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Puppy vs Adjustable Bed

Got an adjustable bed. Love it. Got an adorable beagle puppy. Love him. Let the two be alone in the room together. Beagle is still adorable. Bed no longer adjusts. Looking to buy a new adjustable bed (...
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Bovine colostrum for infant puppy

Through strange circumstances I have come upon an abandoned infant puppy. Eyes still closed. Commercial dog milk / powder is not an option here. So I'll be giving it a mix of : Cow milk + water + egg ...
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My dog's teeth are really bad, what can I do about them?

I have a 14-year-old Maltese who has really bad teeth. Most of them have fallen apart and she has very few left. I love my puppy; she is like family. My question is what do I do to help the situation ...
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4 month old staffy greyhound cross puppy rough playing with a 2 year old. Help!

We’ve got a staffy greyhound puppy for my sons 2nd birthday present as he is in love with dogs, we already have a sphinx cat also so my son is well used to animals and how to touch them etc. the puppy ...
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Adopt a puppy after socialization period

I'm going to welcome a puppy in my home for the first time but he will already be 14 weeks old (3 months and 2 weeks) and it will be the end of the socialization period. From what I understand, the ...
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Border Collie puppy excessive biting

With this question I'm hoping someone with experience in this field and might be able to suggest how to treat behaviour of uncontrollable biting with a dog puppy. Me (25 yo) and my mom just got a ...
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How to train my dog to sit somewhere for a long time?

My dog is now about 8 months old, so technically still a puppy. I am trying to teach him to sit somewhere and stay there for a long time, for 20 min or more. Is that even possible? And if yes, what ...
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Hosting Thanksgiving with a puppy

We have a new puppy. He’s 4 months old and majorly in the teething phase. We always host thanksgiving dinner and will do so again this year. About 15 people will come. Our puppy spends time in his ...
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Is it traumatizing for a puppy to be growled and lunged at by another adult dog?

I got my puppy when she was 8 weeks old and is now almost 15 weeks. The vet said when she was getting her shots that there's been a a lot of poorly socialized dogs that were puppies during covid and ...
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Cannot take puppy out during daily 2-hour rain shower

My German shepherd puppy needs to go out at 3 or 4 pm every day. Where I live during the wet season it rains heavily from 3 to 5 pm every single day. I'm not sure what to do because I'm having to let ...
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Can I play an audio of a small puppy's whining or crying to calm a neighbor aggressive dog?

My neighbor's dog barks loudly and continuously whenever it hears the sound of my typing on the computer keyboard inside my house. The dog lives in the neighbor's backyard 24 x 7 and can hear that ...
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Puppies started peeing on litter mat instead of in the litter box

Our 7 puppies were trained, at 3 weeks, to pee and poo in a cat litter box (introduced into their whelping pool.) In week 4, we moved them to a kennel with a small, fenced yard. Outside the kennel, we ...
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Are there any non-live virus vaccines for canine distemper?

I just adopted a puppy who is around 8 months old. The rescue organization that I got her from told me she contracted distemper when she was around 3-4 months old, just after her first vaccine. The ...
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My puppy has either a black spot or gap within his iris- what is it?

My 13-week old puppy has a black spot within his iris- what is it? From what I’ve gathered from an online search, it could be an “iris freckle” or coloboma. Does anyone else have any ideas? It ...
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Is it normal for a 12-week old puppy to occasionally vomit while in the crate at night?

I was wondering what other owner’s experiences are with a roughly 12-week old puppy occasionally vomiting- but only while in the crate at night? Is this caused by some type stress from being in the ...
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My dog won’t stay in doggy-bed

How do I get my puppy to stay in his doggy-bed while playing with his toys? He’ll stay in it and play with the toys momentarily and then he’ll chuck one outside of the bed with his mouth and then ...
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Companion for elderly woman (dog)

5 days ago my grandfather suddenly passed away, leaving my grandmother widowed. She loves dogs and is close with mine but they can't be with her 24/7. We would like to get a dog for her, what kind ...
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Why does my puppy only eat half of his food when I feed it to him- but then eats another half of other types of dog-food afterwards?

I have a very picky 11-week old puppy. I’ve tried multiple types of hard puppy chow from Hill’s Science Diet and Royal Canin to Orijen Whole Prey puppy chows, which I’ve then mixed with another type ...
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What is the proper way to calm down a puppy that has become over excited?

I have a 12 week old Brittany puppy that overall is a great puppy; she has taken to potty training well, learns things quickly, and is very loving. About once per day though, she gets VERY excited and ...
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Cat hisses then immediately blinks at dog

So we have an adult tomcat who doesn't like dogs very much. And there's an older male puppy that tends to be slightly dominant. The puppy has by now learnt to mostly leave the cat alone. There is ...
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Can I socialise my puppy with another dogs, who had their annual booster 2 years ago?

I currently have a 9 week old Husky puppy, who has had her first vaccine a 12 days ago. She is due her next vaccine in 3 weeks. Is it ok for me to socialise her with my parents dogs( 7 & 9 years ...
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Dog having potty training accidents on rugs

We are having a 15 weeks old goldendoodle and he is trained to go outside to do his business on a pad on the balcony. However, our floor is tile and when we were adding back our rugs, we noticed he ...
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Aggression in puppy after getting a small object into his mouth - how can it be corrected?

I have a serious question today, and I am hoping that the answers will reflect the seriousness and use sources to back up their information, this is something I don't want to mess up. My 5-8 month old ...
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Can dogs get bored of a walk?

I take my four-month-old puppy on about three walks per day. The walks are almost always a 15-20 minute loop starting at my house. It goes through several neighborhoods, a park, and on a waterfront ...
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What is the minimum safe room temperature for puppies?

My puppy is four months old. What is the minimum room temperature that he is comfortable? I plan to set the room temperature to 68 °F (20 °C) at nights. Is this OK? ========================= I have a ...
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Is it a good idea to get anti rabies vaccines or booster shots regularly for myself as well as my pets?

I am new to taking care of or adopting puppies. I just adopted a 4 months old puppy, and am planning to get her vaccinated later next week. But in the future, with plans to adopt more puppies, is it a ...
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Should I worry that someone will steal my puppy while he is in my backyard unsupervised?

I live in a pretty to a very safe area in the USA. My backyard is large, grassy, and safe (no manmade objects, choking hazards, poisonous plants, etc.) so I let my puppy be in the fully fenced in the ...
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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

I picked up a stray puppy from the side of the road 3 days back. She is an Indian breed. She was crawling on her belly into shade when I found her. I picked her (brown) up along with 2 other (black) ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to not have separation anxiety right from when it's 8 weeks old?

Breeds being considered: Mini Aussie, Golden Retriever Apartment type: Studio (Meaning, there is a kitchen and 1 room and 1 bathroom) The ONLY thing that I'm concerned about having my own dog is that ...
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Calming aggressive puppy

Me and my girlfriend got our puppy (German Pinscher) 4 weeks ago. Everything went on fine so far, he is quite an energetic comrade, but we try to give him as much rest as possible. Sometimes, it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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