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Concerned Reader - 2010-11-09
"Many breeders suggest feeding Miniature Dachshunds puppy food throughout their lives. Their diets should include horse meat, beef, wheat, and yellow corn. The Dachshunds are prone to obesity, so overfeeding should be avoided."

NO dog should be fed horse meat or yellow corn!

Dachshunds are prone to gaining too much weight. Which is precisely why they should NOT be fed puppy food their entire lives!

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  • ron - 2012-02-23
    Corn can cause a bunch of skin problems the first ingredient should be meat.
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Imogen - 2011-10-08
My black labradoodle Lottie was on a walk when she got stung by two wasps on both her legs. She kept lying down and now she's lying down, licking her paws a lot and panting loads. I'm worried about her-is she in pain? Advice would be really helpful as me and my family are worried about her. Thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-08
    Are you sure the stingers are out? If the stinger is still in that could definitely be a problem. Also, the bites itch. My concern is the panting - she could be allergic to the sting. If she is panting, I'd take her to the vet.
  • Imogen - 2011-10-08
    Thank you. She seems to have calmed down a bit now and isn't panting as much. I appreciate all of your help and advice. Thank you again
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Trisha Bobo - 2011-07-15
We own two mastiffs,both are house dogs.Thay are one of the gentlest large breeds that we have found.Love to play with they grandchildren and will protact them at the same time.Bast baby setter I've found !

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  • Jeanine - 2012-03-31
    My friend had a mastiff they named 'Hooch' but had to give him away because they had to move to a rental. I have seen mastiffs around and
    I love them; they're very theraputic and gentle. I only wish my friend would get another one for the rental they're in because they take care of my autistic daughter who LOVES mastiffs and all even-tempered dogs.
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Kathy Jane Tibbitts-Hellier - 2012-04-03
Hello I have a 2 year old hairless Chinese crested male dog which is 17 lbs. and has taken to not wanting to eat. He has lost most of his teeth now and so kibble is out of the question. He won't touch canned dog food and I have wasted a lot of money on making food that he won't touch either. I'm pulling my hair out. My opinion the vet isn't sure what to give him either. He went from having a great appetite to eating very little and he needs to see me eat it first or he won't touch it and I'm not eating dog food sorry. Please give me some suggestions cause he's only eating meat that's it.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-03
    Wild dogs/wolves hunt and they hunt for meat. That is their mainstay and they do quite well. If your little fella only wants to eat meat then let him. I'd just cook up some hamberger (or ground turkey)for him. That way you can taste it (or pretend to) and he can eat it. If you wish - a little yogurt over the top or mixed in won't hurt at all. At 17 years old - I think he should have his own way.
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Janet - 2011-01-17
I have a 5 year old Japanese chin she has gone blind overnight and I need some help I took her to the vet and she was put on steroids she is completely blind in one eye and almost all in the other, I cry all day don't know what to do for her can someone tell me what to do?

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  • brandy - 2011-06-27
    Love your puppy a lot. If it was the other way around he'd still love you and take care of you if you were the blind one.
  • brandy - 2011-06-27
    Love your puppy a lot. If it was the other way around he'd still love you and take care of you if you were the blind one.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-06-28
    I know you feel terrible and I know this is hard but it is much harder for you than the pup. I have seen blind dogs (dogs that could not see anything at all) and I had a totally blind cat. They had no problem at all. They do not know they have a problem. They adjust. You obviously can't let your dog out to go running around the neighborhood but you didn't before. Your pup will be on his leash and just walk right beside you like hehas always done making even better use of his sence of smell and hearing. He will find you in the home and find his way around the home. Maybe sometimes you will hear him bark because he is in a room and forgot where he was but just call his name and he will come to you. You know there is a problem and for us humans it is a very difficult problem. However, for your pup, with your love, he will be the same wonderful little creature he has always been. Don't cry - give him a hug.
  • donna - 2011-10-16
    Please dont panic. There is a site called You might have to register on yahoo. They have so much info. I have raised a blind from birth pug pup who lived for 7 years and it was the best 7 years of my life. Your girl will adjust. Eyesight is as important to a dogs as the sense of hearing and smell. The website will give you tons on info. good luck donna
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Jo Ann - 2010-10-04
When you state "they are good with other pets", you better make sure parakeets are not included. Our bichon ate our parakeet WHOLE this Saturday in from of friends and family. He is 6 yrs. old and very jealous. I will never be able to have another pet in the house. This was very traumatic.

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bob - 2010-08-31
The cairn is a great dog, they are loving and caring.

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  • alan - 2013-01-10
    Raz is my buddy.She has been with me for 15 yrs.I wish we could have another 15.I call her the Bear dog cause she has chased a bear up a tree twice.She's a tuff little lady.
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Janice - 2012-05-27
I have an applehead, Molly, I have had her for about 3 wks. My niece had to find her another home, because her landlord didn't allow pets in the house. I am still learning Molly's ways. I am having trouble with Molly using the outdoors for her has become attached to me, my mom; my son. Mom is too old to take her out, so my son or I will take her. She has let me know one time that she had to go. We love her dearly, but how do I house break her? Molly is 2 yrs. old.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-28
    You can try and crate train her which would prevent her from going in the home and then reward her when she goes outside. Some have had good luck with the wee wee padds and placing them by the door you take her out of. Then move the wee wee pad outside. The idea is to watch her and prevent her from going inside. Crate works and is a safe place. If you see her going in circles and sniffing, grab her and get her outside.
  • Janice - 2012-06-06
    Thank you for your advice! Sounds like it will work........will give it a try and let you know if successful again thank you!
  • Paula Wilson - 2012-12-02
    I just got mine at around 5 weeks ago. She is the love of my life! She's almost housebroken & learned yesterday to dance on hind legs for a treat. But I rewarded her with a treat ( very small) every time she went potty outside. But have to watch for signs. She still has a few accidents but just a few. I've never had such a smart dog!
  • Bethany Maloney - 2013-03-20
    I live in AZ and it is relatively warm, but I still trained Rose to pads. She'll go outside when the weather is good, but in the cold, or at night she uses the pads. Chihuahuas are prone to hypothermia. In cold environments they should use pads.
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Myra Micki Crimmin - 2012-01-19
My grandfather had several Boston as I was growing up. Each and ervery one was named "Punch"

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-19
    What a cool name! I wonder if it has anything to do with Punch and Judy?
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jayda farr - 2011-10-04
Cute, glad you rescued him or I would've been crying or sad.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-05
    Me too....

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