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How to take care of dog's toiletry needs if dog walking is banned?

Most countries seem to allow dog walking during anti-COVID-19 measures preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, there's at least South Africa where even dog walking is disallowed. The extent ...
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Dog with soft mucusy poop

Our dog recently pooped on the stairs which is very unlike her. This was on Friday and it was very soft and brown. This past weekend her poop has still been soft and now has a tinge of green to it. ...
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Dog licking herself when she can't hold it at night

My dog is an 11 year old terrier. She sleeps next to my bed at night and occasionally she wakes me up with the sound of slurping while she is licking her private area. I just let her keep looking ...
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How to reconcile two dogs?

Background: I'm visiting my parents for a while, they have a mixed-breed dog who is friendly and i brought mine, a mixed-breed dog too, who is kinda aggressive sometimes with others dogs. Both dogs ...
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Can an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 1/2-3 yrs old ever show unconditional love like he was intended to?

I recently got an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 1/2-3 yrs old. This is when I picked him up at the farm in Pittstown, N.J. on 1/16/20 How can someone do this to ...
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German Shepherd with mysterious health issues

I have a bit of a mystery of a health issue with one of the pups I bred and wanted to ask if anyone knows what it might be. I bred this pup (now dog) from my near perfect German Shepherd bitch who ...
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Changing flavour of a kibble within one brand

We went through 4 kinds of kibble with my dog and finally found the one he likes (it is grain-free kibble, with 70% meat and 30% veggies and herbs). Through the first change, because I lacked some ...
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Puppy growling - when should I be concerned? [duplicate]

Yesterday I adopted a puppy, and today was her first walk. She was quite scared at the beginning, but after a couple of minutes of walking, she felt comfortable. On my way back, we met another puppy (...
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Why does my dog stack his poop on the outside furniture

We adopted a 2 year old hound/dane mix about a month ago from a rescue. He did come from an abusive household, but it didn't take long for him to fall right into place with our family. Though, he does ...
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I adopted my dog yesterday, I don't know what is his breed and how old do you think is he? [closed]

I want to buy a book on how to treat the puppy that I adopted yesterday, I don't know what is his breed and how old do you think is he?
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How can I remove adhesive bandaging from my dog without hurting her>?

My dog recently had surgery and they covered the wound with a bandage that had an adhesive border around the wound site. We followed the instructions of the vet and when it came to removing the ...
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I accidentally popped a tick that was on my dog's eyelids

I accidentally popped a tick on my dog's eyelids and unfortunately blood got on his eyes, the blood went away in a while but was the blood that got to his eyes will be dangerous? What can I do myself? ...
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Over-excited, barking dog and ways to exercise or calm him

I have recently (a little over month ago) adopted a dog from a shelter. He is year and a half old mutt, looking a little terrier - like, shaggy and wirehaired. He was at the shelter for half a year ...
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What health advantage are there to spaying a dog? Disadvantages? [duplicate]

I was always under the (naive) impression that spaying a dog was predominantly a preventative measure against having litters. I knew maybe behaviour and demeanour would change, but that's about the ...
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Vetmedin eaten by wrong dog

Lilly takes vetmedin for congestive heart failure. Baxter May have eaten her dose when I dropped it between them. 2.5 mg for 20# Jack Russell. Help. I don’t know if Lilly got her medicine. Should I ...
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Reassuring/cheering up a dog whose owners are unexpectedly missing

My friends have a ~5 year old beagle/basset mix, who was a "rescue" some years ago. He's very intelligent and pretty well trained. Unexpectedly, they'll be in the hospital for a couple days so I am ...
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Should I get another dog to keep my dog company?

Just wanted to get some input and feedback about getting another dog to keep my dog company at home while I'm at work. I have a small Schnoodle (25 lbs) - high energy, and wonderful. I walk him twice ...
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Can I use any digital thermometer on my dog?

I want to buy a digital thermometer to check the (rectal) temperature of my dog when needed[*]. I'm not sure if any digital thermometer will do, or if I should look for a specific "animal-grade" ...
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Can cookies clean teeth?

I have this cookies for dogs. I would like to know if it's true that can clean teeth.
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12 week old Maremma Sheepdog growling--why?

I own a 12 week old Maremma Sheepdog, I’ve had her for two weeks now. My sweet girl had her second round of vaccinations today and growled at the vet and even snapped. She had just come out of the car ...
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Bull Arab entertainment [duplicate]

We have a beautiful natured large bull Arab dog. Due to being pregnant I have been told to reduce my interactions with him incase my tummy gets a knock to it. My neighbour is walking him some ...
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How does toilet training a puppy regress?

We have a 4 month old puppy who has done very well in her toilet training. She know's to go outside for a pee and a poo now and we barely have any accidents anywhere else in the house. We have ...
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My dog goes crazy in a cage and destroys everything. HELP

I have an 11 months old female husky, she has a lot of energy and she’s very sweet. We took a training class and she did very well but lately she started destroying things in the house when we leave, ...
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Dog mounting. Help

I currently have 2 dogs, a 9 month old female collie and a 20 month old Chihuahua/jack Russell male who's neutered. We are fostering a 17 month old intact Siberian husky but seem to be having some ...
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How do I know if the dogs are playing too rough

I have American Staffy female rescue from the pound 5 months a go friendly with other dogs love the play yesterday got rescue Staffy shorter breed both same age he's a male he's very friendly as well ...
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Dog with weird bump keeps running away

My 4-year-old dog ran away from me one night and when I got near her she would run further once we got her back home she ran away again. I have her back right now but she is acting differently like ...
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My 11 yr old Rottweiler has bladder control issues [closed]

How do I make sure that he's not developing more problems by cleaning up his urine?
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Is it ok that my puppy needs to very sleepy before they're happy to be alone in crate/pen?

