The Healthy Dog Blog

Patting the Dog: Where to Pet a Dog?

Patting the Dog: Where to Pet a Dog?

When you see a dog, your first thought is to pet them. However, patting the dog involves more than running over to them and tapping them on the head. In fact, that's something you should never do when petting dog. Though you may have assumed showing your appreciation...

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Do Dogs Know Their Names?

Do Dogs Know Their Names?

Just like the age-old question of whether the chicken or the egg came first, people have wondered if dogs really do know the names given them by their owners. Although some dogs have been proven to have the ability to understand as many as 1,000 words, most experts...

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Why Do Dogs like to be Pet?

Why Do Dogs like to be Pet?

You may know the phrase, "a dog is a man's best friend." Part of that friendship is your dog is with you in the good times and bad. You can also show affection to your pet by petting your dog, whether it is sick, follows your commands, or wants cuddles. Though pets...

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Spicy Food for Dogs: Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

Spicy Food for Dogs: Can Dogs Eat Spicy Food?

If you are a dog owner, you may sometimes treat it to table scraps like tomatoes, other vegetables, and even meats. You should always be careful, as some foods that contain these ingredients, such as spicy foods, are dangerous to your dog. You may wonder, can dogs eat...

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Can Dogs Eat Cherry Tomatoes?

Can Dogs Eat Cherry Tomatoes?

We all love our pets and want to do what is best for them, but sometimes, it is easy to forget that they are not adorable little humans with fur. They are interested in anything we do, and they beg for the foods we eat, but some human foods can be bad for dogs....

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Can Dogs Eat Cake? Is Cake Bad for Dogs?

Can Dogs Eat Cake? Is Cake Bad for Dogs?

As much as we love to pamper our precious four-legged friends, there are some things that we should not do, and one of them is feeding them certain foods. If you want to celebrate your canine friend’s birthday, you might be wondering, Can dogs eat cake? We will...

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Why is My dog Itching?

Why is My dog Itching?

It is extremely normal to see a dog contentedly scratching himself. Itching is as normal for them as it is for us, so it's usually no cause for concern. However, excessive dog itching and scratching can also indicate certain health problems. If you are concerned about...

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Common Skin Conditions in Dogs

Common Skin Conditions in Dogs

Even with your fantastic care, your dog can acquire a skin disorder. There are many types, some life-threatening, requiring veterinary treatment. Other skin problems fare best with a natural approach to healing. How can you determine the wisest course of action?...

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How to Remove Skunk Smell From Your Dog?

How to Remove Skunk Smell From Your Dog?

Skunks are docile animals, content to mind their own business. Moreover, they're extremely nearsighted, their vision sorely impaired. So, when your dog gets blasted by a skunk, it's likely they scared the creature. Thus, afraid of being hurt, the skunk defended itself...

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Why Do My Dogs Ears Smell?

Why Do My Dogs Ears Smell?

A dog has sensitive ears that are really its own unique environment. It is important for dog owners to regularly assess their dog’s health and ears. A smelly dogs ear could be an indication that something is wrong. The answer to the question "Why do my dog's ears...

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Why does my dog smell like fish?

Why does my dog smell like fish?

If you have spent a lot of time around dogs, you probably know that they don't always smell nice. You can't really expect any animal to smell like roses all the time, and canines are no exception. However, we have come to expect a certain type of reek from a dirty...

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How to Stop Destructive Chewing in Dogs?

How to Stop Destructive Chewing in Dogs?

I've been in your position, frustrated by my dog's habit of shredding my possessions. Along with feeling upset, I was baffled. Whenever I came home to the mess, Lucy would give me a mournful look. Plus, from her sad body language, I sensed the ruckus was beyond her...

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What can I give My Dog for Hip Pain?

What can I give My Dog for Hip Pain?

Did you know that hip problems aren't limited to senior dogs? They can also arise in puppies during their first year of life. That's because some breeds are genetically prone to hip malformation. Whatever your dog's age when hip pain occurs, you can help them feel...

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How to Keep a Dog Calm and Relaxed While Grooming?

How to Keep a Dog Calm and Relaxed While Grooming?

If there’s one thing that I know about, it’s dealing with an anxious dog. I once pet sat a small terrier. The first especially could get very defensive with neighbours and new people. During my first day with her alone, it took me over 10 times to put her harness on...

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