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Preventing a Dog From Peeing on Carpet and Rugs?Preventing a dog from peeing on the carpet, especially repeat performances, can be a frustrating process, but there are solutions to this problem. This is a page about preventing a dog from peeing on carpet and rugs.

 

A puppy hiding under a bed.

How to Prevent Dog From Hiding Under Bed?A new dog or a rescued abused one may feel afraid or insecure and hide under furniture such as your bed. This is a page about how to prevent a dog from hiding under the bed.

 

Bowl of plain scrambled eggs.

Feeding a Puppy Cooked Eggs?Feeding your dog an occasional cooked egg is fine. They usually really like them. With a puppy, any new food might be given in small amounts so that they get used to it. This is a page about feeding a puppy cooked eggs.

 

Sad puppy laying next to a plastic dish - one paw in the dish.

Puppy Won't Drink Water From a Dish?This is a page about a puppy not drinking water from a dish. Young puppies, recently weaned, may not want to drink from a dish without some coaxing.

 

Two dogs looking out the door of a wooden doghouse.

Training a Dog to Use a Dog HouseThis is a page about training a dog to use a dog house. Many dogs will not just automatically move into that new dog house you set up in the yard, they may need to be coaxed.

 

Senior dog laying on wood floor in home, looking sad

Old Dog Peeing in HouseThere are many reasons a previously house trained dog begins to pee in the house, including advancing age. This is a page about old dog peeing in house.

 

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Getting Rid of Mange in the House?Will bleach work to kill mange mites in my carpets?

 

A got having it's hair cut by a groomer.

Dog Is Itchy After Being Groomed?This is a page about dog is itchy after being groomed. Grooming products or shaving are potential reasons your dog may be itchy after being groomed.

 

A Shar Pei dog under a blanket.

Keeping a Dog Warm at Night?This is a page about keeping a dog warm at night. Many dog owners look for ways to keep their pets warm and cozy at night when the temperatures begin to drop.

 

Portrait of a female golden retriever.

When Do Dogs Stop Going Into Heat?This is a page about "when do dogs stop going into heat?". Many pet owners may wonder when their intact female dog will enter a doggy form of menopause and stop going into heat.

 

6 Week Old Puppy

Feeding a 6 Week Old Puppy?A six week old puppy is a bit young to be away from its mother. Feeding it in lieu of it being nursed, may require some experimentation and special food for awhile. This is a page about feeding a 6 week old puppy.

 

A Chihuahua laying in its bed.

Dog Peeing in Its Own BedThere are a number of reasons your pet may be wetting his or her bed. This is a page about dog peeing in its own bed.

 

vet using a stethoscope on a dog

Shih Tzu Breathing ProblemsShih Tzu dogs are one of the brachycephalic breeds meaning that they have short noses and flat faces. This can, and often does, lead to breathing issues. If you have one of these popular pups check the information in this page about Shih Tzu breathing problems.

 

Feeding a Dog Chicken

Feeding a Dog Chicken?This is a page about feeding a dog chicken. Some dog owners like to supplement their pet's food with cooked meat, such as chicken.

 

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Dog Diapers Won't Stay OnThis is a page about dog diapers won't stay on. Whatever the reason you need to use dog diapers, it is maddening when they won't stay on.

 

Feeding a Dog That is a Picky Eater

Feeding a Dog Who is a Picky EaterThis page is about feeding a dog who is a picky eater. Just like other animals, some dogs do not want the food you have fed them.

 

Dog Being Scolded for Urinating on Rug

Dog Urinating in Other People's Homes?This is a page about a dog urinating in other people's homes. A number of things could be causing a house trained dog to begin urinating in someone else's home. It could be that they are marking their territory because they smell the odor of other dogs. It could also be due to anxiety of being away from the familiarities of home.

 

Chihuahua puppy.

Is My Dog a Full Blooded Chihuahua?This is a page about, "Is my dog a full blooded Chihuahua?". It is sometimes difficult to be certain that your dog is a pure bred just by its appearance.

