1. Why Do Dogs Lick People?
There are many reasons dogs will lick people and other dogs. When they are puppies it's a way for them to ask for food. Adult dogs will also lick as a sign of submission, or as a way to get attention. Giving these adorable kisses can also be a way to self-soothe, releasing endorphins that both calm and relieving stress.
2. Why Do Dogs Scoot Their Butts?
Typically dogs scoot their butts when their anal sacs are full or impacted. Most mammals, including dogs have two scent glands under their tail, one on either side of their anus. When these glands become full the pressure can feel itchy and irritating to the dog. While most dogs are able to naturally empty these glands during a bowel movement, some dogs need to be brought to a vet to have them expressed, or emptied.
3. Do Dogs Dream?
Yes, dogs dream. According to studies conducted by using EEGs (electroencephalogram) on sleeping dogs, there is evidence that suggests dogs dream much like we do. If you've ever closely watched your dog sleep, you might have noticed they occasionally move as if running, or occasionally whine, bark, or even growl, Sometimes you may also see rapid eye movement during their dreams.
4. Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Did you know that October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month? We believe one of the best ways to promote animal safety and protection is to teach children how to safely interact with animals. Pet-lovers and parents alike want children and pets to interact safely. But how do you teach a child to be gentle and respectful of animals? Here are our top tips:
1. Set a great example
One of the best ways we can teach children how to interact with animals is to set an example for them. Children are always watching and learning from adults and they will often mimic behavior they have seen. Set a good example for them by monitoring your own interactions with animals. This is a great way for children to learn how to be calm and gentle with animals, how to approach them and how to pet them.