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A. Forgot to add, puppy will get better over time but placing a t shirt you have worn in the crate with him and getting Comfort Zone spray or plug in diffuser should also help in the meantime.

How to Identify Common Pet Problems ?

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If you have a puppy and it`s not taking afternoon or daytime naps, then you don`t need to worry. The truth is, as puppies are young, they`re not fully aware of their sleeping habits or the concept of sleep. One great way of making sure they get their nap is by tiring them out.
Routine. Give your dog a bedtime routine. You can start with a trip outside and then give your dog a small treat while you ready the house for night time. Most dogs will know it`s time for bed because their owners start a routine such as turning off lights and locking doors.
Restless sleep is most commonly seen in puppies and younger dogs, especially after a big change or if sleeping arrangements are in a hot room. However, there can be more serious medical conditions that may be affecting your dog`s sleep. We need to consider canine dementia, pain, or anxiety.
Puppy hyperactivity at night can be caused by a lack of exercise, attention-seeking behavior, and teething discomfort. Ensuring your puppy gets sufficient physical activity during the day, providing mental stimulation, and addressing teething issues can help reduce hyperactivity at night.
The most common reasons your dog may not be comfortable while lying down are joint pain, anxiety, dementia, pancreatitis, bloat and heart disease.
Any dog can experience sleep startle, and it can often be a symptom of them feeling stressed, or if they`re not used to being around people. For example, the first few weeks settling into a new home can be quite stressful for any dog.
Give melatonin or CBD to soothe a dog not sleeping at night. Don`t get your dog all riled up late at night if you can help it. Feed them dinner, take them on their final walk of the night, and turn off the lights slightly earlier, signaling that it`s time to settle down. Keep their bedtime routine consistent.
Senior dog anxiety and stress are common causes of night-time restlessness in dogs. Some dogs may experience separation anxiety when their owners go to bed, leading them to become restless and anxious. Other stressors, such as thunderstorms or fireworks, can also cause dogs to become restless at night.
Don`t encourage their excitement.

Opt to give your pup some crate or playpen time to help them calm down, or you can choose to redirect that energy into good, by giving them something productive to do and actively working them through it, like practicing some on-leash training routines.

Just like toddlers become cranky when they`re low on sleep, puppies may act up when they`re overtired in the form of biting, chewing, barking, or whining. Despite their daily bursts of energy, they actually need a lot of downtime; it`s healthy for them to sleep more than 17 hours a day.
Being alone or having to sleep alone at night can be trigger points for crying, but if you give them the right atmosphere, they can learn that it`s not so scary. This may result in some periods of crying, but they will tire of it after a while.
If your dog is suddenly not sleeping at night and nothing else has changed in the environment, it may be time to consider a trip to the vet to rule out any physical problems. Sore muscles, wounds, digestive problems, and even itches can keep your dog up all night.
Something to remember about puppies is that they need sleep – lots of it, just like babies. Your puppy will need about 18-19 hours sleep in every 24. So only expect 4 to 5 hours of being awake and only about an hour at a time. If they`re kept awake and playing, you could both be heading for a stressful time.
Most puppy mouthing is normal behavior. However, some puppies bite out of fear or frustration, and this type of biting can signal problems with future aggression. Puppies sometimes have temper tantrums. Usually tantrums happen when you`re making a puppy do something he doesn`t like.
The most common reasons for anxiety in a dog is abandonment, fear of being home alone, loud noises, traveling, and/or being around strange people, children, or other pets. We`ve also seen the anxiety in dogs that have been abused or neglected. The best way to treat your canine companion is to determine the cause.
Sometimes as dogs age, they develop an issue called cognitive dysfunction. With cognitive dysfunction, a dog may develop difficulties with memory and may seem confused or fearful—more so in new situations. These issues can lead to anxiety at night.
When your dog gets bored and everyone else in the house has gone to sleep at night, this could cause her to start whining at night for what may seem like no reason. She is likely looking for attention or for someone to play with her, or she may want to be let out into the yard to run around—regardless of the time!
Stage 5: Adolescence (6 – 18 months) This can be the most difficult time during a puppy`s development – adolescence. Your cute little puppy is becoming a teenager and will start producing hormones which may result in changes in behaviour.
The most challenging time of raising a puppy is the adolescent period. Dogs become “teenagers” and seem to forget everything they have ever been taught. This period is individual to each dog, but it may begin when he`s about eight months old and continue until he`s two years old.
Stress and anxiety are huge factors when it comes to a pet not settling. A pup may be anxious for many reasons including changes in routine, as well as loud noises like fireworks and storms.
Puppies are naturally very energetic, and they exhibit some strange behaviours that you might not expect, especially if you are a new pet parent. Most of these behaviours are completely normal as your puppy is growing and learning more about himself and the world around them.
Puppies are not used to sleeping alone. Since they were born, they`ve most likely been snoozing alongside their mother and other pups from their litter. It can be traumatic for them to learn to sleep on their own in their own beds.

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Q. How do I get my dog to stop chewing on things? I kennel her when I leave for a few hours, but I can’t go to the mailbox without her eating something.
ANSWER : A. If she’s young, then this is just normal puppy behavior. Don’t worry about it. The thing about puppies is, they explore using their mouths. If your puppy grabs a coat hanger, or a slipper, you should roll up a newspaper, and smack yourself on the head with it for leaving those things out.. your puppy is going to explore things, that’s normal! It is 100% up to YOU to keep those things away from your puppy when your puppy is unsupervised… even for just a moment.

