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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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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?

senario 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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How often should I trim my dog's nails? [duplicate]

We always take our dog to the vet, but they never trim his nails! Do I need to have a vet do this, or can I just do it myself?
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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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My dog is shedding so much hair [duplicate]

My dog is shedding so much hair. What is the reason of shedding hair and how to stop shedding hairs?
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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 ...
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I don't want to be petted. How can I get someone else's dog to ignore me?

Every week, about our entire family meets at grandma's house for coffee and chatter. My aunt has the habit of bringing her dog to those meetings too. He's not too well behaved, begs for food and ...
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Can I give anti-rabies vaccine (PE Prophylaxis) to a 25-day-old puppy because he was bitten by a symptomatic rabid dog?

I found a severely traumatized puppy in front of my home, two days ago. Brought her home and found two bite marks on the sides of her head. Upon asking around the locality, we realized she had been ...
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How to help my dog remember a long term human friend after just 4 weeks apart?

My friend and I moved to another country with our dog, Jack. My friend left earlier and, after 2 months, I brought our dog to a new place. Now our dog doesn't recognise my friend after 4 weeks even ...
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My dog is involved in scabies disease

My dog is always scabing on its skin. Little lice type insects are present on its hair . I use some insecticides but it can not effective will you tell me some other suggestion?
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Home remedy for coughing dog

My dog got infected with a cough and the soonest I can bring him to a vet is in 2 days. I know for certain that this is an infection but I don't know the exact bacteria / viruses that caused the ...
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Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so, how should I dilute it?

Is it safe to put lavender oil on my dog's skin? If so please tell me the best way to dilute it to help fight fleas. I use advantage plus and want something extra and heard it repels fleas.
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Any tips for dogs jumping fence/wall?

I have two 1 yr old Labradors that keep jumping to my neighbors backyard. I installed a fence on top of the wall and now they're jumping to the next door backyard. I can't find any training exercises ...
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Has this pet adoption place miscategorized a xoloitzcuintle? [closed]

I was interested in adopting this dog named "Bilko" for awhile, but ultimately gave up when I heard that she was extremely anxious around strangers. To the point she almost died just riding in the car ...
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Why is my dog eating grass, then vomiting, then eating it again? [duplicate]

Will this hurt him? I am worried, but I would like to now why this happens.
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Keep the dog off the counter

So I have a big ol' St Bernard well actually I have 2, but the newest one is having a big problem he won't stop taking things off of counters and tables. For the first one I just used negative ...
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What should I use to dye my dog's fur?

I want to dye my dog's fur with a color for part of a costume, and it has to be his whole body. I have read online about using food dye or chalk and am willing to try that but am unsure. I obviously ...
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Why my dog can't open his eyes full? [on hold]

I have a new born 6 week old puppy. He is fine with all aspects but he can't open his eyes full. Is it due to infection or by birth issue ? Please suggest me what should i do? Should i worry for this?
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How do I get rid of flies around my dog and her puppies?

My dog just had puppies 2 days ago and there are so many flies around them. They are mostly around her tail. Is this bad for the puppies? What can I do to get rid of them besides taking them inside?
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Is it safe for my puppy to sleep in my bed?

He is 14 weeks old and was diagnosed with tapeworms four days ago. The doctor prescribed 1/2 tablet for a one time consumption. He is doing well and full of energy. I have been checking his bowels and ...
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Can dogs eat grapes? [duplicate]

My dog likes grapes. I give her just few at a time. Will this harm her? Are grapes toxic to dogs? Can it be fatal?
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Can I prevent my dogs from tearing up my yard?

I now have a 10 year old (female) Border Collie and a 15 month old (male) Belgian Tervuren. To say they are different is the understatement of the year. When I had two BCs, I would exercise them in ...
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Should a puppy with its first vaccinations meet a dog that’s not fully vaccinated?

All in the title, really. Over Christmas, my puppy will have had his first vaccination. I want to bring him to see family over this time but a dog he will meet hasn’t had yearly boosters, only her ...
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I live in an upstairs condo and my new dog refuses to go down stairs

I recently adopted a 9 month old female doberman mix dog. She is the sweetest thing, however she seems to have very high stress and anxiety. She seems to be terrified of the stairs which is the only ...
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Do dogs get jealous?

