Bleeding under the skin in dogs can be a sign of a serious problem. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares what conditions may predispose dogs to develop bleeding under the skin under the form of petechiae, ecchymosis etc.
Walking two reactive dogs together isn't a walk in the park (no pun intended). Things get particularly challenging because the dogs feed off each others' emotions and react accordingly. Discover several ways to tackle this problem.
These 15 facts about English setters will get you to know these dogs better, and some may even surprise you. English setters are wonderful dogs, but they need to be deeply understood.
Knowing what color your dog's eye discharge should be can help you feel more reassured. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares several different eye discharge colors in dogs and what they could mean.
If your dog is reactive on leash, most likely he's barking and lunging at specific triggers he meets on walks. This can lead to embarrassing situations and can put a dent in the quality of your walks. Fortunately, there are several options to help your dog.
Knowing whether it is safe for dogs to drink soda is paramount. Not everything designed for humans is safe for dogs. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares info on whether it's safe for dogs to drink Coke, Sprite, Pepsi and other soft drinks.
If you have a dog who keeps on licking people, the behavior can start to become annoying. Not everyone is fond of dog licks, and some people may even be strongly disgusted. To stop a dog from licking people, you'll need to take a multifaceted approach.
If your dog is barking when left alone, you may be wondering what is going on in his mind. There is barking and then there is barking in the dog world, and distinguishing one form of barking from another isn't always easy. Discover several reasons why dogs bark when left alone.
If your dog ate coffee grounds, you are right to be concerned. Coffee grounds are toxic to dogs and whether your dog will be impacted will vary depending on several important factors.
Knowing the signs of separation anxiety in dogs can be helpful so that you know whether your dog is exhibiting them. Many dogs are misdiagnosed as having separation anxiety, when they are instead bored or not fully housetrained.
If you're wondering how often and how long you should train your dog, most likely you have big projects. If so, that's great! It's important to be asking questions and gathering as much helpful information as possible to make the most out of your dog's training sessions.
If you're wondering why your dog is misbehaving, most likely you're wondering what is going on in your dog's mind, and most of all, what can be done about it. Discover 14 reasons dogs misbehave.
If your dog cries when being picked up, you are likely concerned about this behavior. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares 11 causes of dogs crying when being picked up and what you should do about it.
If your dog nips people's legs, you are surely frustrated by this behavior. It can sure get embarrassing, especially when you have guests over and when the nipping hurts. Discover why dogs do this along with several solutions.
There are many causes of dogs foaming at the mouth. In this article, Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec shares 10 potential causes. If your dog is foaming at the mouth, make sure to consult with your trusted vet for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Herding dog behaviors are important to be aware about before considering adopting a dog belonging to the herding group. These dogs have several characteristics that makes them desirable, but can turn problematic in homes that don't fully understand their needs.
Training livestock guardian dogs requires a specific approach considering that they are quite different from other dogs. In order to train these dogs, it's important to get to know them better at a deeper level.
Many dog breed nicknames stem from a dog's past, back in the days when dogs were used as working partners. Although most dogs are nowadays kept as companions, it's interesting learning the stories behind how they earned their nicknames.
To stop a Labrador puppy from jumping and biting, you will need to take a multi-faceted approach. Puppies can jump up and bite for various reasons, but the most common one is playing.
There are many benefits to crate training a puppy, so more and more breeders are introducing their puppies to the crate from an early age. It makes life much easier for new puppy owners, and on top of that, there are several additional benefits.
If your dog is scratching their eyes, you are likely scratching your head wondering what may be wrong with him. It's important to recognize early signs of trouble that require prompt veterinary attention. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares several reasons for dogs scratching their eyes.
These facts about dog paws will leave you in awe and eager to learn more about your canine companion. Let's face it: Not all dog paws are created equally. They boast a vast variety of features and functions based on ultimately what dogs were bred to do.
Whether Australian cattle dogs are high energy is a good question. If you are planning on owning this breed, it's very important to engage in some deep research so that you know ahead of time what you may be getting into.
If your dog's stitches are oozing, you are likely worried. We expect stitches to look neat and dry, but that doesn't always happen. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec shares normal and abnormal discharge from dog sutures and when to worry.
Polydactyly is simply a term that has been used over the years to depict animals that are blessed with extra toes. Dogs and cats can be polydactyl and certain dog breeds can be particularly predisposed. Discover what dog breeds are polydactyl.
