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Melissa Boldan, DVM
Dec 15, 2021

Jealousy is defined as a desire to possess something that someone else has, or a feeling of unhappiness or anger because you fear someone you love is liked by another. But do dogs get jealous like humans do? Do they feel jealous when we spend time with or give attention to… Read More

Kasey Stopp, DVM, CVA
Dec 14, 2021

Whether it’s getting every last morsel of food from their bowl, panting after a game of fetch, or showering you with affection, a dog’s tongue plays an important role in how they interact with their environment. Here are some interesting facts that you probably don’t know… Read More

Teresa Manucy, DVM
Dec 13, 2021

Our canine companions use their sense of taste in combination with their other senses to explore the world around them. Sometimes it seems like dogs will eat anything, from garbage and fecal matter to undigestible items like toys and fabric. And other times dogs may be very… Read More

Autumn Madden, DVM
Dec 02, 2021

Laughter, by definition, is a physiological response to humor. Dogs can be playful, but do they understand humor and laughing at funny things? Do they have their own version of laughter? What do they think when humans laugh? Do Dogs Laugh? Dogs do laugh; however, it is not… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Nov 30, 2021

Humping is a common term for what veterinarians call mounting behavior. This is when a dog puts their front legs around another dog, and then thrusts their pelvis repeatedly (the humping motion). The mounting behavior can be directed towards the hind end of another dog, or… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Nov 30, 2021

You’re taking your dog for a walk, and you decide to stop at the dog park and let your Golden Retriever play with other dogs. Then you see her humping another dog. You might have thought that only male dogs do this and that it had to do with hormones. So why do female dogs… Read More