How can you tell if a dog is happy and healthy?
Signs Your Dog Is Truly Happy
- Relaxed Eyes. According to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), "When your dog is relaxed and happy, his eyes will be their normal shape."
- Relaxed Mouth.
- Comfortable Ears.
- Tail Carriage.
- Relaxed Body.
- Is Not Destructive.
- Eats Well.
- Is Active.
Take your dog to the veterinarian if you notice the following signs:
- Frequent urination.
- Breaking housetraining.
- Blood in the urine.
- Dribbling urine.
- Crying out while urinating.
- Straining to urinate.
- Frequently or obsessively licking the genital area.
How to Tell if It's a Pitbull Breed
- Look at the size and ratios of the dog. Pitt bulls are two and one-half feet tall at the shoulder or shorter.
- Look at the dog's coat. The color is irrelevant.
- Examine the dog's head and neck. A pit bull's head is extremely wide from ear to ear, across the brow and from cheek to cheek.
It's commonly believed that dogs wag their tails to convey that they are happy and friendly, but this isn't exactly true.
Dogs do use their tails to communicate, though a wagging tail doesn't always mean, "Come pet me!" Dogs have a kind of language that's based on the position and motion of their tails.
Ways to Keep Your Puppy Happy
- Plan playtime. Make a date with your puppy every day to help socialize him.
- Take a road trip. He'll love riding shotgun to the ice-cream store, to the post office, or to pick up bagels.
- Hit the water.
- Give him a bath.
- Beat the heat.
- Walk, walk, walk.
- Do a dance.
- Take his picture.
However, once an oral health problem is advanced, you may see certain symptoms, including:
- Red or bleeding gums.
- Blood on a chew toy.
- Vocalizing when they yawn or eat.
- Loose teeth.
- Bad breath.
- Lumps or bumps in the mouth.
- Ropey or bloody saliva.
- Head shyness (your pet not wanting you to touch their head)
Some signs that your dog may be experiencing vision loss or blindness include general clumsiness, bumping into walls and furniture, startling easily and apprehensive behavior, inability to find toys or food and water bowls, reluctance to go out at night, excessive sleeping or loss of playfulness, disorientation or
Figuring Out Your Dog's Breed
- Browse Breeds. If you want to try to take a guess at your dog's breed yourself, try to browse some breeds to figure it out…
- Ask Your Vet. As you probably already know, your veterinarian is a doggy expert! ...
- Doggy DNA Tests. If you want to know your dog's exact genetic makeup, there are tests for that! ...
- Fetch! App.