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Salt is an important nutrient for all animals. It’s responsible for many functions in your dog’s body, just as it is in humans. However, just like people, too much salt is bad for your dog. Are salt licks just a new fad, or do dogs need salt licks? Do dogs need salt licks? Nutrition has long been an area of conflicting information. When you look at human nutrition advice, it’s often in direct opposition. Keto…

You dream of being able to take your normally well-behaved dog to the dog park or on walks, but they act aggressively when they see other dogs. It may seem like a Jekyll and Hyde scenario. Your normally sweet calm fur baby turns into a mass of teeth and growls, leaving you confused and concerned. You may feel embarrassed, afraid, or as if your authority has been challenged. Once you understand why your dog hates…

To a dog parent, there is nothing more exciting than becoming a dog grandparent. You’ve loved every minute you’ve been able to spend with your dog, and now she is having you some puppies. You couldn’t wait to see what they looked like, what their little personalities were like, but now, something’s wrong. Your dog is acting oddly toward her newborn puppies, and it has you scared. Why is your dog sitting on her puppies? Here…

Oh, how much easier life would be if your dog could talk to you! Then, he could tell you exactly when he is hungry, when he needs to go outside, and when he is hurting or sick. However, he can’t talk to you — not with his voice anyway. He can communicate with you, though, through his body language. It’s just that it’s up to you to decipher his codes. Exactly why does your dog…

Your dog licks you and you recoil. Why is your dog’s tongue so cold? A dog’s tongue can be impacted by a lot of things — some environmental and some more serious. But usually it’s dangerous if your dog’s tongue is hot. If your dog’s tongue is cold, it’s probably just fine. Why is my dog’s tongue so cold? Dogs use their mouths to interact with the world. Much like a human will feel things, dogs will touch…

Oh, my, there he goes again! CHU! CHU (dogs don’t “A”chu)! You already know how it feels to sneeze, so you feel sorry for your dog when he does it. If it were every once in a while, you wouldn’t worry. However, it’s all too often. Plus, it seems there is a relationship between his sneezing fits and mealtimes. What is causing this phenomenon? Should you fret over it? Do you need to do something about it? Let’s…

There’s no denying that human beings have a never-ending obsession with canines. We love them, they’re loyal, and they often fascinate us with their seemingly ridiculous behavior. While it might seem like our dogs act the way they do for no reason at all, even the oddest of dog behavior has a reasonable explanation. From scooting their butts along the carpet to eating grass, there is a purpose behind crazy dog antics. If you’ve ever…

Many of us have noticed some strange behaviors in our dogs. Many of them revolve around their bathroom habits. One of the most puzzling things our pooches do is smelling poop. It smells horrible to us, but dogs seem fascinated by it. Why does my dog like to smell poop? Why do dogs smell poop? Essentially, it’s because they use poop and urine as a form of communication. When your dog is smelling poop, they…

You come home from work and sit down on the couch. Your dog hops up beside you for pets. The problem is, they smell like pee. You quickly wave them off the couch because you can’t handle the smell. It leaves you wondering, why does your dog smell like pee? There are many reasons for this. Most of them are harmless, but the smell can indicate a serious health issue as well. Why does my dog…

You tried so hard to sleep last night! You would close your eyes, get right on the verge of dosing off, and then, it would happen…it felt like the walls were reverberating with the noises from your dog’s mouth, like in a bad B-rated thriller flick? You’d laugh if you weren’t so tired. Something’s gotta give because you simply cannot listen to it for one more night! You’ve got to figure out why your dog makes…