Knowing the imminent signs of labor in dogs is paramount for all of those who are breeding. Whether you have intentionally bred your dog, or the breeding was an accident, it is very important to be aware of these signs so as to know what to expect next.
If your dog attacked your pet bird, you are likely feeling very upset. You have trusted your dog around your pet bird for quite some time, and now you got this scary wake-up call. What was going on in your dog's mind?
Your dog's barking when you're working from home can really put a dent in your ability to concentrate and carry out tasks. If you must do conferences or video calls, your dog's barking may be very disruptive to the point of not being able to hear others. Fortunately, there are options to reduce it.
The honeymoon period in dogs is a phenomenon to be aware of if you have recently adopted a new dog. It may also be helpful if you foster dogs for a shelter or are a pet sitter and board dogs in your home.
The way mother dogs discipline their puppies is something dog owners often wonder about. However, as tempting as it may be to want to mimic what mothers do, consider that dogs know that we aren't dogs and any form of physical discipline can backfire.
If your dog hasn't pooped for several days, most likely you are worried. Just like us, dogs can suffer from the occasional bout of constipation, although it's not as common as in humans. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares several reasons why dogs don't poop regularly and what you can do about it.
There are many Great Dane coat colors, but not all of them are officially accepted by the breed standard. Discover the standard and non-standard coat colors as well as the many interesting markings.
If your dog hates having his harness put on, you are likely wondering what you can do to ameliorate the situation. To better help your dog, it helps to carefully analyze what part of wearing the harness he struggles the most with. Once you have this piece of information, you can tackle the problem.
A dog playing the fun police role can be annoying when you own several dogs or if you take your dog to the dog park and your dog acts too "controlling." Understanding this behavior and its implications can help guide you through the behavior-changing process.
Slip leads for dogs aren't a very popular option among dog owners, but shelters and rescues tend to rely on them because they offer some advantages for particular situations. Before investing in a slip lead, it's important knowing the pros and cons of them.
If your dog has black diarrhea, you're likely wondering what can cause it to be such a color. Dogs can eat the oddest things, and some things can certainly result in a different color poop, but black diarrhea requires investigation. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares the causes of black diarrhea in dogs.
To stop a dog from destroying the couch, you will need to find strategic ways to make the couch less accessible and tempting. However, at the same time, you also want to listen to your dog's plead for help and take steps to ameliorate the situation.
Whether dogs know when they are dying is something that has been crossing the minds of many dog lovers. Until dogs can talk, we may never know the real answer, but we can come to a reasoned conclusion based on observed behavior changes in dying dogs and some research.
Whether dogs understand death is something many dog owners have been wondering about. We may never really know the exact answer, but we can make some educated assumptions based on what we know about dogs. Here are some insights and what experts in the field say.
A dog vomiting white foam is something that can be concerning to witness. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares 13 causes for white-foam vomiting in dogs and what you should do about it.
Dogs love balls so much they may become addicted to playing fetch, but what makes dogs go so crazy? And most of all, what can you do if your dog happens to develop a ball obsession? Let's see what science has to say.
If your puppy won't go back to sleep after going potty, you are likely exhausted and don't know what to do about it. Here's why your puppy has a hard time sleeping after going potty along with some tips to get your puppy back to sleep.
If your dog is aggressive after being neutered, you are likely wondering what could have caused this change. Before blaming the procedure and regretting your choice, consider that there are several potential factors at play and some behavior changes can be temporary.
Bumps on a dog's surgery incision are always a scary sight for dog owners. After surgery, the last thing one would want to see is local swelling that appears as a lump or bump or even a hernia. Seromas in dogs are fortunately benign and likely to disappear rather quickly.
Territorial aggression is fairly common and takes place when a dog shows signs of aggression targeted towards other dogs who happen to come too close to the dog's "perceived territory." This is a contextual type of aggression, and there can be components of fear at play.
To stop a dog from squeezing through the bars of a gate, you need to outsmart them and find solutions that make going through the gate close to impossible. After all, the risks are high when dogs escape their properties.
If your dog stops walking on leash and won't move, you've likely wondered what may be going on. There are several underlying causes for a dog stopping mid-walk, so solving the issue will depend on what's going on.
Whether yelling stresses out dogs is something you may be wondering about. Perhaps you recently yelled at your dog and feel bad about it, or maybe your family has had some loud discussions and you wonder whether your dog is impacted by it.
Have you noticed your dog biting and scratching itself lately? Has it become consistent or constant? If so, Dr. Ivana Cmec discusses common causes so that you may find relief.