Anyone with two dogs will probably tell you that dogs definitely feel jealousy. Is it true? Will it be harmful for the dog's owner?
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Why do the mother German shepherd eats her newborn puppies?

I have a German shepherd pair. Female gave birth to 5 puppies very first time. But she ate 3 of her puppies and killed the other 2. Why did she eat her puppies? What should i do next time she gives ...
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Concerned About Skin Tags

I have noticed the second "skin tag" on my (adult) dog. I pet, stroke, and massage my dog regularly and these seem to pop up suddenly - out of no-where. They resemble rice and appear to be fatty skin. ...
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Dog cannot tolerate winters

It is the 2nd winter of his life this time and he is really suffering. Just today morning he defecated and threw up all over the veranda. Recently, he has been rather dull and inactive. Earlier I had ...
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How can I permanently get rid of ticks from my small dog?

I have a small dog. She is infested with so many ticks. I have done everything to get rid of them. I even hand picked all the ticks by hands, which took hours, multiple times. But they come back after ...
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How long to keep neutered dog from jumping?

I have a small toy poodle that just got neutered yesterday. She's already fully awake and acting mostly normal, just a bit slower. At first she wasn't moving much so I took the cone off, and she ...
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Can dogs really die if they eat too much chocolate? [duplicate]

Can dogs really die if they eat too much chocolate? Is there a scientific reason why puppies do that head tilt thing?
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Is this protectiveness a sign of feeling threatened/afraid, or is this video just normal/cute?

I saw this video recently in which a golden retriever was trying to prevent a human from taking or touching its puppy. Some are saying this is normal and cute (wagging tail and such), while others say ...
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Impulsive and habitual hump in a GSD bitch, what could it be?

Background My 7 month old GSD (German Shepherd Dog) bitch seems to have developed what looks like a habitual and impulsive hump after cleaning herself. Instantly or even during when cleaning her ...
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Dog changing colors [duplicate]

I noticed my black and white tibetan terrier mix is growing brown hair around his eyes and mouth. He is 3 years old. Is this normal?
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Can dogs have almond milk?

It may be the case the dogs can drink cows milk, but is almond and/or soy milk bad for your dog? Is it only bad in excess? I typically allow my dog to clean my breakfast bowl when I'm done, but I ...
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My dog loves eating cat poo. What to do? [duplicate]

Our dog is fed mainly with BARF food and additionally also with carrot, yoghurt and eggs. On any occasion where he spots cat poo, he starts eating it like a favorite food. Lately he started to pick ...
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My dog hurts himself

My dog is given compulsive licking attacks. And It produces wounds in legs and testicles. He needs Elizabethan collar 24/7 but now he has learned to take it off. This behavior comes from abuse but the ...
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Outdoor training my “too-good” dog

My 9-month old cavatzu (a shitzu mix) is perfectly pad trained. As a baby, she learned to go on a pad in our kitchen. When we moved apartments, she nicely adapted to going in our new laundry room. ...
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what precautions should i do to protect my dog from little worms and ticks?

I have a long-haired dog who always picks up little worms in his fur (difficult to pull them off), what should I do to overcome my problem?
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Moving into new house, neighbours have sensitive dog

I am moving house and on visits to inspect the property before moving in, the neighbours dog would bark very aggressively whenever I went out to the back garden. The dog does not bark when I am inside ...
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Why does my dog invites affection and then acts aggressive when the person turns to go?

My 2 year old border collie is lovely natured and loves a fuss from people but 6 months ago she started being aggressive when they stop fussing her and move away especially when she is in her cage in ...
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Camping with two puppies in December

two puppies in December I like camping, and I am seriously considering winter camping with my puppies weather allowing. I am not concerned about mysef in the least (I've slept comfortably multiple ...
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Entertaining a house-bound high energy dog

I have a one year old border collie who has kennel cough. He is vaccinated, I'm not sure how he got it, but here we are. He is confined to the house/yard, and he is losing his mind. He normally goes ...