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Why are the dumbest dog breeds considered to be less intelligent than other breeds? Are these canines just the breeds who are harder for humans to train?
Why are the dumbest dog breeds considered to be less intelligent than other breeds? Are these canines just the breeds who are harder for humans to train?
Let’s be clear. Dog lipstick is a euphemism for dog penis, and most people don’t like seeing it. But is a dog lipstick sighting ever something to bring to your vet’s attention?
Let’s be clear. Dog lipstick is a euphemism for dog penis, and most people don’t like seeing it. But is a dog lipstick sighting ever something to bring to your vet’s attention?
What does it mean when a dog lifts a paw? A dog paw lift can convey everything from anticipation to anxiety. Let’s learn how to tell the difference.
What does it mean when a dog lifts a paw? A dog paw lift can convey everything from anticipation to anxiety. Let’s learn how to tell the difference.
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.
Dealing with a fearful dog is a challenge. Here are six great tips on how to cope with a nervous dog from a dog mom who parents a truly scared dog.
Dealing with a fearful dog is a challenge. Here are six great tips on how to cope with a nervous dog from a dog mom who parents a truly scared dog.
Is your dog restless at night? Aging, anxiety and lack of exercise are some of the common causes. Here’s some help in getting him to rest (so you can, too). 
Is your dog restless at night? Aging, anxiety and lack of exercise are some of the common causes. Here’s some help in getting him to rest (so you can, too). 
Zoomies in puppies and dogs might sound funny — and usually they’re silly and harmless! But, why do the dog zoomies happen and could they ever put your pup in danger?
Zoomies in puppies and dogs might sound funny — and usually they’re silly and harmless! But, why do the dog zoomies happen and could they ever put your pup in danger?
Does your dog ignore you? Do you think your dog isn’t listening to you, or maybe you’ve just got a stubborn dog on your hands? A pro shares tips on training a dog who doesn’t seem to listen!
Does your dog ignore you? Do you think your dog isn’t listening to you, or maybe you’ve just got a stubborn dog on your hands? A pro shares tips on training a dog who doesn’t seem to listen!
If you have a restless dog, his pacing and waking up during the night could be caused by many different medical and behavioral issues.
If you have a restless dog, his pacing and waking up during the night could be caused by many different medical and behavioral issues.
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.
If your dog ate a sock, here’s what happens to that sock and when you need to see the vet. Plus, not sure if your dog swallowed a sock? Here are some of the signs.
If your dog ate a sock, here’s what happens to that sock and when you need to see the vet. Plus, not sure if your dog swallowed a sock? Here are some of the signs.
We surveyed our Facebook community to get their tips on how to handle dogs and fireworks this summer.
We surveyed our Facebook community to get their tips on how to handle dogs and fireworks this summer.
Should your puppy sleep in your bed with you? Going from a warm pile of littermates to a cold lonely crate can be traumatizing, so we think “yes.”
Should your puppy sleep in your bed with you? Going from a warm pile of littermates to a cold lonely crate can be traumatizing, so we think “yes.”
Ever thought, “My dogs sleeps all day”? You’re not alone. How many hours a day do dogs sleep? If your dog sleeps all day, it might be normal … or not. We turned to the experts for insight into dog sleeping habits. This is what they said.
Ever thought, “My dogs sleeps all day”? You’re not alone. How many hours a day do dogs sleep? If your dog sleeps all day, it might be normal … or not. We turned to the experts for insight into dog sleeping habits. This is what they said.
Why do dogs chew their feet? There could be a couple of different issues at play — and foot chewing or licking in itself could create even more problems.
Why do dogs chew their feet? There could be a couple of different issues at play — and foot chewing or licking in itself could create even more problems.
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?
Do raised hackles, a.k.a. the hair standing up on a dog’s back and neck, always convey aggression? Find out how to figure out what it means when your dog’s hair stands up.
Do raised hackles, a.k.a. the hair standing up on a dog’s back and neck, always convey aggression? Find out how to figure out what it means when your dog’s hair stands up.
Dogs can develop health problems that make them unable to urinate. Bladder stones are the most common cause. Some breeds, such as Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bichon Frises and Pomeranians, are more prone to this. Underlying illnesses like Cushing’s disease and portosystemic shunts also increase the risk for stones, as does the presence of a urinary tract infection. Males seem to be at higher risk than females.
Dogs can develop health problems that make them unable to urinate. Bladder stones are the most common cause. Some breeds, such as Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bichon Frises and Pomeranians, are more prone to this. Underlying illnesses like Cushing’s disease and portosystemic shunts also increase the risk for stones, as does the presence of a urinary tract infection. Males seem to be at higher risk than females.

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