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2018-12-09 05:54:26 -0600 answered a question Why is my dog walking sideways?

Hard to say as there are several causes. Sometimes can be a matter of anatomical defects other times there's perhaps some decompensation due to orthopedic or neurological issues. Here is some info: (

2018-11-27 23:10:48 -0600 answered a question How do I to stop my dog from barking at animals on TV?

The "treat the trigger" method outlined in this article has always worked for my clients: (

2018-11-27 23:07:07 -0600 answered a question How do I to stop my dog from barking at animals on TV?

The "treat the trigger" method outlined in this article has always worked for my clients: (

2018-05-01 13:12:42 -0600 answered a question How to get rid of dog blackheads?

Dogs go not get blackheads as often as it happens in people. There may be doggy acne but it seems like it's more likely to take place in the chin areas. In other areas, the formation of what looks like comedones may be due to bacterial infections, excess oil production in the skin etc. Best to see the vet for diagnosis. It looks like based on the link that vets may prescribe benzyl perox. based shampoos. (

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2018-03-30 11:34:43 -0600 answered a question Why is my dog throwing up white foam?

Foam often a mixture of stomach or esophagus mucus mixed with air. I see this often in dogs after they drink a large amount of water. However, it can be worrisome if it persists as this can be indicative of an issue such as kennel cough. In the case of a dog with a swollen abdomen and retching repeatedly it can even be a medical emergency such as bloat. It helps to differentiate whether the dog is actually vomiting or coughing. The two can be similar. Source:

2017-09-13 19:36:54 -0600 answered a question Why do dogs sneeze while they play?

It can be because they lift dust when they play or perhaps they are bumping noses or moving them, as part of their communication. (link text)

2016-11-29 12:20:06 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog eat my socks?

There can be several reasons ranging from resource guarding, play, boredom and even pica. Environmental management is important but so is training a dog to leave it and drop. Here is a guide for tackling this problem: (Dog Eating Socks)

2015-10-14 13:50:55 -0600 answered a question Is it ok for dogs to eat their own vomit?

There should be no concern really (other than grossing owners out), but the issue is that many dogs who vomit will vomit again if the ingest anything afterward. More than being worried about eating the vomit, I would be concerned why the dog vomited in the first place. Did your dog vomit or did he actually regurgitate? Usually, dogs will readily consume regurgitated food as vomit often tastes very acidic. Here is a guide on telling whether a dog is vomiting or regurgitating: (

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2015-10-14 13:43:26 -0600 answered a question Why does my dog lick his lips excessively?

Lip licking as described can be due to various health issues. Before assuming it is stress, anxiety or a calming signal, I would rule out medical disorders. Countless dogs lick their lips when they are nauseous, have reflux or if they have something stuck in their mouth. Sometimes a bad tooth can cause licking. In some cases, dogs develop partial seizures that trigger lip licking and are known as "fly catching" seizures. Sometimes pain can cause the behavior. when my dog developed a torn ACL, she spend night lip licking. Here are covered some main causes of lip licking in dogs. (Why is my dog licking his lips?)