What Does it Mean When a Dog is in Heat?

I’ve been asked the question of what the meaning of a dog in heat is.  A dog in heat means that the dog is getting ready for breeding.  A dog in estrus (in heat) is the time that their maturity signs are showed.  A female dog will experience estrus a couple times a year.  The …

What has the highest mortality rate in dogs?

Canine distemper attacks your dog’s immune system and central nervous system. Puppies experience the highest mortality rate from canine distemper but dog distemper is very dangerous for dogs of any age. After completed my research on the web site, I find it confusing. The text books claim behaviour problems has the highest mortality rate in dogs. …

How can heartworm be transmitted to dogs?

Dogs get heartworm disease via a bite from an infected mosquito. The microfilariae, or baby worms, spread and mature within the dog. Heartworm disease is not contagious, meaning that a dog cannot catch the disease from being near an infected dog. Heartworm disease is only spread through the bite of a mosquito. Inside a dog, a …

How can a Dog display submission?

A dog holding his/her tail down, ears back, corner of mouth back, groveling, movements with forepaws and body lowered is usually showing signs of submission. The more anxious or submissive the dog, the more tighly he/she will probably tuck his or her tail close to their body. And contrary to pupular belief, a wagging tail …