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Keeping a crated dog occupied while I'm at work?

I have a Border Beagle (6-7 years old) who is just the sweetest thing, and although I give her all the attention I can while at home and she's as happy as can be, we have to keep her in a crate while ...
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How do I teach my dog that certain behaviours are off limits when I can't enforce it?

I have two dogs (~2 years old) which have lived with me in my apartment since they were 3 months old. There are certain boundaries that I want to teach them (no putting the paws on tables, no eating ...
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How does my dog know that I arrive home?

I ask here the opposite of this question. My dog is at home. A few minutes before I arrive home by car, he gets excited that I arrive (I know because the parents tell me so). He keeps his excitement ...
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Bumps from mites or something else?

My dog started becoming very itchy and had tiny bumps on her skin so we assumed she had mites like she had in the past , we are working on getting her into the vet but now recently she’s developed ...
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Will dogs on heat get more crazy / wild / horny by smelling any pheromones?

Since our dog was badly attacked a few months ago we have been investigating many many different techniques and products to help stop attacks in progress (on top of preventative measures) and one I ...
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Why does my male chihuahua (5y/o) drinks my female chihuahuas (13y/o) urine? [duplicate]

They arent related and my female dog is fixed. My male dog is not fixed. Its so gross and annoying bc my male dog gets so excited and wants to lick people with pee mouth!
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My dogs lips and gums are changing color

I have a 1 and a half year old Male Rhodesian Ridgeback and in the past 2 months his lip and gum is changing color from black to a whitish-red. I have taken him to his vet but the vet just said it's ...
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How does my dog know we're almost home?

When I'm driving home from some place and my dog is in the car, he always knows when we're close to home (say, a minute from home) as he gets all excited. My question is: how does he know we're almost ...
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A dark spot appeared on my dog's anus and seems to be growing

She is almost 2 years old and is a a mix or red nose pitbull and I believe Golden lab with faun color short hair. She weights about 50lbs and very agile acrobatic and so intelligent. What is this ...
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Dog Being Occasionally Defensive

I have a miniature dachshund who is about three years old and so I know it might be a little bit more in their nature but lately he's been getting a little bit more defensive. I pick him up and carry ...
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Did I Traumatize My Puppy?

I have a 5 month old puppy who's pretty much attached to my hip and feels super comfortable around me. However, I have noticed recently that he seems to get agitated sometimes whenever I try to pick ...
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Can dogs become lovesick?

Our dog (male, a bit less than 2 years old, not neutered) has changed his behavior for a few days now: He whines quite often, a lot more than he did before he eats only half of his bowl of food, and ...
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Do dogs interpret decibels the same as humans?

One of our dogs was very badly attacked a few months ago by another dog (thankfully she survived) and we have recently been looking at methods to deter anything like this happening again. One of the ...
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Found a just born puppy on road [duplicate]

I found a 2 or 3 day old puppy on the street his eyes are not open yet. Please help me I can't handle him for long I have no experience with pets.
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My dog killed a bunny in my yard

I adopted a lab from the local shelter about a week ago, he is about 1 year old. I have a cat at home the dog is playful by his demeanor with his interaction with my cat. I have adopted this dog for a ...
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Is Arrow a dog species?

"Me and My Arrow" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson for his 1970 album The Point! The song was composed as the theme for Oblio, the pointless boy, and his dog,...
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Dog obsessed with one of my cats

I've got a border collie (-ish) 8mo and two cats. He's completely fine with one of them (assertive cat, now they've got an understanding about personal space and not getting scratched), but he's ...
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Are all dog whistles created equal?

I have just been browsing Amazon's listings for dog whistles, and found the vast number of choices to be quite surprising. I'm now wondering if "you get what you pay for" would apply in this situation....
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Dog pee on wrong place but only when I'm awake

I have a 3 months old pug and at first he can roam around the house but noticed he needs to be house trained. Now he's allowed only in my room where I can monitor him and let him go out if I'll go ...
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Jogging with my dogs - they are killing me :-)

I'm an out-of-shape jogger. I can jog about 1km, maybe (0.6 miles). Trouble is, when I jog with my dogs, they go berserk and I can last less than 500 meters (or yards). They get excited, pull, chew ...
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What could I feed a dog if my budget is small?

After reading this question: Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health? I thinking about cheap foods for dogs (for example stray dogs one wants to support), if one does not have the ...
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Is cheap human food for street dogs good for their health?

I live in a place where there are lots of stray dogs. The number is quite high. I try to feed most of them but they are a lot in number. I'm a minor and do not earn much, so I feed them some cheap ...
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Very lazy puppy

Three days ago I got a pup from a shelter home. He is 3 months old. The mum is a mixed breed with some Border Collie in her. He looks like a German Shepherd and also like he's going to be quite a big ...
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How to stop my male dog licking other dog urine? [duplicate]

I understand this is all instinctual. He's a mastiff mix and he isn't cut. The big issue is it makes his hormones go crazy and he ends up bleeding (spotting, really) from his man biz. It also makes ...
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Why is my dog very weak and having difficulty to move?

My dog has been with us for 14 years. He's not a pure breed but probably around 3 feet long. I woke him up yesterday to give him some food. And he could not stand up properly to eat the food. He ...
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How to keep Husky/GSD from slowly increasing the effort he puts into pulling?

