Your Questions About Lab German Shepherd Mix Dogs
My parents are moving back to the Dominican Republic, can they take their dog with them?
Hello everyone. Well my mother is moving back to her hometown in the Dominican Republic with my father. They have a German shepherd/ lab mix they want to take with them. My family is very well off and have a vast amount of gated land so this dog is going to be very happy in her new home. My question is, is there going to be a problem attempting to take her with them? The dog is healthy and has all of her shots. Will they quarantine the dog even though it’s a one-way trip? Thanks for your help!
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My dog is afraid of water?
I have a 1yr old german shepherd/lab mix and he’s sooo weird! When we first got him (september) he wouldn’t go near our pool and Its a huge pain in the @ss to give him a bath, I thought he was just afraid of water period. But then one day it rained and I thought he wouldn’t want to go for his walk…he did. Long story short he was so happy jumping around in all the puddles, so I took him home and thought ‘hmmm maybe he’s ok in water now?” Nope.still runs like hell when he hears the bath. The other day I took him to the beach,I thought he would just chill in the sand, but he ran right out into the water and was jumping around and splashing and swimming! WTF. So again I thought ‘HUH MAYBE HE LIKES WATER NOW” NOOOOOPE! One of his toys fell in the SHALLOW End of our pool…he stood there and barked at it for 20mins until I got it. Srsly wtf, I live in california, its not cold,the pool is heated and not that deep. WHY DOES HE LIKE THE BEACH BUT HATE OUR POOL? And is there any way to get him to like the pool? (Its a pain in the ass because whenever I go in it he just barks and cries at me) :G
Manmade pools of water are scarier because they have a ledge and the dog can feel trapped. You should bring your dog into the pool with you and show him the steps to get out. He may feel more comfortable. Obedience training will help him behave in the bath, but he will probably never like it.
Old arthritic dog showing “hiding” or “caving” behavior?
My 11-13 yo rescue German shepherd/lab mix has had bad arthritis/hip dysplasia for many months now. The vet would not give her Rimadyl 4 months ago as one of her liver enzymes was very high. She refuses to take pills (tramadol) wrapped in anything.
Yesterday, I was terrified when she wouldn’t eat or drink anything. And she started trying to hide herself under tables or in the corners of rooms between the wall and furniture.
Is this her way of telling me that she’s in a lot of pain? I am terrified of the prospect of “putting her to sleep” as she can still walk (only 2-3 houses away from mine), eat and get up/down from a standing position.
I’d be grateful for any good advice.
Sorry to say , this but i think your dog is ill and in pain , it quiet common for a dog to hide or look for a place to die , i am in the same position as you soon , but my one still struggling on it walks as much as need be , but struggles to get on my bed at night
11-13 yrs is a good age my mix gsd is 13 who was starting to get old a few years ago then we introduced a puppy into the home , then he sprang back into life ,
try giving you dog pills in cheese , or crush them up , and roll it into the cheese ,
dont be so drastic about putting your dog down atm , she may just have a stomach bug atm . Arthritis and h/d common in gsd and labs
i got a freind whose PURE gsd just walked out to his garden to die , he was shocked as he thought it had nothing wrong with it
i hope this helps , and good luck ,
ps dont put down just coz YOU think it suffering , lets the dog have its life
Why doesn’t my dog want to play?
Shes a 2 year old German shepherd/ lab mix. I got her since she was 6 weeks old and she was so playful i would play with her like everyday but about a year ago my sister in law and baby niece moved in with us and i stopped paying that much attention to her because of the baby in the house. Then like 6 months ago while i was at school she got out and got run over but she couldn’t walk right with one of her back legs but it got better the next day and she walks normal now. But recently she just wants to stay in her house. I’m not sure if its because its been cold or if the pain from her leg came back. Last week was her birthday so i bought a a lot of toys but she just takes them in her house and rips them. And if i go outside she runs for a while then lays down. I don’t think shes sick tho. she has got all her shots. I don’t know if its the weather or something else please help me know whats wrong with her.
Did you take her to the vet when she was hit? Maybe there is still something wrong related to her getting hit.
Am I allergic to my dog?
I’ve had her for 10 months, but the past week I’ve been having a runny/stuffy nose. She’s a German Shepherd/ Lab mix & she lives inside the house most of the time. I use the furminator on her weekly & vacuum everyday (I also have an air cleaner). I’m really worried that I may be allergic to her..if that’s the case she would have to live outside. I really don’t want her to live outside. Is there anything I could do? Do you think that I’m allergic to her?
It’s possible that it’s seasonal allergies. Do you ever recall having allergy symptoms this time last year? Is your runny nose clear or discolored? If it’s discolored, you have a cold or an infection and not likely caused by your dog.
If, however, you symptoms don’t clear up and you might be allergic to your dog. Figure out when your nose flares up. Does your dog sleep with you, and is that when you notice the symptoms? Is it after heavy play with her? Is it after you’ve combed her or bathed her or after she’s licked you?
If you are allergic, look into OTC allergy meds; they can help. Also, you’ve done a great job so far trying to neutralize the dander: vacuuming, the air purifier, etc. Increase her brushing to everyday if you don’t already do that, and make sure you brush her outside.
I have a lab/poodle mix. He’s a puppy right now, so I don’t know how his fur is going to look later on, but he currently makes my mother itchy. It’s controlled though, when I vacuum, every day or at least every other day, if I keep him out of rooms that she frequents (the living room is off-limits), and I also got a solution called Allerpet-D, which helps control the dander. My mother’s symptoms are considerably better; she hardly notices unless she comes in direct contact with him, but hey, that’s her fault for petting him.
I can’t tell you if the Allerpet is what’s helping or if it’s all the steps together, but there are ways to help an allergy sufferer. And my mother has pretty severe allergies.
Finally, I want to say you won’t have to keep your dog outside, but until you know for sure if it’s allergies and how severe they are it might have to be an option. I’d consult an allergy specialist, as well. They can tell you *for sure* and the severity of your allergies.
Good luck! And I hope it’s just a cold!
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