 

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Can I Give My Dog Canned Soup?Can I give my dog canned soup? For example Habitant beef, chicken, or vegetable soup. Maybe giving 5 or 6 tablespoons and mix with the 2 cups of dry food I give her.

 

Small dog looking sad next to a red bowl of dog food.

Dog Won't Eat After Being Spayed?This is a page about dog won't eat after being spayed. Spaying is a major medical procedure. Your dog may not be very interested in food after the surgery.

 

sad dog

Dog Not Eating After Other Family Dog DiedThis is a page about a dog not eating after other family dog died. Pets can also experience a sense of loss when another pet dies.

 

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Dog Pees in Owner's BedThis is a page about dog pees in owner's bed. It is extremely frustrating when your dog pees on the bed. There are a few different reasons that this may occur. Knowing why your dog exhibited this behavior will help to teach her not to do it again in the future, or help you make changes to prevent this from reoccurring.

 

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What Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?There are many sizes and colors of Chihuahuas. Your dog may may or may not be mixed with another breed. This page is about, "What is my Chihuahua mixed with?".

 

Proving That a Dog is Not a Pit Bull?My dog is a mixed breed but I am being told that she is a Pit Bull and that I need vicious dog insurance. What can I do? She is not vicious, she plays with all of the neighborhood kids and is a wonderful dog.

 

Puppy Smelling Flower

Getting a Puppy After Losing One to Parvo?Parvo is a very contagious disease, the virus can remain active in your home and yard for some time. This is a page about getting a puppy after losing one to parvo.

 

Skinny German Shepherd Laying Down

Skinny German ShepherdThis is a page about a skinny German Shepherd. Having a very thin dog can be disturbing. Trying to determine the reason your pet won't gain weight is an important step toward getting your pet up to a healthy weight.

 

Puppy

Caring for a 5 Week Old PuppyCaring for a puppy that is younger than typical weaning age can present its own challenges. This is a page about caring for a 5 week old puppy.

 

Poodle standing on top of a closed toilet

New Dog Not Going to The Bathroom?This is a page about new dog not going to the bathroom. Dogs may become stressed when they move to a new house or family. This can translate into problems going pee or poop.

 

dog laying on a white couch

Dog Peeing Inside When Lying Down?This is a page about dog peeing inside when lying down. It can be alarming and frustrating when a trained dog begins to have accidents in the house. You will need to determine if it warrants a trip to the vet or other action.

 

A tan and white pit bull.

How Can I Tell If My Dog Is a Pit Bull?Several dog breeds resemble each other. Determining the breed of a dog can be tricky. This is a page about, "How can I tell if my dog is a Pit Bull?".

 

A dog outside playing with a ball.

Dog Won't Come Inside?This is a page about when a dog won't come inside. A frightened or wary dog may refuse to come inside willingly. This situation is frustrating for you and stressful for your pet.

 

Scared Dog

Rehabilitating a Former Bait Dog?This is a page about rehabilitating a former bait dog. A rescued former bait dog has experienced a horrific life prior to coming to your home.

 

Pit Bull

Is My Pit Bull Full Blooded?This page contains questions and responses to the question, "Is my Pit Bull full blooded?". Trying to determine whether their dog is pure bred is something many owners attempt. While a DNA test will determine the breed definitively, there may be some characteristics of the breed that will help.

 

Yawning beagle next to man making a yucky face

Puppy With Bad BreathThis is a page about puppy with bad breath. Puppies can have very bad breath when they are quite young.

 

Dog In His Own Bed

Dog Pooping In His Own Bed?This is a page about a dog pooping in his own bed. Occasionally a well trained pet will begin to have potty accidents in unusual places.

 

Dog With Food Allergies

Feeding a Dog With Food AllergiesThis is a page about feeding a dog with food allergies. Many dogs suffer from food allergies.

 

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Golden retriever with puppies.

Dog Not Eating or Drinking After Having PuppiesHaving a litter of puppies can be a tough on a dog. Your dog not eating or drinking after having puppies is mostly normal, but keeping her food and water nearby will make it easier to get to when she is ready.

