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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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Dog hit by a car

I live close to a major highway, and in my country, dogs are not allowed inside the house traditionally. But they are allowed to roam free outdoors and usually no one stops them from going out. One ...
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Social proof for dogs?

General question: Is there such a thing as social proof for dogs? I.e. can you "induce" a dog to make something by letting it watch another dog do it? Concrete question: Can I "befriend&...
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How could I find out the breed of my dog?

My dog was very smart, he was around 80 pounds, totally has no interest and offensive to other people, only loves the family members, he seldom barks except he found something wrong, he is protective ...
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How long does it take for a newly adopted pet to be accepted by current pet?

A year ago we adopted a 3 mo. male neutered MinPin from the shelter. We recently adopted a second dog who we believe to be a Jack Russell Terrier/Daucsaund mix. He was originally rescued from PR and ...
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Senior dog feeling down and shaking

My dog is a female chihuahua, around over 10 years old (I found her on the street and don't know exact age). For the past 4 weeks, she progressively started to shake a little as if she was cold, but ...
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Is it okay to give too many injections to a 40 day puppy?

My 40 days old puppy had loose motions and the vet gave him injections (antibiotics), a day later he had 103.5 °F (39.7 °C) fever and again got the injections, screaming in the process. Should I see ...
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Fixing improper potty training. Please help

Dogs in this post: Spook - male, seven-year-old dachshund Ino - female, four-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel Situation setup (not necessarily important, you can skip this): Recently my mom ...
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First aid for dog's irritated eye

Yesterday evening I noticed my dog rubbing one of his eyes with his front paw. Today his rubbing continues and the eye is slightly red, but I'm not sure if it's infected or "just" irritated. ...
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Dog not eating homemade vegetarian food

I have a 3 month old Labrador. She is not eating homemade vegetarian food. She'll stay hungry for a meal, but not eat. If I give her egg or non-vegetarian dog food, she'll be happy to eat, but she won'...
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Aggressive dog in certain situations

My wife and I have a Corgi, who is about 9 months old. He is fixed. He gets along with other dogs in general, besides when being picked up by us in close proximity to another dog and sometimes when on ...
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Why do my dog's ears feel warm?

My dog has been experiencing some digestive track issues and I noticed that her ears are warm to the touch. Does this indicate she may have a fever?
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Chances of survival after baiting with 1080 poison - sodium fluoroacetate

Our darling dog was intentionally baited today with sodium fluoroacetate or 1080 poison. She is at the vet. She had severe seizures and a heart rate of 230. They had her sedated, she was unconscious, ...
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How does one go about selecting a “good” rescue shelter?

18 months after losing our previous dog, we've finally decided we are ready for another dog. We'd like to get a rescue dog, but after some initial searching, we're finding a lot of different breed ...
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Mother aggression towards puppy and impact to the puppy

I'm doing some research into the way mother's aggression (not normal levels of discipline) can affect a puppy as it grows and becomes an adult. Specifically, focusing on long term behaviour. Would ...
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Is this kibble or poison? [closed]

I was walking my dog in a park (respecting social distancing and all). At some point I heard a crack; she had picked up a very dry pellet from the grass and was chewing on it. I couldn't get her to ...
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English Springer spaniel hair thinning and pigment loss

Two trips to our local vet and we have ruled out all the big players that would show up on blood work. 2 separate thyroid tests, Cushing's syndrome, cancer... all blood work and urine is normal. He is ...
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Indoor urination issues with puppy chihuahua

How to stop my chihuahua puppy from peeing inside although he pees outside every time he goes outside? He is a 10 month old chihuahua and he pees every time we take him out. Then, after he gets back ...
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Weimaraner puppy eating poo

We have a 11 week old Weimaraner puppy who has been eating his poo at night. We are coming downstairs to let him out to do his business, but sometimes he has already done this and just the remains ...
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How can I get our puppy to learn new house breaking skills?

Our Coton de Tuléar, named Ruby, is 4.5 months old. We thought we did well limiting her space to the kitchen and providing a small area outside her crate (where she sleeps) for elimination. Initially, ...
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Husky shows different behavior between households — is this normal for the breed?

My brother has a 2 year old female Siberian husky, I've been babysitting her since she was 9 months old. She spends majority of her time with me, my kids and pets. He picks her up every other ...
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Dog is newly aggressive towards other dogs after lockdown

We sometimes take out a relative's German Shepherd for walks. She's generally been good with other dogs, playing well with larger dogs and ignoring smaller ones, and only getting a bit aggressive when ...
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My dog's right eye is dislodged from the socket, do I need a second opinion?

My dog (he is a mix of a chihuahua and a Shih Tzu) just had an accident a few hours ago. His right eye appears to have popped out of his socket (but it's still attached), he has patches of scraped ...
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How to stop dog stealing food off small children outdoors?

In the last few weeks, as folks re-emerge from Covid lockdown, our ~2 year old Labrador has discovered that people - small children in particular - outdoors in parks and other green spaces often have ...
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Dog not taking a house move well

We have 2 female working GSDs. We have moved house in the last 2 days and one of our GSDs has been fine with it, the other however isn’t taking it well. She now has to stay downstairs now where as ...
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Is my older dog going to hurt my puppy?

So we have had our 2 year old lab since she was 10 months old and she's been an only child for 2 years. We just brought a 10 week old puppy home and the 2 year old follows the puppy around the house ...
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Can dogs be affected by the lack of routine/being kept up at night?

