Fireworks can be so much fun for us humans but most dogs don’t feel the same way (unless your dog is a hunting dog who is familiarized with the sounds and smells of rifles and gun powder), the loud sounds, and smells and bright lights can leave your four-legged friend to feel stressed, fearful, and disoriented. Think this sounds a bit exaggerated? Consider these facts: At least 40% of dogs experience noise anxiety; 30% of all ‘lost’ animals occur on the evening of July 4th; J
Summer is such a wonderful time for us and our dogs to spend time together outdoors. Our dogs love summer (well, most of them do!) just as much as we do. It is a great time to be out and about, to enjoy exercising, to play fun games or to take them along with us to summer events. Oh, the fun is endless! But to enjoy all this fun, some preparation is required. Here are some of the most important summer safety tips you can, and should, practice to keep this summer a safe one fo
Your dog begs you to go outside, and once there, the first thing he does is to munch on grass and then promptly vomits it all up. Question is, why? Your dog is clearly not a cow, the closest connection they have is that they belong to the Carnivora clade of mammals. So why do dogs eat grass? The truth is: none of us are really sure why. Science suggests that eating things that are not food is characterized by a disorder named Pica and sometimes Pica indicates that a dog might
Any dog owner will agree with this fact: your dog loves you unconditionally. Our dog will always be happy to see us, to cuddle with us, to play with us. Our dogs will love us because they are loyal and because you are their master and caretaker, and for that they are forever grateful. No wonder why we call them ‘man’s best friend! All this love they have for us is simply amazing and it feels great receiving it, but what about them? Do we show our dogs that we love them back?
You have probably noticed your dog doing this before: an adorable move of the head that tilts to the side followed by a pair of penetrating widen eyes. This adorable move seems to say: ‘I am listening’ and it is well known as the ‘head tilt’. But cuteness aside, what is really going on when a dog head tilts in response to a sound? Here are a few possible explanations: They can hear better: a dog will tilt the head to the side in order to hear more clearly. Their movable earfl