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2017-07-05 10:48:41 -0600 answered a question Why do dogs sneeze while they play?

That sneeze is not the same as an itchy nose, it's a signal that tells the other dog that this is play and helps keep it from escalating into something more serious. Head turning- when your dog greets a strange dog or person have you ever seen him turn his head or eyes to the side or even turn completely sideways.

2017-07-05 10:48:41 -0600 commented answer Why does my dog always pant?

They pant when they exercise, when they are hot, they pant when they are excited. Panting is your dog's way to cool their body. Because dogs don't sweat like we do the only effective way they can cool themselves is by panting. ... Obesity is a common cause of excessive panting in dogs.

2017-07-05 10:48:40 -0600 answered a question Why does my puppy eat dog poop?

Some veterinary nutritionists have suggested that dogs eat stool to replenish enzymes so that they are better prepared to digest their food. There is also evidence that dogs that aren't getting enough of certain nutrients will resort to eating poop. A lack of vitamin B is often said to be a cause of coprophagia.

2017-07-05 10:48:39 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog lick my skin?

Dogs also lick because they like the taste of an owner's salty skin and out of habit. Mostly, with domestic dogs, it's a sign of affection. Licking releases pleasurable endorphins which gives dogs a feeling of comfort and pleasure — like the feeling people get when they are biting their nails — it relieves stress.

2017-07-05 10:48:39 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog limp sometimes?

Limping is caused by a variety of problems, such as injury, infection, inflammation, anatomic defect, cancer, and degenerative diseases. ... In dogs, arthritis (sometimes referred as osteoarthritis) and injury are two of the most common causes of lameness.

2017-07-05 10:48:38 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog chew on his leg?

That is because the most common reason for dogs to chew their feet is due to allergy to things they inhale. The same pollens, dusts, and molds that give us “hay fever” symptoms will give dogs itchy skin – typically chewing or biting of the feet, rubbing of the face and ears, and scratching in the armpits

2017-07-05 10:48:38 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog snore so much?

Just like with humans, snoring in dogs generally occurs when air movement is restricted in the nasal passageways or throat. Some of what can cause dogs to snore may simply be that they like to sleep on their back, so their tongue ends up partially blocking some of the air movement in their passageways.

2017-07-05 10:48:37 -0600 answered a question Why is my dog shedding?

Dogs naturally lose old or damaged hair by shedding. Although shedding is a normal process for dogs, the amount and frequency of hair that is shed often depends upon their health and breed type. It can also depend on the season-many dogs develop thick coats in the winter that are then shed in the spring.