I live with a live-in landlady. I was away at home during the pandemic and on my return I discovered that not only had she been furloughed (so no need for time-keeping), she had also moved in her ...
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Why does my dog now have spots showing underneath his fur on his chest?

My dog is three years old and has recently started developing what looks like big, dark freckles on his chest. I can see them because the hair on his chest is white and his hair is not particularly ...
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My dog kicks excessively whenever he is scratched at any point on his body. Can it be a sign of allergy?

It seems like my dog has this sweet spot at every part of his body. And I feel like it's too excessive and irritating for him. Even while walking, when he gets randomly touched by stuff he starts ...
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Hair fall of my dog [closed]

I have Indian female dog there is lot of hairfall in the place where she sits. Any remedy for it or how can I control her hairfall?
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How to get a 2-year old Husky/Shepherd mix to stop piddling when he's excited?

My daughter is moving back in to save some money, and she currently has a 2-year old Husky/Shepherd mix. He is constantly piddling when he gets excited. I am not familiar with these breeds, nor have I ...
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Are there any chew toys that are ACTUALLY tough? [duplicate]

I have two rescue dogs. Sherman is a 3.5 year old, 110 lb German Shepherd/Boxer/Mastiff (we think) mix that I've had for 3 years. Chance is a 4 month old, 35 lb Beagle/Hound (we think) mix that we ...
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How to care for an orphaned puppy?

After a question about an orphaned puppy (Can I allow my puppy near my breast?) I like to get an answer about the general (extra) care an orphaned puppy needs. What special care did an orphaned puppy ...
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8 month old akita separation anxiety soiling on rug when away

I have an 8 month old male akita that has moderate separation anxiety. He is semi-house broken. He only soils inside when I'm away. I've recently been letting him roam my apartment when I'm gone only ...
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Can I allow my puppy near my breast?

Recently, my husband and I brought home a small, 15 day old puppy from a local shelter. Its mom has passed away so I have adopted it. I feed it with a bottle filled with milk from my pet goat. The ...
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Did “Rough Collie” dogs (and maybe other dogs?) actually guard the farm when all the humans were away?

The rough collie's long coat has made the breed successful on northern Midwest farms as an able herder and guardian of the farm during the winter. The dog needs to be gradually acclimated to the cold ...
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My dog's dry eye

I have a Shih Tzu and every day, his eye is red with lots of gunk. Vet says he has "dry eye" and wanted to prescribe us a very expensive eye drop. Wondered if anyone has found a less ...
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My cats drink from our swimming pool

My cats (three kittens) like to drink from our swimming pool, which is filled with a lot of chlorine. This has been going on for a a pretty long time, and even though I provide a huge bowl of fresh ...
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Why do my dogs love eating horse poo?

My dogs live with horses and whenever they run into the horse paddocks they run around and then make a beeline for the horse poo and eat it. It's not something we ordinarily stop. If the horses have ...
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One of my dogs is scared of another because of a recent fight. How to teach them to play again?

We have two dogs, Milla and Lucy. Lucy gets startled easily and when she is scared can be prone to responding aggressively. She is not highly food motivated, especially when she is agitated. Milla ...
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Is my dog’s neuter incision infected?

It has been exactly 7 days since my dog got neutered. I actually took him to the emergency vet on the 3rd or 4th day because I thought he had reopened the incision. I got confirmation from the ...
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How can I calm my dog down while crossing the street?

My three-month old miniature poodle has a problem when crossing the street on a lead with me - she constantly jumps around excitedly in front of me, trying to play with me. This is something she doesn'...
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Does Glucosamine Hydrochloride help painful dog joints?

We have a dog that has a pin in his hip from an accident. He is badly affected by the cold and it causes him pain in winter. I'm wondering if Glucosamine Hydrochloride will assist in helping his ...
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My dog was attacked by an owl [duplicate]

My pet chihuahua was attacked by an owl and we took her to the vet. She was just bruised, but I just want to know how do you get your puppy back to normal self, because my dog hasn’t acted her normal ...
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Chocolate Lab wants me to throw the ball for him but he refuses to give it back [duplicate]

My three-year old chocolate lab male is ball obsessed. But once I throw it for him and he catches it, he refuses to give it up, running around with it and if I tell him to drop it, he looks at me, ...
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I hurt my puppy, please help

Yesterday, me and my dad were trying to remove ticks on our puppy. I had to hold him under his head and right arm, beacuse ticks were on his front right arm, near the paw. It was very painful for him, ...
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Trying to get an elderly dog to eat

I have a very elderly dog (border collie mix), who is on her last legs. She is getting pretty weak, lost 20% or more of body weight, doesn't seem to have a whole lot of joy in life, but doesn't seem ...
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How much should I cut off my Dachshund's nails? [duplicate]

My 3 year old Dachshund has long nails and they click when she walks. How much can I clip off safely and how often should I?
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How to keep my dog from circumventing her massive e-collar?

My dog (10 month old Collie mix) recently had to have stitches on the bottom of her right hind foot. The vet provided an e-collar (aka "cone of shame"), appropriately sized, but she is a rubber puppy ...
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If one finds a dog whose registration and vaccination are both expired, should he return the dog to the owner or an animal shelter?

Say someone finds a stray dog in Florida, USA, and some research indicates that the dog's registration and vaccination have both expired. In this case, is it better to return the dog to the owner or ...
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Convince a territorial pup to go out on walks

I recently adopted a stray pup. Although it is great in most ways, I just can't convince it to go out on short walks. It thinks the area around the house is its territory and is very happy/playful ...

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