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PetMD Editorial
May 28, 2020

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, DABVP, of the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary… 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

Megan Petroff, DVM (Clinical Behavior Resident)
Apr 23, 2020

By Dr. Megan Petroff, DVM For people, anxiety can feel overwhelming and debilitating at times. If you have a dog that struggles with fear, anxiety, or stress, it’s important to be supportive and patient. Calming a frequently anxious dog is possible, but it may require… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Feb 25, 2020

The life of a dog seems like such a leisurely experience. Get out of bed, go outside to relieve yourself, come in, have a snack, and go back to bed. Then wake up, go outside again, have dinner, and then go back to bed for another nap. While this may seem like a lot of time… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Feb 24, 2020

Have you ever caught your dog eating poop and asked yourself, “Ugh, why do dogs eat poop?” Well, you are definitely not alone. Poop-eating, also called coprophagia in dogs, is not exactly a hobby that you would consider ideal for your furry family member. Here’s everything… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Feb 05, 2020

You may have heard the myth that when a dog sits or lies on top of your feet that he is trying to dominate you. But nothing could be further from the truth. Many dogs form a strong bond with their owners. Wherever the owner goes, the dog follows. Whenever the owner sits… Read More