It has happened to all of us. We accept a huge hug from our lovable friend and they start to lick our faces. It is at that moment where we are more than likely too distracted to smell their breath.
After a few minutes of taking in their adorableness, it hits. The stench of their breath hits us like a wall. That is also the moment when I realize that their slob is all over me and now I smell like dog breath.
How long can a dog go without pooping you ask? Most dogs will defecate once or twice a day, usually after a meal or during regular exercise. Of course, puppies have more frequent eliminations as anyone in the middle of housetraining is aware.
You may notice that your dog is straining to poop, or frequently trying to poop but unable to. Perhaps your dog has been able to pass some stool, but it is hard or chalky. These are signs that your dog is constipated.
Like humans, dogs will drink water when they need it to help them stay hydrated. Of course, this is only if clean water is available for them to drink and they're not suffering from any illnesses or feeling sick which may make them not want to drink. Generally, we don't think too much about how much water our dogs drink, as they will choose to drink when they feel thirsty.
Having puppies playing around in the yard is something that most dog owners treasure a lot. If your dog is in its gestation period, waiting for the arrival of the newborn puppies could seem to be taking an eternity. The gestation period for dogs normally takes at least 58 days or an average of 65 days in most instances. Keep on reading to learn more about gestation period for dogs.
What our dogs eat reflects their life in every way. While some foods may be top shelf, they can also cause allergic reaction and other allergy-related problems that will greatly hinder their health if they are not dealt with. Learning the signs of allergic reactions is the first step.
Kibble diets are extremely unhealthy for dogs. To them, they are a very unnatural, unhealthy source of food that can cause major health problems. If your dog is on a kibble diet and you notice even one of the following signs and symptoms listed below, she could be in danger of having an extreme allergic reaction.