 

A beagle puppy sitting on the grass.

When Can a Puppy Safely Be Outside?Leaving a puppy outside alone, will depend on your yard and how secure and hazard free it is. The age of the pup also is also a factor. This is a page about, "When can a puppy safely be outside?".

 

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Could My Dog Have Postpartum Depression?My American Pitbull has just had 7 beautiful pups. It has been one week. Since the day after her delivery, she has been aggressive towards me. She has shown teeth and has tried to nip me. My girl pal and I have always been close. However, she has not been herself. Is it possible she has postpartum depression or am I missing something? Got any ideas? She's 3 yrs. old and this is her 1st litter.

 

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Keeping Dogs from Peeing in My Yard?I live in town, work in my yard a lot and get many compliments. But there are lots of people who walk their dogs and let them use my plants for their potty place. Of course, male dog urine is a plant killer.

 

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Using Benadryl Spray on Dog's Paws?My little dog has been licking his two front paws to where now they are swollen bigger than the average size. He licks underneath them. I got some Benadryl antihistamine spray and sprayed them; was that OK?

 

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Dog Still Smells After a Bath?This is a page about when a dog still smells after a bath. If giving your dog a bath does not eliminate a bad smell, you will need to try to determine the cause.

 

Tomato Juice

Feeding Dogs Tomato Juice?This is a page about feeding dogs tomato juice. Dog owners are often looking for ways to protect their lawn from damage by their pet's urine.

 

Dog Jumping

Keeping Dogs from Jumping Your FenceThis is a page about keeping dogs from jumping your fence. Some dogs just love to jump over the fence, as soon as you turn your back, and head off on an adventure.

 

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Older Yorkie Peeing in House?My miniature Yorkie is 13 years of age and has started peeing constantly in the house. She goes out and pees on demand when told even though she has done two or three large puddles in the house.

 

Aggressive Dog

Dog is Aggressive Towards Other...This is a page about dog is aggressive towards other resident dogs. Dogs are pack animals that would normally establish a hierarchy of dominance and define a territory as their own. When introducing a new dog(s) into your home with a resident dog, patience and proper introduction techniques can help reduce or eliminate the potential aggressive behavior.

 

A dog eating chicken and rice from a dog bowl.

Feeding a Dog Chicken and Rice?This is a page about feeding a dog chicken and rice. There are a couple of reasons you may feed your dog rice and chicken, one is when they have an upset stomach. However, in lieu of pet food you may want to supplement this diet with a few other foods.

 

6 Week Old Puppy

6 Week Old Puppy Won't Eat or Drink?Puppies need to benefit from their mother's milk until they are 8 weeks old. This is a page about 6 week old puppy won't eat or drink.

 

Blind Dog

Caring for a Blind Dog?This is a page about caring for a blind dog. With patience and special techniques you can successfully train and care for a blind dog.

 

Dog stairs at dog food bowl while woman sits beside him with her hands raised while shrugging her shoulders

Dog Will Only Eat People FoodThis is a page about dog will only eat people food. Trying to transition a dog from people food to dog food can be a frustrating process.

 

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Ideal Weight for a Miniature Pinscher/Chihuahua?How much should my Miniature Pinscher Chihuahua cross, weigh? He eats a lot when other dogs are here and he is gaining weight.

 

Purebred Dog at Vet

How to Tell if Your Dog is PurebredThe only sure way to determine whether a dog is purebred is DNA testing. This is a page about how to tell if your dog is purebred.

 

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Can Microchips in Dogs Move?This is a page about "can microchips in dogs move?". Putting an identification microchip in your pet dog can be a great help if the dog is lost. If the microchip were to not stay in it's original planted location it may be hard to find with a microchip reader.

 

Chihuahua and skunk touching noses

Is Skunk Spray Harmful To Dogs?In addition to the obvious awful smell, pet owners sometimes wonder if skunk spray is otherwise harmful to their dog. This is a page about "Is skunk spray harmful to dogs?".

 

A Golden Retriever in heat.

