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Should I get another dog to keep my dog company?

Just wanted to get some input and feedback about getting another dog to keep my dog company at home while I'm at work. I have a small Schnoodle (25 lbs) - high energy, and wonderful. I walk him twice ...
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Can I use any digital thermometer on my dog?

I want to buy a digital thermometer to check the (rectal) temperature of my dog when needed[*]. I'm not sure if any digital thermometer will do, or if I should look for a specific "animal-grade" ...
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Can cookies clean teeth?

I have this cookies for dogs. I would like to know if it's true that can clean teeth.
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12 week old Maremma Sheepdog growling--why?

I own a 12 week old Maremma Sheepdog, I’ve had her for two weeks now. My sweet girl had her second round of vaccinations today and growled at the vet and even snapped. She had just come out of the car ...
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Bull Arab entertainment [duplicate]

We have a beautiful natured large bull Arab dog. Due to being pregnant I have been told to reduce my interactions with him incase my tummy gets a knock to it. My neighbour is walking him some ...
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How does toilet training a puppy regress?

We have a 4 month old puppy who has done very well in her toilet training. She know's to go outside for a pee and a poo now and we barely have any accidents anywhere else in the house. We have ...
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My dog goes crazy in a cage and destroys everything. HELP

I have an 11 months old female husky, she has a lot of energy and she’s very sweet. We took a training class and she did very well but lately she started destroying things in the house when we leave, ...
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Dog mounting. Help

I currently have 2 dogs, a 9 month old female collie and a 20 month old Chihuahua/jack Russell male who's neutered. We are fostering a 17 month old intact Siberian husky but seem to be having some ...
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How do I know if the dogs are playing too rough

I have American Staffy female rescue from the pound 5 months a go friendly with other dogs love the play yesterday got rescue Staffy shorter breed both same age he's a male he's very friendly as well ...
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Dog with weird bump keeps running away

My 4-year-old dog ran away from me one night and when I got near her she would run further once we got her back home she ran away again. I have her back right now but she is acting differently like ...
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My 11 yr old Rottweiler has bladder control issues [closed]

How do I make sure that he's not developing more problems by cleaning up his urine?
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Is it ok that my puppy needs to very sleepy before they're happy to be alone in crate/pen?

We recently got a french bulldog/jack russel mix puppy of about 8 weeks old. She loves people and loves curling up on your lap to sleep. 3 weeks in (I know not long!) and we are slowly working our ...
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Can dogs (and other animals) get lost in the same sense as humans?

A few weeks ago I was out with a couple of dogs in the forest. Since I came from an urban area I had them in a leash. After a while the leashes became quite entangled and the easiest way to untangle ...
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How to Limit Puppy's Water Intake?

Q: Does anyone have any strategies for limiting how much water my puppy will drink at one time? My female Yorkshire Terrier is coming on to five months old. Ever since we got her she has always ...
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Kelpie lookalike?

I like the look of the Australian kelpie and blue lacy breeds, however these dogs are working dogs and at not suited to family backyards. Is there a breed that somewhat looks like these but are ...
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Really Red rash looking swollen nipples

My female Pitt just had puppies and she has a really bad I don't even know what it is a rash or I don't know but it's all over her stomach and nipples and her nipples are really swollen bad um I don't ...
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I’m dog sitting for my mom for 10 days but her dogs won’t eat the food she always feeds them

Is this because they miss her or because they are in a different setting? It’s been 5 days and they only really will eat snacks. Just not their food
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Working with fear based puppy before it becomes real aggression

My 7 month mixed breed (lab, cocker spaniel, Pomeranian, and breed groups herding, guard, and sporting, his brother had dna testing) growls, gets stiff and hair stands up when ever he sees someone ...
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Would sterilizing a male/female cat/dog ruin their sex life?

Are some forms of not too intrusive sterilization for a cat/dog, which would allow them to have a sex life? Are these processes too complicated? Are vasectomies or getting the tubes tied viable?
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Dog kicking all four paws when playing?

I have a 7 month old Chihuahua male and whenever he's on our bed he kicks all four paws when you are playing with him. We have a female that is his sister but she was born 3 litters before him and ...
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Galliprant & enrofloxacin

Can I give galliprant and enrofloxacin to my 9.8 pound dog. She has a sensitive stomach. I gave her pepcid AC 1hour before enrofloxacin 8:30pm. Its 9:34pm. Is it ok to give her the galliprant. She ...
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Helping outdoor dogs in extreme heat waves

We are in the middle of our worst bush fires in recorded history, fueled by the fact we're in the second year of drought and are having record highs. The other day topped at 43 degrees Celsius and we'...
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How can I ensure my outdoor pet's water doesn't freeze in the winter?

I live in Europe and have rabbits who live exclusively outdoors. How can I provide them with water in the winter without it freezing?
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How to cure persistent infections in the ear of a dog?

My dog had a fight with another dog and his ear got infected. Ever since then we'd prescribe antibiotics for his ear infection and it'll get better for a month, but it keeps recurring. The vet just ...
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How to keep dogs out of trash?

