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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Water chlorination too much for pup?

I asked a question about my pup regurgitating too much before but not much has improved since then. If anything, we just got better at limiting it and predicting when she would regurgitate. An ...
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How can I train my dog to release a tug toy safely?

I adopted an 18 month old pit bull from a shelter about a month ago and I have been trying to train him to play tug and fetch to help strengthen our relationship and give him efficient exercise. ...
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Scooby Snacks in real life?

I think I saw years ago some Scooby Snacks in real life: are they still made? I haven’t seen them in dog treats form in a while in stores. I also saw them as a fruit snack, just to clarify.
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If I were to get a labrador retreiver, would it suffer from diseases?

I looked at a website, but I wasn't sure. It says that it can suffer from cancer. I just want to make sure if that is correct. Also, does it have any other issues?
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How do I gain my dog's trust back after accidentally stepping on him?

So my stepdad use to abuse my dog, hitting him with a broom, and kicking him and more. I did not know about this till I came home from school and saw him beating my beloved dog, I told my mother and ...
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I am thinking of getting myself a dog, is it a good idea?

I am thinking of getting a dog. I want to learn about some breeds of which dogs won't bark so much. Does anybody know about any non-barking breeds?
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Boxer drinking urine

I got her from the humane society at 2 years old. She gets taken out right before I leave or go to bed and yes she goes when outside. Right after I leave or go to sleep she pees and I can hear her ...
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How do I get my puppy to stop playing with my cat?

I recently got a 18 week Alaskan Klee Kai who is currently 10 lbs. I brought it home with a six year old cat who is also 10 lbs. The puppy really loves to play with the cat but the problem is he ...
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Did the vet cut my dog's nails too short?

I can see red dots inside the cut portion of my dog's nails (not to mention the hang nail). Does this mean that the vet cut them too short? Not sure if this is normal, or if I need to find a new ...
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How can I stop my dog from barking when placed in outside pen?

My dog is placed in outside pen daily. It is a large pen with room to run. She has plenty of water and toys. She barks non stop for hours on in. How can I stop the barking? I hate the neighbors have ...
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Suspected dog abuse by former landlord

I'm in Canada (Vancouver, BC). I used to live in a basement suite, below my landlord, who was verbally abusive towards her live-in employees. I was told by one of these employees that the landlord ...
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Aggressive dog needs insulin

How do I give my rat terrier insulin by myself? He thinks he’s a pitbull. He gets aggressive when you try to do something he doesn’t like. Any advice? I really need help.
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Dachshund Vomiting Issue

My wife and I have noticed over the past two years that our dachshund will vomit almost exclusively in the evenings around the same time maybe once or twice a week. It is always yellow bile and has a ...
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Aggression or reflex? Dog that “nibbles”

I have a very energetic pup that uses his mouth a lot. He is a sweet and very good-natured pup, just very enthusiastic, rambunctious and playful. He does know "settle" and does it beautifully (for a ...
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Do dogs close off their noses in the water?

Even the best canine swimmer sometimes ends up slipping its head below water and I was wondering if they know to exhale or close off their nose to prevent the water from entering their nose?
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Yorkie making little grunting sounds when lying in bed with me? [duplicate]

I’m lying in bed before getting up for the day and my little Yorkie comes to cuddle with me as she usually does in the morning . However she let out a grunting sound as she was snuggled into my side a ...
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Can a dog walk itself?

If someone owned several acres of woodland area that was fenced off from the public, could a dog go for a walk without the owner?
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Does anyone know what this hard pimple like bump is on my dogs back?

I noticed this hard pimple like bump on my dogs upper back about 6 months ago and it’s still there. She has another smaller one in her hip area as well. She is 3 years old in August so she is still ...
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Dog pees outside but doesn't know not to pee inside

In January my fiancée and I adopted a 1 year old beagle who was rescued from a lab. We have been attempting to potty train him since then, to limited success. We used the "umbilical cord method", ...
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Dogs constant paw licking [duplicate]

My dog has been licking and pulling out fur on paws for years. He’s been to the vet so many times and they’ve tried different steroids and now a steroid spray too. I’ve noticed 3 red sore lumps now on ...
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Dog not eating her food

Luna is a ~1.5 year old rescue mutt (our guess is border collie-pointer mix). When we first got her 6 months ago she would devour her kibble instantly, but nowadays she barely touches her food when ...
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My dogs get along with each other outside but not inside our house

In the last 2 days we rescued an 11 month un-neutered male German Shepherd named Teddy from a family who could no longer care for him. That family advised that he was just too big and too hyper for ...
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Indoor potty options for my dog

We have a five year old male shih tzu. He’s been totally housetrained since he was a puppy. We’d like to create a space for him to go to the potty inside the house. That way when the weather is really ...
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I can keep the dog from time to time it is loyal [closed]

I want to raise a dog to take care of it when I get home from work. Many people advised me to buy a dog from the time he was born over 2 months old.
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Would it be considered inappropriate or even illegal to call 911 if I find my cat or dog in a critical state?

If I find my cat or dog in a critical state, when it's seemingly about to die, and I call 911 and tell them "dying cat" or "dying dog", is this correct/acceptable behaviour? Or would it be considered ...
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Dogs begs for attention constantly

I work from home office. This is not due to the current pandemic, I have always worked from home. In mid-February my wife and I got a dog, a female shiba inu puppy. As of now she is almost five ...
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I need to groom my dog during this covid lockdown

Posting for a friend. She has a poodle cross dog and his coat has grown and needs grooming. Its also curly and dense. She wants to know can she just take a clipper to him and go for it or whether ...
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Why do dogs howl?

