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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.

Dog scratching

Does My Dog Have Fleas?

It can certainly be the case that your dog has fleas without you being able to find one of these tiny, sneaky critters.
Dog's paw with skin infection

Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
Owner picking up dog poop

How Often Should My Dog Poop?

It is normal for a dog to defecate anywhere between 1 and 5 times a day. However, the amount your dog may defecate on a single day depends on several factors.

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.
Sad dog

How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands

Full or impacted anal glands are no joke. A dog will drag his rear across the ground to relieve the unbearable itch, which is where you step in to help out.
Dog eating grass

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?
Dog lying on grass

How Does Your Dog See the World?

Contrary to popular belief, dogs are not color blind. They do, however, see the world quite differently to humans.
garbage-dog

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!  
Dog resting

Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea?

Whether it is acute or chronic, here's what you need to know about diarrhea in dogs and when to worry.
Dog in front of a scale

How Much Should My Dog Weigh?

How much your dog should weigh depends on several factors, for example breed, sex, height and general stature.

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