My Dog Is Scooting – What Can I Do?

my dog is scooting - what should I do?

My Dog Is Scooting – What Can I Do? You’ve come home to a disaster like no other. A trail of something foul stretches across the floor, and at its end sits your faithful four-legged companion. Even though they’re wagging their tail as if absolutely nothing’s wrong, you can’t feel quite as content: Somebody’s going […]

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Dog Therapy – Helping to Heal

UCSF Dog Therapy for Children

Not long ago, the earthbath team was watching the news, and we saw a wonderful piece on Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI is a nonprofit that is training therapy dogs to comfort children at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospitals as part of their Child Life Services program. The healing power […]

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Peee-Yewww! Tips on reducing doggy gas!

bulldog sleeping dog farts

t’s a Friday night, you’re all curled up with your sweetheart on the couch, engrossed in the latest DVD new release, sharing a glass of wine, when out of nowhere… OH. MY. GOD. A certain SMELL hits your nostrils. Sound familiar? We tackle the problem of doggy gas so you’ll be spared in the future. You can thank us later.

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Stress-busters for dogs

Destructive stress based behavior in dogs

In a recent post, we wrote about the most commonly observed symptoms of stress in dogs, to which you might rightly be thinking: “Yeah… thanks for leaving me hanging. So now that I’ve identified that my dog is a bona fide stress-case, what do I do about it?!” And right on cue, we’ve got a follow-up to answer this very question, in order to address the more important issue here: how you can help soothe the anxiety in your little furry worrywart! Read on for the most common stress-inducers, and how to relieve them!

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Do you know the most common symptoms of stress in dogs? Read our list, and relax!

stress anxiety in dogs

If your dogs are stressed out, at best, you’ll notice some behavioral clues that they’re feeling anxious and/or fearful, ranging from panting and excessive yawning, to its worst, acute diarrhea, vomiting, or even aggressive acts like lunging at other dogs or people. Because every dog is different, and every dog reacts differently to different kinds of stressors, it’s important to know your dog and what his “trigger-stressors” are, in order to help minimize or even prevent the stress from occurring. But the initial stress signals dogs give off are actually difficult for most people to recognize as indicators of anxiety. Read on to find out what the signs of stress are in your dog!

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Why dogs roll in dead (or other disgusting) things

You’re taking your dog for a walk, perhaps down a verdant trail through the forest, or maybe along the beach, when your dog starts sniffing the ground with a bit more “focus” than is usual. He then starts acting as though he’s sniffed out the most delicious, intoxicating scent and is no longer responding to […]

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Can you Speak "Dog?" – The meaning of barks

If you are one of the fortunate humans that share our life with a dog (or a few), you would probably say you know just what your dog wants, needs, or is thinking, by what he “says;” that is, the tone, pitch, volume, and emotional valence of his bark. A recent documentary on the PBS program Nova explored the unique bond between humans and dogs and detailed the research that is proving what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. They are smarter than we ever imagined.

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