The longer you have a dog by your side, the more familiar you become with their unique quirks and different behaviors. So, if you notice something unusual, you might start to worry about your furry friend. Some unusual behavior is normal, but others can be cause for concern. Ideally, you should keep an eye on your dog and take him to the vet if concerning dog behaviors continue. To help you recognize if this behavior is normal or not, keep reading to learn about common dog behaviors like licking, shaking, barking, and more.
Remember Dr. Doolittle? He’s the quirky vet who can talk to his animal patients — so naturally, he’s always been one of my favorite characters. Just imagine how fun it would be to sit down and chat with your dog! Well, you may not be able to shoot the breeze with...read more
Do you remember Soul Train? It was a television show back in the 1970s where dancers with the grooviest moves would boogie non-stop to the best music of the time. We called it “getting down with the boogie” back then 🙂 Well, today, I want to show you how YOU can...read more
In an ideal world, every dog would be thoroughly socialized as a puppy. But that isn't the case. Say you decided to adopt an older dog who wasn't properly socialized as a pup or you weren’t able to socialize your puppy for a number of reasons. Are you doomed? In...read more
When people mention obsessive-compulsive disorder and separation anxiety, you might figure they’re talking about other people. Did you know dogs can experience the same anxieties people go through? A tell-tale sign dog owners notice anxiety is excessive licking in...read more
If you’ve ever had a poodle, you know they’re one of the best companion dogs out there. This breed of dog has a great sense of humor, loves their family, and loves to be the center of attention. If you’re thinking of bringing a poodle into your family, it’s important...read more
While dogs can’t speak with humans, they’re actually great communicators. Dog sounds – like barking, whining, growling, howling, sighing, and moaning – can give us a pretty clear picture of their emotions. But first, you have to know what the sounds mean! If you have...read more
Have you ever heard the term “whale eye” and wondered what the heck it means? Whale eye is that look your dog gives you when they’re looking away with their face and making eye contact with their eyes. It’s kind of like side eye for humans. When a dog is giving you...read more
“What can I give my dog for anxiety?” is a question that veterinarians get all the time from well-meaning pet parents. It’s common because so many dogs suffer from anxiety. Anxiety in dogs can be tricky to navigate. For one, we humans feel awful when we know our dogs...read more
If your beloved dog is peeing on the carpet, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re at your wit’s end. Why is your potty trained pet suddenly choosing to urinate indoors, instead of outside? And, most importantly, how can you stop this behavior? When a dog suddenly...read more
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in America. With their loving, loyal, and unique personalities, there’s no question how they earned the title of man (and woman’s) best friend! Whether you’ve been around dogs your entire life, you’re a first-time owner, or just want to learn more about this amazing animal, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here to help.
The Dr. Marty Pets Dog Blog aims to address all your questions, concerns, and curiosities about dogs. It’s important for dog owners to be well-informed about their companions, and to have a go-to source to answer any questions that arise. That’s what the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here for! In the blog, you’ll find answers to your questions, as well as questions you didn’t even know you had. From topics such as basic dog care, dog grooming, what can dogs eat, most energetic breeds, best dogs for first time owners, common dog health conditions, and so much more, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog covers all things dog.