Posts Tagged: Dog Behaviors
The Reverse Sneeze in Dogs and Other Alarming Pet Noises
Pets make noise, and some pets are louder than others. Sometimes they can make some pretty strange sounds, though, and it can be hard to know whether to be worried.
The reverse sneeze in dogs can be a worrisome event that our team at Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care often gets questions about. Here’s the most important information you’ll need to know on reverse sneezing, goose honking, and other strange noises that your pet might make.Continue…
Breaking the Digging Habit in Puppies and Dogs
Is your yard filled with holes? Does your dog regularly escape through a self-made hole under the fence or arrive at the back door with muddy paws and a dirt-covered muzzle? It’s hard to find fault with dogs, but if we “dig deep”, we can come up with a few things!
Digging is a natural instinct in dogs, but it doesn’t jive well with the human way of life. Breaking your dog of their digging habit can be tricky, but with the right approach it’s possible to have your yard (and your sanity) back in one piece.Continue…
Dogs Who Eat Poop, and How to Keep Your Dog Out of the Litter Box
As much as we love our dogs, there are things they do that make us cringe. Raiding the bathroom trash can, rolling in dead animals, and licking their own backsides comes to mind. But nothing beats dogs who eat poop.
If you’ve been sitting calming on the couch, minding your own business, and been the recipient of a “litter box kiss” from your dog, just know you’re not alone. The somewhat common behavior of eating out of the litter box is one that – although high on the ick factor list – is not usually something to worry about.
Keep reading as Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care breaks down the facts about dogs who eat poop.Continue…
Canine Mysteries: Weird Dog Behaviors Explained
If you own a dog, you know there’s a reason they’re referred to as “man’s best friend.” It seems like dogs are always happy to see us, and sometimes, it may feel as if your dog can actually read your mind!
Although the bond between humans and their canine companions is remarkable, there are plenty of times when our pets reminds us they are, in fact, a different species. Let’s take a moment to examine some weird dog behaviors and what may be causing them.Continue…
Why Do Dogs Pee When Excited?
Remember that time that you got so excited you piddled on the floor? No? While urinating out of sheer joy is not something humans normally do, many dogs pee when excited on a regular basis. While it may seem like a strange behavior, there is a method to the madness and, as usual, Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care has the answers.
Why Dogs Pee When Excited
Dribbling urine when the excitement ramps up is a surprisingly common dog behavior, but there are actually a few different reasons behind why it may be happening. Understanding the cause behind the problem is the best way to try and prevent yourself from mopping your floor everyday.
Dogs pee when excited because:
Canine Conundrum: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
If you’re like most of the dog owners out there, you pay close attention to what goes into the food bowl and treat bag. Without a doubt, nutrition is at the cornerstone of your dog’s overall health. Feeding them the right things – at the right stage of development – is critical to day-to-day wellness. But, there are some things that dogs eat purely for the experience, and not because they need it nutritionally.
If you’ve ever wondered why dogs eat grass, we hope to uncover the mystery.