Is it safe for dogs to eat rubber chew toys?

Question by Ryan Michelle: Is it safe for dogs to eat rubber chew toys?
I have a five-month-old pit bull, and she destroys toys like they’re nothing! We started with regular toys which she demolished within minutes. She has a Booda Bone we got her last week and is already coming apart. As I type, she’s biting very small chunks off a black Kong toy, which she’s only had for an hour! I don’t want to discourage her from chewing her toys because she’ll just chew my furniture instead – she’s teething. Nylabones last five minutes, so I can’t keep feeding her those. Are these little rubber pieces (about the size of fingernail clippings) safe for her to eat? Or does anyone know of an “indestructible” toy for this aggressive chewer?

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Answer by DoveRydur
get her a big tennis ball thingy…my dog loved those when she was a puppy

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Which insecticides are safe to use around dogs?

Question by angflyboy86: Which insecticides are safe to use around dogs?
I am designing an insulated dog house for my beagle and want to treat the insulation or plywood with insecticide. Which if any insecticide would be safe to use around dogs?

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Answer by Shadowed Wings
I wouldn’t use any biocide in a place where my dog would go much less sleep.

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Q&A: How can I find a home for 2 old dogs that have to stay together?

Question by qwed2: How can I find a home for 2 old dogs that have to stay together?
My father-in-law is going into a nursing home in Boston. His daughter has to do something with his 8 and 10 year old small dogs. Boston has no pet classifieds in the paper. How would she advertise, or otherwise try to find a home for these old dogs? He needs to know they are being cared for. She has 3 large dogs and a baby on the way so they can’t stay with her or any other relatives.

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Answer by jaxchick23
Could she print out fliers, pass them around and interview people the best way she can to try and make sure they find a good home and stay together?

What a sad situation. :(

Either way, the dogs need to be taken care of so she may just have to surrender them to the humane society and hope they stay together.

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How can I tell my dogs real age?

Question by PaiMei: How can I tell my dogs real age?
I recently brought home a new dog. The breeder gave me United All Breed registration papers that say the dog is about 20 months old. When I took the dog to the veterinarian, the vet said the dog is actually 4 or 5. Is this possible? The microchip on the registation papers matches the one in the dog. How can I tell what age my dog is?

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Answer by Chrissy
The vet should know how old your dog is. They look at a dogs teeth, and can give an approximate age. The breeder could have been lying? Maybe try a couple of vets and see if you get the same opinion on the age.

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Why do my dogs eat dirt?

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Question by vudu_child: Why do my dogs eat dirt?
Very weird situation here. We feed the dogs regularly but for some reason they like to eat dirt. There is one spot off the back porch that they regulary excavate. And it does not matter whether it is new dirt or old dirt, they keep eating it. Anybody know why?

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Answer by momma3
not sure why but i bet its the same reason as why they eat bark or grass if they still are eating and gaining weight properly i wouldnt worry cause it wont hurt them

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Q&A: How do make your dogs have puppies on SIM 2 PETS on a PSP?

Question by : How do make your dogs have puppies on SIM 2 PETS on a PSP?
I already have two dogs one of them is a female and the other one is a male I also have a dog house but I dont know how to check their relationship on how they feel about each other.

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Answer by I P-D
Well, make sure they spend a lot of time with each other. There isnt any cheats for that. Put them both in the dog house and let them “woohoo!”.

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Q&A: Is southwest airlines lenient about dogs being able to stand in their crate?

Question by Snave: Is southwest airlines lenient about dogs being able to stand in their crate?
I have a rat terrier. He’s a small dog. I want to take him home for Christmas, and Southwest airlines allow small pets to go in the cabin if their crate can fit under the seat. Southwest says online that the dogs must be able to move freely and stand up comfortably. The heighth of the seat is 8.5″ and my dog is 11″ tall. I’m wondering if that will really determine if i can fly home with my dog or not?

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Answer by Shelley L
If your dog cannot stand in the crate, he will not be allowed in the cabin (or be able to use the crate for the baggage hold.

If your dog is 11 inches tall.. he’s likely too big for the cabin.

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What happens if my dogs get overheated?

Question by Savena: What happens if my dogs get overheated?
I came home and my dog threw up. She is 4 months and a German Shepard Husky. She has to stay outside at all times because my parents don’t like her coming in. What can i do to help her from getting overheated? I give her lots of water every morning before i go to school and i even have a little shade tent up but i don’t know what else to do. HELP !

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Answer by ladystang
they can die
rehome to someone that can care for it

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Q&A: What should you do for a dogs sunburn?

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Question by Jeeboo: What should you do for a dogs sunburn?
We recently had my dog shaved and normally she would stay in the garage or her dog house but it seems shes been in the sun quite often and has gotten a sunburn. How should I treat? Also, would sunscreen work for a dog or do they have something different to use? Thank you for any help! :)

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Answer by r_u_b_y_
i dunnno if sunscreee, or dog stuff would work, but 4 humans, yougurt helps sunburns, so put it on him and make sure he doesnt lick it or anything it should stay on him 4 a while, but cuz hes a dog and restless, mayb u hould put it on him while hes sleeping

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Q&A: How does mange start in dogs? How is it treated? Is Mange a parasite?

Question by wolverinerivercrow: How does mange start in dogs? How is it treated? Is Mange a parasite?
Either my dog has mange or he is really shedding badly. If shedding is the issue then I can easily brush him and care for him but mange, I heard that is can take all the dogs hair of of them. What can I do to properly home treat my dog if he has mange? Is mange contagious to humans? Sorry for the stupid nieve questions. Just need to know answers right now. Am a Concerned pet owner. I know my next option would take him the the animal hospital. Any one with good, positive, influential, informative, and detailed answers, gets chosen and given the ten points. Thanks so much.

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Answer by cs
There are 2 types of mange dogs get, Demodectic – which is not contagious to humans, and Sarcoptic – which is contagious to humans (causes Scabies). Both are caused by microscopic parasites in the skin. The only way to treat either, or know for sure which one it is, is to go to your vet. They will do a skin scraping and look at it under a microscope, and then give you the appropriate medication. Good luck

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