Remember to never scold your puppy for grabbing these things. They are just curious little cuties, and they don’t chew things up to bother us.. Dogs do not have intentional thought, so they aren’t ever doing anything ON PURPOSE to us.. The most important thing you can do when your puppy is chewing something you don’t want her to be chewing is TRADE her the inappropriate item with a toy of hers, so she understands “no honey, that isn’t what puppies chew on… THIS is what puppies chew on!” and then begin playing with her using her toy to show her that TOYS ARE FUN.. Way more fun than a boring ol’ coat hanger.

Another helpful thing you can do is have two bags of toys. In each bag is many different kinds of toys. Lots of chew toys, lots of soft squeaky toys, lots of rope-type toys, a bunch of balls.. All kinds of things! For one week you have bag#1’s toys out for your puppy to play with.. At the end of the one week, you collect those toys, and you bring out bag#2! The toys will be more interesting/feel like new to your puppy, which will in-turn, make her chew less inappropriate things. Her toys are too fun to care about that dumb Wii-mote that you left laying around.

Hope this helps!

Q. My puppy is urinating a lot. And the lady I gave one of the puppies to said she thinks her puppy has diabetes could my puppy have it to
ANSWER : A. It is not likely that either one of these puppies has diabetes. It is very uncommon for a puppy that young to have diabetes. If your puppy is straining to urinate or is urinating very small amounts frequently and cannot seem to wait for very long between urination, he may have a urinary tract infection. It is quite possible that your puppy is completely normal. I would suggest an exam with your veterinarian and discuss the behavior with them. They may suggest a urinalysis. Your puppy should be going to the vet at 3 week intervals for vaccinations at this age, so you can discuss it when he has his next set of vaccines. The other person with the other puppy should also be taking hers to a vet for proper immunizations and she should also discuss her concerns with her vet.

Q. My 5 weeks old dog sleeps all the time, is this normal?
ANSWER : A. Young dogs and puppies will often sleep a lot during their first few months. Puppies tend to have “bursts” of energy where they will play very hard and rough for a while, eat a bunch, and then quickly go back to sleep for a long period.

However, if your puppy is not having normal periods of play, eating and bathroom breaks, there may be something more serious going on. If your puppy appears sleepy at all times, scheduling a wellness check with your local veterinarian is best.

Q. What solid food should I start 4 week old Pit Bull puppies on?
ANSWER : A. A puppy food designed for large breed puppies can help with rapidly growing bones and joints and can be given in a wet form easily to puppies learning to eat solids. You can also provide a dry kibble for them to try and should moisten it with water or some formula to make it easier for the puppies to eat and digest. As the puppies grow and their teeth come in, they will begin to eat and explore more of the solid food on their own.

Mom should also be on a Puppy formula while nursing her puppies as it will provide extra nutrients to both her and babies while they are in a very rapid stage of growth!

Q. How long should I feed puppy food to my puppy?
ANSWER : A. A puppy should be given puppy food from around the time that the mother begins weaning her pups until the puppy reaches about the age of one year. This is generally true for all dogs, unless your veterinarian has concerns about your puppy’s growth. Under those circumstances, your veterinarian will make alternate recommendations for your puppy’s diet. Otherwise, around one year, you may begin giving your puppy an adult formula dog food at meal times.

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Q. What kind of food is recommended for a puppy Labrador and how often should I feed him?
ANSWER : A. Puppy food is designed specifically for the nutritional needs of young and still growing dogs, with twice the daily nutritional requirements that a mature dog needs.

Puppies are growing and developing rapidly — in their bones, muscles, joints, internal organs and immune system, to name but a few of the developmental needs that are being met by nutrition. A well balanced puppy food contains those nutrients that a puppy specifically need for this purpose, nutrients that are not necessary once the puppy has finished growing into a dog and that are not added to adult formula dog foods. For example, to build a strong body, puppy food contains about 30 percent protein, as well as the vitamins and minerals that are needed for a puppy to be healthy.

Q. My dog should have had her puppies by now. It doesn’t appear to be a false pregnancy to me, however I can’t really tell. Any tips?
ANSWER : A. The standard length of a pregnancy in dogs is about 60-63 days post-breeding. If your dog is nearing that date, it could be that she is having a gestation that is longer than normal. Dogs that are first time mothers can commonly have a longer pregnancy, which may shorten as they have more litters. Signs of an immanent labor include an increase in nesting behavior, discomfort such as pacing or laying funny, “waxing” of the nipples where a waxy pre-milk substance (called colostrum and important in puppy immune function) appearing, or visible contractions rippling along the side of the abdomen (more visible in short-haired dogs).

If you are concerned about the puppies being stuck or the wrong size, you can have your local vet take an X-ray of your female. This is typically done by vets involved in breeding (called theriogenologists) and is used to determine how big the puppies are and how many to expect. Knowing this information is great for making sure there are not puppies stuck in the birth canal, and for knowing if they are premature or not. The X-ray may also show if no puppies are present, which can confirm a phantom pregnancy.

Q. We just adopted a Lab puppy who seems to be hungry all the time. She is usually awake by 4:30 am. Wondering on when and how much to feed her?
ANSWER : A. It depends on the food you feed her. Read the back of the bag of food, whatever it says on the back under “amount for puppy”, decrease that by a very small amount. Often kibble bags encourage overeating to sell more product.

You should be feeding the puppy at three set times throughout the day. A nice and early breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make sure you aren’t feeding too close to bedtime. Give the puppy an hour after eating before bed in case she has to eliminate outdoors again before bed.

I’m wondering if maybe she’s just waking up at 4:30am to be taken outside to eliminate. Puppies can typically only hold their bladders 1 hour per month of age, plus 1.. and that’s typically pushing it until after 6mo of age. Have you tried just bringing the puppy outdoors, and then luring her back into her crate with a high value treat? See if she’ll go back to sleep.