Why Dogs sniff Butts

What’s with the weird butt sniffing fetish dogs have?  What could possibly be so enticing about the smell of dog butt that dogs just can’t get enough of?  And not just smell — they need to get a good long whiff that’s bordering on obsessive-compulsive.  And aren’t dogs supposed to have a sense of smell…

Symptoms of overheating

Check on your dog often. On very warm days, watch your dog’s condition closely.  While exercise will make dogs pant if the panting becomes “heaving” this is the earliest sign that he is getting too hot. When the panting has become loud and is becoming a “roar” he has already become too hot and the…

Understanding and Caring for your dog in hot weather – Part 2

Stay inside If possible, bring outside dogs inside on hot days and if you have air conditioning in your house, leave it on during the day even if your dog is home alone.  There is no ideal temperature that applies for all dogs, but most begin to show signs of overheating between 27 – 30…

Understanding and Caring for your dog in hot weather – Part 1

As the mercury rises this summer keeping your dog cool is vital.  Dogs can have the same troubles that we do — dehydration, overheating, sunburn.  Heat Stroke in dogs is a life-threatening condition with warning signs including panting excessively, moving sluggishly, acting woozy, and losing consciousness. If you observe any of these signs, call your…

Is your dog smarter than average?

It’s obvious your dog is the most adorable, best looking, well-behaved and smartest dog on the planet – right?   But how can you be sure that your dog is extra intelligent compared to the average dog? Be careful what you wish for because having an intelligent dog can actually have downsides.  You have to put…