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Alex Seilis
why do dogs roll in the grass

Why Do Dogs Roll In The Grass?

Have you ever just finished washing or grooming your dog, only to catch him rolling around in the grass … or even worse, in poop, dead animals, or other smelly things?  No matter how much you love your dog, this habit can be frustrating. This post will provide a few tips to stop dogs from rolling in grass and smelly things. But first ... Why do dogs roll in the grass in the first place? 5 Reasons Why Dogs Roll In The Grass Dogs rolling in the grass might seem like a weird or random act to us humans, but...

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Alex Seilis
How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

How To Tell If Your Dog Has Worms

Worms are pesky small intestinal parasites that are relatively common in dogs. There are four varieties that can affect your dog: Roundworms Tapeworms Hookworms Whipworms Note: heartworm isn’t included in this article, as it’s not an intestinal worm and is only transmitted by mosquito bite.  So how to tell if your dog has worms? There are a few telltale signs and symptoms of worms and other parasites in dogs. Before exploring those, let’s take a closer look at how dogs get worms in the first place.  How Do Dogs Get Worms? Most of the time, dogs contract worms by eating...

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Alex Seilis
Dog Tear Stains

Dog Tear Stains - Top Causes & How to Stop Them

Ever wonder: “why does my dog have tear stains all of a sudden?”  Dog tear stains are super common, especially in dogs with white or light-colored fur. Most of the time they’re harmless and a result of normal tear production, but excessive tears and staining can indicate a bigger problem. Let’s take a closer look at the cause of dog tear stains, and how to stop them.  Cause of Dog Tear Stains A wide variety of conditions can cause tear stains in dogs. However, these stains can also just be a harmless and natural result of the chemistry behind your...

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Amanda Sarvas
is sorbitol safe for dogs?

Is Sorbitol Safe For Dogs?

Sorbitol is a sugar substitute commonly found in pet dental products. If you’ve ever seen it on an ingredient label, you’ve probably wondered, “What the heck is this?” and “is Sorbitol safe for dogs?” Let’s start with the basics… Sorbitol is a type of carbohydrate called sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols are water-soluble and occur naturally in many fruits and berries, including bananas, prunes, peaches, cherries, and more. Prunes’ infamous reputation for being a laxative is due in large part to their high sorbitol content. Although it does occur in nature, almost all sorbitol you see on an ingredient label is...

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