Dogs do a lot of behaviors that we might think are weird and some of these behaviors can be very annoying. One thing that your dog may do that you probably find a little obnoxious is standing on you. Whether it’s when you sit down to watch TV or lie down while you’re doing yoga, […]
Have you ever noticed your dog taking an interest in something on the TV screen, only to have a friend tell you later that dogs can’t actually watch TV? This is a common misconception, but dogs actually can watch TV. The real mystery is regarding what dogs are capable of seeing when they watch TV.
It may not be a very glamorous topic, but it’s important for us as dog owners to keep an eye on the appearance of our dog’s poops. Your dog’s poop can tell you a lot about their health, like making you aware of the presence of intestinal parasites or digestive problems. One thing you may
Have you ever noticed your dog biting or chasing their tail? It can be very cute and funny to watch! Have you ever wondered why your dog is doing that, though? There are multiple reasons that dogs chase and bite their tails, and it’s important for you to consider the possibilities if your dog is
There’s just something endearing about a dog with big ears and an even bigger personality, and the Basset Hound fits the bill. These dogs aren’t as common as, say, Golden Retrievers, but they are exceptional dogs that are often far livelier and more than the “lazy Basset” idea that many people have of this breed.
We’ve all laid down after a long day and found ourselves groaning on the way down, so it should come as no surprise that dogs often do this too. There are actually a few reasons that your dog might be groaning as they lie down, and some of them are reasons for concern, so it’s
Disclaimer: This article has been fact-checked by a qualified veterinarian using information available at the time of review. Veterinary medicine is continually evolving and changing. Dog owners are urged to discuss their dog’s care with their veterinarian and this article should not be taken as a substitute for medical advice for your pet. It can
If you’re a raccoon hunter, then you’re likely already acquainted with the athletic American English Coonhound, but if you’re not in the hunting world, then you may not have come across this sporty breed. These dogs were bred for the purpose of hunting raccoons, and even still, they love to hunt! This breed isn’t for
Curly tails on dogs are very cute, and there are quite a few breeds, common and rare, that have curly tails. Some of the curly-tailed breeds may be dog breeds you’ve never heard of or seen before, while others probably live in your neighborhood. Curly tails are caused by a congenital condition called hemivertebrae, which
Having a dog that’s fearful of water can be extremely stressful, especially since it can make it difficult to do simple tasks like give your dog a bath or take them out in the rain. There are a few reasons for a dog to be fearful of water, but the good news for you is
All dog owners know the experience of giving their dog a bath or taking them for a swim, only for them to get out of the water and immediately shake off, usually sending water everywhere, including all over you. You may have noticed, though, that some dogs seem to shake as if they’re wet, even
Shih Tzus are adorable little dogs that have proven to be a favorite breed, often landing in the top 20 most popular dog breeds year after year. These cute dogs are often thought of as prissy and high maintenance, but they are far more interesting than many people give them credit for. This ancient breed
We’ve all heard of cats coughing up hairballs, but is this something you should be concerned about with your dog also? Although it’s not common, dogs can get hairballs. Hairballs, known medically as trichobezoars, can cause serious problems for dogs, so it’s important to recognize the signs and get your dog’s hairballs taken care of
Most of us are never without some form of electronic in our hands these days. Whether you have an iPad or an iPhone, you may have found yourself wondering if there are games available that would allow you to include your dog in your time on your device. After all, if the options are between
Whether you’re a dog owner or you’re considering becoming one, how vocal a dog breed is can be a major determining factor when it comes to selecting a pet. If you live in an apartment, then your need for a quiet dog likely far outweighs that of someone who lives in the country without neighbors
The stress level of taking your dog to the vet for their annual shots can depend on the situation and the individual dog. Some dogs are far more stressed about vet visits than others, and some dogs think going to the vet is just as fun as a trip to the park. Regardless of where