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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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Are bones really harmful to dogs? [duplicate]

I was thinking of letting our Pomeranian bite on a few bones. Was wondering if this may be harmful to him in the long run?
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My Rottweiler puppy is sick

I have a Rottweiler pup who is about 12-13 weeks old. About Tuesday he became uncharacteristicly lethargic and wouldn’t eat. We took him to the vet and he received some fluids and an injection to help ...
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How to rescue a puppy having maggots on his body? [duplicate]

I found a puppy outside my home.he is in miserable situation having maggots on his whole body..I want to help him but how..
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Bulldog aggressive against small submissive dogs

I have a 4 year old English bulldog who gets along very well with people and other dogs. One behavior I noticed is that she tends to be aggressive specifically towards small submissive dogs, so ...
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Would my work schedule rule out getting a dog?

I have been thinking about getting a dog (a medium or large breed - most likely large), as I have always wanted one, and my daughter wants one. I live in north-central Florida, where we have hot ...
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Can rabies virus survive outside host on grass or leaves under sunlight?

Can the rabies virus survive outside the host animal? Like if a rabid animal drools on grass, can it still remain infectious?
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AKC Registered Bloodhound with one partially-white foot. Can she take Ivermectin-based heartworm medicine?

I have an AKC-registered Bloodhound with one front paw that is about half white. I mention her pedigree, because she doesn't have anything else in her, and I know that usually, when the admonition '...
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Is it possible to train a male dog to urinate either all at once or by only a few shots

It's a male dog, 1.5 years old. His behavior drives me crazy. It all started with the maturation of his urination habits - it was 5-10 times per going out in a first time. And now, I'm not sure when ...
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Taking care of a dog in Germany

In early November I'll be moving from Brazil to Stuttgart (Germany) because I've found a job there. All the documentation has already been taken care of and the dog will be allowed to enter the EU in ...
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My dog doesn't eat her dinner on time munches early morning

I have a small Lhasa Apso. I give her dry dog food mixed with mashed potatoes for breakfast and just dry food for dinner. She doesn't like dry food when it's not mixed with something tasty. So she ...
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How do i stop my untrainable puppies from chewing on plush toy?

I am 12 and my favorite plush yoshi started getting chewed on. The puppies are 2-3 months old and we havent been able to train them at all.
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New kitten is scaring off my dog

So my adult dog (Mabel) is being purposely scared off by my new kitten. We have another kitten (Mezzy) we got a few days ago but has a few more days at home than New Cat. But Mezzy is well mannered ...
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How much land required to not poop scoop for avg sized dog

I am hoping to eventually buy some land (at least 4 acres) outside the city, and I plan on adopting a bunch of "undesirable" (seniors, "bad" breeds, ugly, unfriendly, etc) dogs. They would be indoor ...
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Dog randomly trying to lick pee

My 3-year-old non-fixed male dog has randomly started to lick anything with dog urine on it. His fixed 4-year-old male dog brothers paws, penis, the floor where he walks after coming in and trying to ...
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Female dog suddenly timid around men, scared of everyone after moving to a new home

Two months ago I started dating my partner and his dog, a 6 year old Labrador. When I first met her she was excited, happy, and licked me all over. She was happy around everyone; we took her on trips ...
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Do leg braces help with older dog ACL tears?

I have a fourteen-year-old Weimaraner. He's mentally doing very well and still loves to play. He recently stopped using one of his legs. He had been slightly limping on it for a while, but one day he ...
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Should I take any precautions after touching a dog with cancer?

Probably a silly question but I’m new to professional pet care, working as a dog sitter and walker, and generally an anxious guy for my own dog. Today I visited a dog with large tumors all over its ...
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Boyfriend's dog peed on me

So my boyfriend has an almost ten-year-old pom/Yorkie dog. Before moving in with him he did tell me that she didn’t really like females but she seemed to like me. Well, when he lived with another ...
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Springer spaniel short term lameness after high intensity workout

I have a 8 month old working line springer spaniel bitch. Recently I have noticed that while playing fetch she seems to suddenly become totally lame in the same back leg for about 2 or 3 minutes, ...
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Best dewormer for puppies [closed]

I have been given Bravecto triworm by my vet for my puppy during vaccinations. Both times that I have given it to my puppy has led to him vomiting after 3-5 hours. He is just 4 months old now. I have ...
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My dog is old and dying, how do I convince him not to be scared of me?

My dog is now 19 years old and on his last legs; completely deaf, nearly entirely blind (cataracts so bad you can see them) and occasional unsteadiness when walking, neither I nor his vet have noticed ...
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Dog Attacks People he Knows on the Swing

I have a white factor collie mix by the name of Shea, he is approximately 3/4 Collie and 1/4 Australian Shepherd (and 6 years old). These details my prove to be unnecessary however I am including them ...
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How do I help a dog with a swollen paw

Our elderly terrier has a swollen back foot - one of his pads seems to be the issue and he has trouble walking. We've been keeping it clean and dry and trying to help him on rougher ground where ...
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Can dogs eat yoghurt?

My dog loves eating yoghurt. I'm wondering if this is good for her. Can dogs eat yoghurt, is it good for them? Are there any dangers? What should I be looking for when selecting a yoghurt?
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Frequency range of dog vocal sounds

The frequency range of human hearing is roughly 20 Hz to 20 kHz, while the frequency range in which speech sounds occur is roughly 250 Hz to 6 kHz. We know dogs hear in a much higher and broader ...
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How do I find a good Texas-based dog charity?

I'd like to make a several hundred dollar donation to a dog charity based in Texas. My goal is to make the money go as far as possible in helping abandoned or rescued dogs find new and hopefully ...
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Dog won’t stop looking at light reflection/shadows

My German Shepherd (2.5 Years old) is a bit obsessed with looking at lights/shadows. The lights I am referring to are for example when my watch or phone reflects the sun light and shines a small dot ...
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Border Collie mix reacts to death of other family dog

Several weeks ago I was outside working in the yard when I heard our border collie mix barking like crazy. I immediately went in to see what was going on. I found our 11-year-old beagle mix lying ...
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My dog has congestive heart failure and I am considering feeding him bone broth. Is this a bad idea?

The vet warned me about giving him too much sodium. Per cup the bone broth I am considering has 95mg of sodium.
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Puppy great in public but bad in puppy class

My 6 month shepherd mix Rooney has been in puppy class since he was 5 months. He started out being the star of the class. These last few weeks he seems to be showing aggressive behaviour toward the ...
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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 ...