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.
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
Does your dog love to join in on the latest Adele track? Or, perhaps Fido is the first to add his vocals when your family gathers around the piano during the holidays? They’re certainly always keen to mimic those fire trucks racing by. So ...Why do dogs howl to music?...read more
You probably haven’t given a lot of thought to the domestication of dogs. You just want your fur baby to be as healthy and happy as possible. But haven’t you ever wondered how your sweet dog got that way when his ancestors were definitely not? A lot of brilliant...read more
If you’ve never had a dog in heat, or estrus, it can be very difficult to know what to expect. You want the best for your pup, of course, but what exactly should you do in order to help her? Some people choose to ignore the issue entirely, while others panic. But,...read more
As a dog owner, seeing your beloved companion shaking for no apparent reason can be unnerving and downright frightening. What’s making your pup shake? Often, this behavior isn’t cause for concern. That said, there are times when shaking is a sign that something...read more
It never fails: You’ve settled in for the evening to watch a nice movie and during the quiet spots, you hear it…” smack… smack… smack.” It’s your dog, and once again, they’re licking their lips and they won’t stop. You check them out, and everything seems okay. But...read more
In 1994, University of British Columbia professor Stanley Coren published a book called The Intelligence of Dogs. In it, he included a list of what he determined to be the smartest dog breeds. According to Coren, there are many different kinds of dog intelligence,...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.