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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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Golden retriever: will fur grow back after infection?

My Golden Retriever is 1.5 yrs old. He lost his fur in the back and tail recently, and vet suggested it might be bacterial infection. For a week we gave anti-bacterial medication and looks like the ...
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How can I regain my dog’s trust after losing my temper with her?

My dog (pit mix) recently bit my daughter (1yo) in the face and in anger and I suppose fear I grabbed her by the scruff and hit her with my open hand like three times. I know I should not have hit ...
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Are Labrador's predisposed to ear infections?

I would like to know if ear infections are more common in large dog breeds; chiefly in Labrador Retrievers, likely owing to their hanging ears and inherently small ear canals. Mine is scratching, ...
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Accommodations for a dog that is missing teeth

I'm looking at adopting a dog. A shelter had removed most or all of the teeth from the dog's lower jaw (there may be a couple of teeth left). Some teeth may be missing from the upper jaw as well. ...
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My dog keeps scratching hot spots

So I’ve got a Bichon Frise which is a breed prone to certain skin conditions. Sometimes she suffers from hot spots which must be irritating and she scratches a lot. I took her to the vet last time ...
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Border collie puppy chasing cats: how much is too much

My border collie puppy (3 months) likes to chase my cats. I think cats do know this is play. I only saw the puppy scratched once, and I don't see claws out while the puppy is chasing the cats. On ...
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Teaching dog to bring Frisbee back

I've got a 9 months Labrador. We'll go for a one hour walk once or twice a day and play with a Frisbee. She's crazy about it, really loves it. So because she likes it so much I use this to exercise ...
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Bark collars and “shock therapy”

We're at our wits end with our dog's barking – he barks aggressively (meaning that if I didn't know him I would feel like he might be a threat if he got out) at pretty much anyone who goes by. He ...
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2yr old pitbull becomes demonic for fly spray, how can I stop this?

I got a pitbull from the spca a few months ago. He was originally surrendered due to financial issues but his second surrender was due to the person being unable to handle him. He has a few other ...
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Dogs being bullied?

I have a pit/boxer mix. He’s a year old and I rescued him a month ago if not longer. I take him to the dog park frequently in my apartment complex. He’s very submissive most dogs. I have an issue with ...
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Aggression in my 9 month old golden retriever

My dog is 9 months old and I know him only from the past 3 months. He was pampered and loved by my mum and dad. He was very friendly, he loved me and he used to sleep with me all the time. He allowed ...
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How can I improve my relationship with my Husky, and it's living situations

I just got a Husky puppy just over week ago, she is now nine weeks old (her name is Nova). She has several bad puppy habits I am attempting to train, and her living situation could be improved but I ...
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My Shiba goes for his toy after 30 seconds of petting

my 10 year old shiba is a perfect angel at home. Never chews on anything create messes. However, every time I pet him he first wants to kiss me, then he starts getting a bit mouthy with your hand, ...
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Teaching dog to swim

We've been getting our dog used to water for the past 2 years and have made great progress. She now goes in to fetch sticks and toys but only as long as she can stand without getting her belly wet. ...
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Feral cat keeps attacking my dog in our backyard, what should I do?

There is a small feral cat that keeps coming into my backyard and attacking my 65lb dog. Our yard is fully fenced and we have a dog door, so our dog goes in and out as he pleases. I usually don't see ...
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My German Shepherd has arthritis, how can I get her down the steps?

My parents have a 10-year-old female German Shepherd that has hip arthritis, which is especially bad on one side. She limps pretty much everywhere, and even has trouble getting up off the floor. The ...
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Really large dogs in Scotland; Which breed are they? [closed]

In Edinburgh many people seem to have these massive dogs, they look as big as a fully grown lion (at least to my 4 year old son). This picture does not do justice to how big this dog was but it ...
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Why does my dog want me to basically massage her jaw?

My dog has been very weird lately. She used to lick my hands when she was a puppy, but doesn't do it anymore. This past week or so she does it all the time! She also never had gas, but this past week ...
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Bulldog hates other small dogs

I have a 3 year old English bulldog who is generally very happy and playful with people and big dogs, but she always tries to pick a fight with smaller dogs. We also have a Labrador at home, so I'm ...
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Maltese gasps after eating fastly, is that something to worry ?

After my dog eats , a thing that it does very fast, he almost all start to loose breath and do something like gasping. When it calms down , this stops , but i find myself very worried about it. Is ...
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How can we find a dog to “test drive”?

My girlfriend is interested in getting a puppy. We have been doing some research before getting one, and the book "Before you get your puppy" says on page 9 of the linked PDF: Make sure you test ...
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Is this kind of puppy's stool normal?

Is it normal that 13 days old puppy's stool is liquid and with foam (little bubbles) ? Today I notice that one of the 4 puppies made that kind of stool and at the same time the puppy screamed loudly ...
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GSD Female cancer when not mated?

Well I have 3 year GSD female. She's very healthy. She's not spayed. I want to know that is it true that if my dog doesn't get mated/reproduce a baby she will have cancers. Is it true? I just don't ...
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When can I remove my dog's bandage?

My dog recently had surgery to correct his luxating patella. Poor boy's only a year old... The surgery was only 3 days ago and his bandage has already started to slide down his leg, exposing part of ...
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How do I tell if my female dog's neuter incision is healing properly?