We recently got a french bulldog/jack russel mix puppy of about 8 weeks old. She loves people and loves curling up on your lap to sleep. 3 weeks in (I know not long!) and we are slowly working our ...
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Can dogs (and other animals) get lost in the same sense as humans?

A few weeks ago I was out with a couple of dogs in the forest. Since I came from an urban area I had them in a leash. After a while the leashes became quite entangled and the easiest way to untangle ...
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How to Limit Puppy's Water Intake?

Q: Does anyone have any strategies for limiting how much water my puppy will drink at one time? My female Yorkshire Terrier is coming on to five months old. Ever since we got her she has always ...
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Kelpie lookalike?

I like the look of the Australian kelpie and blue lacy breeds, however these dogs are working dogs and at not suited to family backyards. Is there a breed that somewhat looks like these but are ...
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Really Red rash looking swollen nipples

My female Pitt just had puppies and she has a really bad I don't even know what it is a rash or I don't know but it's all over her stomach and nipples and her nipples are really swollen bad um I don't ...
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I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
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Working with fear based puppy before it becomes real aggression

My 7 month mixed breed (lab, cocker spaniel, Pomeranian, and breed groups herding, guard, and sporting, his brother had dna testing) growls, gets stiff and hair stands up when ever he sees someone ...
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Would sterilizing a male/female cat/dog ruin their sex life?

Are some forms of not too intrusive sterilization for a cat/dog, which would allow them to have a sex life? Are these processes too complicated? Are vasectomies or getting the tubes tied viable?
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Dog kicking all four paws when playing?

I have a 7 month old Chihuahua male and whenever he's on our bed he kicks all four paws when you are playing with him. We have a female that is his sister but she was born 3 litters before him and ...
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Galliprant & enrofloxacin

Can I give galliprant and enrofloxacin to my 9.8 pound dog. She has a sensitive stomach. I gave her pepcid AC 1hour before enrofloxacin 8:30pm. Its 9:34pm. Is it ok to give her the galliprant. She ...
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

We are in the middle of our worst bush fires in recorded history, fueled by the fact we're in the second year of drought and are having record highs. The other day topped at 43 degrees Celsius and we'...
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How can I ensure my outdoor pet's water doesn't freeze in the winter?

I live in Europe and have rabbits who live exclusively outdoors. How can I provide them with water in the winter without it freezing?
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How to cure persistent infections in the ear of a dog?

My dog had a fight with another dog and his ear got infected. Ever since then we'd prescribe antibiotics for his ear infection and it'll get better for a month, but it keeps recurring. The vet just ...
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How to keep dogs out of trash?

It's kind of ridiculous that when searching for dog proof trashcans 99% of the ones that come up have a foot pedal that opens them ... I don't know how stupid they think dogs are, but mine figured the ...
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I rehomed my dog’s puppy and I’ve been emotional

After I release two of my dog’s puppy I became too emotional that I really feel depressed. I always thought that they might feel alone and look for their mother and siblings and also our family became ...
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How do I play with my dog after her teeth get removed

My 9 YO Pomeramium/Shih Tzu is getting her teeth removed soon, she's not particularly old and is still very hyperactive and loves to play and run around. But all of her favourite games involve chewing ...
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I have a west highland terrier that is 11yrs old(in human yrs) and he drinks his own urine, what should I do?

My Westie is 11yrs old and he’s drinking his own urine and I don’t know what I should do. I give him water throughout the day but he always drinks so much like as if he hasn’t had water in days, he’ll ...
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Is feeding a puppy in the crate for the purpose of getting them comfortable with crate or another reason?

We have a new 8-week-old Boxer puppy we brought home yesterday. We are crate training her and most of what we are reading says to feed the pup in the crate but it seems like it says that is to get ...
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Dog can Sense Thunder Seconds Before Heard?

I noticed that during a thunder storm, my male black lab/shepherd mix (~4 yrs) would bark around one second before thunder could be heard. He normally does this with suspicious thudding noises/...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

Is there an eggnog equivalent for cats and/or dogs? It’s getting close to the holidays and people might want to give their pets a holiday drink as a treat. What can I give them?
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Wound on dog pad

My dog has had a wound on the pad of his paw that has been progressively getting worse over the past 2 weeks. It started off pretty small but has more than doubled in size. The original wound was ...
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My dog is aggressive around other dogs

I have a 1.5 year old St. Bernard. He's amazing with people doesn't like dogs too much. He would get up to sniff them and then immediately go in for a bite. So I have tried taking him to group ...
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Why is my dog scared of me petting him?

He just started to get scared but he ever did it before should I be worried? he is a Chihuahua. I don't know his age. my Chihuahua is a male.

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