Why do dogs like feet so much?

Some dogs seem to be particularly fascinated with human feet, as revealed in the behaviors like licking, biting, or nosing your feet. This type of behavior can be an indicator of some greater physiological and social needs. What’s the Root of the Behavior?    Dogs...

8 Common Dog Paw Problems & How to Treat Them

When your dog starts licking a paw or limping, it’s a sure bet there’s something going on with his or her paw pads. The following are some common causes behind your dog’s paw pad pain and how to treat the cause: 1. Nail Issues Sometimes paw pad irritation can be...

Obesity in senior pets

There have been countless journals, scientific papers, articles, blogs, stone tablets, and any other media form you can imagine dedicated to the topic of obesity in our pets. The latest figures are showing that almost 55% of dogs are classified as obese and almost 60%...

Best Practices for Moisturizing Your Dog’s Skin

There are a number of causes for dry skin in dogs, such as bacterial, parasitic, or yeast infections, metabolic or hormone imbalances, allergies, poor grooming, under bathing or over bathing, and environmental conditions– dry winter, or hot summer with low humidity....

How can I get my older dog upstairs safely?

Aging dogs are like aging humans– they begin to have mobility problems. The movement that was once effortless for an old dog can be challenging and much more labor intensive. These issues with older dogs often manifest as stumbles, unsteadiness, and hesitance. One of...

My Dog’s Paw May Be Infected, How Can I Tell?

Your dog’s paws aren’t typically on your mind until they start limping or favoring some legs over others. If your dog shows signs of a paw injury, this doesn’t necessarily mean they have an infection but it’s important to know how to recognize an infection. Paw...

How Can I Keep My Dog’s Paws Healthy?

Dogs use their paws like humans use their feet. Because of this, it’s important that your dog’s paws are taken care of especially as they age. The pads of the paw are soft and cushion-like. This is to help protect your dog’s bones and joints from shock, and also to...

Are Dog Boots Necessary?

The short answer: No. When most people think of dog boots, they think of a pampered pooch who is doted with a luxurious life by its owner. While much of the footwear for dogs out there is created simply for the delight of the owner and not any real purpose for the...