Dogs are full of funny behaviors and interesting information. Get answers to all your pondering pet questions.

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When Do Dogs Stop Growing? Factors That Affect Size

From crates and dog beds to collars, harnesses, and much more, there’s so much gear you need for your furry family member. It can be challenging, for sure, to know when to size up from your puppy to adult gear. After all, who wants to invest in a new dog bed, only to have your pup outgrow his bed yet again? So, knowing when your canine companion will be fully grown (or close to it) can help a ton. When do puppies stop growing? Of course, with most things dog-related, it depends. But we’ll give you all the information you need to know so you can plan for upcoming growth.

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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Wounds?

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?…

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Why Do Dogs Lick? Answers To Why They Lick People, Paws, Themselves, Wounds & More

Is your dog constantly licking, and you have no idea why? Licking is a very natural way for dogs to communicate with one another. After a mother has her pups, she licks them to help them start breathing and clean them. This initial licking sticks with dogs throughout their lives, and they use it for many reasons. Licking for dogs is similar to humans biting their nails — both release pleasurable endorphins, which create comfort and relieve stress.

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Why Do Dogs Lick You? It’s More Than A Canine Kiss

Does your best furry friend shower you with her slobbery tongue all the time? If so, you may wonder, why does my dog lick me so much? It simply means your pup adores you, right? Not always. Although we tend to perceive licking as the human equivalent of kissing, showing affection isn’t the only reason dogs lick us.

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Do Dogs Have Belly Buttons? Where Is It?

A belly button is a scar leftover from where an umbilical cord previously was. So before we answer the question, “Do dogs have belly buttons?” we must first discuss if they have umbilical cords in the womb…

How Many Nipples Do Dogs Have?

Of all the random things you can wonder about your canine companion, have you ever been curious about how many nipples dogs are supposed to have? And do male dogs have nipples? Veterinarians actually get these questions fairly often, so you’re not alone if you’re wondering if your pup is normal. Learn everything you ever wanted to know and more about dog nipples.

Dog eating grass (caption: Why Dogs Eat Grass & How To Stop)

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? (7 Reasons & How To Stop)

Our dogs often do things that we struggle to understand. One of those things is eating grass. While we may feed our dogs a perfectly well-balanced diet and provide them with all the stimulation they need, they may still take to consuming grass. There are many theories behind just why our canine friends impersonate cows chewing cud, and we are going to take a shot at the reasoning behind them…

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Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt? (Is It An Unhealthy Habit?)

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…

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How Fast Can A Dog Run? Average Dog Speed, Fastest Breeds & More

Have you noticed how fast or slow your dog is compared to other canines when they sprint off together at the dog park? Sometimes it’s like the Tortoise and the Hare playing out before your eyes. What makes some dogs turbo-charged runners, while others, well, not so much? Breed, body composition, age, and health all affect their ability to run at such different speeds. But how fast can dogs run? Most canines certainly have humans beat. We give you average dog speeds, a list of marathon breeds, and more.

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Do Dogs Dream?

Our dogs are so cute when they are sleeping — twitching, whimpering, and chasing squirrels. But do dogs have dreams? If so, what do dogs dream about, and why do dogs dream? Do dogs dream about their owners? One can wish! Learn more about what might be going on inside a dog’s head when he sleeps and how to tell if your doggy is dreaming when he dozes off.

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Why Do Dogs Twitch In Their Sleep? Are They Okay?

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.

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