Dogs are self-groomers - like most animals you may find them licking themselves more often than not. If your dog is constantly licking or chewing their paws and/or pads (bottom of their paws), this may be the sign of a problem. It’s important to realize that why your dog is chewing and licking their paws is not just a bad habit, out of boredom or just a part of their daily grooming rituals. Read More
Dog spasms are normal while resting. Dogs twitching may also occur. Even small barks may happen while your dog is sleeping - they may be dreaming of chasing squirrels. All jokes aside - experts have confirmed that when dogs are deep in sleep, they act out their dreams physically. Read More
Before deciding when and how to train your dog you’ll achieve better results knowing as much about the options available as possible. Here is a general overview of the stages of dog training offered by private dog trainers, dog clubs and organizations such as the American Kennel Association... Read More
Although it may sometimes appear disturbing, panting in dogs is generally nothing unusual. However, if you notice excessive panting, regardless of your dog’s breed, it can be a warning sign and should not be ignored. There are several underlying problems that may manifest in excessive panting in your dog as an early sign of trouble... Read More
We all know that a dog’s appetite knows no bounds, so when your pet suddenly turns his nose up at food, it’s natural to be concerned. Until you sleuth out the reason, however, there’s no reason to start panicking. Before you book an appointment at the veterinarian, Here’s a short list of common reasons dogs reduce their food intake or stop eating entirely... Read More
Unfortunately, dogs don’t come with a manual to tell you how to succeed at raising them. Here are some pointers to help smooth the way as you integrate this new member into the household. In this blog we discuss - creating a comfortable safe place, puppy-proofing your home, puppy discipline, a healthy diet, and training techniques. Read More
Veterinarians are often disappointed to hear that not all of their clients take the time to periodically inspect the mouths of their pets. This missed opportunity to ward off illness and identify dental problems early is compounded by the fact that an estimated 80% of dogs have at least some degree of compromised oral health...