Dog Penis - What You Need To Know But Are Too Embarrassed To Ask

Owning a dog means dealing with their best, and their worst behavior. Living with a dog indeed has it’s “less glamourous” part like picking up after your dog, sniffing your guest’s private parts, eating garbage, and of course, the occasional appearance of their penis. We are very well aware of that as I am a dog owner whose dog decides that the most appropriate time for his “red rocket” to make an appearance is when I had guests at home. He thought that sitting in the middle of the living room surrounded by my family and friends and licking himself would be completely appropriate. Redirection is a great...

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

The term coprophagy or coprophagia comes from Greek words copros (feces) and phagein (eating) and it means consumption of poop. The appearance of coprophagy is normal physiological behavior in some animals, on the other side, it can be a red flag for some serious physical and mental diseases. There are several types of coprophagy: Autocoprophagy: where an animal eats its own poop Alocoprophagy: where an animal is eating poop from another animal of the same species Heterophagy: where an animal is eating poop from another animal different species (cats and herbivores) When is coprophagy normal? Copropha...

Have You Ever Wondered: Do Dogs Dream?

Is there anything cuter than a dog sleeping? Not many things can melt our hearts like a dog that is enjoying its peace and quiet. The only thing cuter is when its legs start to twitch a bit or they are making cute little sleepy noises while they are dreaming. Dog owners have been giving their dog certain human characteristics like speaking, understanding what you are telling them, complaining, and all because we all feel like they are a part of our family. That is certainly true and your dog has a specific role in your family, in your “pack”. One of the most interesting things to know is the answer to a...

Can Dogs Eat Pickles?

If you are an experienced dog owner you probably know which human foods are safe for your dog, and if you are just preparing to become a pet parent, it is good that you are trying to find out which foods are safe and which are not safe for your pupper. If you are wondering, “Can dogs have pickles?”, we will try to help you with some information.  Pickle is one of the most popular side dishes in America and we love eating them in our hamburgers and hot dogs. They make great additions to our food and sooner or later, your dog will start asking you for a piece of your hamburger. Nice, juicy burgers have a...

Dog Stung by Bee? Here Is What You Need To Do

Most of our dogs are quite interested in catching insects that are flying around them - whether it is just a reaction on a thing that is catching their attention or a hunting instinct, it seems that they get a kick out of catching them. If your dog got stung by an insect, whether it is a bee or a wasp, in most cases a sting will only cause slight pain and discomfort. It isn’t usually a reason for panic. The serious problem can occur if your dog gets stung several times or if it has a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting. Many dog owners don’t know how to react in those types of situations and can eas...

Patellar Luxation in Dogs - Symptoms And Treatment

We all love our dogs, and we don’t want them to have any problems, but the ugly truth is that some of our favorite furry friends can develop health problems. One of the most common health concerns is luxating patella in dogs. What exactly is patellar luxation in dogs? The “luxation” part of the name can be best described as “out of place” or “dislocated,” and the patella is actually the kneecap. The patella is located at the end of the biggest thigh bone - the femur, and just above the knee. Patellar luxation in dogs can be described as a dislocated kneecap or a kneecap that moves out of its predefined...

Cherry Eye in Dogs

Maybe there was a situation where you noticed a dog with a bright red and swollen looking eye. That is commonly referred to as Cherry Eye in dogs. Because dogs possess the third eyelid, this state occurs when the tear gland becomes inflamed in that third eyelid. This third eyelid works as additional protection for the eyes, especially during hunting, fighting, etc. Cherry eyes in dogs are usually not painful, but the eye can be itchy to the dog. If this disorder is left untreated, that can lead to many other complications including the dry eye syndrome. Cherry Eye in dogs – symptoms The most common symp...

Benefits of Dog Walking

Dogs have been a man’s best friend for centuries now. They are our best friends and companions we can rely on in good times and bad. Other than having a lifelong best friend here are the top 7 health benefits of dog walking. Physical benefits 1. Weight control Being overweight or obese is a serious health issue. There is a simple medical solution to obesity - burn more calories than you consume. A regular activity like walking can help you burn calories and help you keep your pounds in check. It also works the same for your dog. 2. Joint Health Immobility is another common health problem. Joints, eve...

Healthiest Human Food Dogs Can Eat

Dogs are domesticated carnivores belong to family Canidae. It is a part of the wolf-like canid and most abundant terrestrial carnivore. A dog has been described as carnivores or omnivores as compared to wolves. Dogs from agriculture societies have extra copies of amylase and other genes involved in starch digestion that contribute to an increased ability to digest a starch-rich diet. Also, like a human, some dog breed produces amylase in their saliva. A dog is in between omnivores and carnivores. A dog can produce bile acid with taurine, and it cannot produce vitamin D, which it obtains from the flesh....

Dogs In Hot Cars: How To Save Them?

Summer is back! For most of us and our dogs, that means the return of nearly unbearable heat. We usually associate summer with holidays, having fun on the beach near the sea or the lake, cocktails, and sunbathing. We can imagine having a great time during the summertime. One important thing we must not forget is to take care of our dogs that might have a tougher time battling the heat than we do. Imagine wearing a warm sweater all the time during the warm summer weather and you will understand how our pups are feeling. Most of us dog owners are aware of the rule when it comes to heat, cars, and dogs. Th...