Mazz

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  1. Furminators be d***d. They both damage the guard hairs and they can strip the guard hairs. Not a good grooming tool for a Husky.
  2. Welcome to the forum and congratulations. Kudos for adopting.
  3. Bladder control does not really kick in until a male is about three to four months old. Are there other pets in the house That can make potty training more difficult. During the night, is anyone taking him out on a schedule? With Zoya (female) and Rohn (male), I got up every two hours every night for their first six months and took each one out for potty time. Thank goodness they are five years apart. Bladder capacity at eight weeks, is about full every hour and a half to two hours. Play, drink, or eat, and that time is cut to five to ten minutes. Bladder capacity does not hit the overnight time frame until they are around six months old. When he potties outside, praise him, treat him, then praise him again. When he potties inside, DO NOT SCOLD him. Believe it or not, that does absolutely no good in training him, and may extend the time it takes to potty train. If you catch him in the act, pick him up and take him out on the spot. If another person is at home, they should clean the area while the pup is outside. Praise the good deeds and ignore the mistakes. I know it's not always easy, but try as best as you can to not get upset or angry when mistakes happen. And puppy pads serve one purpose - to help the companies who make and sell puppy pads to improve their bottom line.
  4. You are lucky the rocks have been thrown up. I would muzzle the pup when outside. A small rock that passes from the stomach can lodge in the intestine. If that happens, you will need to get your dog to a vet very quickly. Surgery is often the only option.
  5. Don't let a furminator attack your dog's coat. Not only can they damage the guard hairs, they can strip the guard hairs. If the follicles remain with the guard hairs that are stripped, new guard hairs may not return.
  6. I would not have used alcohol. Saline solution would be my choice. Keep it clean. I would have your vet check it over. There is an illness called cat scratch fever, due to the amount of bacteria on cats claws. If there is any redness, swelling, weepage, don't wait too long before visiting your vet.
  7. It appears to be the refracted light exiting the pupil.
  8. Same back at you. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  9. Came across this quote sometime back, and thought it really puts into perspective the relationship between a human and a dog. The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift demanding no less binding moral responsibilities than the friendship of a human being. The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be. ~Conrad Lorenz
  10. Every dog is different. Ours are short hair Huskies. On the two we've had since pups, the old guard hairs left as the new guard hairs appeared. That happened somewhere between ten and twelve months on one, and between nine and ten months on the other. If you were to furrow down to the skin, you may see the new guard hairs coming in.
  11. This would concern me as well. I assume you have a Husky. If so, Huskies do not eat nor do they need, as much food as is listed on the product bag. It could be the flavor of the food does not sit well with your pup. How long have you had her? If only a few days, she may still be settling in. If a week or more, then that is probably not the issue. How are her stools? Firm, soft, runny? Any mucous on the stools? Has she been checked by a veterinarian yet? If not, I would do so. Take a sample of her stools (fresh - like from the same day) and have them checked for parasites. Is she drinking normally? Going to the bathroom normally? If she were an adult, you might have the luxury of waiting a week and seeing if she bounced back and started eating more. Since she is a pup, I'm afraid you don't have time on your side. I would highly recommend you get her into your vet and have her checked over. She could be influenced by an illness that needs medical intervention. Or it could be a simple issue, such as the food itself. Best to not take any chances. Good luck.
  12. Chances are, after a day or so, your dog will adjust with you not being there. Don't know if this is true or not, but have been told that a dog's memory is such, that in a day or two of absence, they forget all about you. It's funny though, because when they see you again after an absence, they go nuts. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  13. They are both cute. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
  14. We have those here in Iowa, and other surrounding states. Not native to the US, however. Looks like they were fairly close. Sent from my LG-US996 using Husky Owners mobile app
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