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  1. Question: Puppy not eating

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    Maybe time to talk to a different vet.

    Maybe time to talk to a different vet.
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    See my sticky.

    See my sticky.
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    What you need to do is read about housebreaking...

    What you need to do is read about housebreaking in my sticky. At 13 weeks, they can go longer than at 7 weeks. When you recognize he needs to go out, take him out. For now, you may need to gently...
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    Chances are, what you really need to do is leave...

    Chances are, what you really need to do is leave well enough alone. Some shepherds like showing off their ribs. For more on this, see my sticky.
  5. Those familiar with studies by behaviorists know...

    Those familiar with studies by behaviorists know that 7 weeks is a good time for puppies to go home. The practice is also well established in the real world.

    Underweight? Not unless the ribs...
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    Bribing a dog with rich food is NEVER a good...

    Bribing a dog with rich food is NEVER a good idea. It creates an unbalanced diet and by the time symptoms show up, the pancreas or liver may be fatally damaged.

    As the last 2 suggested, leave...
  7. While 8 weeks is a good time for a puppy to go...

    While 8 weeks is a good time for a puppy to go home, often they still need to go out once in the middle of the night. If she is having soft stools, the vet needs to check a stool sample to find the...
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    Yes let the vet examine her and do what is...

    Yes let the vet examine her and do what is needed. Unless she is over 3 months, she should be eating 3 times a day, and many would say longer. Don't rush fattening her up, but you do want to see...
  9. I have tried to track down where that Dawn...

    I have tried to track down where that Dawn nonsense started, but never could. At 8 weeks, your vet has several products that are safe. Talk it over and choose the best one. Catsmine is right, you...
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    I am sorry, but 7 weeks is the best time for a...

    I am sorry, but 7 weeks is the best time for a puppy to go to its home. See American Kennel Club - AKC Breeder

    The Great Dane lady is a kook. My guess is that 99% of the advice on food on the...
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    A high fat diet can give a dog pancretitis. A...

    A high fat diet can give a dog pancretitis. A dog will gain weight on any food if it eats enough of it. For some sound advice on weight problems of dogs, see my sticky at the top of the page.
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    Check the package directions. I have never used...

    Check the package directions. I have never used Frontline, but I know the Revolution I have used was OK for puppies that age. A vet visit, check up. And discussion would be good. They need...
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    Don't use a choker before 4-5 months. Actually,...

    Don't use a choker before 4-5 months. Actually, shots or no shots, I wouldn't take a dog less than 4 months around other dogs in a class.
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    One of the more sensible threads on dog food I...

    One of the more sensible threads on dog food I have ever seen on the net. So many people are pushing premium foods or alternative diets. There aren't any studies available to the public comparing...
  15. Question: My Dog Won't Eat

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    See my sticky at the top of the forum.

    See my sticky at the top of the forum.
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    Most dogs will eat all they need. If her ribs...

    Most dogs will eat all they need. If her ribs aren't showing, you don't have a problem. If she won't eat enough to keep the ribs from showing more than a little, see the vet.
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    Yes, stick to dog food. If under a year, any...

    Yes, stick to dog food. If under a year, any high calcium additions can harm its bone development.
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    There is an extensive discussion of eating...

    There is an extensive discussion of eating problems in the sticky.
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    I find it disgusting that there is any mention of...

    I find it disgusting that there is any mention of abusive, punishing methods in this milenium. Some myths never die. If you go to...
  20. See the housebreaking section of the sticky at...

    See the housebreaking section of the sticky at the top of the forum.
  21. Most dogs will thrive on most chows. There are a...

    Most dogs will thrive on most chows. There are a few dogs that will have trouble on one brand or another. No wonder the lady at the pet store was surprised to hear chicken and rice was a problem,...
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    There is an extensive discussion of dogs not...

    There is an extensive discussion of dogs not eating in the sticky at the top of the forum.

    Quite likely your Yorkie will discover not eating isn't making the new dog go away and start eating. ...
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    Never, ever stick its nose in it. Such abuse and...

    Never, ever stick its nose in it. Such abuse and advocating it is inexcusable.

    Quite often it helps to walk the dog around while you are outside.

    For more help, see my sticky at the top of...
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    Somehow this forum has always attracted people...

    Somehow this forum has always attracted people that know too little to be breeding mini Dachshunds.
  25. Usually it take 2 weeks if the shot takes. They...

    Usually it take 2 weeks if the shot takes. They may or may not take. There is no safe way to bring a new young puppy into your home for at least 6 months. Check Canine Parvovirus, What you should...
  26. Question: Dog not eating

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    Yes, the vet. It is all covered in the sticky at...

