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Christina Hawkins, DVM
Feb 25, 2022

One of the proudest moments of being a dog parent is the joy you feel when you’ve successfully potty-trained your new puppy. As your dog gets older, though, they may have a few accidents every once in a while. But what if your dog starts pooping in the house more than a few… Read More

Christina Hawkins, DVM
Feb 04, 2022

You may wonder why your dog is urinating in so many places when you take them out for a walk. This type of behavior is known as urine marking. Urine marking in dogs is a natural behavior where dogs release small amounts of urine in various locations. Both male and female… Read More

Katie Grzyb, DVM
Feb 02, 2022

There’s been a huge shift in understanding and treating human anxiety over the past decade. Our canine counterparts also feel stress and anxiety, but they can’t verbalize their feelings, which makes it hard to know when they’re feeling anxious. When you become a dog parent… Read More

Melissa Boldan, DVM
Dec 15, 2021

Jealousy is defined as a desire to possess something that someone else has, or a feeling of unhappiness or anger because you fear someone you love is liked by another. But do dogs get jealous like humans do? Do they feel jealous when we spend time with or give attention to… Read More

Autumn Madden, DVM
Dec 02, 2021

Laughter, by definition, is a physiological response to humor. Dogs can be playful, but do they understand humor and laughing at funny things? Do they have their own version of laughter? What do they think when humans laugh? Do Dogs Laugh? Dogs do laugh; however, it is not… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Nov 30, 2021

Humping is a common term for what veterinarians call mounting behavior. This is when a dog puts their front legs around another dog, and then thrusts their pelvis repeatedly (the humping motion). The mounting behavior can be directed towards the hind end of another dog, or… Read More