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Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?
Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?
Our canine companions use their sense of taste in combination with their other senses to explore the world around them. Sometimes it seems like dogs will eat anything, from garbage and fecal matter to undigestible items like toys and fabric. And other times dogs may be very picky about their food. So how do they determine what tastes good to them? Do dogs have taste buds like we do? Why do dogs...
Can Dogs Laugh?
Can Dogs Laugh?
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 the same way humans do. In humans, laughter is composed of rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory, and involuntary actions. The sound...
Why Do Dogs Hump?
Why Do Dogs Hump?
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 sometimes the other dog’s head or side, or even toward a person. Both male and female dogs, whether they are spayed or...
Why Do Female Dogs Hump?
Why Do Female Dogs Hump?
You’re taking your dog for a walk, and you decide to stop at the dog park and let your Golden Retriever play with other dogs. Then you see her humping another dog. You might have thought that only male dogs do this and that it had to do with hormones. So why do female dogs hump, too? Is It Normal for Female Dogs to Hump?All dogs can and do hump on occasion, whether they are male or female. This...
Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt?
Why Do Dogs Eat Dirt?
Why did my dog just eat that? As a dog parent, you’ve probably asked this question at some point, whether your dog ate a stick, a rock, or dirt. Consuming objects that are not food-related is an eating disorder called pica. A form of pica called geophagia causes dogs to purposely eat dirt or mud. Why Does My Dog Eat Dirt?Your dog’s desire to eat dirt may be caused by nutritional, behavioral,...
Dog Depression: Signs, Causes, and Treatment
Depression, as we know it in people, is a mood disorder that causes feelings of persistent sadness and worthlessness. It’s often linked with a loss of interest in normal activities. Depression is more than just a bout of the blues, temporary sadness, or grief, though those feelings can all play a part. In humans, it can range from mild symptoms to a debilitating and chronic condition that...