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Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Animal Parasites, Potatoes

Can dogs get worms from raw potatoes?

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The kind of worms that will give dogs problems do not live in potatoes - HOWEVER - if the raw potatoes also have dirt/soil on them, the dirt/soil may contain worms, eggs, larvae, or other parasites that CAN give dogs problems. It isn't the potatoes they will get the worms from, it is the soil.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Care

Name a trick that most dogs can do?

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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.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Animated TV Series, Cartoons

Who is mighty dog's enemy in the cartoon?

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Did you mean Mighty Manfred the Wonder Dog whose nemesis was Crabby Appleton from the "Tom Terrific" cartoon that was featured on the Captain Kangaroo program back from 1955 until 1984 .
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Breeds, Dog Behavior, Pit Bulls

Are pit bulls illegal in Texas?

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No they are not i thought the same thing and almost moved my 4 month old pit to Oklahoma with my cusen...thank god i did some research There are some cities in Texas that do not allow or restrict pit bull ownership, though. The only two at the moment are Garland and Madisonville City. (dogbite.org)
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Behavior

Why do dogs lick air?

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If a dog smells something he likes, then he may lick the air to try and taste it. There's also a behavior called "licking intention." it can mean "Consider yourself licked," "Hello over there," or "I'lm sorry for whatever I did, let me come nearer."
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Children's Books

What were the dogs names in homeward bound?

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In Homeward Bound, the American Bulldog that was black and white and younger than the other one, was called Chance. The older, golden retriever' name was Shadow.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Animated TV Series, Children's TV Shows

What is johnny quest's dog's breed?

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Johnny Quest's dog, Bandit, is a white Bulldog. This is because the dog has thick shoulders and a broad head. Also, it is small, sturdy, and muscular looking. Another feature of Bulldogs, which Bandit has is an underbite.
Asked in Dog Health, Domestic Dogs

Is soy bad for dogs?

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Soy is simply a filler. Much like corn or wheat. In some cases these ingredients can cause allergic reactions (diarrhoea or vomiting), but generally they are simply a "nothing" ingredient used to help fill the pup's stomach and reduce the cost of producing for the manufacturer. Try to look for foods which do not use soy. Rice is the best alternative as a "filler" since it is an excellent protein and carb source as well as a method for curbing your pup's hunger.
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Is pepper harmful to dogs?

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It could be. Different dogs have different reactions to foods. Best rule to follow if you don't want to risk your pet's health and rack up a huge vet bill is to keep all people food away from your dog, and stick to an all-natural premium brand food like Natural Balance.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Dog Care

Should dogs eat ticks to build their immune?

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No? Haha. That's not how immunity works. ---- 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.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health

How many hrs between Dramamine dosages for dogs?

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To prevent car or travel sickness, Dramamine is perfectly safe for use in dogs and cats. The normal dosage is 2-4 mg per pound of body weight given 30 minutes before travel every 8 hours. The following advice given by another reader does pertain to general health - but certainly does NOT apply to the prevention of car sickness or travel sickness. I run a dog shelter and do not subscribe to the below panicky sound of getting your dog to the vet ASAP. Many dogs vomit once or twice and it is no biggie. They even eat grass to cause themselves to vomit to clear an upset stomach. However prolonged copious vomiting of more than a few times, or vomiting with blood, or vomting AND diarrhea should be checked by your vet. This applies only to general health as explained above - "You should not be giving your dog Dramamine. Is your Veterinarian aware of this? If your dog is vomiting, there is a reason for it. You dog needs to be taken in to see your Veterinarian to be checked out and treated properly. Do not treat the dog yourself as you could cause more harm than good. I highly recommend you get your dog in to see your Vet ASAP. Vomiting is bad and can dehydrate a dog fast then they die."
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Tapeworms

Can vinegar kill worms in dogs?

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Yes And with humans tooResearch shows that vinegar is dangerous to both animals and humans.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Behavior

Name something you might see a dog holding in its mouth?

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bone, newspaper, shoe, ball, food, chew toy, stick.
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Who has the cleanest mouth in the world?

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Dogs mouths are severely dirty. The only reason we can "kiss" them, and let them lick our wounds, is because, most of their germs/viruses/etc, are species specific.. IE: we can't give them staph or anything... Compared to a human, a dog has a very nasty/dirty mouth (well, that depends on how you look at it, I mean, some humans are capable of some pretty amazing trash talk). ---- If my memory serves me correctly, I believe the Mythbusters on the Discovery channel tested this and determined that a dog's mouth has fewer bacteria than a human. At least that would be fewer bacteria that show up on the culture plates. I don't think anyone can answer the question as asked--I mean, who has time and money to go around swabbing samples from the mouth of every animal on earth? So they put this question under dogs because there is a myth, I guess you would call it, that dogs have very clean mouths and that puppies can heal wounds by licking them.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Dog Behavior

How do you get grass out your dogs eye?

