Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 2 months ago

When big dogs carry little dogs or cats upstairs or grab them out of water or whatever are they supper careful not to add too much pressure?

I know stupid question lol



5 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Of course they are careful, and they are mouthing the little dogs or cats. They are not using their teeth for this purpose..

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No, they just try to do the best they can.

    And we agree on one thing - stupid question.

  • 2 months ago

    No, they are NOT always careful.  Even a mother dog moving her puppies, can bite TOO HARD or grab the wrong area in such an attempted pick-up.  I know a litter where MOM bit the EAR flap, as she picked up a puppy and TORE IT, puppy had to have surgery - and despite this being a TWO Champion parent litter and the puppy (otherwise looking stunning) - the mangled EAR flap, ruined its chances of ever being more than a pet.

  • 2 months ago

     yes is the correct answer

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  • 2 months ago

    Most dogs (and cats, too) have the instinct to keep their young safe, and will pick them up by the scruff (the loose skin on the neck) and move them if necessary.

    And yes, it's instinctive that they pick up and move the young pups or cubs or kittens with just enough force to hold them, not enough to hurt them.

    That's true with wild species like wolves, coyotes, foxes, tigers, lions, lynx ... and also with domestic dogs and cats.  They are all excellent parents and they know, without having to be taught, how to best care for their young.

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