Why does my small dog dominate my big dog?
I was kidding about the unattactive part, we love both of our dogs and we want them to stop fighting. Thank you for your advice.
Asked by Aletha Santella 2 years ago.
Our small, unattractive dog Buddy is mean to our beautiful German Shepard named Largon. Each time we pet Largon, Buddy walks meanly over to Largon and does the attack tail wag thing. He growls at Largon from across the room for no apparent reason. We love both of our dogs dearly and we cannot bear to see them fight. We would greatly appreciate any advice to help our smaller companion become kinder and more welcoming to Largon. We have tried gently disciplining Buddy and separating the two dogs whenever possible. We feed them separately and keep the bowls up on the counter and out of reach. Thank you for your thoughtful advice. : ) Answered by Myrtle Corkern 2 years ago.
As you know dogs are pack animals and every dog has it's rank within that pack. Right now Buddy is trying to let your new dog know that he holds a higher position than Largon does. For the most part, dogs will work it out on their own, however, if they begin to physically fight and harm each other you will need to contact a behaviorist in your area. Ps. I wouldn't put such an emphasis on the difference in your dogs looks. Unattractive vs attractive is no indication of how great a dog is. And trust me they have no clue what attractive or unattractive is. Answered by Elouise Petz 2 years ago.
My dogs are the same way. I have three. I have a German shepard mixed with something else named Buddy, a rat terrier named Randy, and a chiuauah named Dobby. Dobby is crazy jealous and ALWAYS tries to attack Buddy. Buddy never does anything, and if he felt a threat we know that he would attack back. So we just assume that they're playing. Is it possible that yours are just playing? We went through the same thing here, but we just deal with it now and after we got used to it a bit, we just laughed because it's so funny to see our super tiny dog try to get our huge sweetheart of a dog. Hope I helped a bit! Answered by Walter Synowiec 2 years ago.
I also have a small dog that dominates my big dog. I think she does it to let it be known that she is in control and she should get all the attention. My boyfriend and I each pet one at the same time to make things even and fair just as you have to do for children. Answered by Stewart Orrala 2 years ago.
Obviously, Buddy has a complex. He knows that you think he's ugly. Answered by Johnie Harstad 2 years ago.
Because he has a louder bark Answered by Merri Gron 2 years ago.
Why don't our dogs stop licking ALL THE TIME???
Our dogs lick constantly. Please help us. Callie, our yellow lab licks us profusely whenever we pet her. She starts licking the air on her way over to us. We have tried her whole life to stop her but we do not know what to do!Largon, our German Shepard also licks when we pet him and also whenever we put our...
Asked by Thomas Guilbeault 2 years ago.
Our dogs lick constantly. Please help us. Callie, our yellow lab licks us profusely whenever we pet her. She starts licking the air on her way over to us. We have tried her whole life to stop her but we do not know what to do! Largon, our German Shepard also licks when we pet him and also whenever we put our shoes on. We cannot make him stop either. Both dogs are adult dogs and we always try to tell them to stop licking us. Please Help! Answered by Abdul Vacca 2 years ago.
My two Labs are the same, I think it's their way of showing affection. It's perfectly normal, and I find it quite amusing. Answered by Parthenia Dempewolf 2 years ago.
Some dogs just lick a lot. From what I understand about labs tho, it IS a common thing for them to lick a lot. Shephards show affection like that. Answered by Loura Helle 2 years ago.
My sister's dog, Charlie, is the same way. He is the cutest little dog though. He is a black Pugat ( Pug, Rat Terrier Mix). He is a hyper little fella. And he always go straight for your face and trys shoving his tongue down your throught. He'll lick anything and he can keep going at it for minutes. Seems like some dogs just have a gene in them to lick. When he licks me though, I just think of it that it is his way of showing me that he loves me. Answered by Jennefer Bohinc 2 years ago.
Licking is a sign of submission and anxiety. They're saying "You're boss dog" and "Do you still love me?" and "That feels good". What about these things do you want them to stop feeling? Basically, this is instinctive behavior and they probably won't train out of it. Try ignoring them when they lick. Send them away, or just turn your back. Answered by Norine Harkness 2 years ago.
Use sound aversion. Make a loud, quick sharp noise whenever they lick, and when they stop, give them a treat. If you stick to this they will stop. Answered by George Gosser 2 years ago.
