By Karen A. Soukiasian Canines use body language to communicate. But what do you need to know to decipher a dog tail message? Low, high, stiff, wagging fast? What’s your dog trying to say? Tail positions, type of movement and speed all carry a key dog message that you as a dog owner need to… Read the rest »
By Jordan K. Davis Americans are on track to drop $62.75 billion on their pets in 2016 and while most of that will go toward food and wellness costs, a lot of it will pay for life’s little luxuries like high tech dog gadgets. For modern doggies (and the people who love them), that means… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Pawing is one of the biggest tools your dog uses to communicate with you. Most new, inexperienced dog owners do not realize dog is a simple language to learn. Once you learn it, you understand your pet is communicating volumes of information by their doggie sign and body languages. Pawing is… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Watching your dog sleep can be comforting and sometimes comical, but the dog sleep position your pup uses also tells you a lot about him. Several of your dog’s sleep behaviors are similar to ours, while others are inherent. And did you know the dog sleep position can influence how well… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dog hiccups are normally harmless and rarely serious. They are caused by spasms of the diaphragm that are triggered by excitement, eating too fast, irritants or stress. Puppies that hiccup, in general do so first thing in the morning after waking up, after naps, after eating,or after too much excitement. Some… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Many people can’t decide which dog makes a better pet — male or female. Which one is the best? It depends on what you’re looking for. If you care about the personality and character of the dog more than anything else, the gender shouldn’t make a huge difference. Your choice will be… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Excessive thirst and frequent urination are signs of four serious dog health problems: diabetes, kidney problems, liver disease and Cushings Disease. Regrettably, not treating Cushings Disease could precipitate the others. After running basic tests, your veterinarian has eliminated the first three, leaving Cushings Disease as the diagnosis.