Dogs - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
How long do dogs live
Since you asked a general question, it
depends on the breed. ie: Maltese 15 years life expectancy but it depends on their health growing up.
2 days ago
My dog will eat our food but will not eat his , he is being given wainrights he just wants our food
A dog can go without food for a few days and then will eat when it is hungry. Just stop giving your dog your food and at its normal feeding time give it a bowl of its food. If it does not eat it, take the food away. Then 24 hours later put the bowl of food out for the dog. If it has not eaten it within ten minutes take it away and then 24 hours later put the bowl of food out for the dog again. By now the dog should be happy to eat what it is given.
on Oct 16, 2019
Is using a dog crate cruel?
Dogs in the wild need
a safe haven and they usually seek out a place where they can call their own.
If a domestic dog has no particular place to hide it will usually go under a
table or stairs to shelter itself. So no using a dog crate is not cruel and it
is a great way to house train your pet.
on Oct 01, 2019
My 4.3 Yorkshire Terrier is constipated, How much Lactulose 3.3 can I give him?
Surprisingly, unsweetened, canned pumpkin will do wonders to help with a constipated dog. Use a small amount from a teaspoon at first then go to a larger amount a day later. Dogs love pumpkin so getting it to eat some shouldn't be an issue. Pumpkin is a good source of fiber for them and will not hurt them. Go sparingly at first so they dont end up with diahrea.
on Oct 01, 2019
Why does my dog eat dirt ?
f your dog is continually eating dirt, you shouldn't discount this behavior, as it could be a sign of a bigger issue, such as:
- Anemia (low red blood cell count)
- Nutritional imbalances or deficiencies, especially in minerals
- Low-quality food
- Upset stomach
- Gastrointestinal disturbance
If you're worried that your dog's dirt eating is due to a nutritional imbalance, you should consult your veterinarian about your canine companion's diet and whether changes need to be made. On the behavior side, make sure your dog is getting enough physical and mental exercise to curb dirt eating that stems from boredom. If all else fails, "denying access to favorite dirt-eating areas may be required, Remember, dirt eating may be a sign of something bigger, so you should never ignore it.
on Sep 30, 2019
What do you do if a dog eats onions
Onions can cause more damage to your dog than just bad breath. This pungent culinary favorite might add flavor to your dishes, but it contains a toxin that can cause serious complications for dogs.
Symptoms of onion toxicity in dogs
If you think your dog may have eaten onions, there are a few symptoms of anemia to look out for:
- Decreased appetite
- Pale gums
- Reddish *****
Treating onion toxicity in dogs
The most important thing you can do, as a dog owner, to treat and prevent onion toxicity is to never allow your dog to eat onions. If your dog is suffering from toxic effects, she will probably require veterinary attention. Your veterinarian may induce vomiting, depending on how recently your dog ate the onions, and will offer supportive care until your dog's body can produce enough healthy red blood cells to replace the damaged ones. In severe cases, your dog may require a blood transfusion.
on Sep 18, 2019
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DOG IS CONSTIPATED
The only info I can give you is if it tries to pass stool and nothing comes out, then that might be an indicator. Do not take it lightly though. If you see bloating of any kind this could be an obstruction which is life threatening. Some breeds are actually prone to getting constipation but usually the smaller breeds. When I raised GSP, I had to put one down as she ate half a Frisbee and the obstruction caused part of her intestines to die. I always kept dried apricots around. Give the dog no more than 3 and prunes work also. I wish you luck but observe the dog closely and your vet can also call something in to **** store.
on Sep 10, 2019
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