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I have a 10 week old staffie and am using a crate for him - at night I put him in the crate and cover it and he is ok cries when he needs a toilet break normally after abut 5 hours so doing really well, sometimes he does mess in the crate but I think he just cant hold it and I misjudge the toilet break times during the night so not all his fault, on waking and after eating and after an hour of play , I take him outside where he toilets fine, he uses puppy pads when playing in the house if he cannot get to the door in time butI have limited these to two and most times he runs to the door , I have an open planned house so when I am cooking or cleaning, I cannot keep an eye on him so a friend gave me a puppy play pen - I put him in and he is happy playing as he can see me he is happy having a nap in there , but even though I place a puppy pad in it, he toilets on his blanket..not even asking to go I confusing him using the crate and the pen ? I cant cover the pen as it has no top and is quite large, and I thought it too big for him to sleep in of a night , I hate having to put him in the samller crate during the day as there is not a lot of room to play freely like the pen, just because I cant watch him when doing housework it doesn't seem fair, but I am not sure how to stop the blanket toileting- he came from a litter of 8 in a crate with puppy pads in of a night and on the floor during the day and he does use the pads out of the pen ,with us just not in the pen any ideas how I can stop him doing it?? he has not had his second injection yet so walking to tire him so he can be crated to sleep is not an option at the moment.



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Good midnight, my dog suddenly vomit and never stops vomit; looks like bubbles with yellowish liquid and sticky) he can't sleep also. He barks or cries whenever he to sleep. I feel panic for there is no vet clinic that still is open for this time. What shall I do to stop him from vomiting

This is my awesome dog Melvin. I've been trying to find out what breed he is with no luck. My guess is he's  mutt with part terrier. Does anyone have any ideas?


Hey there everyone,

My girlfriend and I saw this dog on our trip through Italy in a town called Matera. We loved this dog's breed the minute we saw it and are thinking more and more seriously about raising one.

Of course we first need to find out what breed it is! Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I use to coat Brooklyn's pills in peanut butter before I gave them to her. The kids also use to give her a spoonful of it for 20 minutes of entertainment, but I just read an article about how bad it can be for your dog and can cause allergies. There are also a lot of treats out there that are peanut butter so I would be careful of those too. I haven't heard this before and just thought some of you might be as interested as me. Here is a link to the article:

What can you tell me about the rough collie that is not typically written in a dog breed profile about them? (I am utterly in love with the breed and would like to know more- thank you!)

My dog seems to have an upset stomach, shes been eating grass to throw up and just is not herself. She had diarrhea but that has stopped. All tests came back negative for anything( blood test, fecal, xray) The vet suggested an expensive barium x ray but I cant afford it. She still has bursts of energy and you would think she is completely fine, and then 5 minutes later goes to eat grass. She doesn't eat it as much as she was but its been 5 days now and shes still not 100%. The vet said I give her Pepcid so I have but I cant even tell if its helping her. Shes also been on a bland diet. Does anyone know what could be wrong?



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Hi my name is Saffron, I am a 21 year old student who has a very limited time to finish up my research paper. It is targeted at the physiological health problems that may be breed specific via Evan's Index. Evan's Index is a measurement tool to categorize certain breed easier for me. So, for example, Boxer and a Pug are classed as Brachycephalic. German Shepards as Mesaticephalic, and Grey hounds as Dolichocephalic. What I am interested in, is if there is a correlation between indices and health problems that reoccur. For example; GSD's suffer with hip dysplasia, etc. If you could participate in my questionnaire and enter your dog in, that would be brilliant. It is all confidential and I do not need to know your name, or your dogs. If you are interested, please email and I will forward the questionnaire to you. 

Kind Regards, 

Saffron Peterson.  



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I have a little hound named Jackson. He is 11 months old, 1 year on May 23rd. We adopted him, so we aren't sure what kind of dog he is, but I work at a kennel and we have an idea that he is a fox hound- coon hound mix. He has been a very good dog, but when we are on walks, he gets aggressive towards bicycles, motorcycles, and some cars. I have no idea how to train that out of him. He has a shock collar, and I have shocked him when this happens, but that makes no difference to him. My manager thinks he is trying to protect me, and maybe he is. She says to wait and he might grow out of it. I am afraid that if I wait, he will be too old to train it. Help?

my puppy is 4 mos. old. a yorkie. vet diagnosed her with pda, opening in heart. she can only live up to a year if not treated with surgery which is very costly. has anyone ever had a dog with this or has had the surgery. can they live longer with the surgery. what is the success rate

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