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petmd editorial updated august 31 2021 published december 02 2014 share this ever notice a dog rolling in grass and ask yourself why much like when answering why do dogs eat grass most experts believe there are several possible reasons as to why dogs engage in this activity inherited from wolves one theory is that the need to roll in grass or anything that has a strong smell for that matter is inherited from dogs wolflike ancestors when a wolf encounters a novel odor it first sniffs and then… read more

laci schaible dvm msl cvj published august 31 2021 share this what is megacolon in cats yes you read that word correctly megacolon is a chronic condition that occurs most often in cats and is basically a megasized stretchedout weakened colon megacolon in cats can cause devastating health consequences as the colon fills with old hardened feces and the colon is not strong enough to pass the cemented stool symptoms of megacolon in cats the most common clinical signs of megacolon in cats include… read more

matthew everett miller dvm published august 31 2021 share this what are histiocytomas in dogs histiocytomas in dogs are small skin growths that occur most commonly in young dogs under 3 years of age these benign growths appear suddenlypet owners will often say overnightbut histiocytomas generally take 14 weeks to sprout histiocytomas can occur anywhere on a dogs body but they usually show up on the front half particularly the head and the ears they are especially common in boxers and dachshunds… read more

alison gerken dvm clinical behavior resident published august 31 2021 share this when i adopted bambu my adorable orange kitty with arguably the worlds poofiest tail i was immediately taken aback by the extent of her licking i left all of our snuggle sessions with my hands arms and face covered in kitty saliva like many other cat parents i set out to understand why cats lick us heres some insight on cat lickingwhether it means that your cat likes you or theres an issue that you need to get… read more

sandra c mitchell dvm dabvp published august 31 2021 share this its a common scenarioone that youve probably experienced before youre on a walk or hike with your dog you look down and before you know it your dog is rolling around on something and it happens to be poop your dog rolled in poop right before you were ready to pop in the car for a long ride home this is actually what happened to me and my dog burgundy after an overnight backpacking hike this is probably not the first time your dog… read more

hanie elfenbein dvm published august 31 2021 share this dogs do a lot of really cute things they also do a lot of gross things rolling in the grass can be either or both depending on the situation there are several reasons dogs roll in the grass but most of them are about scent dogs have a strong sense of smell and use it to interact with the world they can use scent to pick up trails of prey or communicate with other dogs so if your dog is rolling in the grass it may be about picking up a… read more

stephanie lantry dvm published august 31 2021 share this videowistia|3ea9yidxlu|true youve probably seen a dog panting at some point but what about cats the first thing to remember is that cats are not small dogs so the same behaviors can mean different things in a cat versus a dog it is important to be aware of some of these differences so you can help take good care of your cat and recognize when there is a medical emergency cat panting is one of those differences so its important to watch… read more

jennifer coates dvm updated september 03 2021 published august 08 2012 share this megacolon is nothing to laugh about even though i cant help but picture a segment of large intestine decked out as a superhero right now have i been spending too much of my free time with fiveyearolds this summer the disease is all too common in cats and despite having a fair prognosis can be extremely frustrating to deal with megacolon is characterized by a distended large intestine colon in other words that is… read more

written by jennifer coates dvm published june 05 2012 updated july 16 2015 vet reviewed by jennifer coates dvm it isnt always easy to determine the degree to which an animal may be hurting we veterinarians cant ask our patients how bad does it hurt dogs and cats are also very good at hiding their discomfort particularly when they are in the unfamiliar surroundings of a veterinary clinic for these reasons we often have to rely on owner perception as to a pets comfort level or lack thereof… read more

written by petmd editorial published march 18 2019 updated march 18 2019 vet reviewed by katie grzyb dvm flea bites are naturally itchy and can cause even more discomfort if your pet is allergic to fleas flea bites are itchy because of antigens chemical compounds in flea saliva that dogs can have an allergic reaction tothis is the same mechanism that makes us itchy from a mosquito bite explains integrative veterinarian dr gary richter dvm some dogs are more sensitive than others and highly… read more

written by wailani sung ms phd dvm dacvb published september 22 2021 people with depression experience persistent feelings of sadness and a lack of interest in life when it comes to cats its impossible to know if they experience the mental state of sadness but we can observe their behaviors to determine whether they experience a lack of interest in life and may be suffering from depression heres some helpful info and signs to watch for to help you understand your cats mental state can a cat be… read more

written by tiffany paul dvm published september 22 2021 many cats enjoy chasing after red dots also known as laser pointer projections as a favorite pastime so why do cats like lasers so much are laser pointers good or bad for cats there are many reasons cats go crazy for laser pointers and it turns out when used properly lasers can actually be good for your cat why do cats like lasers cats are natural predators and often have a high prey drivethe instinctual drive to catch rodents birds and… read more

written by tiffany paul dvm published september 21 2021 many cats enjoy chasing after red dots also known as laser pointer projections as a favorite pastime so why do cats like lasers so much are laser pointers good or bad for cats there are many reasons cats go crazy for laser pointers and it turns out when used properly lasers can actually be good for your cat why do cats like lasers cats are natural predators and often have a high prey drivethe instinctual drive to catch rodents birds and… read more