Dog Care

Dog care involves keeping the dog healthy and active. Bathing it once a month is recommended together with daily grooming. The dog should be kept physically active to prevent behavioral problems and to keep it fit.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Cat Products
Dog Care

Can my chihuahua get sick if she eats cat food?

If she eats only a small amount occasionally, then it won't hurt her. But if she eats it as her regular diet, then yes, it can make her sick. Cat food is formulated for the nutritional needs of cats, which is very different from the nutritional needs of dogs.

For example, cats require a higher protein diet than dogs do, and too much protein can harm the dog's kidneys. So you need to keep your dog (no matter what breed it is) on a good quality dog food, and resist the temptation to give it table scraps (including bones, as they can be very harmful), which is not good for dogs because it causes weight gain, heart problems, and the extra fat, sugar, and sodium is harmful to them.

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Dog Breeds
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Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Milk

Can Staffordshire bull terriers drink milk?

They won't die from drinking milk, but dogs should not consume too much diary products as it can upset their stomach, since they find it difficult to digest.

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Dog Health
Dog Care

Why do dogs get a dry stool?

Some causes are not drinking enough water, or eating unsuitable foods. If the dog is constipated, the vet should give you advice.

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Dog Health
Dog Care

What age can a pitbull puppy leave his mother?

It should be 8 weeks, just a little sooner if he/she is eating dry food good and drinking water on it`s own.

It is better, however, if puppies can stay with the mom/family for 10 weeks (or even 12), because it helps with the socialization of the puppy.

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Name a trick that most dogs can do?

There is no trick that most dogs can do without training.

With training, common tricks are to sit and/or stay; shake hands; eat or not eat on command; and to come when called.

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Dog Health
Dog Care

Cod liver oil for dogs?

Is good in small amounts, however, Salmon Oil is better as the vitamins are more balanced than in cod liver oil. It does similar to what it does for people!

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Dog Health
Dog Care

Should dogs eat ticks to build their immune?

No? Haha. That's not how immunity works.

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Eating them wouldn't help. Ticks are small insects that burrow into the skin of animals. There is little that can be done to make anything or anyone immune to ticks, unless you can turn skin to wood or find a tick repellent.

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Dog Health
Dog Care
Veterinary Medicine

Is mange potentially fatal to my dog?

While mange is not typically life-threatening, cases can be so severe that animals loose body condition because they are so miserable that they don't eat or drink well.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Care
Dog Grooming

Why do dogs groom each other?

It is their way of showing affection that they like each other.

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Dog Breeds
Dog Health
Dog Care

Can dogs eat cooked plain rice?

When my mal was a pup she had lots of stomach problems. The vet had us give plain white rice and boiled white chicken. She did fine.
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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Care
Borax (sodium borate)

What do you do if your dog ate Borax soap?

Ring the vet and seek advice.

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Dog Health
Dog Care

How do you treat a dislocated toe on a dog?

The first thing you MUST do is take your dog to the vet. There are a lot of pet owners who don't think this is necessary (??!!), but it IS. The vet can determine the extent of the damage i.e. if any ligaments or tendons are stretched or torn as a result. Permanent damage can occur if your pet is not treated quickly and efficiently. I was told to ice the area right away (I used a bag of water with ice in it...), and rest rest rest for the dog. Be prepared for frequent visits to the vet and a lengthy recovery ~ depending on the extent of the injury ~ until your dog gets the green light.

The Answer below is only for Greyhounds Or Lurchurs

Or when i had a Greyhound his toe got dislocated theres 2 options go to the vet spend £100's maybe even £1000's getting his toe chopped of or spend no money let it heal DO NOT take him on walks if you have a big garden let the dog in the garden but 90% of the time let him rest NEVER touch his toe only touch his toe if he put his saw paw next to you even then be very gentle if it does not heal in 1 - 6 months take him to the vets at see the extent of the damage in some cases theres no option but to get it chopped of because the extent of it is very bad

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Care

Is it safe to take a puppy a bath without her shots?

Yes, it is safe to bathe a puppy who has not had its shots as long as the tub/water has not been used by another dog without their shots. To be safe, you should clean the tub thoroughly before and after her bath if you have other unvaccinated dogs.

However a major concern would be the age of the puppy: Young pups aren't able to retain body heat very well so getting them wet can put them at risk of hypothermia. Make sure the water is the correct temperature (lukewarm), the room they will be drying off in is very warm and that you dry them thoroughly. Personally, I would try my best to avoid bathing them.

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Dog Care
Skin Disorders

Why does your nose peel every day?

You probably have a sunburn. Try using sunscreen when spending a lot of time in the sun.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Behavior
Dog Care
Hamsters

Can a dog eat hamster food?

Yes they can. It will not hurt the dog, but I would think that you would not give your dog hamster food because then you would have to go get more hamster food for your hamster.

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Cats (Felines)
Dog Health
Dog Care

Can you feed a cat dog treats?

No.

Dog treats are made for dogs not cats.

Cats might get a sickness by eating dog treats!

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Care

Why are dogs a big responsibility?

They need to be looked after, taken for walks, food is to be bought for them , they have vet bills , The possibility of having puppies ECT.

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Dog Care

Where do dogs like to be scratched most?

above their tail

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Dog Health
Dog Care
Hash Browns

Is it safe to feed dogs hash brown?

Yes, it won't hurt them.

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Dog Care

How much water does a 1 month old puppy need?

A water dish should always be available where he can get it. He will drink as much as he needs depending on what he is doing. Normally a puppy of that age will need a fair amount of water. Make sure it is always full, fresh and clean.

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Dog Care

Does dog hair keep growing and needs to be cut?

Some dogs' fur will continue to grow until cut, but most dogs hair will grow to a length determined by genetics and then shed. This varies by breed, so looking at a breed guide or asking a vet or groomer can give a more specific answer.

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Dog Care
Basset Hounds

Do basset hounds ears stink?

Only if they get infected, which will happen if you don't clean them properly.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Care

What Will Raw Bread Dough Do To A Dog That Ate It?

nothing really but it's not healthy. if it was a lot ask a doctor also if they start to behave differently

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Dog Health
Dog Care

What can you give an 2 week old puppy's to eat?

If doggie mom is not there call your vet and get puppy milk and small bottle.Some vets let you use baby formula,but you made still need the get the bottle from the vet,depending on the size of the puppy.

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Health
Dog Health
Dog Care

Where can you buy mineral oil for your dogs ears?

You can but some at Edmonton pet shop witch is called andys

All you have to do is just ask for it and then pay

or go into jollys in cruse hill which is really good for pets

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