Have you ever taken your dog to the groomer and then noticed that his whiskers are gone? Your dog probably feels a bit disoriented afterward. They’re more important than the hair that humans grow on their faces. What do dog whiskers do, and why should you never remove them? Read on to learn why dogs have whiskers and what happens if they’re gone.
Dogs are full of funny behaviors and interesting information. Get answers to all your pondering pet questions.
Dog owners can agree your sweet pup rolling in poop in the yard can bring a quick halt to a very good day. Dogs like to roll in smelly things. What is it about poop, dead things, and other smelly stuff that makes our dogs dive in? Find out why dogs love smelling nasty and how you can stop this behavior.
It’s never nice when your canine companion turns their nose up at their food. As a pet parent, it’s natural to assume there’s something really wrong and phone the vet or compile a buffet of food favorites to tempt them. But what does it mean if your dog is not eating? What are the possible causes, and what should you do?
Dogs love digging holes in the ground, but what happens if they take it a step further and eat the dirt? In addition to making them a muddy mess, is ingesting soil harmful to your pup? First, you need to determine the frequency of your dog’s dirt disposition. If your dog consumes soil infrequently, it’s probably fine (but it’s always good to discuss this with your vet). However, if your dog routinely devours dirt, there may be cause for concern…
Many dogs go through a period of losing their appetite and refusing to eat. Naturally, this is a major concern for us dog owners. Just how long can dogs go without food or water? If your furry friend isn’t eating or drinking, we give you tips on how to get her the sustenance she needs and when it’s time to contact your veterinarian. We also explore various reasons your pup isn’t eating or drinking if you’re not sure what’s going on.
Who doesn’t love a sweet doggie smile? But how much do you know about what’s going on inside your dog’s mouth? To care for your dog in every way, it makes sense to learn more about your dog’s teeth so you know how they should look and how to care for them. Let’s get back to basics, starting with asking yourself if you know how many teeth dogs have?
When you get home, does your dog greet you with kisses and licks? You’re not alone. My dog loves jumping up and down and is determined to kiss my face. She can jump pretty high and is more successful at this than I’d like her to be. But I’m not a fan of puppy kisses on my face, it kind of grosses me out. Is this something I need to be concerned about or am I just overreacting? It’s time to settle the question, “Is dog saliva cleaner than humans?” Find the answer below…
We’ve all heard the expression “licking one’s wounds” (meaning to recover after defeat or embarrassment). It’s believed that this saying originated hundreds of years ago from people observing animals licking their injuries after a predator’s attack. Have you ever wondered why dogs and other animals lick wounds in the first place? And is it beneficial or harmful to their healing?…
Does your dog get excited every time you open a bag, can, or pouch of cat food? Dogs seem to love the stuff, but is it safe for them to eat? Feline foods are made up of many of the same ingredients that go into dog food, so one might assume it is safe for canines to eat. The reality is a little trickier, and while the ingredients are the same, and an occasional bit of kitty kibble may not hurt your pup, there are better options than feeding canines kitty food long-term. We jump into the details and discuss the difference between feline and canine nutrition and the effects eating kitty chow has on canines.
Most of us pup owners assume that when our dogs wag their tails it means they’re happy, but that’s not always the case. It turns out that dogs use their tails to communicate a variety of different feelings, some of which can be negative. So it’s important to know how to interpret tail wagging. What does it mean when a dog wags its tail? We’ve uncovered all the common reasons dogs wag their tails and what each can tell you about their current state of mind.
If your dog occasionally twitches or looks like he’s trying to run when he’s snoozing, you may wonder what the heck is going on. Is he dreaming of something fun or frightening? Scientists have studied many aspects of animal sleep patterns and habits, and we’ll explore their findings about this typically normal canine behavior. But we also share the signs when excessive twitching or other movements during sleep could be a red flag.