Questions tagged [dogs]

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Why do dogs dream, but some cats apparently do not? [closed]

Dogs obviously dream in their sleep, but with cats it is more ambiguous. I have heard some people say they see their cat dreaming with paws twitching and so forth. However, I have had a fair number of ...
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Is it possible for a dog with a torn ACL to start walking normally without any medical treatment?

Part 1 of 2 My father has a pet Labrador retriever. I took her for a long walk in my dad's neighborhood; longer than she was used to. She started limping. After I brought my father's dog back home, my ...
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Submissive puppy

My puppy is really submissive/afraid with other dogs. Low back, tail between the legs, turn on his back when other dogs come to play with him and won't let any dogs smell his butt. That being said he ...
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How to make sure dog doesn't tear stitches in paw?

My dog stepped on something and now has a pretty nasty cut on the back paw pad. Got stitches there. Now for the next 10 days I need to keep her very calm both indoors and outdoors, so that it could ...
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Potty training troubles

I have a 4 month old Rottweiler puppy, and she’s outside quite often as she’s very energetic and loves to run around and play. The problem I’m having though is that even though she is outside for ...
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Dog hyper focused on shadows, lights and reflections

This is a strange one so bear with me. In short, our dog (Aussie) is hyper focused on lights and reflections. She spends 90% of the day staring at the ceiling or walls, either barking or growling... ...
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Why does my dog bark for permission to eat? [duplicate]

Pepe is an 8 year old Chihuahua /Papillon rescue. We've had him for 5 years. Recently he's decided that he won't eat unless we tell him it's ok. He'll just stand there, barking. Even if he's just ...
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Are the mouths of cats more sensitive to temperature than that of dogs?

I have had many cats and dogs. I have noticed that when I can share some food with my furry friends, my dogs will gobble it up without worrying about the temperature, but my cats will sit there and ...
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Why does my male dog (Husky) lick my female (Chihuahua) dog's pee? [duplicate]

Why does my male Husky dog of two years follow my female Chihuahua dog of fourteen years when she goes to the bathroom, and when she pees he licks her urine right after?
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Why does my dog bark at me when I let him out?

When I let my dog out into the garden, he barks at me for a while. I usually shut the door and he runs off to do his business, without looking back at me or barking at me again. I'm not sure why, is ...
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Dog won't drop ball while playing fetch, but he will drop other toys he fetches?

I have a 2-year old Golden Retriever who seems to love chuck-it balls above all else. He plays fetch just fine when it's with other toys, as long as they're not balls, and he drops them on cue or even ...
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My Dog Growls When I Try to Pick Her Up

My nine-month old English Boodle is very sweet and playful. She's never shown signs of aggression towards me or my family, or any other dogs - sometimes she tries to play with the cat, but usually ...
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Infection risk for young puppies due to being flooded previously

We got flooded around mid November. Water went up to the half of our 2nd flood so there was mud and sewage water everywhere. Majority of the cleaning on the house was finished around mid December but ...
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My dog ate a cricket, is that bad?

My dog is a cross between labrador and retriever and I estimate he weighs around 40 kgs and he's 1 year and 9 months old. My dog loves chasing crickets, especially because they jump, and in end, he ...
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Dog likes walks, but is terrified of walk preparation

We have a small dog, a Chihuahua cross, about a year old. As long as it's not raining, she enjoys her daily walk around the block. She'd prefer it warm and dry but a bit of cold and damp only seems to ...
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Puppy Pee Schedule: If not relieved post mealtime, will it lead to a UTI?

My partner has cautioned me that if we don't take our 6 month old puppy outside to pee within 30 minutes after mealtime, he's at risk for developing an urinary tract infection! I've searched all ...
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Metronidazole on vet's dosage (4ml) made my dog very sick :(

We have an 11 year old elderly mix of Shepherd and husky that has severe issues taking and holding any antibiotic. She has blood loss and the vet says it's ulcer and she must take a PPI (proton pump ...
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What are all of the preventative medications dogs need?

What are all of the necessary, essential, and optional preventative medications dogs need (e.g. heartworm pills)? By medication, I do not mean vaccinations that dogs need, but rather medications like ...
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I rescued a dog from the street. What haircut should I ask for? [duplicate]

I adopted this dog some months ago. I don't know a lot of dogs and stuff. What haircut will suit him? Thank you!
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Find internet story about a dog who rescued a woman from drowning by using a leverage from wood and the leash [closed]

I remember reading that a dog saved a woman from drowning in a swamp or similar (in the US I think) by creating a leverage from wood and the leash. It was told in first-person from herself and I read ...
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How to help my dog to be not so afraid of fireworks?

My dog is terrified of fireworks. With 1 or 2 bangs, I can calm her down easily by playing or offering treats. But if there are more bangs and they happen quite often, it's impossible to get her to ...
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How often (and what type) should I reward during grooming?

My SO and I have a 1.5 y/o Standard Poodle with a great temperament. We keep her coat moderately long (not show length), so gets brushed lightly several times a day, a more serious brushing session (...
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How can I tell if a breeder is ethical?