Irish wolfhounds are not very common, but they have a lot of interesting and unique characteristics that are worthy of discovering. If you have never met an Irish wolfhound, rest assured that one encounter alone will leave you fascinated and wanting to learn more.
When a puppy is pooping in the crate, owners are often desperate to find a solution. A lot of cleaning will be involved, and there are also risks of the puppy regressing in his potty training progress.
Resource guarding in dogs is something many dog owners fear and one of the many potential causes for dogs being relinquished to shelters. Research on resource guarding in dogs reveals some interesting findings.
You will need to take a multi-faceted approach to stop a dog from jumping on the couch. It's important to understand that many dogs are attracted to the couch because they want to be closer to us, and of course, because it's comfy, too!
Dealing with a dog who doesn't respond to his name can make you feel unworthy and unimportant, especially when you are ignored by a dog you have cared about and loved. Don't take it personally though; there are many reasons why dogs don't respond to their name.
If your dog barks when you sit on the couch, you may find this behavior annoying. Perhaps you had a long day at work, and your favorite TV show is on, but all you hear is barking. Tackling this behavior may require a multi-modal approach.
To stop a dog from nipping when excited, you will need to take a multi-pronged approach to tackle the problem from different angles. Dogs who nip when excited are usually overstimulated dogs who need to learn how to better cope with their emotions.
To stop an off-leash dog from approaching your dog, you will need to utilize some astute strategies to deflect a possible threat. Sometimes, all it takes is outsmarting the approaching dog, but in order to succeed, you often need to intervene quickly.
To stop a dog from jumping when greeting someone, you will need to take a multi-pronged approach. A good plan entails managing the environment, limiting certain types of exposures and gradually introducing distractions. It also helps train the dog how to control its impulses better.
Many dog owners wonder whether or not they should leave food out for their puppies and dogs; therefore, it's important to know about the pros and cons of this feeding method.
Wondering why your puppy goes crazy when your husband arrives home? Trying to figure out how to keep your new dog calm at the arrival of his father? Here are some reasons why your husband's arrival drives your dog insane, and how to manage your dog accordingly.
A dog who won't eat food in the morning can be a frustrating ordeal. Let's face it: watching our dogs not wanting to eat can make us worried. Is the dog sick? Is the dog eating their full caloric intake of the day? These are all important questions.
Many owners of small dogs struggle to train with treats because their small dogs get easily filled up. On top of this, some small dogs may start refusing their normal meals because their appetites are spoiled. Here are some strategies to train small dogs without overfilling them.
Walking two dogs together at once may seem like an easy task, but there is more than meets the eye. Putting two dogs together often means that they will both feed off each others' emotions, leading to pulling that can easily get out of control.
A puppy who can't hold his bladder overnight is something that requires some troubleshooting. Most young puppies cannot hold their pee overnight, but as they mature, they should start to attain better bladder control. Here are some reasons why and what you can do about it.
There are so many different types of front-attaching harnesses for dogs on the market nowadays that your head may be spinning. Which one will work best for you and your dog? The answer will vary based on several variables, but here are a few harnesses that consistently receive positive reviews.
Wondering if your puppy is cranky because he's tired? Just like children, it is possible for puppies to get moody when tired, but what causes them to get like this in the first place, and what are the signs? And most of all, what can be done to help them out?
If your dog is suddenly attacking your cats? What has caused such a change of heart? Why are good friends now suddenly enemies? This is surely a heartbreaking situation, but in such cases, keeping your cats safe is your top priority.
If your puppy keeps biting you aggressively, you are likely very concerned about the behavior. Those small teeth are like needles that pierce your skin. Deal with the issue before pup grows up to his full potential.
Dogs pawing and scratching at people may look cute, but a dog's nails can easily cause scratches and injuries. It's important to stop this behavior before someone gets seriously injured.
Many dog owners are eager to train their dogs to ask to go out to go potty, but this behavior can get out of hand and sometimes backfires. Dog owners are often stuck with dogs who are always by the door because they want to go out to sniff and explore more than a true need to go potty.
Many dogs won't share with other dogs, and this can be upsetting to dog owners. Is sharing something possible in the world of dogs? Would it be asking too much to have two dogs eat together, and possibly, even munch on a bone together?
A dog that is sensitive to touch may be particularly problematic considering that dogs need to be touched for various reasons, such as during veterinary examinations or when putting on a collar or harness. Dealing with a dog sensitive to touch is a delicate issue.