How Long is a Dog in Heat?This page is about how long is a dog in heat? If your female dog still has her reproductive organs she will go through phases of fertility.

 

Rawhide dog bone on white background

Flavoring Old Dog BonesThis is a page about flavoring old dog bones. Dogs will often lose interest in their rawhide bones after a time. You can try adding peanut butter in the crevices, boiling them in bouillon, or even tossing them into some of the stored food for a couple of days.

 

A veterinarian holding a dog.

Remedies for Worms in DogsThis is a page about remedies for worms in dogs. Some pet owners prefer to treat worms with products and remedies other than medications from a vet.

 

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Dog Keeps Rubbing Against Furniture?My dog rubs its body and butt against the bed and the couch.

 

Dog in Backyard

Keeping Your Dog in Your YardThis is a page about keeping your dog in your yard. If your canine escape artist is on the wrong side of the fence again, there are some solutions you can try.

 

Sad looking dog wearing white, blue, and brown coat curled up on white chair with head down on TV remote.

Dog That's Afraid of the TV?This is a page about dog that's afraid of TV. Pet owners sometimes have to work with a pet that suddenly exhibits fear of certain sights or sounds.

 

Scared Chihuahua against a white background

Rescued Dog is Afraid of Everything?This is a page about rescued dog is afraid of everything. Rescued pets have often lived in terrible conditions and have suffered neglect or physical cruelty.

 

Dog Has Become Aggressive With Owner

Dog Has Become Aggressive With OwnerThis is a page about dog has become aggressive with owner. Determining the cause of sudden dog on owner aggression is the first step in reestablishing a good pet and owner relationship.

 

Determining the Age of a Chihuahua

How to Determine the Age of a Chihuahua?A vet is a good resource for determining the age of your dog. They will typically check the dog's teeth, a method that you too can employ at home. This is a page about how to determine the age of a Chihuahua.

 

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Can Clothes Effect a Dog's Behavior?I have a female Chihuahua. I haven't really dressed her up until recently. It seems that when she is wearing clothes, she acts more mellow. She doesn't jump up or play as hard. She still eats and poops normally.

 

Close up image at face level of a yellow labrador retriever laying on it's back on a bed with blue sheets

Dog Pooping in My BedThis is a page about dog pooping in my bed. There are a number of possible reasons that a house trained dog might start pooping on its owner's bed.

 

Chihuahua Pomeranian Mix

What Breed is My Dog? (Chihuahua Mix)Without a DNA test it can be tricky to guess the breeds the make up the mix of your dog. Size, coloration, and other physical characteristics can sometimes help. This is a page about, "What breed is my dog?" (Chihuahua mix).

 

When Will My Puppy Stop Growing?I have a beautiful Siberian husky/German shepherd mix named Tippy. I was just wondering at what age will she stop growing. She is 9 and a half months old. Thanks.

 

A small dog in a kennel.

Bedding Ideas for Dog KennelsThis is a page about bedding ideas for dog kennels. There are many bedding options for your dog's kennel, both commercial ones and things you can make at home.

 

dog food outside

Keeping Birds Out of Dog's FoodThis is a page about keeping birds out of dog's food. If you feed your dogs outside you may have problems keeping visiting birds out of the kibble.

 

What Breed Is My Dog? (German Shepherd Mix)

What Breed Is My Dog? (German Shepherd Mix)This is a page about, "What breed is my dog?" (German Shepherd mix). Many pet owners have mixed breed dogs. Knowing the mix is not only interesting, but can be helpful in understanding your dog's behavior and by giving you an insight into potential health issues.

 

aggressive dog

Does Neutering a Dog Reduce Aggression?Many pet owners look to neutering their dog as a way to reduce aggression. It may help to some extent, but it is not a cure for aggressive behavior. This is a page about, "Does neutering a dog reduce aggression?".

 

Dog on leash.

Is Our Dog a Pure Bred Belgian Malinois?Please help. We want to know if our pup is a pure breed Belgian Malinois or a cross breed. His small face/head looks like a German Shepherd. I saw a Belgian Malinois (same age) and the head is large that's why I wondering and thinking that our pup is not a pure breed Mal.

