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Should I feed hot dogs to my dachshund?

There's nothing inherently wrong with hot dogs. In fact, they're a popular treat used in training. But, they are treats, and as such should be given in moderation. The meat shouldn't make a ...
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What is the best angle for a dog ramp?

While PeterJ's answer completes the question, for everyone's information, I gave up my amateur attempts to build my own ramp, and instead shelled out the dough for a 3-Step Pine Frame Dog RampSteps. ...
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Why does my puppy sleep so much?

Yes, this is absolutely normal; no, your baby isn't narcoleptic. Puppies sleep a lot -- just like babies and toddlers. If you take a look at this source, the estimated amount of sleep that a 16-week-...
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What are these odd bumps on my Dachshund's cheeks?

They're called "vibrissae"-- they're not defects, they serve an important function. They're sensitive receptors, like a cat's whiskers. They pick up air currents and alert a dog to any movement or ...
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How do I potty train a puppy who just cries when I take him outside?

Just in case anyone comes across this and it helps them, we persevered with outside toilet training, and he is now going outside every time and we've only had a couple of accidents. At night, we have ...
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Is it normal for a dog park visit to cause extra saliva/foam at the mouth?

That's pretty normal, our boys sometimes let it "rain" a bit under their mouths, if they smell other dogs. Although I'm not sure about the actual "foam". This might be an overreaction of some kind, ...
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Why did our dog hum / moan when hugged or when burying itself under the bed clothes?

It is indeed a moan and is part of the natural range of vocalizations a dog uses. It can mean pretty much exactly what a human moan means. Some examples: Content at stretching after waking up ...
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What are these odd bumps on my Dachshund's cheeks?

No, don't worry. Those "bumps" are completely normal. All dogs got them, it just depends a bit on the race how well you can see them. They're very noticeable on our Husky for example. As you've ...
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Dachshund Head Swelling

your dog has an allergic reaction probably after a snake bite or an insect bite.get it to a vet right now. this is not the only answer to what it might be but the other things it might be will also ...
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Should I feed hot dogs to my dachshund?

Hot dogs are not bad for dogs in moderation but be careful because they are high in sodium and fat and low in real nutritional content. If you want to give fido a treat or use it for training I say go ...
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Should I feed hot dogs to my dachshund?

Hot dogs do not provide a nutritionally balanced meal, are often high in fat, contain low quality meats, spices, dies, preservatives and a number of things your dog (or a person) does not need. Onions ...
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Why does my puppy pick up and suck on, or carries, objects?

A dog will naturally use their mouth like we use our hands and so will pick up interesting things, like sticks, from time to time with their mouth. That's normal behavior in any dog and hard to ...
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Should I feed hot dogs to my dachshund?

I feel it's important to point out that if you have small dogs like I do (I have 3 and 4 pound Yorkshire Terriers) a hot dog is about the same size as their little throats. They can get stuck in the ...
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Should I feed hot dogs to my dachshund?

I have a five year old Dachshund. I give her a little bit of finely cut up hot-dogs in her evening meal and she seems to do fine. Never more than a half of hot-dog. I also stick pills in a piece of ...
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Is it normal for a dog park visit to cause extra saliva/foam at the mouth?

I don't think it is normal per se, but it's surely not something to be concerned about. My dog, female, Dashshund X does not do it when she goes out. There are many possible normal reasons for it to ...
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Why does my dog rub her chin on stuff?

This behavior isn't uniquely odd and looks like she just enjoys the smell of whatever she's sniffing at and rubbing in. Dogs do this for a multitude of reasons. It could be because she doesn't like ...
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How long of silence/calmness to reward when crate training (9 week old dachshund)?

There's a vital difference between crate training and obedience training. In obedience training, you say a command, your dog (hopefully) follows it and expects a reward for it. In crate training you ...
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Dachshund Vomiting Issue

I'm a bit confused, because your vet should have been able to explain this behavior rather easily. I'm not 100% sure about the smell you describe -so could be something different-, but the rest ...
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