Whether Rottweilers get along with other dogs depends on a variety of factors. Genetic tendencies and the environment in which they are raised can play a role.
Making a dog comfortable before a euthanasia appointment is the last gift dog owners can provide to their beloved canine companions. Those last moments should be peaceful so as to allow a calm setting for that final farewell. Dr. Ivana shares tips on how to make a dog comfortable before euthanasia.
If your Rottweiler attacks other dogs, you're likely very upset about this and are wondering how to work on it so that they can enjoy the luxury of having several four-legged friends. Not so fast though: As Rottweilers mature, they may become more discriminative of who to befriend.
To stop a dog from sleeping on your bed, you may need to get creative. You'll need to take some baby steps to gradually wean it off your bed while also offering some amenities to make its new bed look wonderful in comparison. This two-tiered approach can help you succeed.
Is your dog destroying your plants? To stop a dog from destroying plants, it may help to understand why they are so interested in your plants in the first place. While dogs don't have a green thumb in the same way humans do, they can surely find plants entertaining in their own ways.
To introduce a dog to your rabbit or vice-versa, safety needs to be your top priority. Not all dogs are created equally, and whether a successful introduction is possible depends on a variety of factors such as your dog's breed and his level of training and responsiveness to you.
When dogs move their ears back, they are communicating something, and of course, it would be helpful to know precisely what they are trying to say. So what do ears back really mean? To better understand this behavior, it helps to take a look at the context and the accompanying body language.
If your puppy barks at dogs or people on walks, you are most likely very frustrated and wondering what you can do to stop this behavior. In general, puppies who bark at everything on walks do so as a way to manifest their internal emotions. Identifying such emotions and tackling them is important.
Stopping a dog from chasing cows isn't an easy task: you are battling strong ingrained instincts that are likely part of your dog's genetic makeup. Cow chasing is also not without risks—dogs can be seriously injured or even killed.
In order to understand whether Rottweilers are territorial dogs, it helps to take a look at their breeding history. What specific tasks were Rottweilers used for? What were they selectively bred for? And what specific traits were looked for in this breed?
There are many dog breeds with webbed feet, and dog owners may wonder what's up with these feet. Interestingly, some dogs have more webbing than others around their toes, and this is often based on their past histories. Learn what dog breeds have webbed feet and why.
Many dogs destroy things when left alone, which leads to owners feeling angry, frustrated and helpless. Can this behavior be fixed, and is there a way to prevent them from destroying things in the first place?
Did you know that puppies require training to create positive associations with a human touch? Here are nine body-handling exercises you can use on them so they can get used to being handled by the vet or for grooming purposes.
A dog obsessed with playing fetch is not a pretty sight: most likely, your dog is demanding you toss the ball over and over and isn't happy until you do. So to make your dog happy, you toss the ball and before you notice, you're soon stuck in a vicious cycle.
Many dogs go crazy for squeaky toys, but what's really behind their obsession? In order to better understand why dogs go bonkers over toys that squeak, it helps to take a closer look at a dog's evolutionary history.
If your puppy thinks he is an alpha dog, you are likely imagining all sorts of scary scenarios and wondering what to do. Relax, your pup is not going to eat you. In most cases, what looks like an alpha puppy is simply a puppy who is anxious, confused or needs some gentle guidance.
Why is my dog licking the carpet? Why do dogs lick carpet at all? A dog licking the carpet may seem like a peculiar behavior, but as we take a closer look, we will see that this behavior makes sense. Are there underlying medical causes at play? Let's find out.
A dog chasing lights and shadows may seem like a cute behavior initially, but it can easily get out of hand if not tackled early. The fact is, obsessive-compulsive behaviors in dogs are not unheard of, and they can be a pain to get rid of.
Use these 10 simple exercises to prevent the development of separation anxiety behavior in puppies and to foster their independence!
The causes of dogs vomiting undigested food may be various, and only your veterinarian can confirm or rule out certain medical conditions. This article offers information I learned when my dog started vomiting undigested food out of the blue as he got older.
If your dog's ears stink, you may be wondering how to decrease the smell. What are the best ways to make your dog's ears smell better? Consider, though, that the smell can be indicative of a medical problem and therefore it may be best to have your dog's smelly ears checked by your vet.
There are many causes of saggy, loose skin in dogs. So before assuming your dog is getting a bit flabby, consider having them see the vet so as to play it safe and exclude some underlying medical conditions.
Many dogs run like crazy after a bath, leaving dog owners to wonder what this behavior is all about.