You know that is funny cose growing up I had dogs and I never knew why they always licked theseves. They never licked us, but always themselves! Love Pearl Answered by Nobuko Diehl 2 years ago.
Mine does that too when you pat her i think it's her way of saying i love you, or i like that good luck finding out a way to stop it but i don't think they will stop Answered by Christa Peiper 2 years ago.
Can someone give me info on just drugs during labor/delivery... no epidural?
skludo.. ive heard many women tell me that their epidurals have just taken off the worst of the edge... but ive had other women tell me they couldnt feel a single thing from where epidural was, down.if i could have an epidural experience like yours, id probably take it! but im too scared ill end up like the other...
Asked by Enid Perre 2 years ago.
I'm 10w pregnant and looking into my options during labor/delivery. I know in the end I will not opt for a natural delivery but at the same time I don't know if being unable to feel anything from the back down is for me. But all I ever hear women talk about is natural delivery and epidurals. Can anyone give me experiences/stories of labor and birth while on just drugs? (Sorry, I'd say the exact name of what they give you if I knew...) Answered by Marty Psuty 2 years ago.
skludo.. ive heard many women tell me that their epidurals have just taken off the worst of the edge... but ive had other women tell me they couldnt feel a single thing from where epidural was, down. if i could have an epidural experience like yours, id probably take it! but im too scared ill end up like the other women. Answered by Noel Charbonneaux 2 years ago.
My husband and I have been taking a birthing class. This is the information we recieved... During early labor: 0-3 cm They can give you Barbituates (sleeping pills) Those are Seconal, Nembutal and Amytal. The purpose is to promote relaxation. They have no effect on pain. During active labor: 4-7 cm They can give you Analgesics/Narcotics. Those are Demerol, Nubain, Stadol, Sublimaze, Talwin, Numorphan or Morphine. Most of these are injections or given through an IV. These take the edge off, raise the pain threshold or reduce pain. They can slow labor though. They can give you tranquilizers as well in this stage. Valium, Phenergan, Vistaril or Largon. These reduce tension and anxiety, relieve nausea, relax muscles. They are used with the narcotics to enhance their effects and relieve nausea often caused the narcotics. Of course there is the epidural and spinal blocks. They would use a local anesthetic with those choices. There is something called a pudendal block. It is used to block nerves in the vagina directly before or after birth. This isn't used much anymore. Not all of these are available at every hospital or during each stage of delivery. Personally I had a little Demerol. It did take the edge off so I could relax a little. As soon as they said I could have the epidural though I was like, YES!!! I am planning to request it again. Good Luck and talk to your OB about what they like to use. Dr's have preferences... Answered by Wilford Taff 2 years ago.
I had an epidural, and I was up and walking around, and I very much felt my baby coming out of me... the epidural only took away the pain of labor contractions, but once the baby decended into the birthing canal the pain was amazingly bad! The epidural did not numb me from the 'back down'. I had planned on a 'natural' chidbirth, but due to labor induction and the intensity of the reaction my body had to the induction drugs, I was in blinding pain during my labor... to the point of losing conciousness during contractions! The epidural saved me, literally, and I was better able to enjoy the birthing experience. Edit: I had nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and that doesn't help at all with the pain, but it does make you feel a moment of fluttery calm and relaxation in between the blinding contractions. Also, they just give you a mask and you can breathe from it as much as you need to. Because fresh oxygen reverses the effect of the gas, you can just take some deep breaths of air if you feel that the gas is making you too disoriented. Answered by Tiara Dibblee 2 years ago.
When I didn't like taking drugs either and the people who tell go natural aren't the ones having the baby you are.. It is alot of body splitting pain.. that' s best I can explain it... I ask for laughing gas.. It takes the edge off the pain and you aren't harming the baby. You don't actually feel the hurting but it just makes things easier. Answered by Pamela Walbridge 2 years ago.
