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Suzanne Cannon | 6 months ago
Canine Neuter – Jax’s Story
Treatment Cost (USD): $498.20
At around 7 months old, Jax began showing signs of anxiousness and stubbornness, and he started "humping everything." Jax's veterinarian recommended neutering - along with regular exercise and consistent discipline - to reduce his anxiety and sexual acting out.
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Jane | 7 months ago
My Dog Is Constantly Humping Stuffed Animals And Another Male Dog. What Do I Do?

My dog is constantly humping stuffed animals and another male dog. What do I do?

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Humping is behavioral. Corrections are key, here. How old is he? What happens if you firmly tell him to stop?

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Ykin Ziad | 1 year ago
I Am Going To Buy A New Puppy And I Already Have A 8 Month…

I am going to buy a new puppy and i already have a 8 month old pug and he is in heat will he try to hump the new puppy or will i be fine if not how can i introduce the new pug puppy

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Hello? If you are adding another dog into your home, I would strongly advise that you have your existing pup well trained. It will benefit everyone involved. Honestly, the better behaved your current dog is, the better the example will be set for any newcomers. It sets the stage for everything. If your dog is exhibiting undesired behaviors that you ar concerned about, I would get that sorted out before adding another dog into the mix. My advice would be to enroll in a dog training class and after you are comfortable with your success there, then decide on adding… Read more »

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PLEASE wait until your existing dog is an ADULT before bringing another puppy into the home. PLEASE.

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Also, male dogs do not go into heat like female dogs. Please do research on basic biology of canines.

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Male dogs humping things could be because he isn’t fixed, and if the new puppy is female, yes he will try and hump, maybebif it’s a male too. I would definitely get them both neutered or spayed and that could solve your problems. Some male dog will continue the behavior afterwards, it just depends on the dog.

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Kellie Gallegos | 2 years ago
Hi Krista About 3 Weeks Ago My 9yo Bichon Cross Lost All Function In All Legs…

Hi Krista
About 3 weeks ago my 9yo Bichon cross lost all function in all legs in the space of 2 hours. She had an MRI which showed slight brightness of the meninges but nothing requiring surgery. She had a CSF tap afterward with mild mixed inflammation as the result. She also had elevated levels (not clinical) for neosporosis. We are awaiting results from bloods after 2 lots of antibiotics. Last vet visit they still were not committed to exactly what is was – meningitis or parasite. Treatment with antibiotics and prednisolone has worked wonders and after 3 nights at the emergency vet she came home walking but very wobbly. 3 weeks later she’s pretty much back to normal. Tonight she was acting quite skittish sort of trying to run away from herself. I noticed your rump/tummy was quite hard, her tail down and sort of humped over. She seemed to recover after 10 minutes or so. She doesn’t seem to be in pain and is happily eating, toileting, and moving around including up and down stairs and on furniture. I’m wondering if what is really happening is the early signs of IVDD? and whether I should be rushing back to the vet?

Any advice is appreciated.
Kellie

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Hello,
I’m sorry for the delay in responding. I think it is unlikely this is IVDD based on the mri. There are many things that can cause loss of functionality in the spinal cord. Like infection, emboli, and even cancer. I think that at this point it is best to talk to your vet or best yet be referred to a vet neurologist . I wish you both the very best. Please let us know what you find and how she is doing.
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Carla Carrero | 2 years ago
Dachshund Legs Movement After IVDD Surgery. My 8y/o (give Or Take) Kiwi Had IVDD Surgery…