    Yes, the vet. It is all covered in the sticky at the top of the page.
  27. See the ''My dog won't eat'' section of the...

    See the ''My dog won't eat'' section of the sticky.
  28. We have 19 puppies since 1991. Many of them we...

    We have 19 puppies since 1991. Many of them we left 4-5 hours starting at 7 weeks old with very few problems. We did use a crate, likely essential.
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    If you are interested in training him to go...

    If you are interested in training him to go outside as I advise, check the sticky at the top of the page.

    Perhaps having a contained place would work as suggested above. If you watch a dog...
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    Yes, get her spayed now, before she comes into...

    Yes, get her spayed now, before she comes into heat. Unless you are planning on all the work of being a responsible breeder, get her spayed.

    The second and third weeks are when the most risk of...
  31. Question: Purina one

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    Nothing lives up to its marketing hype. Purina 1...

    Nothing lives up to its marketing hype. Purina 1 straight out of the bag is likely as good as anything and better than any chow with chicken or other things added. The well informed professionals...
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    There is a great link in the sticky that can help...

    There is a great link in the sticky that can help you find the right amount of food for any dog.
  33. Question: Dog food.

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    Many dog chows contain rice. Dogs digest much of...

    Many dog chows contain rice. Dogs digest much of the carbohydrates in it. They also digest much of, but not all of the protein in corn. I think most of those saying otherwise know they are making...
  34. Question: Aster

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    Aster

    Well the day finally came. I had our Lab Aster put to sleep this morning. She was 15 last month and hadn't done well all year. Last winter brought out the worst in her arthritis. Then early this...
  35. 'Breeding should be left to those not needing to...

    'Breeding should be left to those not needing to ask simple, basic questions. Books have been written about it. Rather than ask a question here, start reading. Those unwilling to do the work it takes...
  36. Question: Raw diet and bones

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    Raw is a really bad idea, Raw meat diets spark...

    Raw is a really bad idea, Raw meat diets spark concern - January 15, 2005
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    For sound advice on how much to feed a dog see...

    For sound advice on how much to feed a dog see the sticky at the top of the forum. I don't thing much of the idea of feeding raw chicken. Neither does the AVMA, the FDA, and the CDC. See Raw meat...
  38. Question: Dog food.

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    Nonsense, nonsense. There is nothing wrong with...

    Nonsense, nonsense. There is nothing wrong with Science Diet or the other common brands given low ratings by dog food analysis. Their ratings are all based on speculation without a shred of science...
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    There is good evidence that 4 months works a well...

    There is good evidence that 4 months works a well as 6, but unless you are having behavior problems, I would go along with the 6 months the vet wants. There will be very little danger of her coming...
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    See the sticky at the top of this forum.

    See the sticky at the top of this forum.
  41. Question: Sick puppy ?

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    Maybe take a stool sample.

    Maybe take a stool sample.
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    Yes a sudden switch of food can cause soft...

    Yes a sudden switch of food can cause soft stools. So can some parasites. It is best to have the vet check a stool sample. I wouldn't worry about the light eating unless it gets to where the ribs...
  43. Question: Dog breeeding

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    Breeding should be left to those not needing to...

    Breeding should be left to those not needing to ask simple, basic questions. Books have been written about it. Rather than ask question here, start reading. Those unwilling to do the work it takes to...
  44. I doubt it, but you may want to wipe her paws...

    I doubt it, but you may want to wipe her paws clean just to be sure.
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    Check the sticky at the top of the page. It has...

    Check the sticky at the top of the page. It has an extensive discussion of the problem.
  46. Question: 5-6 weeks old

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    Yes 5-6 weeks is too young, but she may be better...

    Yes 5-6 weeks is too young, but she may be better off for being out of the abusive home.

    You should be feeding a puppy chow now. Switching to an adult chow for the larger breeds at 4 months,...
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    Biting the puppy only plays into its game. Young...

    Biting the puppy only plays into its game. Young Labs, which I know best, and other puppies tend to very bad about biting. You see a litter of them, and all the ones that are awake are biting...
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    Most commercial dog chows are carefully...

    Most commercial dog chows are carefully formulated to provide the complete and balanced diet dogs need. Add much of anything else, and you can ruin the careful balance. A whole egg sounds like...
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    Check the sticky at the top of the page.

    Check the sticky at the top of the page.
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    Go to http://www.iaadp.org and look for schools...

    Go to http://www.iaadp.org and look for schools in your area. It could be a wait, but after a lifetime of service, many of the dogs need a home. Usually if at all possible, their old partners keep...
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