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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

I took her to a good vet today. She checked her, found that she was blind, but she was responding to sounds well. She was pacing in circles when she got stressed. Today with this new knowledge, I ...
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One month old puppy pacing in circles and crying

BEWARE OF RABIES! DANGER TO LIFE The symptoms you describe, the lack of motor control, the unawareness, staring into nothing, not being able to drink and eat on her own, could all be symptoms of ...
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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?

All pets should be regularly vaccinated against rabies. Typically the first shot is done at a few months old, and additional shots are done every 1 or 3 years thereafter; your vet should track this ...
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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?

Foremost, I will note that policies for vaccinating against rabies might differ for different areas. My knowledge is most applicable to the United States. As for pets, not only should you get them ...
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Cat hisses then immediately blinks at dog

Slow blinking in cats is often thought of as an expression of affection by humans, but that is only half the truth. On its own, it is merely a signal communicating that the cat is not preparing for an ...
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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?

This is how many food related problems arise (and it's most often the humans who exhibit the problematic behavior like insisting their dog needs to be hand fed). You already tried different brands of ...
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Calming aggressive puppy

This problem is more severe than you probably realize. You puppy is in a phase of life than will influence his personality and future behavior more than anything else. If you let him get his will by ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to not have separation anxiety right from when it's 8 weeks old?

The FIRST thing I would be concerned about is getting an Australian Shepherd (mini or not) when living in an apartment and having to leave the dog alone for several hours each day. Are you experienced ...
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What is the minimum safe room temperature for puppies?

At 4 months of age a puppy can regulate their own body temperature well enough. Any temperature that's appropriate for an adult dog of that breed is also appropriate for the puppy. That mostly depends ...
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Dog having potty training accidents on rugs

You have in fact trained your pup to use the rugs as toilet. When you teach him to go on those training pads, it’s quite “logical” for him to classify your rugs as just another form of training pads. ...
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Aggression in puppy after getting a small object into his mouth - how can it be corrected?

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 ...
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Are there any non-live virus vaccines for canine distemper?

I recommend that you talk to your vet about your concerns. The UC Davis Veterinary Medicine website says Dogs that recover from natural infection have lifelong immunity to CDV. That suggests to me (...
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My dog won’t stay in doggy-bed

The most simple thing to understand is that the puppy is young and independent. Sometimes rebellious :) Just like human babies, and like any other babies. One reason why the dogs (regardless of age) ...
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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

Yes it is possible! Not common, but it CAN happen. The white coloring happens because of a recessive gene that can be hidden for several generations before making an appearance. Both parents must ...
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How to handle potty/pee training in apartment setting on 16th floor

Short answer: you go outside with your dog so he can go to the toilet. It doesn't matter whether you live on the 16th or 1st floor. Long answer: I would start training to pee/poo outside as soon as ...
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Where to Get a Golden Retriever Puppy?

You're right to be avoiding Pet Stores and puppy mill set ups. It's also just as important to avoid what are called "Back yard breeders" too. Back yard breeders are hard to weed out because ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

I see 2 possibilities here, one more likely. First, make sure he isn't going blind. Simply engage him in play, preferably in a poorly lit room, and move your hand holding a toy or a treat far to the ...
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Water chlorination too much for pup?

I haven't had alike experience as you and I might be wrong. The material of which the water bowl is made of could potentially leach minuscule amounts of nauseating chemicals to the water, especially ...
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How much exercise should a puppy get?

Your puppy needs plenty of exercise. If you live in the city, take your puppy for walks daily or take him/her to the dog park. If you live in the country, make sure your fencing is good and let your ...
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Submissive puppy

In short: you don't have to do anything. Your dog is excellent at communicating with other dogs. The submissive body language is very normal for puppies and in addition to signalling possible fear, it'...
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Can dogs get bored of a walk?

Without being able to cite any sources, the general answer is no. I've heard that many dogs enjoy walking the same path every day, because It gives them a routine and they know what to expect. ...
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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?

Couple of things rabies vaccination scheme are regulated on jurisdiction to jurisdiction bases. This in turn is subject of how prevalent the possibility of exposure or endemic disease is? Are your ...
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Companion for elderly woman (dog)

There are multiple factors that determine a dog’s temperament and breed is just one of them. Others are personality, age and experience. Of course a one-year purebred Malinois will typically be a ...
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My puppy has either a black spot or gap within his iris- what is it?

I visited the vet today and he said it was nothing to worry about. Since the black speck within my puppy’s iris doesn’t have any mass, it’s just a benign irregular formation- and it’s not a coloboma ...
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Is it normal for a 12-week old puppy to occasionally vomit while in the crate at night?

There might be more behind this, so in either case trust your vet more than me as a random stranger on the net. It's totally possible the vomiting is connected to normal digestion/instinctive behavior:...
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Can I socialise my puppy with another dogs, who had their annual booster 2 years ago?

This is a difficult choice and I cannot give you a definite answer. On the one hand, your dog has the ideal age for socialization and the longer you wait, the more difficult it will become. It's very ...
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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 see from your profile page that you're in the Phillipines. According to this World Health Organization page on the occurence of rabies worldwide, dogs are the most likely vector for rabies in the ...
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3 month old Mini Dauchsund Suddenly Doesn't Want to Play Fetch

Enforcing naptime worked! He was already napping on his own when I let him out, but I guess he was still over-exerting himself by getting my attention all day. I put him in bed in the bedroom for a ...
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