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Any ideas to keep an injured puppy quiet? – q2

My 19 week old puppy recently injured his back leg, posssibly broken. The vets said cage rest and keep him quiet for now, but this is Bails we’re talking about and that is virtually impossible. Any ideas to keep him quiet at all are welcome. Thank you so much!
My 19 week old puppy recently injured his back leg, posssibly broken. The vets said cage rest and keep him quiet for now, but this is Bails we’re talking about and that is virtually impossible. Any ideas to keep him quiet at all are welcome. Thank you so much!

***Can i just add as an after thought after reading some of your messages that he HAS been to a vet and had xrays, but i am waiting for results from a specialist. Thanks so much for all your suggestions, they’re greatly appreciated :]

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    Answer by wyldorchiyds
    I seriously hope that you are not keeping a puppy whos leg is possibly broken. If you do not get that dog to vet ASAP you are responsible for animal cruelty, which is a punishable offense by law. You cannot keep him quiet. HE IS IN PAIN.

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Has anyone heard of Cushings disease in dogs? – q3

My dog recently hasnt been very well at all. She was diagnosed diabetic about 4 months ago but its been a big struggle to even stabilise her. The vets suggested doing the tests for the disease, and while waiting for the results i googled it and found she had almost all of the symptoms, so i was convinced she had it. Anyway the vets confirmed she DIDNT have it! So what on earth could it be instead? Anyone else had similar experiences?

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    Answer by Kristina
    Hmmm no

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I have a 16 week old Cavalier King Charles puppy who seems very small, she is only 6 pounds? – q5

Is this normal for a dog of this type, she is healthy, lovely shiny coat, bright eyes and has been looked at by the vet several times but whenever I take her out people are astonished as to how small she is and I am starting to think she is going to end up tiny. How much growing has she got left to do after 16 weeks.
I did buy her from a good breeder and as I said in my question I have had her checked by the vet.

I have checked the breed standard (DUH!) but they don’t mention 16 week old puppies very often!

Thanks to most of you for giving really useful info, especially the one with puppies at the mo that is reassuring. I know smaller dogs reach adult size much quicker than big dogs and wondered how much more growing time she’s got.
thank you all for your really useful comments, its very much appreciated. I expect Maggie is just a slow grower as she is otherwise very healthy and full of life.

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    Answer by sniffydogs
    You might want to have her checked out by your vet. CKC are a puppymill favorite at the moment and they are breeding them extremely small and with a lot of health problems. If you got her from a reputable breeder instead of a petstore usually they stand behind their Cavs for the entire life of the dog.

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Have you given liver lollipops to your dog? Plus other questions about giving a dog too much liver.? – q2

I have had dogs forever however I have never ever considered giving puppies or adult dogs ice cubes to suck. I read about this when I started to answer on Yahoo. On Saturday I bought a small amount of lamb’s liver, I cooked this in enough water to produce lots of gravy; I then liquidised this and froze it in lollipop containers. Tonight my dog had a liver lollipop and she loved this.

My intention was to defrost the lollipops, re- heat them and pour this over her usual food, because she has become a picky about her food. Although I know that if a dog becomes a picky eater, it’s usually the owners fault and I have always been first in the queue to suggest remedies for this. However my dog is a ten year old GSD, who has lost her appetite and is loosing weight. Please don’t those of you of haven’t fully read this question fully SHOUT VET to gain points. At present I almost live at the vets

I now feel that I have a vet that I can trust and my dog has had urine and blood tests. The next step is X-rays, I don’t try to economise on her treatment or welfare. Unfortunately vets in training spend little time studying nutrition.

In all of this my big question is about liver and offal. There is something in the back of my mind that too much liver and offal is bad for dogs. Unfortunately I have forgotten what I have read in the past about the cautions.
Please, can those of you who are knowledgeable ring my bells? Can I use a small amount of liver every day to tempt my dog to eat?
I firmly believe that the ultimate diet for dogs is a raw diet. My other dogs thrived on a raw diet. Unfortunately way back, Hanna my present GSD objected to this. She refused her food and as a young dog she lost weight.
Thank you MAXI. She has arthritis; consequently she has a magnetic collar and a magnetic bed. In addition to this she has supplements for arthritis. Bloody Nora, I also have a Chiropractor to treat her on a regular basis. She became an old dog after she was attacked whilst on her lead in November 2008, however she still loves other dogs.
EDIT.walking lady RIP Tom. Thank you for the advise about chicken broth. I cook chicken, remove the skin and bones and she does like this.
EDIT. In the past I have seen answers from clueless kids. Thank you all for your helpful and informative replies. It heartens me to know that when I need help that there are people on this site who are knowledgeable.

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    Answer by mauveme49
    At her age it wont matter and if it helps her. go for it

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Dogs that dont mind being left alone, for around 6-7 hours a day? – q1

preferably not one of the little lap dogs, a real dog

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    Answer by gossip girl
    No dog likes being left alone for this amount of time. Dogs like interaction like people do.

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my kitten and its first vacinations? – q5

2 questions in one. my kitten had his first course of jabs today, he goes for the second in a few weeks. which illnesses were these for, because she only placed 2 liquids into the needle and i thought that he would be protected against 3? plus the vet said he would be ‘moody’ for a while, he has basically slept since we got him home – 3 hours – is this what she meant? its just i wasnt able to go with him and my boyfriend is a bit vague on the actual details!
thanks in advance!

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    Answer by JR
    They can sleep no big deal usually there isn’t even a noticible reaction.

    It was two vials. One the liquid is drawn from the vial and place in the second vial with powder and mixed and drawn back out.

    Your kitten is protected from several Aids leukemia and distemper are the most improtant.

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Can u only buy a bulldog puppy at six months? – q3

Random question just out of curiosity really, a man at the vets today told me people can only buy them at six month old for some reason? Is this true and why? Thank yoo 🙂

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    Answer by Cynthia
    no it is not true

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my dog is being sick this morning he was shaking violently before he was sick his sick was watery and yellow? – q2

woke up my dog came whining into my room and then he started shaking so then I put him up on my bed to see if that would help it didn’t so I gave him water put his collar off and then he was sick it was very watery and yellow

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    Answer by dixiedarlin7297
    And you haven’t called the vet because…?

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My dog has been sick and Diarrhea for 3days? – q4

Charlie is 2yrs old! She got a bone from the butchers on monday it was her 1st one from butchers! On mon night I took bone away from her! On tuesday morning she had diarrhea and was sick and had diarrhea all day, on wed morning she was sick again and brought up chunks of stuff which I think ws the fat of the bone. It was like rubber & and was stained yellow with her bile. And again then had diarrhea. Today it was the same she was sick then went and done loads of diarrhea. I havnt took her 2 vets yet as she is still eating all her dinner & drinking lots of water. Is it the bone making her sick or something else? Any help at all will be appreciated.

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    Answer by Snow White
    You have to go to the vet

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Whats the best way to keep a dog calm in the car? – q2

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    Answer by Me
    Child travel sickness pills, we have a springer spaniel and give him about half of one pill approximately 30minutes before we travel. It stopped him being sick and also makes him abit sleepy so he slept for the entire journey. We did this for about a year (we only go long distances maybe 8 times a year) then reduced the amount slowly and now hes fine without any.

    Also you could try the vets for mild sedatives.