If your dog pees off the pee pad, you'll likely feel very frustrated. What's the purpose of the pee pad if your dog strategically pees right next to it? Aren't dogs supposed to pee on top othat thing? As odd as this behavior may seem, give your pup some credit. Apartment living is not easy for dogs.
Many dog owners wonder whether it's possible to keep a dog outside without a fence. The fact is that keeping a dog free to romp comes with many potential dangers. In some places, it's even illegal. Learn what options you have to keep your dog contained.
Did you get a new puppy but now your older is attacking them, and you don't know what to do about it? As upsetting as this can feel, older dogs often have a hard time adjusting to the changes that can occur when bringing a boisterous puppy home.
If your dog eats rocks, you may be wondering why they are so interested in them when there are so many better (and safer!) things to chomp on. Turns out, dogs have several good reasons for eating rocks (from their perspective), although they may not make too much sense to us.
Why do dogs tend to sneeze when playing with other dogs? Here are a few reasons why your dog may be sneezing while engaging in play.
How do you calm down dogs that get too excited in the car? Learn about the many strategies that can help your dog chill out.
To stop separation anxiety in dogs, you need a good level of determination, patience, and time. This is a behavior issue that requires a multi-faceted approach.
Many dogs shake their toys during play, and dog owners often wonder about what's going on in their dog's brain when they do that. What gives? To better understand the behavior, it helps to take a closer look into a dog's past history.
Impulse control games should be fun and pressure-free activities for dogs and their owners. A gradual, lighthearted approach is important to ensure your dog doesn't get frustrated in the process and that you don't feel pressured in attaining quick results.
Many dogs lie by their owner's feet and dog owners may wonder what this behavior is all about. Until dogs can talk, we can only make assumptions as to why they do the things they do, but by carefully observing our dogs, we can often make some educated guesses.
Looking for ways to calm your dog during fireworks? You've come to the right place. These tips were created with dogs fearful of fireworks in mind and several come from experts in the field.
Many dog owners assume veterinarians are against raw feeding because they are after the money and ultimately want you to buy the food they sell in their offices. How true is that, though? Let's take a closer look into why your vet may be reluctant to suggest raw food for your dog.
Whale eyes in dogs is a term used to depict when dogs show the whites of their eyes. Dogs are masters in body language and use their bodies to communicate. It is up to us dog owners to decipher what they are saying by learning a little bit more about the messages they try to convey.
Is your dog eating grass frantically? While it can be a sign of underlying medical conditions, dogs can also eat grass for dietary reasons. Learn how to tell the difference.
Your dog's carpal pads are not there just for decoration: Mother Nature has a strategically planned use for most of your dog's body parts. The purpose of your dog's carpal pads is a noble one: providing protection.
Dog blackheads may appear on a dog's back or belly or other parts of the body. Learn more about blackheads in dogs.
Dog peeing positions may appear to be a rather boring subject, but there is loads of information we can derive from this. Discover what new and old studies reveal about your dog's peeing habits.
A dog constantly licking his front legs can be a frustrating ordeal. Not only does it seem to bother the dog, but dog owners are often bothered as well because those licking sounds can become quite annoying. Finding the root of the problem is important.
Dogs staring at the wall may seem like a peculiar behavior, but if we look at the world through a dog's eyes, we can gain a better insight into what goes on in their minds. Sometimes though, dogs stare at walls because of some underlying medical problem, so a vet visit may be in order.
Knowing how to pick up a small dog or puppy correctly is important considering that you may need to reach down for your companion on several occasions. Make sure to keep the process fun and rewarding and involve your dog in the learning process too!
Enlarged pupils in dogs may reflect a dog's emotional state, but they can also be indicative of some underlying eye disorders or medical conditions that warrant evaluation by a veterinarian.
If you really want to know why many dogs attack vacuum cleaners, you'll need to see the world from your dog's perspective. After that, learn how to stop dogs from barking and attacking Mr. Hoover and Mr. Dyson.
If your dog pees on your car's tires, you are likely frustrated by this behavior and may be wondering what it is all about. Learn why car tires attract dogs so much and what steps you can take to stop it.
Did you know that dogs pee on their beds for various reasons? Most of the time, they don't do it out of spite or revenge. Here are some possibilities as to why they engage in that behavior so you can root out that problem.
In order to help your dog sleep at night, you need to first identify why they are having trouble falling asleep. Once you've identified the underlying cause, you can take several steps to make your dog go to sleep almost instantly.