 

Hand holding treat with a Shih Tzu puppy in the background

Shih Tzu Puppy Not EatingThis is a page about Shih Tzu puppy not eating. Puppies can sometimes be very picky eaters causing their people concern.

 

Poodle Terrier Mix

Poodle Terrier Mix PhotosThis is a page about Poodle Terrier mix photos. The Poodle Terrier mix is a popular pet choice. Sometimes this mix is intentionally produced by a breeder and other times by nature herself.

 

A dog in a crate

Dealing With a Dog That ChewsThis is a page about dealing with a dog that chews. It can be very frustrating when trying to find a solution for a puppy or grown dog that likes to chew on seemingly everything.

 

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Tying Up a Spaniel's Ears to Dry Them Out?How do you tie your spaniel ears to help dry them out? Any help would be great.

 

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Dog is Afraid to Go Outside?This is a page about dog is afraid to go outside. Working with a pet that is afraid to go outside requires patience and consistency.

 

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Dog is Scratching at the Carpet?A new Daschund has joined the family. He scratches the carpet and made a hole in it yesterday. Any suggestions other than finding him a new home? He does not stop when we spray him with water.

 

Puppy

Puppy is Not EatingThis is a page about puppy is not eating. It can be disturbing when your puppy refuses to eat.

 

A Pomeranian peeing on a neighbor's lawn.

Is It Rude for My Dog to Pee on Neighbors' Lawns?Urine can kill grass and other landscape plants, so it is best to not allow your pet to pee on your neighbors' property. This is a page about, "Is it rude for my dog to pee on neighbors' lawns?".

 

A German Shepard and a Jack Russel next to each other.

German Shepherd Jack Russel Mix PhotosWhile not a typical cross, because of the size difference, German Shepherd and Jack Russel terrier mixed puppies are possible. This page contains photos and comments regarding German Shepherd and Jack Russel mix pups.

 

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Can a Pit Bull Have Long hair?Does anyone know if a full blooded pit has long hair like a Lab? One has been hanging around my home. It has all four white paws, tail is tipped white and it has a beautiful masked face. But, she has longer red hair.

 

Elderly basset hound eating from a dish of food

Feeding an Elderly Dog?As a dog gets older you will undoubtedly find that their diet may need to change. This is a page about feeding an elderly dog. Tooth loss and other medical issues make softer foods, such as canned pet food, or homemade meals a great option.

 

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Stopping German Shepherd From Being Jealous of Other Pets?How do I stop my 1-1/2 yr old Female, spade, Belgium German Shepherd from being jealous. I have 2 cats also.

 

Black Dog Hiding under a cement structure.

Dog is Hiding and Won't Eat?A dog may be in pain when it has unusual behavior like hiding. This is a page about dog is hiding and won't eat.

 

A cute German Shepherd mixed breed puppy.

Is My Puppy a German Shepherd Mix?This is a page about, "Is my puppy a German Shepherd mix?". Trying to determine the breed of a mixed breed dog can often be difficult.

 

Scared dog hiding behind wall

Rescued Dog Has Not Warmed Up to New OwnersThis is a page about rescued dog has not warmed up to new owners. Choosing to adopt a rescue dog can have its challenges. These abused and neglected animals need lots of patience to become good household pets.

 

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Why Does My Dog Rub It's Butt On The Ground?My dog was rubbing his butt on the ground, then he went outside and went number 2. Well it was runny and weird looking. What does that mean?

 

Calming Hyper Puppies

Calming Hyper PuppiesPuppies need a lot of attention and exercise as they grow. Finding ways to give them room to play should help calm them down. This is a page about calming hyper puppies.

 

Dog laying down at night

Dog Needs to Potty in the Middle of the Night?Puppies like children often need to pee or potty in the middle of the night. This need will diminish as your dog gets older. Some foods with a lot of fillers can produce larger or more frequent BMs and drinking water too late at night can be a problem. Also check with a vet for possible urinary tract infections. This is a page about dog needs to potty in the middle of the night.

