Ryan Rauch

Ryan Rauch graduated from Scripps School of Journalism in 2009 and has been writing for Canine Journal since 2012. Ryan enjoys writing and researching new and evolving home security measures, and has a passion for technology.

Terrier Chasing its Tail (Caption: Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?)

Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Our dogs can act weird sometimes. One of those things that make them special is when they chase their tail in circles. Spinning in a circle like a tornado. But why do dogs chase their tails? The answer is part scientific and hereditary, and each dog might have a different reason he will do the behavior. Let’s find out why a dog chasing tail is so fascinating and if it should be a concern.

Terrier sleeping with stuffed dog (caption: Signs Of Cancer In Dogs)

What Are The Signs Of Cancer In Dogs?

My wife and I have a dog, and I know the last thing in the world she wants to think about is our pup ever getting cancer. The thought of it can be so upsetting to us that we can blind ourselves and look the other way when it comes to our dogs’ health. Sometimes the warning signs are obvious – like large growths on the outside of their bodies. Other times, cancers can show up in unexpected ways.

Two dogs playing (caption: How to Introduce Dogs)

How To Introduce Dogs

Introducing dogs to each other can be tricky. Some dogs have aggressive tendencies that might not come out around you or other people, but in the presence of the right dog, they will attack or bite on instinct. The good news is that there are ways you can safely introduce dogs to each other to limit aggression and make sure you control the situation so that nobody gets hurt…

Black dog with stick and hurt leg (Caption: Torn ACL in Dogs(

Torn ACL In Dogs 

The term ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament, and it is one (of many) things humans and dogs share. And just like humans, ACL tears are some of the most common types of orthopedic injuries that happen to dogs. Ligaments act like rubber bands that connect the bones in our bodies and help to stabilize our legs when we walk, run, change direction or even stand up or sit down. With the right amount of pressure, ligaments can tear. One of the most serious and common tears occurs in the knees, which is where the ACL is located. ACL tears in dogs are extremely painful, and if they are not treated correctly, can permanently affect your dog’s ability to run or even walk…

Overweight Dog Pug (Caption: Weight Loss Tips For Your Dog)

How To Help Your Dog Lose Weight

With humans, we know the signs of being overweight – low energy, shortness of breath, and that big belly that we can’t always hide behind a couple of layers of cotton. But with dogs, determining if there is a weight issue isn’t always easy. Maybe it’s a breed thing and they’re supposed to look that way, or maybe they’re just getting older and this is what happens. Find out if your dog is overweight and how you can help them shed their extra pounds…

Dog standing at house gate (Caption: Best Guard Dogs For Families)

Best Guard Dogs For Families

Some breeds do better at understanding one owner, and other breeds understand the entire family and will protect each member as though it were one of its own. We have researched and ranked the ten best guard dogs for families..

Dog laying down in cage looking at the camera (Caption: Animal Cruelty Laws)

Animal Cruelty Facts: Laws, Stats And How To Report A Concern

When people think about animal cruelty, their minds usually start with an image of a dog chained up outside in the cold without any food, or some dog fighting ring where pit bulls are raised to attack one another viciously. However, there are millions of animals being abused by people who don’t intend to do the wrong thing. What can you do to help an animal in need?

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