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 Karen A. Soukiasian Many issues can prevent quality dog sleep over night. That may be a surprise, since most dogs sleep 12 to 14 hours per day. But some dogs have trouble sleeping all night. Puppies, overweight dogs and senior dogs all can struggle with dog sleep. Puppies are used to being comforted at… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian If you have a mutt, studying the dog tail can help you determine what breeds make up your pup. Even though everyone says “Oh, they’re just a mutt.” you know you have the best dog in the world. But let’s face it; you are a tad curious about just what breeds… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dogs lick to communicate, but for many owners uncontrolled licking is an annoyance — or worse. Frustrated owners, usually of new puppies or demanding, and amazingly spoiled dogs, often call to say they are being “licked to death,” and they don’t know what to do about it. First you need to… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian A healthy dog should not have bad breath. The reality is, approximately 80 percent of dogs do suffer from gingivitis or a periodontal disease by the time they are 5 years old. Now and then a simple dental procedure such as a professional cleaning or perhaps a bad tooth extracted can… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Often dog owners wonder if it’s better to have to two dogs rather than one. The truth is if you plan to leave your dog during the day while you are at work, it may be better to have two dogs so that they can keep each other company.
By Karen A. Soukiasian Unfortunately, dogs cannot go to the pharmacy to pick up something every time they need something to settle their upset stomachs. That’s why many dogs eat grass. Nature, however, has provided them with an instinct to help them rid their bodies of indigestible materials, such as toy stuffing, a sock, or… Read the rest »