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Can I use a human grade bug repellent for my dog?

I have a Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican hairless) and this time of the year in my part of the world, bugs really start to attack him. As far as I know there are no commercial bug repellents for dogs, hence ...
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Can I feed very soft cooked bones to cats and dogs?

I sometimes cook chicken broth in my Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker), using chicken carcasses from free range birds. Yesterday I was picking the cooked meat (aka pet treats or diet food) from ...
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Dog has a blister on incision

My dog had a pyometra surgery almost three weeks ago. She is ten years old. Today we noticed a small blister on her incision. I have attached the photo. Is it just a blister or something else? I ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

Until the last 48 hours, fetch was my puppy's favorite game. He would play it with any toy, but especially his favorite which is a rubber squeaky pacifier (he actually has 2 of these now, since one ...
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Could my dog get infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and suffer from COVID-19?

I have heard, that dogs too could get the actual coronavirus. Is this real?
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How do I stop my dog from barking early in the morning?

My dog is 4 years old. She sleeps downstairs and always has. All of a sudden she's started to bark at early hours in the morning. I have taken her out to do her business, but not long after she barks ...
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What can I do now that my cat is terrified of me after I broke up a fight involving her and two other pets?

I really need some help and advice. I have two cats and a dog. This morning, my dog was with me in the kitchen and one of my cats ran up to him and started attacking him. It just turned into an all ...
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Puppy goes in tantrum when leaving for a walk

We have a 12 weeks old Cavalier King Charles. Leash training is going so so, but it's going. The issue is that my puppy's trigger is leaving / approaching the house. When we are leaving for a walk he ...
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Older dog being aggressive towards puppy

I have an 8 year old Yorkshire terrier mix that was not socialized too much during her life, as she never wanted to go on a lot of walks and generally didn't like being outside or around people she ...
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Why is my dog playful and lively outside, but docile and inactive inside?

The difference between my dog's indoor and outdoor behavior is day and night. Inside, she refuses to play with any toys (while I'm awake), only eats during the day if I put something on top of her ...
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Is it normal for a long haired doxie to like yogurt? [duplicate]

My 9 month old puppy loves yogurt and I don't know if that's normal or not. Is it normal for a long haired doxie (Dachshund) to like yogurt?
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Do dogs and other intelligent animals (cows, etc.) blink to communicate?

Cats are known to blink as a form of smiling. I believe I have also noticed that the dogs and cows here often look and blink at me when they are upto something. E.g.1: when one of the dogs is play ...
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Appropriate dog crate size UK

I have a friend who has a 6-7 month old working Golden Retriever pup. He’s still quite a small dog as he is young. She has been informed that she has had a complaint from a neighbour to the police and ...
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My dog has 2 personalities

I have a 1 year old, 80 pounds (36 kg) male bernedoodle. At home he is a sweetheart, cuddly, and playful but outside he acts crazy. He jumps on people sometimes and he has also bit my hands several ...
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German Shepherd with horrible smelling oral tumor

Our German Shepherd has had this growing tumor for a year and half. It has grown so big and has destroyed her teeth and the inside of her mouth. The tumor smells SO BAD we don’t know what to do. ...
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Where is the best place to search for recommendations on reputable dog breeders?

We are not interested in adopting. Places we have tried: Petfinder (little success), Yelp (little success), Nextdoor (little success). Respectful, helpful, reputable breeder-focused recommendations ...
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How should you groom a dog with a double coat and severe matting?

In this question, the answers state that there are two types of dog breeds: dogs with a single coat that consists of a coat with a single type of hair, and dogs with a double coat, with an inner coat ...
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Why do groomers tell you not to shear a long-haired dog in warm weather?

Specifically, I have a Great Pyrenees. I've had groomers tell me that a dog's fur keeps them cool in hot weather as well as keeping them warm in cold. This argument holds as long as the environment is ...
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Will behavioral issues occur in dogs that don't leave their mothers?

Information regarding separating puppies from their mothers, generally, only talks about at what age is it appropriate to remove a youngling from its dam. There isn't much information about whether ...
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Girlfriend's chihuahua very aggressive with me at night while being already awake

My girlfriend's chihuahua is generally very protective with his uneaten food, or when he has a bone to play with; which is fine as long as he doesn't bite for it (and he doesn't, he just growls). He ...
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Can dogs exhibit politeness?

Can dogs exhibit politeness? I come from a science background and in general am very skeptical of anthropomorphic claims that people make about their pets. I also have considerable experience with ...
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Is my dogs spay incision infected, or is this some sort of blister?

My bitch was spayed on the 24th of August, so almost 3 weeks ago. This morning I noticed what looked like a small bruise near one end of her incision. Since then it has inflated into the photo I've ...
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New rescue dog follows me everywhere, but seems terrified of me

We got our rescue beagle 5 weeks ago. We were told that she was never socialized, and she is 3 years old. She follows me everywhere in the house and doesn't like to go in the yard without me there. If ...
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How can I tell if my dog wants to go outside to the toilet or to play? [duplicate]

We've got a ~5 month old puppy, a Chihuahua/Yorkie crossbreed. She's just about completed toilet training now in the sense that she hasn't had an accident in the house for a while, but there's a ...
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My dog is coughing frequently (several times per hour)

Our 4-year old Aussie-doodle frequently will have a coughing attack in which she almost sounds like she's hacking up a hairball; she'll cough hard 3-5 times, then have a final hack and be done... ...
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Can one clicker be used for two animals?

We have a cat and he’s clicker-trained to a certain degree, at least enough to understand that the clicker means he’s doing something right and to expect a treat. The training sessions for the cat are ...
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Do occasional periods of immobility signal potential heart issues for a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel?

I have a ruby-colored Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is nearly 8 and a half years old (born March 2012). I read online that a large fraction of Cavalier’s suffer from heart murmur, which typically ...
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What Dog breed is my puppy? [closed]

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Dextrose powder for puppies

My puppy is too skinny, even though he eats rice and other things I feed him. I bought dextrose powder in case he will become ill. But since he is not sick, can I put a dextrose powder in his water/...
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My dog (border collie half breed) too excited even after workout

We got a rescue dog, vet told us he has a lot of border collie in him, he's about 1 and a half years old. The problem: it seems as if he can't get tired or get calm, it happens everyday. We've had him ...
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How to stop puppy biting?

It's a common problem I have seen in new puppies. It's a big problem for dog owners to deal with it.
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What disease causes a dog to lose their vision seemingly over night?

Her eyes are cloudy and I would have seen that, long before now. We're each other's emotional support buddies. It wasn't till her vision was gone, that I noticed any changes in her eyes. First, ...
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What do I do if my dog inhaled dog shampoo?

My dog inhaled dog shampoo, at first she was making noises, but over time they started disappearing. But now she makes tiny little noises from time to time; it's been 4-5 hours since that incident, ...
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Can I split larger Heartgard chewables for my smaller dog?

I have a 35 lb (16 kg) dog who normally takes Heartgard chewables for dogs sized 26 to 50 lbs (12 to 23 kg). Recently, my larger dog passed away, so I have some extras of the larger Heartgard ...
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What makes my dog itch all the time?

We have an Indian Spitz who is just 1.5 years old. She is mostly fed indian bread and part of what we have. We have also tried to feed her pet foods like drools but she doesn't prefer it and mostly ...
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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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