What Is a Reactive Dog? An Expert Explains

Do you have a dog that behaves strangely or out of control at times? Do you feel he is nervous or frightening you with his behavior? If so, you could have a dog that is reactive. We spoke with Angela Hoover, LVT, regional director of technician services at VCA Animal Hospitals and a dog trainer certified by VCA, to understand […]

Adolescent Dogs Act Similarly to Teenage Humans, Study Suggests

woman hugging a dog

Although our doggie pals are generally however, they also can have plenty in their attitude. Take a look at a cute Siberian Husky not wanting to get out of the pet parks as well as in the case of an Italian greyhound chewing his dog’s bed while the other dogs were gone. Sure, we laugh but this kind of behavior cannot be sustained […]

Do Dogs Like Kisses? The Answer Might Surprise You

I love greeting my dog by putting the kiss of a lifetime on side of her head. She is accustomed to the routine and is always a pleasure to snuggle towards me to show her love. If you’re like many dog owners, then you’re likely to shower your pet with kisses. You might even get licked in return. […]

Why Do Dogs Sigh?


Humans usually sigh when they feel tired, annoyed and overwhelmed, or even exasperated. But why do dogs sigh? Do they emit this audible sigh because of the same reasons? In reality, dogs generally sigh when at peace, content, and sometimes angry at not having that walk in the evening or that pet they love from under the […]

Why Does My Dog Paw at Me?

Dogs have only numerous ways of gaining your attention, and pawing is a way to be a good choice. “At the very beginning puppies are taught that if they paw the teats of their mother, the milk drops,” says certified professional dog trainer and Daily Paws Advisory Board member Irith Trietsch Bloom. “As they grow older, they will […]

What To Do if Your Dog Won’t Eat

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When your dog refuses to consume food, it’s almost like an eye-scratcher. It’s hard to tell if he’s sick. Do you think he’s upset? Is he looking to see something better? There’s no definitive answer. The list of things that could lead dogs to stop eating appetites is almost infinite, according to Christine Brennan, DVM medical director for VCA Raleigh Hills Animal […]

Do Dogs and Cats Sleep More in the Winter?


They occupy the largest storage space on our phones and bring us the most satisfaction, but sometimes also a lot of worries. We are devoted to our pets, and keep an at them throughout the day. If you observe something that isn’t there before, you might be worried that something is not right. What is the case, for […]

Can Dogs Eat Beef in Their Diet? Here’s What a Veterinarian Recommends


A lot of dog food and treats advertise that they are made with beef, which makes you believe that the meat is safe for your dog. There are however many types of beef you could cook at home and be concerned about whether it’s safe to feed your pet. Do dogs consume beef in all forms, or […]

6 Ways to Keep Your Big Dog Breed Healthy and Happy

black smooth-coated dog

Large dogs are extra affectionate and cuddly. However, due to their dimensions, these dogs have their own set of requirements. Breeds that are large and massive like German shepherds and Great Danes differ from smaller breeds in their diet as well as how they should exercise, and what they should consider most during puppyhood. We talked to the veterinarian Joanna Gale, BVetMed, […]