Regarding my great Dane 2 yrs old female is stomach tacking absolutely necessary ? Don’t want to put her through surgeries if possible
reat Dane is it absolutely necessary to perform stomach tacking?
How often should I wash my pitbull Great Dane mix
We have a 10 week old Great Dane puppy and are trying to find the best way to start potty training her. Me and my husband both work full time more than an hour away from home and we have no one that can come let her out, to puppy sit her, and we can not afford for doggie day care. I know trying to crate train her is impossible right now seeing how she can not hold her bladder or bowels for long (and I totally don’t expect her too let me just put that out there). For the time being we made a SAFE large pen (about 8’Lx8’Wx4’H) for her is our basement where she would be able to move around and have a separate area for potty, bed, and food/water. Does this seem like a good option or am I just setting myself up for failure once she is old enough to be crate trained? Also, she is having an issue with stepping her is poo and trailing it all around and most of the time it ends up in her bed how could I prevent that?
My 2 year old great dane formed a big squishy lump beside the base of his tail at the end of June. I watched it for a few days as it was the long weekend and the vets office was closed. It didnt seem to bother him or restrict any of hir normal daily atrocities. On july 4 i took him to the vet to have it looked it at. The vet took a sample from the bump and told me it was a seroma. Nothing serious…she prescribed antibiotics and said if it didnt reslove itself in 2 weeks the lump would need to br drained. August 1 the bump was still there with no change. Still the same size, still didnt seem to bother him or effect any daily activities. I took him back to the vet on her recommendation and had the drain put it in. I was supposed to take him back to have the drain removed on the 8th. The sermoa was still the same size. That morning loki had manged to pull the drain out himself with a 30in e-cone on his head. I still took him back to the vet to have him examined. Upon arriving i was told the vet who performed his surgery had moved away and no longer worked there. Thrle tech told me there was notes in his file about more surgery. This was the first time i had been told about more surgery…i demanded to have another vet examine him right there and then. The second vet said it was now a waiting game and the seroma never should have been drained in the first place, they take months to resolve themsefs. I am horrified at this point…why would this first vet want to put a drain in within 2 weeks of the seroma appearing when it takes months for them to go away? My poor pup has now been on 3 weeks of antibiotics and restricted activities. The drain holes have now closed and the seroma has gotten a bit bigger. I am at such a loss, i dont know what to do.
My Great Dane (almost 2 years old) was spayed and tacked on June 30th, she did great. but then on july 4th she started having a bloody discharge from her vagina. no temp , but she was lethargic and having trouble peeing. Vet said her lymph nodes in her abdomen were swollen so they gave her antibiotic on Wednesday july 5th. she has a few days of the meds left but she is still having discharge its mucusy and yellowish pink now. Any thoughts? oh and she now has a seroma on her side.
My 9wk old great dane xpointer puppy is pooping melena, shes eating and drinking fine and still very playful… she had her vaccinations almost 2 weeks ago and was de wormed recently
I need advice on my puppy. Great Dane, 7 months old. Destroys everything. He has been in training since 3 months old but chooses if he wants to obey or not.
I have heard the advice about only giving them a command once, but there is never any advice following that- what do you do when they ignore you?
For example: He knows “Sit” and “Drop” well. He can and does do them. When it suits him. He is a 45kg dog. If he refuses to do it, I dont have many options. He ignores snaps on his correction chain.
He knows “bedtime” means to go to his crate, he has followed this instruction previously. He has no aversion to his crate, he often puts himself in there when he is sleepy. But when we are going to bed and its time for him to go too, he raises his head, looks at us then lies back down. I can sometimes get him to move with a treat but I feel like that is rewarding him for disobeying. But I need him in bed and I have no other way of moving him. He would literally let me drag him by the correction chain rather than get up.
He is walked twice a day, has lots of toys which are rotated but still insists on pulling apart everything he is not supposed to. We spend as much time with him as we can but we can’t be with him 24/7. He is outside when we are not home and inside when we are.
Any suggestions on how to control this pup?
What’s the best thing to use when walking a great Dane? Harness or just a collar? He doesn’t pull when we’re walking unless he is trying to lunge-he has a bad case of leash aggression. I do have a shock collar on him simply because it stops him from biting somebody and lunging at people.
Hello! I have a great Dane that is 14 months old and I’ve had him since he was 6 months. For about a week now he has been growling at me, usually when he does this I am sitting on the couch or just relaxing. Today he lunged and bit a friend of mine when she moved her leg away from him while sitting on the couch – had to get stitches. His behavior is becoming a bit frightening, what’s going on with him?
We are getting a Great Dane puppy next week. We’ve had 2 great Danes who lived to be 10. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had a puppy, I wanted to know what some of the best dog foods are for Great Dane puppies. I know the protein and fat levels should be low. What do you recommend?