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Use saline solution like what you'd use to clean contact lenses. The dog will blink out the grass.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Health, Botany or Plant Biology, Black Beans

Are black beans poisonous to dogs?

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No. They are not poisonous. Most dogs love them!(:
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How many dogs can you own in San Bernardino county in CA?

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Call your local Animal Control or check with your local Animal Shelter.
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Can you put icy hot on a dog?

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It's not a good idea. If the dog can reach it to lick it of, it will not only spread the icy hot around and get it on it's tongue, it will also get very sick. Your vet will be able to recommend an appropriate medication for your pet's ailments.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Behavior

What does it mean when your dog nudges another animal with his snout?

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A dog may nudge another animal with it's 'snout' because it may want it's attention for any ceritain reason. I'm not entirely sure, in some cases they nip, or lick. My dog nudges my cat purely because it wants the cat to knowledge it's existance. The cat completely ignores him, which then causes him to bark. --- It is part of their conversation. My German Shorthair, Allie, nudges me when she wants to say something. She has certain sounds and whines for certain things. Whether she says her water dish is empty (she takes me to the kitchen sink and whines) or it is 6pm and time for her supper (takes me to her tupperware container with her food, across the kitchen from her dish) or goes to the turntable cupboard, waits for you to open it, and SHE takes out her quart jar with snacks. She converses. Does she want to go out? Opens the door to let herself back in. Also, whines at 9pm, time to go to bed. She loves being at my computer area, lays at my feet.
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What are the starter dogs in lab and friends?

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Labrador Retriever, Miniature Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle, Shiba Inu, Pembroke Welsh Corgi,
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Watermelon

Can dogs eat the rind on a watermelon?

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It all depends on your dog but generally eating a watermelon rind will not harm a dog, it can give some dogs diarrhea or give some dogs some really smelly gas and/or even frighten the owners when the dogs stool comes out as a light or dark green color. It all depends on how it affects your specific dog.. Some things that are dangerous for your dog to consume include: Avocados (All parts of the avocado and avocado tree are toxic to dogs.) Macadamia Nuts (Macadamia nuts contain a known substance that is toxic to dogs) Grapes, Raisins (Grapes and raisins are dangerous because of a known substance which is toxic to dogs - affects canines kidneys) Chocolate (Chocolate contains Theobromine, a compound that is a cardiac stimulant and a diuretic. This can be fatal to dogs.) Green parts of Tomatoes or Green Potatoes (Contain oxalate's, which can affect the digestive, nervous, and urinary systems.) Nutmeg (Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures, and central nervous system damage.) Sugar-Free Foods (Sugar-free foods containing Xylitol have been found to cause liver failure in dogs.) Check with your vet before feeding your dog any kind of human foods.
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Dog Training, Dog Behavior

Lately my dog will act confused and hide under the bed after being outside He has his own bed that he normally sleeps in Do you think he might have eaten a frog?

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It's hard to judge why your dog is confused. He may have eaten something weird, but you wouldn't know from that one symptom. If he has diarrhea (if his poop isn't solid), then it might mean he's eaten something bad but it usually doesn't result in confusion, so I doubt he ate a frog. If his sleeping, eating, and living habits change, then you should seriously consider the problem... Your dog may be confused from a fear of something, which I think is most likely. I suggest you take a few hours to spend some time quietly with your dog in the backyard, with little interaction. Soon your dog will wander off on his own, and then you might find out the problem! :) Another possibility is that your dog might be sick. If you have evidence leading to your dog eating a frog or something else, then maybe he caught a virus from that. I'm pretty sure that your dog isn't seriously in danger, but remember that you should always have your vet's phone number on hand!
Asked in Domestic Dogs, Cats (Felines)

Are cats ears more sensitive than a dog?

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Yes. Humans can hear up to 20,000 megahertz ( a measurement of sound). Dogs can hear 35,000 to 40,000 megahertz. Cats pick up an astonishing 100,000 megahertz. They can even hear the ultrasonic sounds that are known to precede natural occurrences such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and electrical storms. This is because a cat's ears have pinnae, or ear cones, that turn in all directions like radar. Most people can't move their ears at all. Pretty neat huh?