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Spraying chili powder mixed with water or vinegar mixed with water and spraying only on the pots themselves, not the plants, should help to deter your dog from going after the pots period. Putting out of reach does nothing for my playful pet either... she is a one-year-old Bodacian and quite the jumper. She also only digs up my potted plants when she is mad ...


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If he's not interested in toys (some dogs just are like that) I propose engaging his nose instead. Treats with a strong scent (like cheese, sausage or fish) can easily distract a dog and redirect their mind. You could, for example, play a version of the hat game / shell game with him. Put 3 desert bowls upside down on the floor, then make him sit and wait. ...


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Without being able to reference any objective, scientific sources, I would propose wrapping the squeaker in several layers of fabric. Kevlar is certainly extremely resistant to cuts and tears, but it does not resist being punctured by things like needles or canine teeth. Though the two terms are sometimes confused, cut resistance and puncture resistance are ...


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Any tips on how to get them both fed? Personally, if I was in your situation, this is what I would do. I would start by moving the two food bowls to separate locations in your house. Then, at the regular feeding intervals for your dog, give both dogs their food. Your dog should eat all of his food right away. The other dog will take their time, but since ...


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This is my personal, subjective opinion: You could travel with dogs, but it would mean a lot of stress for the cat. Dogs are (in general) very social animals and their pack is their home. If the pack moves, each dog will want to move as well. There are many people who travel together with their dogs or don't even have a fixed place to live but move from one ...


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There are several aspects you need to consider. Will a diaper prevent pregnancy? No. Don't underestimate the creativity of your dog or his sharp teeth. He can simply tug the diaper away or destroy it. If you don't want puppies, never let your female be unsupervised with another dog. Will it stop him from mounting? No. It's not the blood that causes this ...


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Yes, you must start carefully feeding them again. They will probably eat as fast as they can, leading to choking hazards and upset stomachs. Give them half their usual portion, but split it into 10 smaller portions. Feed one portion 30 - 60 minutes after the previous one is eaten. That means that you'll spread the feeding out over the entire day. Do not feed ...


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Ancylostoma caninum is a type of parasite commonly known as hookworm. To understand how to get rid of them, we first need to understand their life cycle. Adult male and female hookworms mate in the dog’s intestine. The female worm then produces a large number of eggs per day (FIGURE 1B), which are shed in the feces into the environment. When shed, these ...


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Each allergy shot has a very small amount of the allergen that triggers a reaction in your pupper. The therapy is designed to "present" the allergen to his body, under the threshold that triggers a reaction, so that, when in the future his body detects the allergen in the real world he doesn't react (as bad).


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Short answer: you cannot. Panic is a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason and logical thinking, replacing it with overwhelming feelings of anxiety and frantic agitation consistent with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction. (Source) When a human or animal is in panic, the higher brain functions (like reasoning and ...


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Thank you so much for posting this. My dog was spayed 4 weeks ago, 2 weeks ago she had swelling under the incision but the incision looked as though it was healing or healed perfectly, she was sleeping all day, sick I took her in and she was treated with 10 days of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds. She was doing great on the meds. After the 10 days, ...


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Is this normal for puppies? In general, yes. He found something exciting and you were trying to steal it from him. He tried to defend his toy/food. It can also be that he was the biggest or bravest puppy of the litter and managed to push his litter mates aside to secure the most food for himself. That taught him that resource guarding is a very rewarding ...


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Your training sessions are a great start, but they would be even more effective if your dad was the one to give her the treats. Dogs use their noses much more than we do and whenever she takes a treat from dad, she connects his personal smell with positive feelings. If he's at the top of the stairs, he can throw the treat into her direction. He can simply ...


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When we are leaving for a walk he starts crying and pulling and nothing can break his mental state. No treats, no amount of excitement to go away from the house or being calm and assertive and waiting for him to calm himself down. This is completely normal for puppies. This is a thing every puppy goes though (or course, if it lasts longer, it is something ...


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First thing, you need to get her checked by a vet for anything that might cause her pain. Arthritis, a herniated disk or certain vitamin deficits are known to cause pain and dogs that are in pain are known to bite. The children might have touched her in a way that caused her pain and she bit in reaction to that. If the vet doesn't find anything, you need to ...


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The most probable explanation is that he connects the noise with the ball and with play time and fun. His "Chewbacca sound" is probably an invitation to play, maybe mixed with a slight note of indecision because he would really like to have the ball right now but you're playing with it and he doesn't know how to get it from you. There are several ...


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You discontinued the wrong medicine. Once she started vomiting, you should have discontinued the Proton Pump Inhibitor, not the antibiotic (amoxicillin/metronidazole). Your dog vomiting and being unable to hold food down after taking metronidazole and a PPI is great news. It means the metronidazole was killing the bacteria/parasite that has been causing ...


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