 

When Can Puppies Go in the Snow?I have a litter of 10 puppies that are 5 weeks old. When can they go out in the snow?

 

Feeding a Puppy

Feeding a PuppyThis page is about feeding a puppy. Making sure that your new puppy gets proper nutrition is important.

 

Fluffy white puppy.

Golden Retriever and Pomeranian Mix?My beautiful girl is Zoey. She's a Golden Retriever and Pomeranian. Her breed is very rare and my mom and I can't seem to estimate roughly how big she'll get.

 

Pekingese dog.

My Pekingese is Not Eating?This is a page about my Pekingese is not eating. Encouraging a picky dog to eat can be a challenge. Likewise getting a spoiled dog to eat pet food rather than your food is a process.

 

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Resident Dog Peeing in the House After Arrival of New Dog?I have a Golden Retriever who is 1 year and 8 months old. He has always been very good about not relieving himself in the house. He hasn't done so since he was about 3 months old until lately.

 

Pomeranian puppy

Home Remedy for Pomeranian Hairballs?This is a page about home remedy for Pomeranian hairballs. Hairballs are not just a problem for cats, Pomeranians with their dense furry coat can also be plagued by them.

 

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Do Fleas Cause An Odor?My dog has an odor. I gave her a few flea bath and a week or two later, she still stinks. Plus she still has fleas. Would fleas have anything to do with her still having an odor?

 

Gourd of puppies sitting together in the grass

Dog Not Feeding Her Puppies?This is a page about a dog not feeding her puppies. If a female dog stops feeding her puppies, first check to make sure she does not have an issue with her nipples. Then depending on the age of the pups, you can help them out by feeding liquid puppy formula or goat's milk for older pups.

 

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Keeping Dog's Ears Floppy?My 4 month old Dachshund's ears are folding and sticking out. What can I do about this?

 

German Shepherd

Is My Dog a Pure Bred German Shepherd?Although a genetic test is the best way to accurately define a dog's breed there are physical characteristics that can help distinguish between a pure bred and mixed breed pup. This is a page about, "Is my dog a pure bred German Shepherd?.

 

Four puppies eating from four separate colorful bowls.

When Can I Start Feeding a Puppy Solid Food?Checking with your vet is a good way to determine when to begin offering solid food to your puppy. Many pet owners suggest beginning solids, in addition to nursing, at around 4-6 weeks. This is a page about, "When can I start feeding a puppy solid food?".

 

Is Ampitrexyl Safe for Dogs? - white Poodle

Is Ampitrexyl Safe for Dogs?Is ampitrexyl safe for dogs?

 

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Dog Potty Spot Made from Sod Squares - sod in a pool

Dog Potty Spot Made from Sod SquaresWe live in Florida and half of the year we are prepping for hurricanes and my dog may have to stay in for hours or even days during bad weather. I went to my local garden center purchased a couple of pieces of fresh sod(yes you can buy pcs! About $2.50 each) I put the sod in a cheap plastic kiddie pool on my back porch and voila! Outside potty inside!

 

A dog sitting on a rug.

Dog Pees on RugsWhen your house trained dog begins to pee inside, determining the cause and retraining are in order. It is a good idea to rule out any medical causes. This page information for when a dog pees on rugs.

 

Dog Potty Clean Up Station - old wooden box used for poop bag dispenser outside

Dog Potty Clean Up StationI found this wood box at the thrift store and then it set in my garage for 2 years. I knew one day it would come to mind what to use it fo. I am not sure what it was, maybe a box to hold a candle, it has a door that swings open and a hole in one end.

 

Dog Playing in Mud

Keeping Dogs from Tracking Mud Inside?Dogs that have access to your yard can frequently track in mud. Other than wiping their feet every time they come in, this page offers some other solutions. This is a page about keeping dogs from tracking mud inside.

 

Leave Pets at Home When Traveling

Leave Pets at Home When TravelingRecently, we had a family emergency and had to travel out of state on a moment's notice. We didn't know how long we would need to be gone so we brought our dog, Honey. This turned out to be a mistake.

