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How can I teach my dog to play?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Dog Ownership

My dog is a rescue from a hoarder situation and she doesn't understand how to play. Most toys scare her or, as in the case of balls, just baffle her. I have never seen a dog so uninterested in fetching or playing. The problem is, she gets bored and then barks at us, usually when we are sleeping, to ...

asked: UTC 2020-10-12 10:03 PM
image Jennifer (160)
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Why isn't my English Bulldog protective and aggressive?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Dog Ownership

I bought an English Bulldog as a guard dog but all he does is sleep all day and when he sees strangers outside the fence he picks up a toy and tries to play with them. I want him to bark at strangers to keep them away from my property. I tried feeding him raw meat but that has had no effect on his t...

asked: UTC 2020-10-07 05:59 PM
image Clay (20)
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Doggy Bags

Topic: Pets

I have two dogs and feel guilty whenever I use plastic bags to pick up their poo on walks. Are there more environmentally friendly options than typical doggy bags? Ideally these bags would be very small.  ...

asked: UTC 2020-10-08 11:46 AM
image saffy (40)
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I want to participate in a TNR program. How should I set up my feral cat recovery area?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Cat Ownership

TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs are exactly what they sound like: you trap a feral/stray cat, take it to a veterinarian for neutering and tagging, then release it. It's a proven effective way to gradually reduce the population without triggering the vacuum effect. The cats need to recover from th...

asked: UTC 2021-05-07 04:57 PM
image jo_stev (195)
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Does the cat in my yard need help?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Cat Ownership

There are a lot of stray or outdoor cats in my neighborhood, and thanks to the previous owner of my house, they use my yard as home base. Last night, one of the cats ran around my house, poked its nose around my porch, and looked anxious for over 2 hours. Normally, the cats come and go more casually...

asked: UTC 2020-12-16 12:40 PM
image SarahCzar (586)
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How can I make my pet hedgehog friendlier?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Exotic Animals

My hedgehog isn't mean, he just doesn't want to play with me. He'd rather nap all day and run in his wheel all night. He has toys, a little playpen, and he gets a bath every few days, but he doesn't seem to enjoy it very much. African Pygmy Hedgehogs aren't very bright, so I wonder if there's much p...

asked: UTC 2021-05-24 08:12 PM
image bbreznik (50)
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How do I bath a dog?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Dog Ownership

My wife and I just got a new dog. Two days into owning him he got into a bunch of mud. We've both never owned dogs before and don't know how to bathe them. What should we do?...

asked: UTC 2020-10-12 01:59 AM
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My dog does this harsh sneezing, like he is snorting inwards violently, but it lasts for a couple of seconds and then he may not do it again for a while. Is this bad?

Topic: Pets ,    Subtopic: Dog Ownership Tags: dog health pet ownership

So, every so often my dog sounds like he is snorting inwards really hard. He does this for a couple of seconds and then goes back to normal. He doesn't seem phased by this at all but what the heck is it??...

asked: UTC 2020-11-06 02:29 PM
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