I had my female dog neutered a couple of days ago. Since day one the skin on her belly looks red, I though that it was because of irritation. It has started to become more red and scabs have formed ...
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Dog continually licking thighs

My oldest pet dog (male, 2.5y/o, shih tzu/bichon mix) has had a little bit of a problem lately, he will not stop licking his thighs. We've done this: given him small doses of dog benadryl (we ...
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My puppy at some dish soap mixed with water, is she OK/ what should I do/ what will happen (symptoms)?

My puppy ate some dish soap mixed with water in the form of bubbles, is she ok or what are the symptoms of this?
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Inactive and scared inside, rambunctious playful outside

We just got a new puppy 2 days ago. Since we got her she has barely moved. Inside she lays around scared but outside she is a completely different dog. She plays she runs but she is still very shy. ...
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Should my dog be able to clean out an appropriately sized Kong?

We have a Kong classic for our 1 year-old dog. She loves the Kong and spends plenty of time with it, but there always ends up being about half of an inch of peanut butter stuck at the very bottom of ...
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Dog goes crayze on leash when sees other dogs

So I have a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver that goes everyday of the week to a dog-kindergarden. So the whole day stays with other dogs, plays, sleeps and whatever dogs do there. However, when we ...
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How can I make my dog guest show that she needs the toilet rather than that she wants to go home?

My parents have a female border collie of 5 or 6 years old. I have lived with my parents (and the border collie) up until recently. I have my own place now. She’s visiting while my parents are on ...
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What could happen if my 3 year old boxer does not reproduce?

I have a 3 year old male boxer and until now I have not find him a partner to reproduce with. Could it be negative consequences about it? What is the limit of years such that the boxer can be in ...
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Shih tzu skin problems

I have a shih tzu that is about 7 years old. He keeps getting these weird little buildups of white stuff in his fur that clump together and stick to his skin. He does itch at them and if they get left ...
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How do hunters control their beagles, terriers etc while working?

The usual advice is "Don't hike off leash with a Beagle, she'll find a squirrel trail and you'll never see her again". However that's exactly what hunters do. They hunt with their dogs off leash, and ...
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Is there any way to determine dog gender by face?

Here is two picture of the same Dog I got and I have asked to determine its gender. Is there any possible way that logically determine its gender?
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My dog gets aggressive to her brother

I have two dogs, both are cross Beagle and Cavalier, and the oldest, a male is 2 and the youngest is 1, a female. 5 months ago, my youngest started attacking my oldest when he was near her food or ...
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7 month dog growls/barks at anyone in the house when I am away

I have a 7 month old intact male Border Collie. I got him when he was ~4 months. I live with three other roommates and close to my family. When I first got him, he was timid around people and would ...
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Pug Allergy - Skin Rash

I have a pug and it's usually very active and we don't feed anything apart from Drools Focus Puppy. Recently, it got a Skin Rash on the top neck region and gradually it started expanding. We had ...
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Is this DIY doggy bath wipe safe?

My friend babysat my 6 month old bulldog puppy and used a DIY dog bath wipes. The recipe was 2 to 3 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of "my pet's friend" oatmeal enhanced deodorizing shampoo, 1/4 cup ...
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Is it normal for a husky to shed large patches of fur in the summer?

The pictures I have are too large to upload but there are large patches of fur shedding to the point where there is just thin short hair left. Brought her to the vet today and they said there was ...
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Is it healthy for newborn puppies to live on direct land?

My dog Jamie (no breed) had 4 puppies on July 8th. They haven't opened their eyes as of yet. Prior to this, Jamie dug a hole in the ground in the yard and there she gave birth to her puppies. While ...
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Treatment of wound

There's a dog , he's been run over by some vehicle. His leg is most probably broken, his skin has been badly damaged. I'm worried that there's no veterinary hospital nearby , he might develop maggots ...
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What can we do to encourage our elderly dog to be less yappy?

We have a relatively elderly Miniature Schnauzer (11 years old now). When she was younger, she used to pretty much ignore other dogs when on and off the leash. She's not really one for socialising, ...
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My Dog stares into my neighbours yard

My dog tends to stare over our backyard wall an look at my neighbours the whole day. Its just weird because he will randomly be looking into their yard even when we call him. Its not like my ...
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Dog destroying wallpaper at one exact place only

So I've got a situation. We wallpapered our corridor and our 8 month Labrador Retriever decided to scratch off one part of that wallpaper (it's next to the door to bathroom). I've fixed it couple of ...
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Dog peeing inside

We have a 12 year old chihuahua that keeps peeing in the house. It's mostly on the linoleum, but sometimes on the carpet. I have no idea why he keeps doing this. There is a doggy door, which he used ...
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Why does my pet dog bite and drag my other dog’s neck?

I already have a 2 year old female toy poodle and I recently adopted a 6 months old female Terrier mix. The terrier is considerably much bigger than the toy poodle and i’m not sure if they are playing ...
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Our dog accidentally ate pimobendan

We have a dog who is on pimobendan, and our other dog who is about 13 pounds accidentally got .625 mg of it. Will he be okay??
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One of my dogs attacked my other dog after killing and eating a rabbit and again after killing a coyote

I have two dogs that are brother and sister from the same litter (that's what I was told at the rescue shelter) and have always been together. A couple of years ago I noticed the male dog with a ...
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Why has my 8 Month old Puppy started to whine?

I have a 9 month old mastiff /pit male puppy who, for the most part, is an exceptional well behaved pup. However, his persistent whining is getting out of hand. He was only 7 weeks old when I got ...