he is almost one year old. I want to know how much water I should allow him to drink because I don't want him to have too much in case its bad for him and gets ...