 

A hesitant dog concerned with the small gap between a boat and the dock.

DIY Doggie "Bridge"Our family got our first dog last summer. Sierra is a 2 year old mixed breed and has been a wonderful addition to our family. We live on Lake Norman and enjoy going out on our pontoon boat whenever possible. We were so excited to take Sierra on her first boat ride.

 

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A sad dog lying on a carpeted floor.

Helping a Grieving DogDogs have strong feelings and can experience grief when losing another pet or person in the family. This will pass over time but serious depression or anxiety should be cause for a vet visit.

 

Missy (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) - gray dog in grass and clover

Missy (Shih Tzu/Yorkie)When I was 11 she was given to my family as a runt of the pack. She loves to run around and be in someone's lap at all times.

 

A yoga mat piece lining the inside of a dog crate.

Prevent Blanket Slippage in Dog CratesIf you line your pet's crate with blankets, throws, or towels and find they constantly slide around on the slippery plastic tray that comes with the crate, I have an inexpensive solution. I found an old exercise/yoga mat that I was no longer using, which I cut with scissors to fit the crate's plastic tray. Since my dog is small, I still have enough of the mat left to cut two more pieces, which I can trade out when one needs to be cleaned.

 

A Belgian Malinois lying on a wood floor.

Is My Dog a Purebred Belgian Malinois?The Belgian Malinois originated in the Flemish city of Mechelen. They resemble the Belgian Shepherd. There are physical characteristics that might help make a rough guess, but determining if your pet is a purebred Malinois is best done via a DNA test.

 

A fearful dog on a white background.

Dog Is Afraid of Men?Rescued dogs come with their own history. Sometimes you may find that your new pet is fearful around men. One possible reason for this fear could be due to past abuse by a man. Read on for some additional thoughts on this topic.

 

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Making Pet Drinking BucketsSome pets live outdoors so they need a water supply. The idea I came up with is a reasonable idea and takes less labour to keep water good. We bought a 5 gallon bucket made of plastic, with a lid to keep on at all times. We cut a house shaped hole in the side, this is access of the pet to drink. If you do this you will lessen objects falling in the water and less green forming in the bucket. The size is determined according to the pet you have. We have a large dog in a pen.

 

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Dog With Puppies is Aggressive to Children?My French Bulldog has just had pups. She was absolutely fine, but has become aggressive to one of my children. I'm keeping all the children away from her now as I know this is common with new mums. However, my concern is will she stop this aggressive behaviour and go back to 'normal'? She has never been aggressive before and is the friendliest dog I've ever had, will she go back to this?

 

What Breed Is My Dog?

What Breed Is My Dog?I've got to get some opinions. What do you think my babygirl Bailey is a mix of? We've heard Chihuahua and some kind of terrier. She was found living in the woods for months starving and suffering with pneumonia.

 

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Dog Grieving Due to Loss Of Sister?I actually had two dogs, a Golden Retriever (female) and German Shepherd (male). They actually really get along well, play together, share foods, sleep together and explored places together with our neighbor's dog. My female dog suddenly got really ill and died. After that, my male dog changed. He used to eat a lot, being playful and energetic which is now completely opposite. He became timid, he sleeps a lot, eat less and doesn't want to play with other dog like he used to do.

 

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My Young Dog Died Suddenly?My 2.5. Year old chocolate lab died suddenly and unexpectedly 3 weeks ago. My family is totally heartbroken and have no answers. I just don't get it and couldn't bring ourselves to do an autopsy as the situation was traumatizing enough. He was playing and having a good time in the snow with my daughter the day before, all was good. The next morning was unbearable. I woke up for work like always let him out to do his business but when he came in, he went to his bed and before I knew it his legs were kicking in the air and he was gone! He was much more than just a pet, he was our baby, our child. It's so incredibly hard to go on. Has anyone ever experienced this or have a clue what this could have been? Please help!

 

Is My Dog a Chihuahua? - tri-colored puppy

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