Melvin Peña

Melvin Peña is a writer, editor, and social media manager who spends most of his time in Durham, North Carolina. His interests include his dog, Baby (of course!), art, hiking, urban farming and karaoke.

Why do female dogs hump? Female dog humping is a common behavior. Male or female dogs might grind on toys, legs and other dogs for a few different reasons.
Why do female dogs hump? Female dog humping is a common behavior. Male or female dogs might grind on toys, legs and other dogs for a few different reasons.
Is your dog vomiting white foam? Let’s look at some reasons for a dog vomiting white foam and find out what to do when your dog is throwing up white foam.
Is your dog vomiting white foam? Let’s look at some reasons for a dog vomiting white foam and find out what to do when your dog is throwing up white foam.
Can dogs eat nuts? Can dogs eat almonds, peanuts, pistachios and other nuts? Here’s why the the answers aren’t as simple as you think.
Can dogs eat nuts? Can dogs eat almonds, peanuts, pistachios and other nuts? Here’s why the the answers aren’t as simple as you think.
Is your dog biting, gnawing or chewing at the base of her tail? Allergies, injury, infection and stress are among the causes of dog tail biting or tail chewing.
Is your dog biting, gnawing or chewing at the base of her tail? Allergies, injury, infection and stress are among the causes of dog tail biting or tail chewing.
There have been many dogs in the White House, but only Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved Scottie, Fala, has his own statue! Let’s learn more about FDR’s famous dog!
There have been many dogs in the White House, but only Franklin D. Roosevelt’s beloved Scottie, Fala, has his own statue! Let’s learn more about FDR’s famous dog!
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Can dogs eat tomatoes? What about eat carrots, celery, avocados and corn? Learn what vegetables are safe for dogs, which are good for dogs — and what veggies dogs should avoid.
Can dogs eat tomatoes? What about eat carrots, celery, avocados and corn? Learn what vegetables are safe for dogs, which are good for dogs — and what veggies dogs should avoid.
Most dogs urinate every four to six hours, while puppies and senior dogs tend to go more frequently. So, is your dog peeing a lot and is it a cause for concern?
Most dogs urinate every four to six hours, while puppies and senior dogs tend to go more frequently. So, is your dog peeing a lot and is it a cause for concern?
Wondering how to tell if your dog is hungry — or just bored? We go through the signs of a hungry dog and some guidelines for how much to feed your four-legged friend.
Wondering how to tell if your dog is hungry — or just bored? We go through the signs of a hungry dog and some guidelines for how much to feed your four-legged friend.
Does your dog suddenly have irritated or possibly infected eyes? Should you use medicated OTC eye drops for humans as eye drops for dogs? Please read this first!
Does your dog suddenly have irritated or possibly infected eyes? Should you use medicated OTC eye drops for humans as eye drops for dogs? Please read this first!
Cooler weather means fresh fall fruits and veggies! Can dogs eat pumpkins? Can dogs eat other fall-favorite veggies like apples, sweet potatoes, oats, green beans and kale?
Cooler weather means fresh fall fruits and veggies! Can dogs eat pumpkins? Can dogs eat other fall-favorite veggies like apples, sweet potatoes, oats, green beans and kale?
When a litter of puppies is whelped, you may be wondering how to tell if a puppy is a boy or a girl. Here are some helpful tips on how to figure out a puppy’s gender.
When a litter of puppies is whelped, you may be wondering how to tell if a puppy is a boy or a girl. Here are some helpful tips on how to figure out a puppy’s gender.
Can you put Neosporin on dogs to treat a minor wound, cut, or scrape? Can you put Neosporin on dogs’ stitches or sutures? What happens if a dog licked or ingested Neosporin? Let’s answer some common questions about Neosporin for dogs here.
Can you put Neosporin on dogs to treat a minor wound, cut, or scrape? Can you put Neosporin on dogs’ stitches or sutures? What happens if a dog licked or ingested Neosporin? Let’s answer some common questions about Neosporin for dogs here.
While skin tags on dogs and other lumps are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
While skin tags on dogs and other lumps are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
Can you give a dog aspirin or ibuprofen? The answers aren’t clear cut when it comes to human medications for dogs — and you should always consult a vet.
Can you give a dog aspirin or ibuprofen? The answers aren’t clear cut when it comes to human medications for dogs — and you should always consult a vet.
Let’s talk Imodium for dogs — can you give a dog Imodium for his upset stomach? Are other OTC human meds like Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol safe for your dog?
Let’s talk Imodium for dogs — can you give a dog Imodium for his upset stomach? Are other OTC human meds like Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol safe for your dog?
How long are dogs pregnant? And what are the signs that a dog is expecting? We run down the basics of the dog gestation period and dog pregnancy.
How long are dogs pregnant? And what are the signs that a dog is expecting? We run down the basics of the dog gestation period and dog pregnancy.
Mange in dogs encompasses several skin conditions caused by mites. Here are the causes and the treatments for this canine health issue, plus find out what dogs are more at risk for mange.
Mange in dogs encompasses several skin conditions caused by mites. Here are the causes and the treatments for this canine health issue, plus find out what dogs are more at risk for mange.
Yeast infection in dogs can arise when naturally occurring fungi reproduce out of control. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment options for yeast infection in dogs.
Yeast infection in dogs can arise when naturally occurring fungi reproduce out of control. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment options for yeast infection in dogs.

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