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Can (big) dogs eat small portions of chocolate cake?

My friend's birthday party was a month ago and they had chocolate cake. At the end, there was a bit left over and they said they would leave it for their dog. I asked if this is ok (because I have a ...
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Sudden behavioural changes and aggression in my dog

I have a large mixed breed intact male dog that will turn six months next week. His father is a purebred American Staffy and his mother is a daniff (great dane x Neapolitan Mastiff). He is usually ...
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Bernese Mountain Dog That is Skittish and Scared of Everything

My friend's dog is a 1 year old Bernese Mountain dog that they got from a breeder when she was 8 weeks old. They are very loving with her and give her a TON of attention. She is very skittish of new ...
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How can I protect my horse from a dog while I am riding?

Assuming I am riding, and a dog starts attacking my horse, what are the best ways to stop the attack? I would prefer a solution that does not require me to dismount, since my horse and the dog might ...
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Large dog lays down when eating. Should I feed in an elevated bowl and which is riskier for bloat?

So I have a German Shepherd/Doberman mix. Big dog that weighs about 85 pounds (around 40 kg). Not fat but large and energetic (vets says for his size he is good). He has been eating laying down since ...
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Why is my dog scared of me all of a sudden?

I have a mix of hound and retriever and she is the love of my life; we got her when she was about 1 year, maybe a few months old, and raised her up. However, she will all of a sudden just be scared ...
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Does anybody know what this lump on my bulldog could be?

So my bulldog has a lump that seems to look like a wart, as it is dry on the top. It is growing, but it's causing him no discomfort. However, he has suffered with his skin a little.
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Can I permanently leave my cat in an outdoor enclosure?

I've just needed to bring 2 of my kitty's that were being fostered back home. My home also has 2 fully grown Rottweilers, so I needed to create an outdoor enclosure for them that keeps them safe ...
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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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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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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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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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My dog drank alot of laundry run off water should i worry? [duplicate]

He has been drinking the water quite often without me noticing and is throwing up and dry heaving alot and i dont know what to do i cant afford to go to the vet! What can i do for him?
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How to prevent dogs walking over areas

I have two adult dogs who love to dig, climb, bark, and run in my backyard. They have completly destroyed any form of grass that has grown in my yard. It is now a mud pitt. As I attempt to re-...
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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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Advice for Sturdy harness after Mixed Breed Large Dog broke previous in half

My Dog is a large mixed breed, currently at ~80 lbs. We originally had a MightyPaw harness which we used to secure him to a run (This is temporary until our fence is installed). He has broken both ...
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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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Keep the dog off the counter

So I have a big ol' St Bernard well actually I have 2, but the newest one is having a big problem he won't stop taking things off of counters and tables. For the first one I just used negative ...
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My dog swallowed a plastic bag of pie. What can I do?

My dog swallowed a plastic bag of strawberry pie. It seems to be a 10×10cm square. He swallowed on Monday morning, and today is Thursday. But he hasn't vomited or pooped it out yet. He is big dog, ...
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How to train my dog not to bully other dogs?

My dog is pretty obedient, though she has just entered the stubborn teenage years (6 months old). I was doing some training at my parents house with my dog and two other dogs. My goal was to practice ...
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Large, short haired breed in Canadian Winter

I have a Presa Canario puppy (fairly large - probably 50-ish lbs by now, 4 months). It's a short haired breed, from Canary Islands near West Africa. I live in Canada. If it's at least +5 or so ...
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Preparing to Leave Puppy Home Alone

We just got a new bullmastiff puppy. He is currently 10 weeks old. The timing is great because I work from home and will only be returning to in office hours in April. In April he will be 4 months ...
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How To House Break a Stubborn Rescue

TL;DR Everything that has worked for me in the past is failing miserably. When I let her out, she knows to go but she's terrible at alerting me1 especially if I'm asleep; nor does she seem to have ...
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Cat is attacking my German Shepherd puppy (65-ish lbs, 6 months). What to do?

My girlfriend's cat keeps attacking my German Shepherd puppy. The puppy is 6 months old and large (65-ish lbs). They lived together from age 2 months of the puppy to age 3 months of the puppy, and ...
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