Analgesia-relieve pain Anesthesia-used in late 1st stage labor & during expulsion of the baby to block sensation Oxytocics-synthetic hormones that are used to stimulate contractions Answered by Deloris Brola 2 years ago.
ask for Stadol. it helps with the pain soooo much. u prob wont need the epidural then. good luck and dont be afraid to change ur mind if the pain is too intense Answered by Berniece Asal 2 years ago.
the only thing i can give you is... it can do badly to your nervous system then that affects yourstomach then affects your child... unless it wasn't born yet... but if you have them whild delivering and or labor it can kill your baby and damage your nutrition causing your spleen to bleed and then you can possibly die too... so dont! Answered by Esteban Kurgan 2 years ago.
What options for pain Medications are there during Labor?
This is my first baby, I wanted a natural birth.But When I realized how big she was at my last ultrasound, and once I REALLY thought about it I'm going to use the drugs.I'm not sure exactly what my options are for the different medications.I am 32 weeks 3 days, I just want to make sure I'm ready for what is...
Asked by Florrie Sophy 2 years ago.
This is my first baby, I wanted a natural birth. But When I realized how big she was at my last ultrasound, and once I REALLY thought about it I'm going to use the drugs. I'm not sure exactly what my options are for the different medications. I am 32 weeks 3 days, I just want to make sure I'm ready for what is coming. If anyone can help out a new Mommy to be that would be great. Thanks Answered by Genna Dunworth 2 years ago.
I have a family nurse practitioner that comes and sees me every other week to talk about my pregnancy. She left me her Childbirth book last time she was here so I could start reading it. Here is a list of several different options you have for pain relief: - (drug) Analgesics/Narcotics- *Demerol can be given through IM or IV *Nubain can be given through IM or IV *Stadol can be given through IM or IV *Sublimaze can be given through IM or IV Generally only given during active labor. Purpose of these: To take the edge off pain. To raise pain threshold. To reduce pain (central nervous system depressant) -(drug) Tranquilizers *Valium *Phenergan *Vistaril *Largon --Can all be given through IM or IV Purpose is to reduce tension & anxiety. To relieve nausea. To relax muscles. To enhance effects of narcotics. -(drug) Inhalation Anesthesia *Nitrous Oxide Self-adminidtered (under supervision of OB/Midwife) You would be given a facemask or mouthpiece attatched to a gas mixture of nitrous oxide & oxygen. When in need of pain relief you would take in a deep breath. Purpose is to take edge off the pain. -(drug) Epidural Given in active labor while sidelying or sitting. Needle introduced into epidural space (not spinal fluid) and catheter inserted. Catheter left in place for continuous administration or in case additional medicine is needed. Purpose is to relieve painful sensation of contractions,birth, and episiotomy repair. To allow mom to be awake and alert. Answered by Shiela Windus 2 years ago.
I would like to say I absolutely loved the epidural. Once I had mine I had zero pain and was able to relax and watch tv until the time to push. The contractions hurt and so when I got my epidural I didn't even feel it. I had no idea when they gave me a shot to numb the area. The only thing I felt was a little pressure for about 30 seconds when the line was going in. I understand there are horror stories but that doesn't mean it will happen to you. There are many more women who have no complications with the epidural than those who do. The epidural also has no affects on the baby. I don't know the names of the pain medications but do know it will not really take the pain away, more like it takes the edge off. Also these medicines can get to the baby. So the baby is born a bit groggy. Answered by Judie Walby 2 years ago.
Well, some people are against using any type of pain killing medications during childbirth because they say it interferes with the nature of it all. So do painkillers when you are having a rotten tooth pulled out, but people still want them anyway! Childbirth is no different. I had an epideral with both of my kids and I plan on having one with my current pregnancy (33 weeks). Basically it is a needle that goes in your spine. makes your legs and everything below the waist numb, sort of like when your foot falls asleep. No pain and no drugged out feeling at all. This gave me a chance to enjoy my kids births and focus on them and not the pain. Answered by Joanne Stupak 2 years ago.
My sister had natural child birth she went to a place where they had no drugs in the building so if she had changed her mind she still would have had to do it natural i didnt understand her i think its great if you can do it but to go where you didnt even have the option. i have 2 girls first one vaginal delivery with an epidural no pain and i didnt feel drugged up or anything. Went so great i decided to have another one later but this time my little angel decided not to turn and was breech so i had her by c-section again with an epidural and they kept putting meds in my IV lol not enough to knock me out but i felt kinda funky lol just hang in there and dont be afraid to change your mind and take the drugs. Answered by Reba Mogren 2 years ago.