8 Possible Reasons For Your Dog’s Excessive Hair Loss

All dogs experience some degree of hair loss in the form of shedding. “Normal dogs shed hair all year long,” says Dr. Kathryn Primm, owner and practicing veterinarian at Apple Brook Animal Hospital. “Especially indoor dogs who are less exposed to extremes of temperature and day length changes. When hairs become old or damaged, they fall out. It is a normal process.” However, if the amount of hair on your sofa has gone from a light dusting to a full-on blizzard, it … Read more

The Meaning Behind Your Dog’s “Whale-Eyed” Expression

Trainers and behaviorists rely on dogs’ body language to determine their state of mind. One way they assess stress levels is by watching for “half-moon eyes” or “whale eyes”. This expression involves widened eyes with the sclera (white portion) visible at the corners or rims. A “whale-eyed” look accompanied by tense facial features and body posture indicates the dog is feeling anxious or defensive. Much like humans, dogs tense up and widen their eyes when they feel frightened or threatened. … Read more

Nap-Loving Pup Stacks All His Dog Beds Into One Giant Pile Of Luxury

Rescue pups Eevee and Finnick are more than just siblings; they are best friends. But even BFFs have their differences. While Eevee has a major toy obsession, Finnick’s personal passion is a bit more unique. The mixed breed pooch has a soft spot (no pun intended) for dog beds – especially the ones purchased for his much smaller sister. A post shared by Eevee & Finnick (@eeveeandfinnick) on Nov 30, 2017 at 3:15pm PST Eevee and Finnick’s mom, Rachel Canfield … Read more

How To Help Your Anxious Pup Banish The Holiday Blues

Dogs depend on a reliable routine in order to feel secure. Unfortunately, chaos tends to rule when the holidays roll around, leaving many pups feeling anxious and confused. We spend our spare seasonal hours cooking, cleaning, entertaining guests, wrapping gifts and decorating the home with strange objects (including a baffling indoor tree). All that holiday hullabaloo is enough to put any pooch into an emotional tailspin! Unfortunately, with the extra demands on our time, it can be easy to overlook … Read more

7 Natural Ingredients Known To Help Calm Anxious Dogs

We all deal with stress from time to time, and our pets are no different. While some dogs are more anxious than others, most dogs will have at least one thing that causes them stress, whether it’s a trip to the vet, fireworks, or moving to a new house. There are medications that can help, but you might want to start with something a little milder first. Here are 6 natural ingredients known to help calm anxious dogs. (As always, consult … Read more