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My puppy keeps bullying our new dog guest

I been having an issue with my 1 year old puppy named Leia. She is a rottweiler/french bulldog mix named Leia and a ball of energy. The problem occurred when we took in my wife’s childhood dog to ...
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maltipoo and kitty [duplicate]

I've recently got a new kitty after two or three weeks of close door sniffing and viewing our vet gave us the go and we started doing face-to-face with a leash my dog is more interested in food than ...
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First dog is being aggressive towards new puppy. How do I fix this behavior?

So my fiancé had a dog before we got together, he’s almost a two year old Rottweiler mix who hasn’t been fixed (he’s getting neutered July 23rd). Two days ago I got a puppy (4 month old husky mix) for ...
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My male dog has a spot on his chest. Should I be worried [closed]

The appeared a few months ago. Below is an image of the spot
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Is it normal for a retired show dog to pull on the leash?

I visited a Cairn Terrier breeder who claimed a dog for sale, 1.5 years, was a retired and trained show dog. The dog does not respond to the word sit and pulls on the leash while walking, even on ...
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Injured dog paw no vet available

I was playing with my dog as my parents were backing out and he jumped up and got in the way. I believe his paw got run over or got stuck and he suffered an injury on his paw between his toes. I ...
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Dog dumps some food from bowl and then eats the rest

So, we have a pair of sibling husky-Cocker Spaniel mix dogs, a boy and a girl. The girl has started dumping part of the food from her bowl and leaving it, eating what remained in the bowl. Any idea ...
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Grown Dog Peeing Issues

We have a 3 1/2 year old labradoodle, who we can hand on heart say is the easiest dog to live with; all except one thing, her peeing or more specifically lack off. At the best of times it takes ...
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Is Euthanasia right for my dog

I have a conundrum of two parts, scientific and spiritual. First the details. My female dog is 12 years old. She developed a mammary tumor about 2-3 years ago which was not treated because it had ...
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What is the expiration date of an international health certificate for travel with dogs from the USA to Venezuela?

We are traveling from the USA to Venezuela with our two small dogs for 2 months, we want to make sure that we will be ok coming back to the USA. We don't see any expiration date on the health ...
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Dog uses doggie door perfectly during day even when home alone but not at night!

Our three year old dog uses doggy door perfectly during the day even when home alone but at night just wees and sometimes poos inside. Doesn’t matter if we take away water early and take long walk and ...
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I think my dog is MAD not SAD

I have a 6 yr old rescue dachshund/chihuahua mix. There was a medical emergency in my family and I had to leave him for a month. He stayed home with the other 5 family members I live with and all ...
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Do ultrasonic sound devices really work for barking problem?

My dog’s barking really annoys me, and he barks sometimes in the middle of the night when I’m deeply sleep. So I’m looking for a solution for this problem. Do ultrasonic sound devices work for barking ...
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Strange bulge/nodule on nipple of dog

My female dog, aged 12 years, developed a bulge on her nipple about 3 years back. We showed it to the local vet who said (by just seeing it and without any tests) that it was the reaction of her ...
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My puppy is addicted to junk food

So im kind of a pushover and will let my dog (4 month old teacup chiweenie) eat my food. Just small amounts. However now that’s all she wants it seems and worse, she started to LOVE sweets and will ...
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Denamarin on an empty stomach is how long after a meal?

My dog needs to take Denamarin on an empty stomach, by 10 PM, but not before 8 PM, how long after feeding does this need to be? She’s used to eating between 5-8 so I’m not sure when I can feed her.
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Ever since I stopped punishing my puppy for pooping inside, the house training has gotten worse

My dog is 7 months old I started house training her about two months ago because it's been winter and she has been too cold and afraid to go outside. She had gotten pretty good With the house training,...
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"Fetch [the ball]!" How to help my otherwise-smart dog understand that objects have names (nouns) and that command verbs use those names as objects?

Any advice for training a dog to comprehend that objects have names, and to learn that commands can refer to objects by name? We have a wonderful rescue pup that we got at the guesstimated age of 6 ...
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A name that starts with "No"

We started trying to think of a name for our new 8-week old puppy almost as soon as we got word from the breeder that she was born. After a lot of names considered, our family settled on "Nova&...
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Covering or turning over her food

My dog has recently started covering her food, and once tried to cover mine. If it is a treat and I put it on a plate, instead of her food bowl she will turn it over. If I take it and give it to her ...
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When to reintroduce a cat and dog after fight?

My fiancé's dog (rowlf) and my cat (Nala) have been best of friends since day 1 of meeting each-other. Never had any issues when we started living together and were the best of friends. However, about ...
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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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