When your dog (usually a young puppy) raises its paw, don’t ignore it. Whatever you do – acknowledge that darn paw. They are trying to ask for something. They either want to play or are just seeking your attention. If it’s not the right time for you for doggy play, at least let your dog know that now is not the time.
That fraction of attention can sometimes do the job (Amazing how these animals are like our kids). If an adult dog does this, it will usually place its paw on your lap, and this will mean he is hungry, or the water bowl is empty.
Dogs Eating Grass
Eating grass is a pretty common behavior in dogs. Unfortunately, this usually means that their diet is lacking a specific nutrient, or they are simply trying to digest their food better (grass helps with this since it is basically fiber). Also, it may be a sign of intestinal worms.
Or, it may just mean it's hot outside and they're trying to stay hydrated by drinking any remaining water on the grass. In any case, if your dog starts doing this too often, it might be good to go for a vet check-up. You never know what might be the underlying issue. Better to be safe than sorry.
The Puppy Dog Eyes
When your dog is still a puppy, it's not much different than when your teenager is still a baby or toddler. The eyes say it all. Those great big puppy eyes manage to melt our hearts. What does that expression mean? Not much apparently.
Just like when your baby or toddler stares at you. When you leave the house in the morning, on most occasions, your dog will be calm. They know the routine. It is now time to leave, but they know that you will return. Funny, though - those puppy eyes never really go away. Your dog will leverage those bad boys until the end of time.
Dogs aren't known for the fragrance of roses trailing out of their mouth. In fact, they usually have some sort of unsavory aroma coming from that part of their body - it's part of their charm! However, if your dog's breath suddenly starts to smell worse than usual — do not ignore this.
Bad breath can indicate a medical situation that must be treated. One of its internal organs (liver or kidneys) might need care. Dog's breath could also smell sweet, which might indicate that there is a sugar level issue, such as diabetes. Anyway, if the breath of your dog doesn't stink in the usual way, it's time to visit the vet.
Have you ever witnessed your dog pressing its head against a wall or pushing against a solid object? It's important to note that these actions are not mere playful antics; they demand your immediate attention. Such behavior can serve as a worrisome indicator of underlying health conditions. It could be a potential sign of poisoning or a neurological disorder affecting the brain.
Recognizing the urgency, it is imperative to prioritize your dog's well-being and promptly seek veterinary care.Visiting a veterinarian as soon as possible is crucial in situations like these. Timely intervention and expert diagnosis are essential to identify the root cause and initiate appropriate treatment, ensuring the best possible outcome for your beloved canine companion.