To successfully entertain a Great Pyrenees, it helps to first understand this breed better and carefully evaluate what this dog enjoys doing best. Like snowflakes, no two Pyrenees are alike, so you may have to experiment and determine what activity creates that special spark in your dog's eyes.
If your dog's baby teeth don't fall out, you may just think it's a minor problem. In reality, if left untreated, retained baby teeth in dogs can lead to lifelong dental problems.
Are small dogs really harder to potty train or is it just a matter of training them the right way? Is a smaller bladder really the main reason why smaller dogs seem to have accidents in the home more often? Let's take a closer look at whether small dogs are really harder to potty train.
Discover several pros and cons of owning a Pomeranian. This article is great for anyone who is in love with this breed and wants to learn more about it.
There are several dangers of letting dogs off-leash that dog owners may not always realize. This article was written in hopes of potentially saving dogs' lives from the potential dangers of being off-leash.
Did you know that it's possible to take something away from a dog without being bitten? Here is how to determine when this behavior is a sign that requires intervention.
Did you know that it's possible to prevent a dog from attacking you? Learn how to stop a situation from getting worse and avoid these instinctive behaviors with unfamiliar dogs.
Learning how to train a dog to bark on command can come in handy. It's a cute trick that will impress family and friends and can serve as a starting point to better control your dog's barking.
Which dog breeds bark the loudest is something dog lovers may wonder about out of pure curiosity or as part of research before opening their homes to a new companion. If a loud bark is one of your main criteria for selecting a dog, it's important to keep in mind several important considerations.
Learn about all the different methods for training dogs and how they compare. A recent study has finally confirmed the best training methods for dogs. Interestingly, these methods prioritize welfare above all else.
Potty training a puppy or dog in the winter when it's cold outside can be quite a challenge. Your dog doesn't want to be in the cold and you certainly don't want to, either. Fortunately, there are strategies to expedite the process, and if worst comes to worst, you can always use some handy tools.
Walking a dog that is aggressive towards other dogs may seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are strategies to tackle this issue to help both the dog and the handler succeed.
Interesting in learning some fascinating dog ear facts? Learn more about your dog's ears, how they work and how your dog perceives the world through them.
Training a dog that is not food motivated can be a challenge for many dog owners. A vet visit is always in order if your dog has little interest in food, but some dogs are simply picky. Take the time to find the right treats or try a new training technique if your dog is not motivated by food.
A dog barking in a hotel room can be a big problem that can cost you your hotel stay. Management may ask you to leave if your dog is disruptive to other guests. Fortunately, there are several ways to stop or significantly reduce your dog's barking.
What important developments take place when puppies are seven weeks old? Understand the various changes in their minds and bodies to become a well-informed puppy owner.
Dog tails are fascinating appendages and there are many interesting facts about them just waiting to be discovered. From behavioral indications to health indications, discover 30 facts about dog tails that go far beyond the "wag."
Did you know that it's possible to train a deaf dog to come when called? Learn about effective methods and strategies to train a deaf dog "recall" along with important management solutions to protect your deaf dog from any lurking dangers.
Burping in dogs... when is it normal and when is it not? Many dogs burp just like humans do, but if your dog is belching a lot, investigate the cause to determine whether it could be a sign of something more serious.
Did you realize that a dog's eyes are the window to its soul? While we know a lot about dog eyes, there is still much more research to be done. Here are 30 fascinating facts about dog eyes that you probably didn't know.
If your dog is aggressive when woken up, you are right to be concerned. Even the sweetest dog may act out of character when startled from a deep sleep. Learn what to do before you find yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
Here are 30 fascinating facts about a dog's nose that you probably didn't know.
Labrador Retrievers versus Golden Retrievers: What's the difference between these two breeds? Which of the two is better? Labs and Goldens share some similarities, however, there are also several differences that are important to point out.
A puppy barking at dogs and people on walks can be embarrassing at times, but fortunately, there are several steps that can be taken to tackle this behavior. If this is a fairly new behavior, nipping it in the bud is important to prevent it from becoming a habit.
Preventing resource guarding in puppies is a fundamental process that is often overlooked. There are countless puppy owners looking for ways to stop puppies from resource guarding and countless resources on how to do just that, but there's little literature covering prevention.
If your heeler puppy won't stop biting, rest assured that you are not alone. Due to their ancestry, these puppies have a reputation for being quite a handful in the biting department. Teaching a heeler puppy to stop biting requires patience and determination.
