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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Should I choose basic nightlights over color-cycling ones for my deaf dog

I am about to adopt my very first deaf dog and I am working to prepare my house for the new family member. I've read Living With Deaf Dogs by Susan C. Becker, The Complete Guide to Owning a Deaf Dog: ...
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My dog's leaf obsession

I have a six year old Lab/ Great Dane mix. He is a very good dog but has been diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. He is on medication and is in behavioral therapy. For the most part it is controlled. ...
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Will my dogs hair grow back black after clipped coat is grey? [closed]

I got my dog clipped and normally he’s black but when he returned he had so much more grey on his body than I expected. When his fur starts to grow back will it be grey or will it be black?
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Does anyone know what this lump on my dog might be?

The vet is not available until Tuesday so I was wondering if anyone had any experience seeing a lump like this in their dogs. It’s located below her butthole area and between the legs. Thank you very ...
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Remedy an adult dog that was trained that it's okay to go to the bathroom inside

I adopted an adult, 4-year-old Jack Russel/Italian Greyhound mix a year ago. The previous owner would leave him locked in a small room all day at work, and the owner before that kept him outside all ...
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How do we help settle our dog into our new apartment?

My partner and I have a 1 year old kelpie border collie. She is an active and happy dog who receives immense amounts of love, affection and care. We take her out without fail every morning and ...
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What do I need to know, when planning to catch a dog with a fox-trap?

There is this homeless dog in our neighbourhood since more than one month. The shelter constantly tries to catch him (really catch, not trap him) running behind him and scaring him away. I am sure, ...
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Giving a dog autoclaved bone [duplicate]

Can I give a dog bone that has been pressure coocked in autoclave? The bones don't hold structure at all and can be broken by hands.
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Inulin and fat absorption in dogs

Just been looking around for some new food to feed our small dogs, the one in question is about 6kg (13 years), and have found Bestie Kitchen, which looks interesting. The ingredient list is below (...
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What are some home remedies for a constipated dog?

So my dog hasn't been pooping like regular for a few days and she seems to be struggling when she does try. I think she might be constipated. I am going to take her to the vet ASAP but I would love to ...
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Dog Food And Anxiety [duplicate]

Background My dog, an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, is a rescue dog. We got him at about 12 weeks old after he was found with his brother in a dumpster. I adopted both and his brother seems to ...
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Dog having potty training accidents on rugs

We are having a 15 weeks old goldendoodle and he is trained to go outside to do his business on a pad on the balcony. However, our floor is tile and when we were adding back our rugs, we noticed he ...
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Is my dog obese for his measurements? [closed]

Here's some backstory. I adopted my now 3-year-old Staffordshire Terrier Mix at 3 months old (It is unknown what else he is mixed with.) He's a bred hound-type dog and has plenty of energy. He walks ...
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Can dog paws grow excessive skin mass from walking on rough surfaces?

I understand this thing is best presented to a veterinarian but as usual my dog (chocolate labrador, 6 years old) develops issues when it's weekend over here and his veterinarian isn't available. I ...
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Dog hiding under bed until about 2am every night

Leading on from my previous post where I had a puppy who is not keen on sleeping in her crate 15 month old moodle crate regression I gave up. The crate is no more. She has free reign of the house and ...
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System to tell if a dog needs to go outside

We have two dogs, one who looks at you and barks if you don’t notice within a few minutes. And one puppy who runs off to the door and if you don’t notice, she will just pee in front of the door. So we ...
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Overly tired or hyperactive puppy?

A month ago we adopted a Lurcher X Border Collie puppy. She is 4 months now and I'm struggling to understand if she is a very high energy puppy or just overly tired. My husband walks her for 30 ...
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Can i find an old german shepherd dog?

I read before something about an old german shepherd dog and that they don't exist anymore. Is that true?
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Hiking with a medium sized dog (German Spitz)

We are thinking of getting a German Spitz. Just want to double check that this breed will be able to get conditioned to long hikes 15-20km. Perhaps longer on vacations (30km+). Articles I found so far ...
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What might cause a dog's carpal pad to turn pink and discharge fluids?

I've noticed today that the "heel" of my chocolate lab's left front leg has some part of it not in its right dark color, with the fur around it looking a bit wet and sticky due to some ...
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How do I get dog poo from the yard to the toilet?

Our medium-sized (45 lbs?) pit bull dog mostly poops in our grassy back yard, and currently we scoop all that poop into a bag and trash it. The poops are usually firm. But bagging & trashing doesn'...
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Guidance Needed to Prevent Corgi Puppies from Barking At night while outside

We have twin boy Corgi puppies born in February this year. We have tried sleeping them outside but they bark incessantly - at cars passing by our house, at cats in our yard or adjoining yards, at ...
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Should I reward or punish my dog who runs away but eventually comes back?

This question is related to Best way to train my dog not to run outside? If my dog runs away - often scarpering when the door gives him the slightest opportunity, he often refuses to come back when ...
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Best way to train my dog not to run outside?

I have two dogs, one more well-behaved than the other. Both of them love to run out of the house at any available opportunity - e.g. someone not paying attention while walking through the front door, ...
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Entropion with a possible adopted dog

I am new to dog ownership and we're looking for an adult dog to adopt. We found a 6-year-old Chow Collie with a clean bill of health and that we are seriously considering. He has one eye with an ...
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My dog has a big personal bubble, how do we make her more comfortable around other dogs?

