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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, And What’s The Best Treatment For Dry Noses?

Dog nose close-up

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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Celebrating Our 10th Birthday

Celebrating 10 Years of Content for Canine Journal

In 2007, I created a business to make custom dog collars and leashes for internet shoppers. As we celebrate ten years online, I could not be more proud of how Canine Journal has transformed and grown into this wonderful web community! And it is in no small part thanks to each and every one of you. Together we have made Canine Journal the premier resource for all things dog and have helped pet parents make better decisions that enhance the lives of their pets. To celebrate a decade of dog-related content, we asked our fans to submit photos of their dog to be featured on our site. The dog with the most votes wins a customized prize pack including a Tote Tails bag, a personalized pillow from LifeGoesPOP and an ASPCA gift pack…

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How Much Does Cruciate Ligament Dog Surgery Cost?

Dog in cast laying down

Unfortunately, we don’t know why dogs experience cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) injuries so often, especially certain breeds. We do know that it happens when the knee joint breaks down (or tears) or in some cases, completely ruptures. This can occur with a sudden movement, like when a dog is playing fetch and does a quick turn to catch the ball, or it can be a slow degeneration of the ligament over time. Read our article below to find out if your dog is at risk for a CCL tear and how much it could set you back…

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What Are The Best Family Dogs?

Family petting dog

Are you on the hunt for the best family dog? There’s no quick answer but this guide can help you learn some of the top suggested breeds for families, what makes them great, and also how to pick the best breed for your family. After all, there are many great dog breeds for families, but just because a dog is characteristically good with families doesn’t mean it’s a great fit for yours…

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Closeup of dog's whiskers

Have you taken your dog to the groomer and noticed its whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. The technical term for whiskers is vibrissae, and they are more important than the whiskers humans grow on their faces. What do dog whiskers do and why you should never remove them? Read on to learn the answers to these questions and more…

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Top Dog Interview With Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprout the dog in a denim jacket

There are a few things that our team members at Canine Journal can agree on – we all love dogs and brussels sprouts. So when we came across a dog with the name of one of our favorite vegetables, we were drooling with excitement. Sprout is an adorable Brussels Griffon pup who struts the streets in his hometown of New York City in style (complete with his own custom apparel). When not agility training or modeling, “Sproutie” can be found helping raise awareness and raising money for dogs in need. Read on to learn from his story, some funny advice and get some hot fashion tips in our latest Top Dog interview…

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Q&A With Embark’s Veterinary Geneticist, Dr. Erin Chu

We had some burning questions about Dog DNA tests, and we feel lucky to have found an expert to answer them! We are so thrilled that Dr. Chu took time out of her busy schedule to answer our dog DNA questions and help us better understand how it all works. Read on to learn more about how one becomes a geneticist, how accurate dog DNA tests are, how they differ from humans and much more as we dig deeper into this topic…

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Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

Why Do Dogs Bury Bones?

You may find your dog burying a toy or bone, then digging it up and reburying it elsewhere. This is very common. In fact, your dog may even “bury” items inside on furniture or carpeting. Sometimes they’ll even bury things in piles of laundry. So the next time you’re looking for the TV remote, car keys or your cellphone you may want to look under the couch cushions and in your laundry! Find out why they do this and how to get them to stop…

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Tips On How To Clean Dogs’ Ears

Guide to Cleaning Your Dogs Ears

It’s easy for a dog’s ears to become tainted with parasites, bacteria and yeast due to the curvature of its ear. If debris becomes trapped in the dog’s ear, an infection may occur. This is why it’s extremely important to check your dog’s ears regularly. Learn how to clean your pup’s ears and why you might want to take care of this more regularly…

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A-oooooo! Why Do Dogs Howl?

Why Do Dogs Howl?

Dogs use vocalization to express all kinds of emotions. Yips, barks, muffled snorts and even sneezes all have meanings that the dog is trying to express. Try hiding a tasty treat in your closed fist and your dog will let you know just how he feels about that. The most primal, hair-raising sound the dog makes comes from deep in his throat, when he holds his nose high, purses his lips and howls like a wolf. Indeed, dogs get their habit for howling from their closest ancestor, the gray wolf…

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