Dog Care Center - Behavior

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Jul 31, 2020

If you’ve seen your dog experience tremors throughout their body, you might be wondering, why is my dog shaking? When we talk about shaking in dogs, we don’t mean the whole-body shake that you see when a dog shakes their body to dry off after they’ve had a bath or been in… Read More

Sophia Catalano, DVM
Jul 31, 2020

Panting can be a normal behavior for a dog, but it can also signal an underlying medical issue. So how do you know when your dog’s panting is a sign that something’s wrong? Here’s what you need to know about dog panting. What Causes Dog Panting? Here are some common reasons… Read More

Hector Joy, DVM
Jul 31, 2020

Howling is a form of communication, and it’s an innate behavior that can be seen in all canine species. While the most famous howling canine is the wolf, it’s not uncommon to see dogs howling as well. Wolves use howling to identify themselves to other wolves, to ward off… Read More

Teresa Manucy, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Barking is a common way for dogs to express their desires to their pet parents and to the world around them. But excessive dog barking can be frustrating and startling—and possibly a sign of an underlying behavioral issue. It’s important to determine the reason why your dog… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 19, 2020

Reviewed and updated on May 19, 2020, by Jennifer Coates, DVM Your pup’s nose is a powerful device that guides him through his days in some pretty impressive ways. “Dogs noses are specifically adapted to function much better than ours,” explains Dr. Michael T. Nappier, DVM… Read More

Manette M. Kohler, DVM
May 15, 2020

Just the sheer number of toy options for dogs is a clear indicator that dogs love toys. There are toys that bounce, toys that fly, toys for chewing, toys for tugging, and, probably the most interesting of all, toys that squeak. What is it about squeaky toys that gets dogs… Read More