We brought our dog home from the shelter around 3 years old, she had been a stray for about 2.5 years previously. She's 6 now. We like to say she has a big personal bubble. Sometimes she'll sniff ...
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My dog won't relieve herself unless we're asleep

My dog has separation anxiety and seems to get spooked at everything even if there's no need to be. I tried feeding her at certain times and she won't eat until she wants to. I wait until a while ...
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How can our dog have been vaccinized against Corona a few years ago?

In the identity document of our once beloved dog Bo, may she rest in peace near the Beloved One, it is written that she was vaccinated already some years ago against Corona. Is this some dog Corona ...
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are Pork Femurs safe for large breed dogs? [duplicate]

I'm thinking of getting these he's already eaten 2 .. but was hoping to know if it's safe to buy a LOT more. thanks
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Dog escapes as I am parking in the garage

Backstory: I have two dogs, one is a female black mongrel (poodle sized) that we have adopted when young (she is now ~8 months we got her when she was ~4 months), and the other is a spayed female ...
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Why do all dogs seem to have a magnet towards me?(And how do I stop it?)

Most of the time, (like 95%) when I go past a dog (when I'm just taking a walk), it starts barking and running toward me, while it doesn't do for other people. I know it might be because I have a cat, ...
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How to scare dogs away from attacking a child?

A friend of mine with a one-year-old child lives in a neighbourhood with many aggressive, poorly trained dogs who sometimes get out without a leash. Obviously, the best thing is to avoid a conflict in ...
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36kg labrador ate a marble-sized piece of yeast dough – how dangerous is it?

I've been making pizza dough about an hour ago and a small piece dropped to the floor and my labrador of course ate it before I managed to clean it. The entire batch weighed almost 700 grams (1.5 ...
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Seatbelts on my dog?

Almost every day, I get up at a usual hour, go through my normal grooming process, and then head out in the truck to get fresh provisions. My girl (an 8-year-old cocker) always comes with me. In fact, ...
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What should I use to discourage my small dog from pulling while walking?

I have a small adult Chihuahua-mix who pulls very strongly when I walk him. I currently use a harness, but was wondering if a training slip leash would work better to reduce pulling? My concern is ...
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Is there a way to know definitively if a dog is hypoallergenic?

My partner and I have been looking at getting a new dog; our son has allergies, so we have been focusing on hypoallergenic puppies. We instantly fell in love with the Bernedoodle breed. The problem ...
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What would be a good breed of dog for a first time owner?

My wife and I just bought a new house and we're interested in getting a dog companion. Problem is that neither of us has had a dog before and we're a bit uncertain what would be a good choice. The ...
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15 month old moodle crate regression

At my wits' end here with my adorably small and affectionate 15 month old toy moodle. I crate trained her when she was a puppy next to my bed. It was a hellish few weeks but she ended up coming good. ...
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Over excited border collie

We got a pure border collie last year and he is turning 10 months old. We had him since he was a 8 week old puppy. The problem is that it seems he can't get tired when there are dogs around. He also ...
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How to Cut Dried Beef Tendon?

I have a dog who loves to eat dried beef tendons (called dental tendons), but she also has a tendency to vomit soon after finishing one. I suspect this is because they are somewhat too big for her and ...
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Does eating garlic repel fleas?

Would (a human) eating garlic repel dog/cat fleas? (I couldn't find any reliable information on this, but I found that studies failed to show the same effect with mosquitos, despite popular belief ...
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Floatation device for dogs with weak back/rear

Our aging Border Collie really enjoys swimming. But his rear-end is getting weak, with muscle atrophy in the rear legs. So his rear-end is sinking as he cannot kick-stroke efficiently with the back ...
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What breed of dog is best for travelling in different climates?

If I wanted to get a dog as a long-term companion, but also had travel plans that would take me into both arctic and tropical climates, as well as various in between, what breed of dog would cope best ...
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10 year old dog stopped eating from dish

Lucylu always takes a walk before she will eat her food from her little dish...she has been doing this for 3 or more years. All of a sudden I would take her for her walk she would come in and head ...
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How can I get my dog to drop the ball AFTER playing?

My 5 year old lab/pit/mutt mix dog loves playing ball. We use 2 balls in rotation, I throw one, she brings it back and drops it in anticipation of the next one, and then I throw the other and pick up ...
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How to exercise when you have a dog?

I’ve got my Labrador about a year ago and since then have been completely neglecting any exercise beyond walking the dog. Recently I’ve tried to restart my morning exercise routine (stretching and ...
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How can I protect my horse from a dog while I am riding?

Assuming I am riding, and a dog starts attacking my horse, what are the best ways to stop the attack? I would prefer a solution that does not require me to dismount, since my horse and the dog might ...
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What kind of specialist would be competent in the behavioural nuances of a certain dog breed?

I am seeking a specialist competent in how dogs of a certain breed usually behave: questions are around what those dogs are likely to do in certain circumstances, how they react to certain stimulus ...
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Dog doesn't walk away from incoming car in driveway

One of my dogs doesn't stand up and walk away from my car as I am parking it in the garage. Not even when I honk, she just looks at the car a bit annoyed and goes back to sleep, or chewing something. ...
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How to get my dog to poop where I want?

My 9 year old dachshund has no problem with "going" outside, but he's very particular about where he poops. We've just moved into a new house with a fenced yard and soon will be able to just ...

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