I am preparing to adopt a puppy. I have done a lot of research, and keep hearing about puppy mills and such. I am considering a Goldador (mixed-breed), and the breeders are relatively few and far ...
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Bottle Feeding A (Smart) Elderly Dog

I am trying to devise a plan to get a beloved treat-motivated female dog to drink from a baby/puppy/whatever bottle, and I only found articles on the topic of bottle feeding puppies (no information ...
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Is my dog's neuter inscision infected? [duplicate]

My dog was neutered 6 days ago; this picture is of his sight, but sideways. I just wanna know if this is normal?
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Belly Lump with Black Liquid Inside on 9-week-old Pup

First post - sorry for bad quality. I need help fast while my girlfriend takes my pup to the emergency vet. My 9-week-old female Goldendoodle pup developed a lump this morning and it became ...
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Toy suggestion for dog that tears apart fabric/rope toys

I have a Rhodesian ridgeback/boxer mix and he loves to tear apart toys. He'll hold the toy in his paws and rip them apart using his front teeth. However, I don't want him eating stuff like rope ...
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My Dog's Backlegs Are Hurt To The Point Where He'd Rather Sit Down Than Walk

I have a 2-year-old toy poodle named Waffles. He is my joy, and I love him. However, yesterday night, I tried to get him from his pen. Normally he always jumps up. He tried to jump up to greet me but ...
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My dog killed a rabbit, should I get a bunny? [duplicate]

My 11 year old daughter really wants a bunny, but in the past our dog has killed a wild rabbit. Does this make my dog more prone to killing a bunny? I don’t know how to prevent my dog from doing it; ...
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My dog is extremely overweight [duplicate]

Over the years my dog has been taking on weight. I didn’t notice at first until I was going through some pictures of him when he was at a healthy weight. I am not sure what type of dog he is, but I ...
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Dog with leg wound escapes cone and bites leg

Our dog has a wound in the right front leg (nothing severe). In order to treat it, a cone of shame (normal plastic one) is being used, together with a specific spray. For reference, the cone looks ...
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Can a regular German Shepherd give birth to German Shepherd puppies with coat colors identical to hers, but give birth to one single white puppy

Just curious to know (I also need this piece of info for writing my novel). So, can a German Shepherd (classic-looking fur coat) give birth to four identical German Shepherd puppies that look just ...
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my dog has skin cancer on his back leg up on the inner thigh area but he keeps taking the bandage off all the time [duplicate]

my dog has skin cancer which is because he has fair skin and he is proun to the sun and he has a lump on his back inner thigh i having to bandage it all the time but each time i put the bandage on he ...
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How much water should a nursing dog drink?

I've read that dogs need roughly an ounce of water per pound of body weight each day and that nursing dogs need more than that to produce milk. My pit bull terrier recently gave birth to a litter of 9 ...
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Dog hanging out outside

My Croatian Shepherd mix likes to go out in the balcony and sleep there during the day. Right now we have 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-2 Celsius). If he's outside, can I assume, it's ok for him? It's my ...
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Is Zinc Gluconate safe for dogs to consume?

I have been researching a good toothpaste/dental gel to use on dogs to clean their teeth and one I liked the look of was one called Maxi/Guard OraZn or the stronger strength MAXI/GUARD Oral Cleansing ...
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How much exercise should a puppy get?

I was wondering how much exercise a puppy should get. I need to know how long the walking time should be, the playing time should be, the outdoor exercise time should be, and how long the training ...
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Dog acts afraid of me when we’re around other people? [closed]

I have an adopted 3 year old husky/lab mix. He was very well trained when I adopted him, apparently he’d been a stray, but had two previous adopters who gave him up. The reason being was they had ...
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How to handle potty/pee training in apartment setting on 16th floor

I live in a apartment on 16th floor, I just got a labrador puppy, I am not sure how to potty/pee train him, right now he poops in the balcony and pees on pad, I hope to transition pad to bathroom, and ...
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How To Help A Spoiled Dog? [duplicate]

A great friend just moved in with me and brought with her dog (we agreed before she moved in that this will be fine). Her dog is a pomeranian, knows how to do some basic commands, and is generally a ...
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Toy Poodle Pees Everywhere

I have a Toy poodle who just turned 2 on October 5th. I will admit that, as pet owners, we have been relatively just spoiling him and not giving him anything for a while. In the past couple of months, ...
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Dog won't walk unless the whole house walks with him

My dog is almost five and a rescue. I work from home so he spends all day with me; he's always been funny about going on walks without me if I am in the house. If I'm sick and want to stay in bed, he'...
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How do I teach my dogs to obey when we aren't in a formal training session?

My two dogs seem to do fairly well in training thus far. However, outside of their training sessions, they are unwilling to perform commands that they seem to have mastered perfectly well. Now that I ...
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Where to Get a Golden Retriever Puppy?

So because of quarantine, I've been considering on investing a 12 week old Golden Retriever puppy. After doing my research, I've learned that many puppy mills and puppy stores abuse, neglect, and ...
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Is my neutered dog infected?

It has been a week since my German Shepherd was neutered. He has been wearing his collar cone, but it came off a few times. Today I noticed redness and when I tried to touch his testicles he moved, so ...
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What causes my dog to regularly “meet” me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me up

What causes my dog to regularly "meet" me coming up the stairs, walk past me going down and then circle back and follow me back up. And the same thing when I go downstairs. If she is already ...
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What temperature would be best for my Labrador dog?

I have a female Labrador dog, about 2-3 years old and weighing 25 kg (55 lbs), with a light coat. Her dog house is outside, but she's inside the whole day. Where I live, in the daytime it is 20-23 ...
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How do I introduce my new kittens to my roommate's dog? [duplicate]

I decided to adopt two Maine Coon - Siamese cat mixes since they were bonded and I did not want to separate them. My roommate has had a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for the past two years and he has ...
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What should I research about before getting a puppy? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about investing into a puppy, only I do not know much about them and I don't know where to start in my research. Which are the crucial topics I need to research on? What books and ...
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I need help with training “Drop it” command

I have Labrador and he is such a foodie. I want to teach him "drop it", but everytime he smells or senses treat nearby, he just never holds, catches or fetches anything except to eat the ...

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