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We Asked Vets: Why Do Dogs Lay In Weird Places (And Why Does It Sometimes Start Suddenly?)

Dogs are good at finding unusual places to sleep. It’s amazing how tightly a giant breed like a Great Dane can fit under furniture, or how much space a tiny chihuahua can take up spreading themselves out in a sunbeam.  But why is your dog sleeping or lying in such unusual places? We asked Not A Bully’s […]

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Your Dog Won’t Walk On Grass

Most dogs love being outside in the yard, running and playing. Some dogs, however, may shy away from these activities because of the surface they usually occur on: grass! While we humans may think running around on the grass feels nice, our dogs may not always feel that way. Dogs may refuse to walk on

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Dogs Bark At You More Than Other People

Every once in a while I’ll meet a person who claims that dogs just don’t like them. They say dogs always bark at them and growl at them, for seemingly no reason at all. It can feel frustrating to get barked at by every pup you meet, despite a love of dogs. So what’s going

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I’m A Vet: These Are 8 Signs Your German Shepherd Loves You

Ask any German Shepherd parent and you’re likely to hear that their dog is more than just a pet; they’re an integral part of the family. In fact, many people treat their dogs as if they’re children! It’s not uncommon to see people spoiling their dogs, giving them as much love, attention, and affection as

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Your Dog Smells Like Pee All The Time

As much as we love our dogs, they sometimes assault our noses with some foul odors! While dogs may not mind the stink quite as much as we do, it can sometimes puzzle us as to why our dogs smell One of the more common (and stinkier) smells is that of dog urine and it’s

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Your Dog Holds Your Arm In His Mouth

While we humans use our hands to communicate and grab objects, a dog doesn’t have that option with their paws. Instead, they often use their mouths to do what we normally do with our hands. To a dog, grabbing a person’s arm with his mouth may not seem that concerning. But to the person whose

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Dogs Like You So Much More Than Everyone Else

Have you ever had a random dog come up to you, wagging their tail and happy to see you? And then the dog’s owner exclaims that their dog is shy and never goes up to a stranger, and wonders how you got their dog to come up to you? There are a lucky few of

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I’m A Veterinarian: Here’s Why Dogs Like Sleeping By Doors

Dogs need their beauty rest, too! They enjoy sleeping just as much as we do, but we don’t always share the same ideas about where the most comfortable place to sleep is. Sometimes we may find our dogs sleeping in their crate, on the couch, in their own bed, and sometimes even in our beds.

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