Is Googling your first instinct whenever you have any questions including questions about your dog?
For me, Google is (literally) my best friend and I use Google at least once or twice a day at the very minimum. How about you?
Ever curious what others google the most about dogs? Find out today!
(PS: Questions are not in ranking order)
Q1: Why Do Puppies and Dogs Eat Poops?
The behaviour of eating poops may be something that we cannot comprehend but is completely normal and in fact, natural behaviour for dogs.
Puppies usually engage in autocoprophagia (eating of their own fecal droppings) or allocoprophagia (eating of other dogs and other animals’ fecal droppings.
This is due to mother dogs usually encourage their puppies to clean their own faeces to keep the surrounding clean as well as to eliminate the smell to keep out predators.
This behaviour usually go away by the time puppies reach nine months old.
However, if this behaviour is seen in adult dogs, it may be due to boredom or health issues so it is advisable to monitor and seek vet’s advise if necessary.
Q2: Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?
Tail chasing, if not consistent, is a way of body exploration or play behaviour for dogs.
However, it will be necessary to seek your vet’s consultation if your dog is obsessive about chasing his/her tail despite your distractions as this could then be a sign of response to an injury.
Q3: Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?
Dogs eat grass for a variety of reasons – from a form of relief for stomach upset to treating intestinal worms or simply due to boredom from their usual food and treats as grass are naturally moist and fresh.
Generally, as long as there is no harmful chemicals in the grass, grass eating is generally not harmful.
If you wish to eliminate this behaviour, you can try switching a new food or opting for a diet which is higher in fiber.
Q4: How Can I Clean My Dogs’ Ears?
Soak a cotton pad or cotton ball with dog-friendly ear cleaning solution to clean out the ear gunk on the visible part of your dog’s ear canal and outer ear.
Avoid using Q-Tips as it will only push the gunk into the inner canal and never use alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to avoid potential irritation.
It is important to reward your dog with verbal praise or treats throughout the cleaning process to make it more enjoyable for them.
Q5: Why Does My Dog Lick Me?
Licking is a form of affection and stress reliever as licking releases endorphins which makes this action pleasurable and comforting. Alternative reasons can be due to habit or simply because you smell good!