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During a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. But during a reverse sneeze, which sounds like loud snorting, air is rapidly pulled in through the nose. It can be very alarming to watch a dog in the throes of a reverse sneeze spasm. His head and neck will extend, and he […]
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A reverse sneeze looks very uncomfortable, but the dog will be back to himself as soon as it’s over.

Reverse Sneezing

During a regular sneeze, air is rapidly pushed out through the nose. But during a reverse sneeze, which sounds like loud snorting, air is rapidly pulled in through the nose. It can be very alarming to watch a dog in the throes of a reverse sneeze spasm. His head and neck will extend, and he […]
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But I left your vows in my crate!

Dog As Ring Bearer

A growing number of couples plan to make their dog part of their wedding ceremony, according to a press release we recently received. Apparently, the hashtag #dogringbearer is becoming ever more popular, with a “71% search increase for the term ‘dog ring bearer’” in just the past year. You can find earnest advice online for […]
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Dear Doctor: Lip Licking

Q. I’ve noticed my dog licks his lips whenever a stranger walks nearby. Is there a connection, or is it just a coincidence? Bunky Le Paige Dennis, Massachusetts Dear Mr. Le Paige, A. A dog may lick his lips when he is feeling emotionally uncomfortable or threatened. Some animal behaviorists describe it as an appeasement […]
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Vacuum cleaners can be very scary for dogs, but you can help them get past their fear.

Fear of Inanimate Things

We have good news for you. If your dog is afraid of something — the vacuum cleaner, slippery floors, car rides — you do not have to go against your instinct to protect your pet from whatever terrorizes him. In fact, forcing him to keep coming into contact with something that frightens him and perhaps […]
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Is “Bad Dog!” Ever the Right Thing to Say?

We often hear people use the phrase “Bad Dog!” when their pet is doing something they don’t want him to do. We think the phrase should be dropped, and not just because the words are often uttered with anger, which does nothing to help a dog calm down so he can learn a new way […]
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Don’t worry. His paws are cleaner than your shoes.

Yes, Dogs Are Clean Enough for Hospitals

You may worry that service dogs or therapy dogs are not hygienic enough for the hospitals and other medical facilities they’re allowed in, especially since they may put their paws on the bed of a patient they’re trying to comfort. But research conducted at Utrecht University in the Netherlands shows that dogs’ paws are cleaner […]
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We Love Them As If We’ve Birthed Them

More than four in 10 people adopt a dog (or cat) as a kind of test run to see if they’re ready to have a human baby, according to a survey of 2,000 people run by OnePoll, a market research company. The parenting doesn’t end with the adoption. The poll found that the same proportion […]
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Once in a while, even the most voracious eater just can’t.

Chicken and Rice for an Upset Tummy?

There’s no shortage of advice on the Internet for what to feed a dog who is having temporary GI upset, either with vomiting, diarrhea, a gurgling stomach, or a combination of those untoward symptoms. The advice often comes down to the suggestion to give a pet a little boiled or plain roasted chicken with rice. […]
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Dear Doctor: Are dogs really carnivores?

Q. You said in a recent article that it’s not a good idea to choose dog food by the ingredients list because it doesn’t tell whether the food has the right nutrients in the right proportions. But I have always looked at the ingredients list before buying my dog food. For instance, one popular dog […]
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Dogs who live in desert terrain have an increased chance for developing for Valley Fever.

Valley Fever

Veterinarians in the Phoenix area are reporting a rise in canine cases of Valley Fever, a potentially deadly fungal disease. As many as 10 percent of dogs living there will contract it. But it’s also a threat throughout the hot, dry climate of the desert Southwest, including Southern California, southwest Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and […]
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The science on whether a lower-protein diet will curb aggression has been mixed.

Less Protein to Reduce Aggressive Behavior?

At the level of folklore, it makes sense to think that a diet relatively low in protein would help inhibit aggressive tendencies in a dog. After all, throughout history protein has been the nutrient associated with red-blooded men who use aggression to hunt and then dine on protein-rich animal food to keep up their strength […]
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A cooling vest may be just the thing for your dog to enjoy the hot weather. 

Keep Your Dog Cool in the Heat

Because dogs sweat only through their footpads and noses, they do not release excess body heat as efficiently as people, who sweat through their skin. That’s why it’s especially important to make sure your dog stays comfortably — and safely — cool as temperatures climb through the summer months. Check out these easy tips and […]
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