The 10 Most Googled Dog Questions

The 10 Most Googled Dog Questions

In common with most dog owners, we naturally turn to google when we have a question about our dogs behaviour. Here are the most common questions! What is the average length of a dog’s pregnancy? The average length of gestation for a dog is 58 to 65 days with the average length being 65 days. It also depends very much on the individual dog and time of conception. How to stop my dog from barking? To stop your dog from barking you must first determine the source of the problem. Is your dog bored, lonely or just trying to get your attention? Try and schedule daily walks and playtime to tire your dog out. How do I get rid of dog fleas? Prevention is important so ensure adequate hygiene and regular washing and vacuuming of bedding. There are excellent flea control products on the market which break the larval life cycle and will stop the cycle of itch and scratch. Do dogs dream and what do they dream about? Dogs do dream, and enter a deep sleep REM stage (like humans) where you will notice rapid breathing and panting. As to what dog’s dream about…this is dependent on breed (working dogs probably dream about chasing sheep, while terriers probably dream about chasing rats!). Do dogs eat grass? Many dogs chew grass then spit it out. Most veterinarians consider it a harmless behaviour (unless the grass is contaminated). Is chocolate harmful to my dog? Chocolate contains a toxic component (theobromine) which dogs can’t metabolize. Small amounts will usually cause mild vomiting and diarrhea however larger amounts can cause convulsions, seizures...