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How much benadryl should I give my 3 1/2 month old puppy?

I gave my pit puppy her first bath with hertz lavender scented shampoo and she broke out with this raised fur bumps the next day or so a week later she scratches and nips 24/7 and it looks like hives. she is approx. 15 IBS
Is the pink bendaryl pill ok??

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Answer by Linda
NONE !!! Never give your dog anything without first consulting a vet for advice .

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Dog has cold like symptoms, how can I make her feel better?

I am aware that dogs do not get colds, just similar types of symptoms. I talked to my vet and told her the symptoms, runny nose, sneezing and sounding like mucus is in her throat a long with fatigue, and she said that if the symptoms don’t start to clear up in a few days then bring her in. But what can I do to make her feel better? I gave her a warm bath and that seemed to clear up her nostrils a little. Anything else I can do to make her feel comfy? Any help would really be appreciated, she’s my baby and I just want her to feel better.

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Answer by Julie
Check out this article:
http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/My_Dog_Has_a_Cold

It basically states that dogs can have colds and how to handle the symptoms. Follow vets advice and take your little girl in if it persists.

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How do I train my puppy to use the bathroom out in the streets?

Ok so I live in an apartment building. I cannot take the smell of piss and poop all over the house so I want (NEEDDDDD) to teach my chihuahua (3 months old) to pee and poop on the street and not in my house, but how do I do this? i know I need to walk her but how do i show her to hold it in and tell me she needs to go.

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Answer by Natasha
It’s easy to toilet train a dog. To do this:-
– make a ‘toileting area’ for the puppy either with puppy training pads (available from supermarkets and pets at home, but cheaper in home bargains, in sources).

– if you can’t get puppy pads, improvise with some old newspaper.

– set the ‘toileting area’ somewhere the dog can access it easily, but in an area with lower levels of foot traffic like at the side of a room, not the middle.

– if you see the dog sniffing in a tight circle, it’s a sign they need to toilet. If the dog does this, take them to the ‘toilet area’ immediately. Also take them there immediately after they’ve woken up, had anything to eat or drink, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. These are the times when a dog is more likely to toilet.

– if the dog toilets in the ‘toilet area’, make sure you reward them with lots of praise. This way, they’ll associate toileting in the ‘toilet area’ as good.

– gradually move the ‘toilet area’ further towards the door and then outside. The dog will gradually learn that toileting is to be done outside.

– if the dog does toilet in the home, don’t get angry with the dog and never shout at or hit them, as this will only teach them to fear you. Instead, mop up any urine, pick poop up with a tissue, some loo roll or a plastic bag and throw it in the bin or flush it down the loo (not the bag, as it can block it). Immediately clean the soiled area with a solution of biological washing powder to remove the smell. That way, the dog doesn’t associate the area with toileting, so they hopefully, won’t ‘go’ there again.

– getting a ‘pee post’ (available from pets at home, also in sources) can be of great help too. This is a plastic post which the dog toilets onto. The smell then remains on it which the dog can detect, thus they toilet in the appropriate area again.

– Be consistent and patient. Toilet training is a slow process which can’t be rushed.

– If you have difficulties training the dog, get a vet to examine them, as it could be down to a medical problem.

Hope this helps.

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Dog has hard eye boogers that seem to be bugging her, good way of getting them off?

Yeah hard ones, it seems to be irritating her eye a bit. My sister has gotten them off before but she’s at work.
Still though i want to know of any effective, SAFE way id be able to help her out.
Thanks buds
You guys sure those will work? THey are hard right now and really stuck

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Answer by parisla
Hold her face clothes her eyes or his and press and slide press and slide dont think about it dont talk about it press and slide

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My dogs anus is swollen up and sticking out with blood?

Please help me!!!! Okay so for a while now my dog has had a swollen anus that sticks out, I just went on vacation and came home today looking forward to see him again and to see his anus is now A LOT more worse and has a big chunk of blood sticking out of it and it’s like this HUGE lump sticking out that’s hard. Apparently it had just gotten like this today and he looks very thin and unhappy. He is a boston terrier and he means the absolute WORLD to me so please help me to anyone out there who can, it’s an emergency. We’re also taking him to the vet tomorrow morning.

