Dog Barking Decoded

If you have a talkative dog, you may have found yourself wondering (or yelling), “What the heck is all that barking about?” Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care knows that all that yapping can be a little annoying at times, but dog barking is actually a very important part of being canine.

The Purpose of Dog Barking

A dog barking is just as natural as a human talking. Dog barking is one way that our canid friends communicate with us and each other. Different barks and sounds mean different things. 

If your dog is barking a lot, chances are they are trying to communicate one of the following:

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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears, and Why it’s So Important

A woman holds up her dog's large ears like angel wings

Much like brushing your dog’s fur, clipping their nails, or cleaning their teeth, ear cleaning is an important part of a dog’s basic grooming regimen. Keeping your dog’s ears clean is essential in keeping infections at bay and allows you to check the ears periodically for signs of trouble.

Fortunately, it’s easy to learn how to clean your dog’s ears, and with practice it can become second nature. Our team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care can get you started!

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Leaving Your Dog Home Alone: How Long Is Too Long?

A dog looks longingly out the window

There’s a reason dogs are known as our best friends – they’re hard-wired to want to spend time with us. And if we could be with them all day long – well, sign us up! But, if you’re like most, you have obligations outside your home that take you away for all or part of the day (work, anyone?). 

Leaving your dog home alone does not make you a bad pet owner. But is there a limit to the time you should leave your dog home alone? And are there ways we can enrich our dog’s lives when we aren’t with them that can make leaving them home alone a better experience for them? 

Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care explores the hot button topic of leaving your dog home alone.

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Gear Up For Fun With Our Pet Travel Tips

A man drives with his dog in a convertible

Summer is almost over, but have you taken a vacation yet? Whether you’re planning a long road trip or a quick weekend getaway, leaving your pet at home simply isn’t an option for many pet owners. But is your furry pal up for the challenges of travel?

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