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Dog Nail Broke and is Still There (Exposed Quick)

My dog, Sally, still has her dew claws and one of them broke yesterday but is still connected. It has exposed the quick but it isn’t constantly bleeding. There is some dried blood around it from when it initially broke. I’m not quite sure how it happened, I assume it occurred when we were at …

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Dog Aggressive on Leash

We adopted our dog Sally in February 2017. We did an obedience class with her in April 2017 and she did absolutely wonderful besides one thing — she tends to be aggressive on a leash. If we’re walking/running on a trail and pass another dog on a leash she starts lunging and barking at the …

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Why Is Our New Puppy Sick?

My Husband and I just got a 14 week old blue heeler puppy. On the way home we noticed she was breathing heavy, drooling a lot, and had a runny nose. Later in the ride she threw up which we thought was car sickness (it was an hour drive). We got her home she ran …

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Taste of the Wild or Blue Buffalo?

My chocolate lab has had skin allergy issues, and I feel it may be related to how much corn is in his diet. I am looking for the ideal dog food that has real ingredients (read: protein) before corn, and doesn’t use hormones, pesticides, or any unhealthy chemicals or additives. Two contenders on the top …

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