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Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ
Jan 15, 2020

While some sources of dog stress are chronic in nature, such as separation anxiety, many are temporary and situational. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and even holiday gatherings can be stressful for dogs. For these short-lived events, what can a pet parent do to help their… Read More

Monica Tarantino, DVM
Jan 08, 2020

Recent research shows that the domesticating of dogs began between 20,000-40,000 years ago. In that period of time, dogs have learned how to understand large vocabularies, compound sentences, and upwards of 1,000 words if trained properly. Like us, dogs use verbal and… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 25, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on July 25, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If your dog is scared of literally EVERYTHING, then you understand that life with a fearful dog can be limiting. Instead of greeting the world with a confident walk and a wagging tail, a fearful dog might shy… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Jul 17, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on July 17, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Dogs can suffer from different types of anxiety, some of which can be truly debilitating. As pet parents, we want to help, but we’re faced with many confusing treatment and medication options. Your… Read More

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM
May 15, 2019

Does your dog always follow you around, never leaving your side? Is their attention always focused on you? You may have what’s called a “Velcro dog.” Let’s find out what this means and whether you should be worried about your dog’s clingy behavior. What Are Velcro Dogs? If… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 13, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on May 13, 2019 by Dr. Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB Unwanted dog behaviors can range from those that are merely nuisances to behaviors that are downright destructive and harmful. Maybe you have a pup who loves to jump on your guests and greet them… Read More