When dogs dig after pooping, they’re not burying anything – they’re marking their territory using scent glands in their paws.   2. Your dog’s wet nose helps him detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smells.       3. But tiny dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than big […]

Border Collies and Poodles are considered to be the most intelligent dogs                   2. Afghan Hounds and Basenjis are considered to be the least intelligent 3. Dog pee can corrode metal – so if your dog has peed on any pipes or appliances in the house, clean […]

Happy Hound is moving! We’ve got a brand spankin’ new facility coming for you and your dogs! This is a state of the art facility with tons of space for your dogs to play during daycare. Our hotel suites for overnight fur balls are spacious and leave plenty of room for our 24/7 staff to come […]

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Every dog owner has experienced the “uuughhh!” of stinky dog farts. They’re smelly and unavoidable. Or are they? So what causes stinky dog farts, and how can you stop them? Why they happen: Dogs tend to swallow lots of air when gulping down their food, which can lead to gas. Certain foods are also bigger […]

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Microchipping is a quick, cheap, and relatively non-invasive injection that is administered just like a vaccination and stores the information needed to return your pet to you should they run away. The microchip, which is injected in the shoulder area of your pet, is a tiny device encoded with a serial number that corresponds to […]

Finding the right pet insurance can be complicated and take up a lot of time. We’re here to help you figure out what to ask so you can choose a pet insurance plan that’s right for you. Before you choose your insurance company, you should ask the following questions: 1. How long have you been in business? The […]

A common school of thought says a wet nose means a healthy dog. That’s likely true, but the wetness could also be due to humidity, a runny nose, or allergies. So it’s important to learn how to check your dog’s vitals.  These are the 3 things you should be checking:   gum color heart rate […]

How do you introduce a new dog to your current dog? Bringing a new dog home is actually something about 40% of dog owners experience, since it’s about that many households that are 2 dog homes. So it’s good to know what you’re doing when introducing new dogs to each other so it’s a good […]

Why do dogs bury bones? Why do dogs bury shoes and toys and all sorts of ridiculous things? Basically it comes down to your dog’s desire to keep his things in a safe place and protected from intruders. So why is this so important? Burying things used to be necessary for a dog’s survival. Dogs of […]

The heavy rains in California, and the breaking of the Oroville dam have brought heavy flooding and mudslides throughout the state. Given the drought we’ve been in, Californians aren’t used to such extreme weather and rain.  So it’s important to arm yourself with some tips on how to protect your pet if a flood warning […]