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How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

The general rule of thumb is that dogs can hold in their pee for 6-8 hours, or in extreme cases, 10-15 hours straight. However, this is not something that should become common practice because it can lead to long-term health issues. The timeframe also depends on the dog’s age, size, breed and training. Usually, a puppy […]

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How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

Generally, dogs have to pee somewhere around 3-5 times a day, or 6-8 hours. However, this differentiates when it comes to the dog’s age, breed, size, diet, level of training and other health-related factors. Veterinarians recommend taking your dog out to pee every 6-8 hours in order to prevent any unfortunate indoor “accidents”. Usually, puppies pee […]

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How To Calm Down A Dog?

If your dog is acting out of hand with its built-up energy or is in an anxious or stressed mood, give him time out. Time out is an essential training tool because it separates the dog from things such as human contact, toys, and even the accidental look you can’t help but give when they […]

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Do Dogs Think?

Of course, they do! Any pet owner will defy you to prove otherwise. While the commonly held belief is that dogs display the mental capacity of a 5 year old child, some of the tasks they can be trained to complete, require capabilities that easily surpass this assertion. For some time now, man’s best friend has […]

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Do Dogs Smile?

Ever looked at your pup after a run or an invigorating game of fetch and noticed the corners turned up around his open mouth? Or seen your dog bear his rarely-seen row of tiny front incisors?  Ever been tempted to believe he’s smiling at you, wondering, ‘Can dogs even do that?’? There are two ways of […]

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Do Dogs Love Their Owners?

Have you ever stared lovingly into the soulful eyes of your loving pooch, convincing yourself that this is an act of love? Dogs are more complex creatures than they are often credited as being, and if they can feel joy, why not love.  However, the question is not whether they can feel love, but can they […]

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Do Dogs Like Hugs?

Opinions remain divided on this topic.  Dogs may experience much of the same emotions as humans and react accordingly, but they do not always act on their emotions in the same way that humans do. From an evolutionary perspective, dogs do not show affection the same way that humans do, and vice versa.  In much the […]

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Do Dogs Laugh?

Researchers believe so. The average pet owner has witnessed dogs showing signs of sadness, hunger, shame, defensiveness when threatened and even jealousy.  In fact, focussed studies were prompted by the other emotional expressions often displayed by dogs. We also know that dogs are able to smile and do so at appropriate time, when most content. So […]

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Do Dogs Have Lips?

The human mouth is a very expressive feature.  When not speaking, a host of emotions can still be expressed through the slightest changes in mouth movements.  But none of this would be possible without our lips. Lips are a feature we share with a number of other creatures in the animal kingdom, many of whom also […]

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Do Dogs Burp?

Like humans, dogs do burp and for the same reasons. Burping is the body’s way to expel any excess air one usually accumulates from eating or drinking too fast. Burping is normal and is not something to be concerned about but if you want to lessen the frequency with which your dog burps and consequently […]

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