Reader Questions

These are questions submitted by our readers. Feel free to comment and contribute to the conversation! If you have your own question that is not already on the site (use the search box at top right to see if it is), feel free to submit yours by browsing to the Contact page in the main menu. Duplicate questions will not be posted. We, or a reader from the Canine Journal community, will respond as soon as possible.

Can dogs eat bones?

Are all dog bones dangerous to all types of dogs? We have a very healthy Husky/Shepard mix, we have been giving Steak bones to, our current vet says yes to this!! -Dorance Answer Raw bones can still splinter, chip and cause tooth wear down breakage and gum issues. In addition, they increase bacterial load, thus …

Read More »

Does dog behavior change with age?

I have three 10 year old dogs. They have been crated since puppies when I’m not home. They are all crated in separate kennels in my bedroom. Recently, one has been trying to get out of the crate and has bent a couple of wires in hopes of escape. I started leaving her out of …

Read More »

Anyone have a PetPlate promo code to share?

I remember seeing a version of food delivery like Plated or Blue Apron for dogs…I think it was on Shark Tank? Oh yeah – PetPlate! Okay, so I just went to the site while writing this comment and was going to close this window when I realized I have another question! I’ve got my meal …

Read More »

Dog Nail Broke and is Still There (Exposed Quick)

My dog, Sally, still has her dew claws and one of them broke yesterday but is still connected. It has exposed the quick but it isn’t constantly bleeding. There is some dried blood around it from when it initially broke. I’m not quite sure how it happened, I assume it occurred when we were at …

Read More »

Dog Aggressive on Leash

We adopted our dog Sally in February 2017. We did an obedience class with her in April 2017 and she did absolutely wonderful besides one thing — she tends to be aggressive on a leash. If we’re walking/running on a trail and pass another dog on a leash she starts lunging and barking at the …

Read More »

Why Is Our New Puppy Sick?

My Husband and I just got a 14 week old blue heeler puppy. On the way home we noticed she was breathing heavy, drooling a lot, and had a runny nose. Later in the ride she threw up which we thought was car sickness (it was an hour drive). We got her home she ran …

Read More »