It's kind of ridiculous that when searching for dog proof trashcans 99% of the ones that come up have a foot pedal that opens them ... I don't know how stupid they think dogs are, but mine figured the ...
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I rehomed my dog’s puppy and I’ve been emotional

After I release two of my dog’s puppy I became too emotional that I really feel depressed. I always thought that they might feel alone and look for their mother and siblings and also our family became ...
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How do I play with my dog after her teeth get removed

My 9 year old Pomeranium/Shih Tzu mix is getting her teeth removed soon, she's not particularly old and is still very hyperactive and loves to play and run around. But all of her favourite games ...
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I have a west highland terrier that is 11yrs old(in human yrs) and he drinks his own urine, what should I do?

My Westie is 11yrs old and he’s drinking his own urine and I don’t know what I should do. I give him water throughout the day but he always drinks so much like as if he hasn’t had water in days, he’ll ...
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Is feeding a puppy in the crate for the purpose of getting them comfortable with crate or another reason?

We have a new 8-week-old Boxer puppy we brought home yesterday. We are crate training her and most of what we are reading says to feed the pup in the crate but it seems like it says that is to get ...
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Dog can Sense Thunder Seconds Before Heard?

I noticed that during a thunder storm, my male black lab/shepherd mix (~4 yrs) would bark around one second before thunder could be heard. He normally does this with suspicious thudding noises/...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

Is there an eggnog equivalent for cats and/or dogs? It’s getting close to the holidays and people might want to give their pets a holiday drink as a treat. What can I give them?
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Wound on dog pad

My dog has had a wound on the pad of his paw that has been progressively getting worse over the past 2 weeks. It started off pretty small but has more than doubled in size. The original wound was ...
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My dog is aggressive around other dogs

I have a 1.5 year old St. Bernard. He's amazing with people doesn't like dogs too much. He would get up to sniff them and then immediately go in for a bite. So I have tried taking him to group ...
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Why is my dog scared of me petting him?

He just started to get scared but he ever did it before should I be worried? he is a Chihuahua. I don't know his age. my Chihuahua is a male.
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Is the salt my dog licks off of me a non-negligible portion of it's daily intake of salt?

I've heard that one reason dogs lick their owners is for the salt on our skin. Further, I've heard that salt is a relatively rare substance in nature, i.e. wolves probably don't get much salt in the ...
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My adopted dog of 3 weeks moves my shoes around

A few weeks ago we adopted a beautiful 2-3 year old puppy: an equal mix-breed of collie and Shepherd, named Wishbone. The shelter said they got him from another shelter out of state. All they knew was ...
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Clingy puppy with insane separation anxiety

I've read some posts on here related to this topic, but all of the tricks have already been used. TL;DR: My mum rescued an abused pup with head trauma. My mother has a rescue pup. He belonged to a ...
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Flatmate's dog still aggressive towards me even after living together for almost a year

I moved into a three-bedroom apartment a year ago. Two months later, we got a third flatmate with her dachshund. He was extremely terrified of us for the first two weeks. We gave him space and never ...
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What medications or treatments are available for a ultra-hyperactive dog?

We brough home an 8-month-old male Bichon Frise about six weeks ago. The little bugger fits the description in this pets.se question ... My dog is becoming unusually hyper. Whining, won't hold ...
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How to reduce the attachment of an overly attached stray dog?

About me I am around 20 year old student and live in college provided hostels. I share room with one person who hates stray dogs while having some at his home. I started getting familiar with dogs ...
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What book(s) to read before getting a dog?

I want to get a dog, and I want to be well informed before doing so. Are there books for aspiring dog owners that could help me? I need to know what I am getting into. I tried browsing relevant ...
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Foster Agency Not Taking Back Dog

I have kept a ~50 lb Husky/GSD named George for several months now. He was originally kept by an animal hoarder with 50 other dogs. Although he was initially very timid, he became moderately reactive ...
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How to help my dog with his “fear” of my baby

tl/dr: My dog seems spooked by my baby crawling around the house. The dog runs away anytime the baby gets even remotely close to him. We make sure that the baby never actually bother's the dog, but ...
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Dog Aggression In Crate

I have a Labrador retriever that is two and a half years old. He has some odd aggression when he is put in his crate. 90%-95% of the time, he goes in his crate with no abnormalities. He even goes on ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to never bark

My dog barks all the time and it gets very annoying. He is a Jack Russel Terrier mix. Is there a way I can train it to never bark? Thank You
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How can i get rid of pet hair?

I recently started renting a room from a homeowner with multiple pets which I'm allergic to. The entire house is full of dander, my clothes, carpet, etc. are already covered in it. What are the best ...
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My male dog is aggressive to his sister

My dogs usually fight when there’s food around but only growl at each other never bite each other. But recently my male dog keeps randomly biting/ attacking her. He does this maybe once everyother day....
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How can I tell the gender of a dog?

I know that the easiest way to identify the gender of a dog is to look between the hind legs, but that doesn't always clarify the gender of a dog, and sometimes (like on the below picture) it's not ...
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Adult lab just neutered came from the desert with strong prey drive

I've adopted a 4yr old recently neutered lab with no training. Was found living wild in the desert. His training is going well. However, his prey drive is like a wild animal. He is 90lbs and has ...
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If sterillising dogs and cats deprive them of sex hormones, does that not cause the likelihood of osteoporosis the way it does in humans?

Someone told me that surgically removing these organs negatively affects their hormone profiles, and that people started vascectomising male dogs and cats for this reason, but I don't know if a ...

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