Dog Health: Behavior & Symptoms

Decoding your dog’s habits and behaviors can tell you a lot about their health.

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Do Dogs Dream? And Why Does It Matter?

Last night as my husband and I relaxed in front of the TV, I suddenly grabbed his arm and gestured to our Lab mix, Rio, who was sprawled...
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Puppy Dog Eyes

When dogs look into our eyes, it’s a gift. Making eye contact with humans or with other animals is not a common behavior—it can be seen as an...
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Separation Anxiety: When Your Dog Has a Panic Attack If Left Alone

Broken teeth. Ripped paw pads. Bloody slashes on the chest and head. Roger the terrier mix hadn’t been in a fight. He’d been left alone. His pet parents...
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The Talkative Canine

You read about dogs who bark to let their owners know the house is filling with carbon monoxide. Four-legged heroes! You thank your dog for barking when someone...
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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

They tickle our faces, quiver in anticipation, and communicate state of mind. They’re measuring devices and early warning signals. They enhance the senses of both touch and sight....
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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Feet?

Corn cobbing isn’t enjoyment of corn on the cob slathered with butter and salt or even the typewriter motion we use when eating it. It’s the nickname for...
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Why Is My Dog Panting?

There’s doggy breath and then there’s doggy breathing. You know to alert your veterinarian if your dog’s breath starts to smell foul, but how much attention do you...
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Why Is My Dog Shaking?

What’s causing your dog to shake, be rattled, and maybe even drool? Is your dog trying to channel his inner Elvis Presley? Maybe. Maybe not. Body shakes in...
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Why Is My Dog Urinating in the House?

Pee happens. You may be surprised, baffled or even a bit frustrated upon discovering a piddle on your new living room rug or a wet yellow spot on...