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Me and my wife adopted a 2-3 year old German Shepherd Dog

Hello, my name is***** and my wife adopted a 2-3 year old German Shepherd Dog from our local Animal Rescue League. They said the dog had been to obedience training and was given up by the original owner because they did not have time for it. The dog was adopted by a young couple then brought back the next day because it attacked (knocked over is the word the vet used) there large breed dog. They didn't say what kind of dog the young couple had they said they just let the GSD loose in the back yard and it immediately knocked over there dog so they returned it. We adopted the dog on 7-11. My wife was super excited. We took the GSD to petsmart got him all the necessities had zero problems around other dogs or people, brought the dog home and played with him, groomed him, fed him, and put him in his crate and went to sleep. The next morning my wife got up early to take him for a run, which went fine, she did say he drug her a lot. Then she proceeded to play a little fetch and go over simple commands Sit-Stay-Down. After this she started taking selfies with the dog while she was sitting on the ground. The dog was fine until the last 4 photos in sequence her staring face to face eye to eye with the dog. Same photo again but dogs eyes are a lot more alert (which she did not notice), next photo her head next to his him looking away from her, next photo the GSD biting her on head, next photo GSD biting her on head. After that the dog pinned her down and she was just guarding herself as she said the dog was attacking her and she screamed at that point I ran outside the dog immediately hopped off of her and came over to me wagging his tail with a fine temperament. My wife is deathly afraid that the dog has a problem and that she will no longer to be able to master the dog. She is afraid that since the dog exerted his dominance over her that the dog will always be dominant over her. Any advice or help you can give that I can show her? We have had zero incidents since then but she has refused to be around the dog.

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Dr. Ellie

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My 8yo female Boston terrier has had diarrhea last few days.

My 8yo female Boston terrier has had diarrhea for the last few days. Last night and this morning I have noticed bleeding but not from her butt. She is spayed. No change in diet. We did recently take in a 1-2 yo male Boston terrier and am wondering if he penetrated her.

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Dr B

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I am having difficulties with my dog. He's only 1 and a

I am having difficulties with my dog. He's only 1 and a half, usually really energetic and fun but he's started in on this aggression thing that I'm at the end of the road on bc i have not a clue what to do. He will out of no where start attacking my other dog which is where it started but over the past week or two he's starting to attack family and has bit me too. He's never been like this before so I'm not sure whats wrong with him. My vet told me to assert dominance over him and show him I'm boss but its not working. Nothing I've tried has seemed to work. What can i do?

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Dr Chris

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I feel awkward asking this: My 6 year old Maltese after

I feel awkward asking this: My 6 year old Maltese after humping his teddy bear this evening had a full blown erection. In the 6 years of his whole life I have seen it for the first time ever. It was huge. Almost to the floor and purplish. I had no idea he had that sort of thing in him. He looked uncomfortable or embarrassed - I can't tell. I picked him up and washed in the tub with cold water, he was not happy, looked a bit scared but the whole thing went away and he looks fine now. He's sleeping comfortably. It was not paraphimosis for it went back OK, and the episode was provoked, i.e., he was humping his toy (which he occasionally does, not obsessively or anything but every once in a while. I'd never tried to prevent him from doing it...... So my question is: Is this something harmful for him? Should I take the toy away? If it happened for the first time in 6 years does that mean something is wrong now? Does this happen to dogs without female dogs present? Any advice? Many thanks!

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Dr. Peter

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Pale ears (inside) and lips. I can't check gums, she's pretty

pale ears (inside) and lips. I can't check gums, she's pretty nutting and is growling if I try to touch her mouth. She stepped in front of my 5 year old daughter who was swinging yesterday and she got hit in the chest from my daughter/swing. Impact was fairly hard.JA: IÂ'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?Customer: Macy. She is a 7 year old Dalmatian.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Macy?Customer: I can tell she doesn't feel well but she has a lot of stomach issues (she eats anything she can get her mouth on) so I'm not sure if it's just that or something more.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a 12 year old West Highland Terrier. I'm thinking about

I have a 12 year old West Highland Terrier. I'm thinking about getting my" Male" West Highland Terrier a female"companion". Do you have any recomendations.

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Dr. Altman

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I have a 12 lb 5 1/2 year old mutt (Lexi) who is acting depressed.

I have a 12 lb 5 1/2 year old mutt (Lexi) who is acting depressed. She's definitely not acting as happy as usual in normal activities such as her walk. She's also growling some at our other two dogs when they enter the same room she's in. She just had bloodwork done prior to a dental a couple weeks ago and it was normal. I've checked her body over to see if there's something that could be hurting her, but didn't see anything and she's not biting or scratching. One of our other dogs is also peeing on top of where Lexi pees, which is very unusual. Lexi recently became the alpha of our pack when we lost another dog three months ago but there was no fight over who would be alpha. Any suggestions?

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Relief Veterinarian

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I have a 10 yr old black lab male that has seem to have gone

I have a 10 yr old black lab male that has seem to have gone into heat for the first time. He tries to go after my 1 yr old fixed male Havanese dog. What do I do, and how long will it last?

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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We've got an 8year old female lab with swollen lymph nodes.

Hey doc, I'm Karen. We've got an 8year old female lab with swollen lymph nodes. We noticed the swelling in December. It began with just the ones in her neck. The vet did a blood test, a smear test, X-ray of her whole body and a lymph node biopsy. Everything came back clear for lymphoma. There's a swelling on the inside of her thigh which came back as a fat deposit. Initially she was put on doxcy 21 days and a steroid 10 days (wyzolone) because she couldn't eat with the swelling. The swelling went down completely until we stopped the steroid. It came back worse than before. We have continued to give her that 5mg steroid just so she is able to eat. She is as normal as before except for her breathing that has become laboured due to the swelling. What do you think it can be??

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