Many dog owners wonder how to potty train Beagle puppies, considering these dogs have a reputation for being difficult to potty train. By better understanding Beagle puppies, it is possible to overcome several potty training difficulties and help these pups succeed.
If you got a new puppy, then time is ticking on the puppy socialization clock. Make sure you do not miss out during this critical window of opportunity. Learn how to organize and host a puppy party.
Did you know that older resident dogs may have a harder time adjusting to the presence of a new puppy? Here are ten strategies to make the transition process smoother for both dogs.
Can an aggressive dog be rehabilitated after biting? The long answer is that there are many factors and variables to take into consideration in order to have an idea of what to expect prognosis-wise. The short answer is that it all ultimately depends on a combination of these factors.
The signs of healthy, normal play in dogs are the result of good socialization and the dog's ability to communicate amicable intentions. Good dog play involves dogs who are having fun and look forward to the interaction. Learn how dogs use signals to emphasize their intent to do no harm.
Should you allow your dog to sleep on your bed? Read on to learn about the diseases you may get from allowing your dog to sleep in the bed. We'll also talk about the interesting benefits of sharing the bed with your dog as well as behavior issues that may arise from the situation.
It's very important to know how to help a dog recover from a dog attack so that you can heal those emotional scars that may insidiously set in and affect your dog's future social interactions. Learn several ways to help your dog heal.
How to stop a dog from eating shoes requires putting ourselves in our dogs' shoes (pun intended). Discover why dogs are so attracted to them and what you can do to prevent and treat this problem before your shoes and slippers are destroyed.
Many dogs get too excited around other dogs. This behavior is often seen in overly friendly dogs who want to just meet and greet other dogs and mingle with them. Fortunately, there are several ways to tone down their excitement, it just may take some time!
A time may come when you may need to train your dog to use a ramp. Whether it's to get your old dog to climb up into a car or an SUV, training them to use a ramp will require that you take baby steps and use lots of positive reinforcement.
Don't get caught unprepared when you introduce a puppy to your life! Here is a helpful checklist that includes all of the essentials to make life with your new puppy a breeze.
Learning how to potty train your puppy if you work all day requires knowing how long puppies can hold it. If you won't be able to take your puppy out as often as needed, potty training may also take a little bit longer. There are different options for busy pup owners.
Training your dog to wear a muzzle is important no matter how friendly and nice they are. Any dog that is painful or nervous can bite. Dogs can also be anxious at the vet's office due to scary procedures and the presence of other fearful dogs. Here's a guide to positive muzzle training for dogs.
There are some pros and cons to paper training your puppy to pee on newspaper. It's important to evaluate them to determine whether paper training is the right method for you.
If you are considering adopting a puppy mill dog, it's important to know what to expect, considering that puppy mill dogs are not the average dogs most people are accustomed to. Adopting a puppy mill dog can come with many challenges, but forewarned is forearmed.
Do you have a dog that is scared of everything? Find out how to gain the trust of fearful dogs and prevent mistakes that can make them backslide.
Is your new dog growling at your old one? If this behavior is left unchecked, serious fights could develop between them. Here are some basic tips on introducing a new dog to your current dog with a heightened chance for success.
Does your dog only listen whenever you have treats? No worries, there are several solutions to prevent your dog from developing an over-dependence on treats.
Puppy play can get pretty rough at times, and sometimes owners even describe puppy play as aggressive. So is rough or aggressive play normal? Let's take a deeper look at common canine behavior.
Dogs, just like people, mourn the loss of their canine companions. In many ways, their grief is similar to humans'. Fortunately, there are several ways to help a grieving dog. Some of these tips can help grieving owners, too.
Losing a dog leads to a mix of emotions that may be difficult to comprehend at times. Understanding the stages of grief when losing a dog may help the grieving dog owner better understand what is happening to them.
Did you know that it's possible to train chickens? It's true! Here are some tips to successfully train them.
Recognizing the signs a dog is dying is a subject that is difficult for every dog owner, but it is important to learn how to recognize the common signs. This can help dog owners prepare for euthanasia or hospice care with the support of a veterinarian.
There are several signs of anemia in dogs, but these signs are not always readily recognized which can lead to delayed treatment even though every second counts. Anemia in dogs may lead to weakness and serious complications if left untreated.
Anticipatory grief is the fear of losing a pet. It is commonly felt when a dog is diagnosed with a terminal condition such as cancer or with aging, geriatric dogs. Preliminarily mourning doesn't have to be negative, it can be turned into a proactive experience.
