Most healthy dogs can go for as long as two days without eating, however, if you notice your dog has not been eating properly or has completely lost its appetite, there is room for concern. Many health conditions can cause a lack of appetite such as dental disease.
Vaccination could also lead to losing an appetite and when a dog travels, it can take a while before its eating habits are anywhere near back to their normal ways. If more than a day or two have gone by and your dog is still not eating as it should, consult with your vet.
Yes, it is normal for dogs to experience occasional itching, but what if they exhibit compulsive scratching behavior? There are numerous potential causes for this behavior that warrant attention. Compulsive itching in dogs can be triggered by various factors. It may be indicative of an allergy, such as a reaction to the fabric softener used on their blanket or sheet.
Other possible culprits include mites, insect bites, skin infections, or even a sensitivity to the recently purchased dog shampoo. To address this issue, it is crucial to identify the underlying cause through careful observation and, if necessary, seek guidance from a veterinarian. Determining the root cause enables appropriate treatment, ensuring relief for your furry companion and restoring their comfort and well-being.
In the animal kingdom, there is no creature that isn't protective of its food. Then there are dogs. In the wild, dogs (originating from the wolf family) guard and protect their food for a purpose of surviving. It's in their blood. And when a dog guards its food, it should be trained, especially if there are young children or babies around.
Do this when your dog is still a puppy. Teach them (with professional guidance) that the food does not have to be guided, especially when children approach. The last thing you want is your dog growling at your baby or child if they accidentally touch the dog's bowl.
If you ever wondered why your dog chases cars, carry on reading. Apparently, it's in their instinct. It's something they are born with. They just love to chase things that are constantly on the move. And the faster they go, the more interested they get.
This behavior can be very dangerous as it can lead to car accidents, the dog getting hurt, or even you — the dog owner — getting hit by a car. Propper professional training is the only solution here. It's a common issue with dogs all over, and if this concerns you, we suggest having it treated.
A dog's crouching posture holds significance and can convey various messages. Understanding the meaning behind it may require careful observation and monitoring. Crouching can signify a range of emotions and intentions, including nervousness, insecurity, fear, or anticipation of engaging in play with another companion.
Regardless of the specific context or message your dog is trying to convey, one thing is clear: when a dog crouches, it communicates something important. It serves as a nonverbal expression of their current state of mind and warrants attention from their human companions. Paying close heed to their body language and behavior enables us to better understand our furry friends and respond appropriately to their needs and emotions.