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.
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
One of the most magical days in any family's experience is the day you bring home a new puppy or dog. Somehow, a new animal in the home makes days happier and homes warmer. But searching for the right pup can be overwhelming. Every home is different, and every family...read more
If your dog has a bad habit of nail-biting, it can be annoying. But it could also be a sign that something’s wrong. When a dog biting nails becomes a problem, it’s important that you find out the cause of the issue, so it can be addressed. Here are some of the more...read more
When you’re looking at getting a dog, you’ve got to consider a lot of different things. One of those factors is energy. High energy dogs are far more hyperactive than others, which means they’ll need a lot more exercise and playtime. If you don’t have a lot of time to...read more
If you’ve ever seen your pooch grazing on your lawn and wondered why dogs eat grass, you’re not alone. Pet owners and researchers have thought about this question for a long time. Why do dogs eat grass? Here’s a look at some of the possible answers, and whether or not...read more
Dogs are very sociable animals. It’s partly ingrained in them as a descendant of the wolf – an animal whose life is built around its pack. But researchers also believe that we may have (unintentionally) bred a hypersocial personality trait into domesticated dogs over...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.