Does your dog stretch when they see you or when they get up from a nap? This is not only great for their muscles, but it is a sign they’re comfortable with you! When dogs bow their head low, this shows trust and submission.
After a traumatic accident, intense surgery, cancer diagnosis, or consumption of toxins, dogs may find themselves in need of a little extra blood. Luckily for our canine partners, dogs are able to donate blood to one another.
Finding a coyote lying in the median isn’t where you’d expect a love story spanning years to begin. Kathy Tatus was driving to work one Saturday morning when she saw the meek figure, which she assumed was a coyote, in the median. She moved along and began work at a store on the Little Rock Airforce Base in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Almost every dog owner has experienced their beloved pet excitedly giving them an enthusiastic kiss on the face. Unfortunately, the breath that sometimes accompanies the kisses can be enough to knock you off your feet. Bad breath is just one sign of teeth issues, and pet owners should recognize that putrid breath is not a 'normal' occurrence.
Although it may not be at the forefront of owners’ minds, excessive sun exposure in dogs can lead to health problems and decrease quality of life if not managed. Understanding the risks and preparing to protect your dog from the UV rays takes a little thought and consistent action.
Legg-Perthes, also commonly named Legg-Calve-Perthes, Coxa Plana, and Aseptic or Avascular Necrosis of the femoral head is a disease that causes lameness in the hip-joint in small dog breeds ranging from five-months old to one-year of age.
Skijoring is a winter sport in which a person on skis is pulled by a horse, a dog, (or dogs) or a motor vehicle, but the most popular form is with dogs. Skijoring originates from the Norwegian word Skikjoring, which literally means “ski driving”.
Obesity is an excess of body fat that impairs health or normal function. Obesity is caused by eating more energy than is expended through exercise. The dog’s activity levels slow as they age, and metabolic changes may also occur which cause obesity.
Humans are not the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. For dogs that are not used to riding in a car, the motion and vibrations can cause them to get car sick. There are usually two reasons for car sickness in dogs.