Dachshund legs movement after IVDD surgery. My 8y/o (give or take) Kiwi had IVDD surgery 10 weeks ago. 1st time diagnosed. By the 3rd week after surgery he was walking without the need of a sling. Of course his legs were kinda wobbly but the vets told me it was an ok situation.
Basically he’s been in crate rest until 2 weeks ago when I let him out while I’m at home (small apartment, no stairs, no access to furniture). Outdoors bathroom time is minimum and area restricted. But I notice that there’s been not improvement in the last month. Aside of the wobbly legs, his knees are not bending completely when walking. Also the hump he got after surgery never retrieved.
I’m looking for ways to apply some kind of physical therapy at home for those knees. The clinic is really far away from us to take him for therapy.
Also I would like to know if there is a way to make him like stand up a little bit more “straight” (sorry I don’t know how to say it). Basically with the new big hump Kiwi cannot urinate spreading his leg and wets his front legs. I’m also worry if this new bended position is gonna agravate the rest of his back in the future. Tks

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riddhi chudasama | 3 years ago
I Have Male Pug And He Is 8 Months Old Whenever He Smells Me He…

I have male pug and he is 8 months old whenever he smells me he try to humps on me and sometimes he humps on teddies, cushions,and with my friends too please help me.

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Is your dog intact? I mean, is he neutered? If not, that is a good step to take. It will help remove some hormones that can trigger unwanted behaviors and aggression. The other suggestion that I have would be to redirect immediately if not before the unwanted behavior starts. After watching your dog closely, you should be able to pick up on clues to show you when he is going to do certain things. If you can redirect him before it starts, you may be able to avoid it altogether.

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Sarah Swanson | 3 years ago
About 10months Ago We Got A German Wirehaired Pointer Puppy And Her Integration Into The…

About 10months ago we got a German wirehaired pointer puppy and her integration into the family hasn’t exactly been smooth. A little background…
Atticus is our 6 year old cocker spaniel mix (I think he is mixed with a springer) and he is most definitely the alpha. I would call him well socialized, he loves going to the dog park. He has been sickly most of his life with some major allergies and ear infections that almost never heal and has been on and off steroids for a good portion of his life.
Arya is our 5 year old poodle/schnauzer mix. She is obsessed with Atticus and has to be with him all the time. She was always so sweet to strangers until about 2 years ago when for some unknown reason a stranger ran at her barking while I was holding her and she came unglued. Ever since then she has been very timid around strangers.
Lady is our 1 year old German wirehaired pointer and she is a very loving and playful dog. If she see’s love being handed out she wants in the middle of it and she is always trying to play with the other dogs.
I was told when we got Lady to let the dogs work out their social hierarchy and I did that but now I feel like that was a mistake. The other dogs will play with Lady every once in a while and we all sleep together but there is still lots of growling. Lady doesn’t seem to understand or care about warnings the other dogs give her about leaving them alone when they are resting or having cuddle time with mom and dad. At first they give her a low growl but she ALWAYS keeps going and it turns into major growling and Atticus pinning her or making her cower. Arya isn’t able to illicit that response because she weighs twelve pounds. Also Atticus humps lady (they are all fixed, purely a dominance thing) and Arya gets so upset and jumps all over Atticus. I feel like if Lady back off them they would eventually accept her better but I can’t get her to stop. She went to obedience school for 2 months and is very well behaved outside of this. Sorry for the long post just wanted to give you as much information as possible.

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hello, I am sorry but I dont know exactly what your question is? I also think that it is probably imperative that everyone be seen by the vet to make sure there isn’t a medical condition going on with any of them. After that you may need to have a trainer or behaviorist come to your house so they can witness the dynamics of the group. Also your puppy is young enough that it might be a matter of the young one needing to be respectful of the older pets who are too keen on entertaining the little ones. Which… Read more »

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Maureen Consentino | 3 years ago
Our 3 Month Old Puppy We Adopted Is Very Smart. He Knows Most Of…

Our 3 month old puppy we adopted is very smart. He knows most of his commands. I spend the most time with him and he definitely listens to me more. Looks to me as the alpha. But he will put his mouth on me which I had put to teething but it’s getting worse. Even leaving marks and braking the skin. He is neutered but he has started humping my leg, arm and back when I’m sitting down. He doesn’t do this to anyone else. I have tried teething bones, giving him other things to chew when he starts to put his mouth on me. Really have tried everything I can think of. We’ve had many dogs and he is the worse with not stopping when I say stop. He was rescued with his mother and 7 siblings from a kill shelter in Tennessee. We brought him home at 7 weeks. Not sure if that has something to do with it. Because he was so young. That he didn’t have that time with his siblings to play with. Need some answers please.