Did you know that there are many causes of panting in dogs? Here are 15 causes and how to resolve them for dogs.
Does your dog have an upset stomach? Some signs are not easily recognized by their owners since dogs cannot vocalize their complaints. Learn how to recognize the 15 signs of an upset stomach in dogs.
A dog that barks when left alone is not only a problem requiring attention but also a potential noise issue or nuisance for neighbors. This may lead them to call animal control.
There are several Australian Cattle Dog coat colors currently accepted by the American Kennel Club. Learn more about Australian dog coat colors and the main characteristics which make this breed quite unique.
Ever since Hubpages has crafted the new Question and Answer feature, I have been receiving several interesting dog questions but I must admit that some are very odd while others have me rolling on the floor laughing and crying.
Dystocia, or difficulty giving birth in dogs, can be caused by several factors. Due to the chances for dystocia in canines, it's important that breeders remain in contact with their vet to address the issue promptly.
Prednisone is a drug that is often prescribed to dogs with cancer, but how exactly does prednisone help dogs with cancer? What is this drug's mode of action and what are the risks for side effects?
Did you know that there are various causes of abdominal enlargement in dogs? In order to better understand potential causes, it helps to first take a closer look at a dog's anatomy and review the organs of the abdomen.
To stop your dog from biting the leash, there are several methods, but it's important to understand why your dog is engaging in this behavior the first place. Here are some strategies you can use to stop this behavior.
Finding ways to keep an old dog from slipping is important in order to prevent them from getting injured or from developing a fear of walking on floors. There are several options to prevent your dog from slipping without the need to replace your wood or tile floors.
The diagnosis of IBD in dogs is a diagnosis of exclusion. Definite diagnosis is obtained by a biopsy. Many vets though tentatively diagnose this based on dog's symptoms and response to dietary chances and/or medications.
If your vet suspects Addison's disease, your dog may be scheduled for an ACTH stimulation test, but what happens exactly during your dog's ACTH stimulation test? Following is all about the procedure, costs and side effects of the ACTH stimulation test for dogs.
Typical and atypical Addison's disease in dogs present in two different ways. The differing conditions require different treatment plans, as well. Learning about these two disease forms may appear confusing, but it doesn't need to be that way.
Recognizing the signs of an Addisonian crisis is important so that you can take prompt action and take your dog to the vet immediately. Left untreated, an Addisonian crisis in dogs can turn fatal.
Are artificial sweeteners like Stevia, sucralose, saccharin, aspartame or xylitol bad for dogs? This is a good question considering that more and more products contain artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes.
Understanding how to get your dog used to a crawling baby requires getting a bit into your dogs mindset so that you can see things from your dog's perspective Afterward, your job is to maximize safety and change your dog's emotional response, ideally, with the help of a professional.
Stopping a dog from chasing cars, bicycles, and the like can be quite a challenge, especially when the dog has been performing this behavior for a while. There are several options available to stop it.
Getting a dog used to a crying baby is something that is best done before the baby has arrived home. If you missed out, remedial exposure may help out.
Learning how to train your dog to go to his mat can be helpful in many different scenarios and situations. Here is some information on how to train your dog to go to his mat.
Training a dog German commands doesn't need to be complicated. Here are reasons why it's beneficial to train your dog in German, plus words to teach them like "sit" and "down."
To stop a dog from biting his or her tail, you will first have the determine the underlying cause of the behavior so that it can be addressed accordingly.
Teaching a dog the word "no" can have its repercussions. "No" fails to let your dog know what he needs to do instead of the undesired behavior.
When a dog starts resource guarding territory, it is challenging to know where the designated space begins and where it ends. This behavior can be triggered by a number of factors.
There is a theory that fear inhibits learning in dogs and that their cognitive functions can shut down. But is it even true? Learn how fear works in dogs.
Are you in the process of teaching your dog the "stay" command? Your success will depend on a variety of factors. Here are some of the best training tips to help you achieve your desired outcome.
If your dog is old or suffering from a medical condition, you may be hoping for a rabies vaccine waiver. Obtaining a vaccine waiver may not be as easy as you think.
If you need tips on naming your dog, you've come to the right place. Your dog's name will last a lifetime, so you better make a good choice that you won't regret later.
If your dog gets too excited when it sees the leash, you have several options to help them calm down. Here are some tips for owners of dogs who are too excited when it's time to go for a walk.
If you are wondering when a dog is considered a senior, you are most likely hoping for an exact age. Things aren't that easy when it comes to the aging process in dogs.