Stephanie Howe, DVM
Sep 22, 2021

You may have been surfing the internet and stumbled across a hilarious video of a pug urinating while doing a handstand. While this is indeed funny, it is actually one of 12 distinct elimination postures dogs use while peeing. The handstand, among some of the more popular… Read More

Brittany Grenus, DVM
Sep 22, 2021

One of the biggest misconceptions about dogs is that a wagging tail means the dog is friendly. While it certainly can mean this, there are a multitude of reasons dogs wag their tails. At the most basic level, a wagging tail simply means the dog is ready or willing to… Read More

Stephanie Betbeze, DVM
Sep 22, 2021

Has licking become your dog’s favorite activity? There are many reasons dogs enjoy licking you—or everything else around them. While some dogs lick things out of boredom, for other dogs, licking can be compulsive, providing a calming and soothing sensation. When licking is… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Aug 31, 2021

It’s a common scenario—one that you’ve probably experienced before. You’re on a walk or hike with your dog. You look down, and before you know it, your dog is rolling around on something. And it happens to be poop. Your dog rolled in poop right before you were ready to pop… Read More

Manette M. Kohler, DVM
Aug 31, 2021

Yawning is perfectly normal in dogs. In fact, it is normal behavior in most vertebrates, including primates, horses, penguins, fish, cats, and even snakes, among many others. You’ve no doubt seen your dog settle in for a nap with a big, satisfying yawn just before they rest… Read More

Hanie Elfenbein, DVM
Aug 31, 2021

Dogs do a lot of really cute things. They also do a lot of gross things. Rolling in the grass can be either or both, depending on the situation. There are several reasons dogs roll in the grass, but most of them are about scent. Dogs have a strong sense of smell and use it… Read More