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7 Medical Explanations of ‘Why Do Dogs Shake?’

By Ripley

Why do dogs shake? A dog shivering or shaking could be due to something as simple as feeling cold or anxious. But what about old dog tremors? Or a dog shaking uncontrollably, when resting at home in mild weather? Always see a vet if you are concerned. But sometimes it’s difficult to know whether to […]

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Why Do Dogs Pant?

By Ripley

The simplest questions can have the most intriguing answers.  For example: Why do dogs pant? There’s an obvious answer that most people are aware of. Of course dogs pant to lose heat. Dogs don’t sweat so evaporation of saliva from the tongue is how they cool down.  But to think that heat control is the […]

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Why Does Dog Wee Kill Grass?

By Ripley

A dog is man’s best friend but a lawn’s worst enemy. It’s a familiar sight: A lush green lawn pockmarked with ugly brown patches. This causes many a pet parent to scratch their head and wonder: Why does dog wee kill grass? So let’s ask the question.Is your answer: a) Dog pee is acidicb) It’s the high […]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

By Ripley

Is your little furry-angel as cute as Christmas-tree robin, but has the most disgusting habit? Don’t despair. If your dog has a palate for poop, you’re not alone. Although, how much of a comfort it is knowing other dogs have the same stomach-churning hobby is another thing. So why do dogs eat poop and how do […]

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Why Do Dogs Lick You? 7 ‘Too-much-information’ Explanations

By Ripley

Why do dogs lick people so much?Sometimes, you almost wish you hadn’t asked the question.  For those of a sensitive disposition, it’s fine to remain in the happy hinterland of thinking you dog’s licks simply mean they love you. But for those with a more inquiring nature, here are 7 too-much-information explanations behind the real […]

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How to Make a Cat and a Dog Get Along

By Ripley

The rivalry between cats and dogs is widely spread, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be friends. Calm dogs that don’t enjoy hunting can live harmoniously with cats under one roof. Even mildly aggressive dogs can learn to refrain from their predatory instincts and not hurt the cats that live with them. Cats have […]