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Do you have a question about your dog? Our Vets and Pet Care Experts help answer all those burning questions you have about your canine companion.

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Foreign Bodies: I Think My Pet Ate Something It Shouldn’t!

Many of us have heard stories about pets who have ingested things outside of their regular diets. Maybe you’ve heard of a dog who ate someone’s socks and underwear, or maybe you have first-hand experience dealing with your cat who ate a piece from a plastic plant. In any case, foreign body ingestion in pets can be very concerning. It is important to recognize the signs and know what to do if your pet eats something that they shouldn’t!  
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Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

The technical term for eating poo is ‘Coprophagia’. It's a fairly normal behavior in dogs that you should be able to stop.
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Does My Dog Have Mange?

Is your dog losing hair or itching uncontrollably with no signs of fleas?  If so, your dog may have mange.  Mange refers to a skin disease that is caused by parasitic mites. These mites are very tiny, and they can be dog-specific or can be zoonotic and infect other species, including humans.
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How to Stop Your Dog Jumping on Guests

It may be cute in a little puppy, but jumping behavior in a 40lb dog is not ideal. We run through how to keep your dog from jumping up on guests.
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Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

If your dog is drinking more water, should you be worried? Sometimes increased thirst in dogs is healthy and sometimes you should consider seeing your vet.

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poo?

The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. This rather undesirable behavior can be normal in puppies.
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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Many dogs love to channel their inner cow and graze on grass. Some are even particular about what type of grass they eat. Is this behavior a sign of a nutritional deficiency or illness and is it safe?
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What is in a Dog DNA Test?

DNA analysis has revolutionized many things from forensic medicine to pup-ternity tests (see what we did there!) so DNA testing has to be a good thing. Right?
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Why Does My Dog Lick the Air?

If your dog has always been, for lack of better words, a ‘licky dog’ then it may just be a normal behavior for your dog. If it is a new behavior, there can be underlying medical or behavioral issues to address.
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Why Does My Dog Fart Constantly?

There can be several reasons for flatulence in dogs and most of these are not serious.

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