Is Dry Nose a Sign of Illness in Dogs?

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Found on PetMD

How Dogs Use Their Nose

Dog noses are fascinating little structures. Not only do dogs use their noses for breathing, dog noses also drain excessive tears from the eyes through tear ducts. In addition, they have sweat glands, which help to cool the body through sweating.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Article Found on PetMD

Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn’t something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard?

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How To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

Article Found on DogHealth.com

When you stare deeply into your beloved pet’s eyes, it may seem almost as if he or she could talk. Of course dogs can’t talk, but their body language can be very eloquent. The better you know your dog—his or her habits, appearance, and behavior—the more apparent these signs will . . . → Read More: How To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

5 Reasons to Test Your Dog for Diabetes

Article by Dr. Justine A. Lee | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Did you know that some authorities feel that 1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches 12 years of age develops diabetes mellitus1?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a hormonal problem where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, the hormone that helps push sugar . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons to Test Your Dog for Diabetes

Can Your Dog Predict an Earthquake? Evidence is Shaky, Say Researchers

Article Found on ScienceDaily

For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.

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6 Fascinating Facts About Your Dog’s Eyes

Article by Diana Bocco | Found on PetMD

Dogs don’t see the same world we do. For them, things might look a little grainier and a lot less vibrant. Then again, dogs can also see things we can only dream about.

Here are six fascinating facts about your dog’s vision.

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Who’s a Good Boy? Why ‘Dog-Speak’ is Important For Bonding with Your Pet

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Scientists at the University of York have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that ‘baby-talk’ is to bonding between a baby and an adult.

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Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

Article by Sheina Meliker | Found on VetStreet

We’ve all been there: Our dogs are perfect angels… right up until the moment the bath faucet turns on or the pills come out of the medicine cabinet. That’s why we’re here with tried-and-true solutions to help you take the stress out of things many dogs . . . → Read More: Easy Solutions to Difficult Dog Care Problems

Stopping Puppies from Biting

Article Found on PetHealthNetwork

Puppies, like human babies, have sharp little teeth. If you’re unlucky enough to be your puppy’s teething toy, those teeth might remind you of Jaws! When your puppy’s biting becomes focused on the human version of the teething ring, it’s time to “nip” her behavior in the bud by teaching . . . → Read More: Stopping Puppies from Biting

Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Most commercially available dog treats contain a range of undefined ingredients, including sugars, and often exceed the recommended daily energy allowance for treats (‘complementary feed’), warn researchers in the Vet Record today.

They say treat labels should be more explicit and provide more detailed information on ingredients and . . . → Read More: Most Dog Treats Exceed Recommended Daily Energy Allowance