I have a ~47 lb Husky/GSD who is probably less than 1 year old, and was given up by an animal hoarder. Initially he was very skittish, and shy, but he has made a lot of progress. My goal is to ...
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Transfer two pets from China to India

I have two pets: one golden retriever, age 3.5 years and one Labrador, age 1.5 years. Now, we are planning to move from China to India. I read the travel documents and vaccine issues. However, the ...
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Is it safe to feed a dog bones imported into the USA?

I live in the USA and I’ve always heard it was bad to give my dog bones/raw hides produced outside of the country due to the fact that they have to put pesticides on them to get through customs. Is ...
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Senior dog constant ear scratching? [duplicate]

I have a senior citizen doggie that keeps scratching her ears. I assume she has an ear infection. I haven’t taken her to a vet because she’s very old and has a hard time moving around. She also doesn’...
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Dog hasn't eaten for four days, is pregnant. What to do?

I discovered my dog is pregnant after I took her to the vet yesterday for not eating for three days. Today it has been four days of no eating. I got her to take a tiny bite of wet food last night, and ...
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How can I stop my dog from killing wild rabbits?

I have a 3 year old Samoyed. He likes to chase squirrels and birds, sometimes rabbits. But rabbits are not as common as squirrels and birds, and he's always on a leash, so I didn’t pay much attention ...
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My dog keeps biting his feet and now he is missing hair, his feet are red, and he has bumps

We had him for at least 2-3 years now, and he started doing this at least a year ago. When we last took him to the vet, they just assumed irritation and that’s it. I’m getting so scared and nervous, ...
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Dog lunges at other dogs

Ok so I have a Male Rhodesian Ridgeback who is 1 year and 3 months old. I started him in puppy classes when he was 11 months old. I have never stopped taking him for training at a school. He knows a ...
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Is there a toy that my dog can't destroy?

I have a staffordshire terrier, essentially a small pitbull, who has destroyed every toy I've given her. She tends to swallow things (chunks of rubber, plastic etc.) so I have to take away toys she ...
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Impure Pekingese bites us as owners

Background info The dog is about 8 years old, male, Pekingese, but "huge" - unlike the rest of his family. He is very nice, until he is not. He has his own personal space, which he defends ...
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Are pets sensitive to good music?

I was wondering, as a cat owner if pets are sensitive to the music we listen to and at which extent? I noticed more than once that when listening to music on a computer with speakers, my cat ...
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New puppy very playful and happy inside, super scared outside

We recently (3 days ago) got a Shiba Inu of 4 months, she's was with a breeder in the country side whilst we live in a fairly noisy city. She got comfortable at home very quickly, she is joyful and ...
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Why does the Dog let its head drop hard onto the floor when it rests?

My sister owns a Bernese Mountain Dog of about four years old, which she had since he was a few months old, and appears to be in robust health. He gets his check-ups and no red flags have been raised. ...
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Change in behavior

We have an older pit/husky mix rescue dog he is about 7.5 years old and recently has gone from an indoor dog wanting to be with us to an outside dog who is afraid to come inside. He has been starting ...
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Parasitic worm from dog?

Last evening I found two small white worms crawling frantically across my white comforter on my bed attempting to burrow into it.. this after my roommate’s dog slept on my bed leaving copious amounts ...
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Is it okay for a pregnant dog to climb stairs?

My 2 years old shih tzu is 4 weeks pregnant. Ever since, she really loves climbing stairs and seems to be her territory. But I'm a bit worried if it might affect her pregnancy. I want to assure the ...
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How can I stop my dog from grabbing on to legs of other dogs?

I just got a new foster dog and he's 11 months old. When he plays with other dogs at the park he grabs onto their legs with his mouth. It's not hard really (a soft bite), but enough that he'll ...
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Newly adopted dog shows aggression

I just adopted a terrier mix about a week ago. When I brought him home he was calm probably due to him being neutered the day before. A couple days passed and he was calm and allowed me to touch him ...
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My dog tries to eat my chickens and fights with my cat

I have a 5 months female german sheepdog that tries to eat or play very hard with my chickens. I have this dog for a week and he is always inside my house because my chickens are around the house. ...
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Why is there brown stuff in my dog's ear?

I don't know when this happened. Just a moment ago my dog started to scratch his ears kind a rough,I though it was weird so I check his ears and I see this. What happened here ? I'm really worried ...
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Why does my sister's dog pinch with his teeth?

Just to clarify, this isn't a nibble. It's a single, very deliberate pinch! He's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and he's getting quite 'long in the tooth' now. I mind him quite regularly when my ...
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New lump - Any ideas?

Any ideas what this could be ? My 7yr dog has just delvolped this yesterday ? Doesn’t seem at all distressed and I can touch it and it doesn’t cause her any known pain. Thank you
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What is the average age of carcinoma onset in shi tzu breed?

What is the average age of carcinoma onset in shi tzu breed? I've tried googling a bit and couldn't find an answer for the intersection of the breed and this type of cancer. Asking to understand if ...
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Puppy pees when touched or scolded

One of my female dog gave puppies 4 months ago. One of the girl pup, that's not adopted by anyone yet, still is with us. The thing is, she's brave and confident, but pees when scolded, or when we try ...
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Why is my dog so anxious at night?

Our year-old golden retriever has been having a hard time going to sleep at night lately. During the day, when nobody is around, he sleeps fine. However, at night, he digs at the bed, barks, and pants ...