Can dogs catch a cold or get the flu?

Can dogs catch a cold or get the flu?

The love we can have for our four legged friends knows no bounds, and it’s entirely reasonable to be concerned about whether dogs can get ill, especially during cold and flu season. The short answer to the question in the title is that while dogs cannot catch the same colds us humans get, they can … Read more

Do Dogs Actually Get Jealous?

Do Dogs Actually Get Jealous?

We spend so much time with our doggie friends that it can be easy to anthropomorphise them, to assign them emotions and tendencies which stem from human behaviour and cultures. However, dogs can sometimes seem to genuinely display intense almost human emotions, from happiness to fear – and quite often, jealousy. This article looks in … Read more

Why does my dog lay by the door? 

Why does my dog lay by the door?

There are many reasons why you might find your dog laying by the door. Some of the most common reasons include: Your dog is missing you and wants to see you again – this is the last place they saw you and they know you’ll be re-entering through this door Your dog is restless or … Read more

Why does my dog climb on my shoulders? 

Why does my dog climb on my shoulders?

The main reasons that your dog climbs on your shoulder could include some of the following reasons: Your dog feels safe being so close to you Your dog is showing you how much they love you They don’t understand space in the same way that we do Your dog wants your attention They are feeling … Read more

Why does my dog eat my underwear? 

Why does my dog eat my underwear?

Is there a reason why my dog eats my underwear? Dogs can eat underwear for many reasons. It’s usually nothing to be concerned about, but in some cases, it may be a cause for further investigation. The most common reasons are boredom, curiosity, attraction to items with strong scents, protection, and separation anxiety. When you … Read more

Why is my dog looking around frantically? 

Why is my dog looking around frantically?

What causes dogs to look around frantically? Dogs can look around frantically for a number of reasons – some of the reasons are nothing to worry about, while others might need closer attention from a veterinary professional. Your dog may be experiencing some neurological conditions that cause them to start and look around in a … Read more

How to tell your dog is bored (and how to solve the problem) 

How to tell your dog is bored

Why do dogs get bored?  The last thing that you want as a dog owner is a bored dog (and all the problems that come along with that). But how can you tell the difference between boredom, hunger, illness, anxiety, aggression, or deeper problems?  Knowing your dog well is the easiest way to know whether … Read more

Why do dogs pant in the car?

Why do dogs pant in the car?

The real reason your dog pants in the car could be due to multiple factors. They could be showing emotion (happiness, excitement, stress, fear), cooling themselves down (especially on a hot day or in a warm car) or as a result of medical factors (if they are potentially hard of hearing or sight and the … Read more

Can dogs get dementia?

Can dogs get dementia?

Unfortunately, yes, dogs can suffer from dementia in a condition known as canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD). Dementia usually occurs in older dogs and there can be multiple unpleasant symptoms including depression, lack of spatial awareness, aggression and confusion. Naturally, it’s a devastating condition for your dog to have, but it can also impact on your … Read more

Why does my dog sleep so much (and is it healthy)?

Why does my dog sleep so much (and is it healthy)?

Your dog loves sleep – and no wonder! It’s normal for your dog to sleep between 10-14 hours per day. The typical outline of a dog’s day will be divided up like this: 50% is spent sleeping, 30% is spent in restful consciousness while 20% will be spent in activity. It’s completely normal for your … Read more