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Answer by Shawn
If you think this is his rectum coming out, then you need to take him tonight. It can happen.
If this dog means the world to you, then you need to look up an emergency vet and get him there asap. I wouldn’t wait.

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Why does my cat keep crapping on the floor??

I have a Maine Coon, She is healthy (she’s been to the vet).She uses the litter box, but from time to time she will crap right under the coffee table right in front of me. How can I get her to stop this behavior?

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Answer by boring_moi
ewww! i think the vet could help out cause if it’s too much that is not normal.

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What is considered normal bleeding after female dog is spayed?

My dog got spayed on Wednesday and we have been keeping her calm no running or excessive jumping or climbing. But today I noticed she had a small amount of bleeding at the stiches of her surgery site. Is it normal for them to have small amounts of bleeding?

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Answer by JenVT
Yes- a little seepage around the stitches is normal. Keep it clean with warm water and antiseptic soap.

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Which cat breed is your absolute favorite and why?

Mine is the siamese. I love their personality

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Answer by Jenna
I just adore poodles

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What’s the best dog food for my old weimeraner?

We’ve fed him Iams throughout his life as his first owner had, but now that he’s 10, he’s not able to absorb the (few and far between) nutrients in Iams dog food. He begs for food more than usual and has become the best food scavenger I’ve ever seen. If we leave any food out where we can reach it, and then leave the room for just a second, he’ll already have it in his mouth. And he acts like he doesn’t notice us eating or leaving food out… Haha! (He wasn’t like this a year ago)

Anyway, he needs a dog food that is low in fat and high in nutrients… Good for an old weim. Any suggestions?

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Answer by FoxForceFiveVega
Canidae makes a senior food. Great company and excellent quality food. They are also about to start stocking shelves with a new formula for large breeds all stage life. It will be geared towards joint and bone health, which will be great for a senior. I have an almost 6 year old male Weim and I feed him Canidae Single Grain Protein Plus. I think the new formula coming out is duck and lentils. Packed with lots of natural glucosamine chondroitin for joints which is great for old dogs who might have arthritis. When it’s stocked, I’m thinking of switching mine over to it. Go to www.dogfoodadvisor.com and check out suggestions and ratings for most popular dog foods and you will see Iams is very low on the scale. Along with many other big named brands.

Also, Weimies have very sensitive tummies and the less ingredients the better. Sometimes grain free works for certain dogs and sometimes it doesn’t. You don’t want fillers. You MUST be very aware that because of the Weim’s deep barrel chest, they are very susceptible to bloat. I’m sure since you own a Weim, you know this. That being said, low quality foods means fillers. Fillers swell in the stomach and can cause bloat. Low quality food also means you must feed bigger amounts. Bigger amounts and large meals can also cause bloat. Find a good quality food that is specified either for a senior or all stages or large breed. Since you have a senior, very high protein will probably be too much, like the formula I feed. My Weim is younger an very active and needs the protein. He is very lean and healthy. He gets several small meals a day with raw veggies and fruits as snack to avoid bloat. A lot of people I know who also have Weims feed Canidae, Fromm, Taste of the Wild, California Natural, Orijen, and some feed Eukanuba, which I don’t recommend.

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How long would it take to kill my dog?

Well my dog got into some hot wing bones aa few days about 2 days ago and I was wondering if she were to die how long would it take to kill her? If it helps she is A blue heeler and is approximetely 40 ibs.
Im wrong I guess I am getting ahead of the time she actually ate the bones yesterday are all these answers still acurate?

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Answer by Elle
It’s hard to say but Chicken Bones do one thing to kill a dog: Scrape their stomach tissue so their circulating blood fills their stomach and they drown in it. I think it’s safe to say she is fine because her stomach acid would have already broken it down. If it seems to be affecting her activity level or eating habits, visit your vet and they may be able to give her some medicine to help the digestion.

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