Day: July 20, 2017

A white dog howling.

Why Do Dogs Howl?

In the forests and fields of untamed nature, howling is an important means of communication for dogs, as it was for their wolf ancestors before them. While modern domestic dogs have few of the anxieties that made howling necessary in the wild, the instincts remain as strong as ever. The vast majority of our four-legged …

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A dog with a fork in his mouth, next to lean meat on a plate.

Why You Should Use Lean Meats in Fresh Food Dog Diets

“Mucus.” This was my least favorite word when I began formulating fresh food dog diets several years ago. Whenever I spotted a client email with the word “mucus” in the subject line, I’d cringe. While many factors can cause a dog to have mucus in the stool, a pattern quickly emerged, with a common culprit …

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Think You Know Dog Drool? Meet These 5 Deliciously Drooly Breeds

My mixed breed dog, Qual, rarely drooled. But he revved up his salivating engine full throttle when meeting a white pet rat. Some dogs seldom drool, except when they smell favorite foods, or when (more seriously) they are indicating a medical condition. Other breeds, however, normally, happily and healthily slobber up a storm. Read on …

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