I am wondering if dogs only howl due to fear or as learned behaviour. Are there other reasons a dog would howl? Are lonelines or other emotions a factor?
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Do dog whistles work for barking?

Lately we’ve had several large dogs bark at all ours of the night, for several minutes at a time. We’ve talked to the owners, and they have made an effort to control their pets, but it hasn’t stopped ...
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Adult dog aggressive with puppy around my partner but not me

We have two dogs, a male 11-year-old and female 8-month-old, both border collie and Australian cattle dog mixes. My partner raised the male from a puppy, and we got the female when she was about two ...
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Help! My dog wants permission to eat

I was hoping someone might have some advice for a dog who seems to need permission to eat. We rescued our four-year-old jack russell/pomeranian cross from an animal shelter last year; we know his ...
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Puppy's one eye is red in certain light

I have a two months old puppy and she's adorable. I've never had a puppy before and I'm learning as I go, but I'm constantly terrified that she's going to get sick or hurt or something. I noticed ...
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My dog's vaccination schedule was interrupted, what now?

My dog had his first set of vaccines at 8 weeks old. He was due his second set, but due to the ongoing situation this isn't currently possible. He is almost 12 weeks old now. Will he need to start ...
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How to take care of dog's toiletry needs if dog walking is banned?

Most countries seem to allow dog walking during anti-COVID-19 measures preventing the spread of the coronavirus. However, there's at least South Africa where even dog walking is disallowed. The extent ...
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Dog with soft mucusy poop

Our dog recently pooped on the stairs which is very unlike her. This was on Friday and it was very soft and brown. This past weekend her poop has still been soft and now has a tinge of green to it. ...
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Dog licking herself when she can't hold it at night

My dog is an 11 year old terrier. She sleeps next to my bed at night and occasionally she wakes me up with the sound of slurping while she is licking her private area. I just let her keep looking ...
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How to reconcile two dogs?

Background: I'm visiting my parents for a while, they have a mixed-breed dog who is friendly and i brought mine, a mixed-breed dog too, who is kinda aggressive sometimes with others dogs. Both dogs ...
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Is it worth testing for heartworm if crate rest is impossible?

My mother has a (I am going to say 7 year old) large male dog that last year was unable to naturally control flea infestations. This leads me to believe that it very probably was unable to control ...
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Can an abused, malnourished and matted poodle 2½ - 3 yrs old ever show unconditional love like he was intended to?

I recently got an abused, malnourished and severely matted miniature male poodle 2 ½ - 3 years old. This is when I picked him up at the farm in Pittstown, N.J. on January 16th, 2020. ...
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German Shepherd with mysterious health issues

I have a bit of a mystery of a health issue with one of the pups I bred and wanted to ask if anyone knows what it might be. I bred this pup (now dog) from my near perfect German Shepherd bitch who ...
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Changing flavour of a kibble within one brand

We went through 4 kinds of kibble with my dog and finally found the one he likes (it is grain-free kibble, with 70% meat and 30% veggies and herbs). Through the first change, because I lacked some ...
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Puppy growling - when should I be concerned? [duplicate]

Yesterday I adopted a puppy, and today was her first walk. She was quite scared at the beginning, but after a couple of minutes of walking, she felt comfortable. On my way back, we met another puppy (...
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Why does my dog stack his poop on the outside furniture

We adopted a 2 year old hound/dane mix about a month ago from a rescue. He did come from an abusive household, but it didn't take long for him to fall right into place with our family. Though, he does ...
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I adopted my dog yesterday, I don't know what is his breed and how old do you think is he? [closed]

I want to buy a book on how to treat the puppy that I adopted yesterday, I don't know what is his breed and how old do you think is he?
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How can I remove adhesive bandaging from my dog without hurting her>?

My dog recently had surgery and they covered the wound with a bandage that had an adhesive border around the wound site. We followed the instructions of the vet and when it came to removing the ...
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I accidentally popped a tick that was on my dog's eyelids

I accidentally popped a tick on my dog's eyelids and unfortunately blood got on his eyes, the blood went away in a while but was the blood that got to his eyes will be dangerous? What can I do myself? ...
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Over-excited, barking dog and ways to exercise or calm him

I have recently (a little over month ago) adopted a dog from a shelter. He is year and a half old mutt, looking a little terrier - like, shaggy and wirehaired. He was at the shelter for half a year ...
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What health advantage are there to spaying a dog? Disadvantages? [duplicate]

I was always under the (naive) impression that spaying a dog was predominantly a preventative measure against having litters. I knew maybe behaviour and demeanour would change, but that's about the ...
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Vetmedin eaten by wrong dog

Lilly takes vetmedin for congestive heart failure. Baxter May have eaten her dose when I dropped it between them. 2.5 mg for 20# Jack Russell. Help. I don’t know if Lilly got her medicine. Should I ...
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Reassuring/cheering up a dog whose owners are unexpectedly missing

My friends have a ~5 year old beagle/basset mix, who was a "rescue" some years ago. He's very intelligent and pretty well trained. Unexpectedly, they'll be in the hospital for a couple days so I am ...

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