That vibration under your chair might not be an earthquake. It might be your dog, hiding and shaking. Environmental and health stressors can cause your dog to tremble uncontrollably. Excitement, illness and even the temperature of your home may cause your dog to shake. Some of the reasons for shaking are easier to address than others.
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What makes chocolate so dangerous for dogs? Chocolate — it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t like it. But this is one of the most toxic foods your dog can eat. Nearly every pet owner has a horror story about their dog hoovering a chocolate bunny at Easter, or getting into a chocolate cake during
What does it mean when your dog licks you? Some dog owners love nothing more than a faceful of wet, doggie kisses. Others, not so much. Doggie breath isn’t always welcome. Dogs learn licking from their mothers. This is how mothers get newborn pups to breathe after birth, and how mama cleans them. For dogs,
Fruit — Is It Safe For Dogs To Eat? Your furry friend may adore chomping a bite out of your ice cream cone or sharing your watermelon slice, but not all fruit is a healthy choice for dogs, even if they’re perfectly safe for humans. Dogs are carnivores. Fruit isn’t necessary for a healthy pet.
Never Feed Your Dogs These Human Foods Dogs don’t need human food to survive. Our domesticated dogs are fundamentally carnivores, although they do enjoy plant based food, as anyone with a dog that devours grass can attest. There are thousands of Instagram videos of dogs enjoying bananas, broccoli or spaghetti noodles, and just as many
Those eyes boring holes into the back of your head while you’re at home? That’s your dog. Staring at you. For what seems to be no reason at all. But, dogs stare for a variety of reasons. Here are eight common reasons your dog may be giving you a long, hard look.
Few things will send a dog skittering in terror like the nail clippers. Even the most easy going dogs don’t love it, and trimming can be stressful for dogs and owners alike. Those nails are technically claws. They’re sharp. The best way to get a dog comfortable with a pawdicure is to start when they are
Bath time. One of the most dreaded phrases in the English language. For dogs, anyway. And maybe kids. Bath time can be stressful for dogs and owners, who end up just as wet as their pets, unless their dog is a very good boy or girl and doesn’t struggle. Even a dog who isn’t prone to
Your Labrador Retriever stares longingly at the kitchen cupboard its food is stored in. Your Dachshund inhales its meal in seconds. Your German Shepherd devors any morsel that lands on the floor. It may seem like your dog is always pining for food but that doesn’t mean your dog needs to eat all the time, or
Little dogs can have huge personalities and outsized appetites that can lead to them not getting the right nutrition. The American Kennel Club has a long list of dogs considered small breeds — everything from Norfolk Terriers to Chihuahuas or Pomeranians. They’re all adorable, pint sized friends. Tiny dogs are different then teacup dogs. Tiny or