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

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Aug 31, 2021

It is not uncommon to see your dog grab a mouthful of grass during their daily walk or a romp through the park. Ever wonder why dogs do that? Many people believe that when dogs eat grass, they are trying to make themselves vomit. They think it’s an instinctive behavior that… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Aug 31, 2021

Have you ever seen your dog kick their hind legs after they have done their business? It looks pretty funny when a dog does this, like they are wiping their hind paws. Not all dogs exhibit this behavior, and it can range in intensity. Some dogs may just kick each paw once… Read More

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

Ever been bumped by your dog’s wet, cold nose and wondered why it always seem to be that way? Or have you felt that your dog’s nose was warm and dry and debated whether that meant they were getting sick? Here’s everything you need to know about your dog’s nose, from why it’… Read More