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Dogs don’t do things that don’t result in something they want. In other words, if putting his mouth on you would result in the opposite of what he’s trying to achieve, such as any type of interaction, he’ll stop doing that. Instead of saying stop, why not try to “yelp” and remove yourself from the situation. Meaning, if you don’t play nice I don’t play at all. Don’t forget, “punishment” is still a form of interaction. The above method seems quite successful in eliminating such behavior.

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Reese O'Conner | 3 years ago
Is My Kitten Safe? Here Is The Thing, We Have A Male Kitten Who Is A…

Is my kitten safe?

Here is the thing, we have a Male kitten who is a little over 4 months old his name is Xero. He has always been playfull and has always tried getting our small dogs to play however they don’t want too. So we got him a friend, Yuqi. She is 2 months old and has settled in well. We took it slow introducing the two and they actually hit it off well. At least we think so. Here is my worry. Xero is kind of obsessed with her. He will go looking for her and whenever he finds here he ‘plays’. I think its play. He will pounce and bite at her and roll around, I don’t see any tell tale signs of aggression (ears flat, fur puffed up, growling etc.) coming from him. Yuqi seems ok to play even running to go back to him when I take her away but she will often squack and even growl and hiss sometimes during ‘play’ but even though she looks like she hates what he is doing she goes back. Her eara will go flat and she will roll backwards to get away too.

So in simple terms, is Xero just playing a little rough for Yuqi, genuinely trying to hurt her, possibly sexually mature (he does get on top of her but no humping), or being a kitten? Either way is it possible that Yuqi will get seriously hurt? I have looked up different things but can’t get a clear idea whats going on. Neither are desexed (neutered/spayed) obviously Yuqi is too small, but Xero will be done after Christmas. Will this die down the level of behaviour?

Thank you in advance.

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Jennifer Taylor
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Kittens sometimes play rough….much like children! If Yuqi seeks out Xero for more play than it is likely just play. Cats will let you know if it is genuinely something they do not like. They will avoid the other cat, hiss when they walk in the room, etc. This sounds more like normal kitten play to me!

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If the kitten Yugi is not distressed by the play I would let them play. It might also help to provide lots of toys and play time to reduce the play from escalating. I rarely intervene with kittens. I think they do better working it out on their own. But provide lots of options to keep them busy and happy. Like toys, scratching mats, window perches, cat tree, and safe houses to escape and nap. It is obvious how much your care about them!
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Cindy Cueavs | 3 years ago
How Do I Get My Old Dog To Get Along With My New Dog!?!!? I Have…

How do I get my old dog to get along with my new dog!?!!?
I have a 9yr old super hyper (not neutered/boy) dog, but 3 days ago I got a 2 yr old super calm (neutered/boy) dog, and for the 3 days all my old dog has only cried and wanted to be with him(be in his face, lick ,hump him), while the other dog is becoming more uncomfortable and upset. I ve tried letting them be just with each other, putting my older dog on a leash while the new dog lays close to him, I ve taken them for walk s together. I just feel like nothing is working and now have them separate from each other. The new dog is really sweet and I don t want to take him back but I feel like it s the only option…does anyone have any helpful advise??

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We have always had neutered/spayed pets. that may be contributing to your issue. I do not know if your dog is too old for that procedure. Other than that, you should contact your vet to find a good behaviorist to help with the introduction of the new dog into your household. There are also some really good books that have good advice as well. They can be found at your local library. I also really feel that good walks are crucial. Our dogs get 2 sometimes 3 good walks each day, and a few shorter walks thrown in if time… Read more »