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Hi all new here
Just got a new dog, a small dog found it abandoned on the road.
I have a retreaver and the new dog will not stop licking the other dogs eyes and inside its mouth. The eyes are now getting red and we do not know if this may be a salt difficancy or some thing.
Any ideas?
Sorry for the spelling
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Have you taken the new dog for a check up at the vet yet? If not, I'd do so.

Also, have you posted signs to try and find the new dog's owner? You could also notify animal control, local vets, place a notice on Craig's List, etc. Someone may be looking for this dog. Don't give all details, just enough to tip off the real owner. You don't want someone claiming him who isn't the real owner.
 

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Have you taken the new dog for a check up at the vet yet? If not, I'd do so.

Also, have you posted signs to try and find the new dog's owner? You could also notify animal control, local vets, place a notice on Craig's List, etc. Someone may be looking for this dog. Don't give all details, just enough to tip off the real owner. You don't want someone claiming him who isn't the real owner.
The dog warden had the dog for a week and no one clamed it. So we adopted him (Mylo)
Had him to vets for checkup and waiting for boosters when his kennel cough is clear.
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A salt deficiency seems really unlikely in that salt deficiencies tend to be immediately life threatening. Have you considered a cone or something to keep the second dog from licking the first? you can't let that go on if it's hurting the first dog.

From a training perspective, you want to train "leave it", though training a very new adoptee is a bit hard. It takes time for a dog to feel comfortable enough to learn, so right now you may want to stick with management, separating the dogs or using a cone or something, and redirection, calling the dog to you, popping a toy in his mouth, something like that.
 
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