Dog Health

Abnormal Eating Habits in Dogs

April 08, 2019
Some animals can develop unusual eating habits, consuming non-food items, that can be a symptom of a medical or behavior problem.

Aggression and Dominance in Dogs

March 20, 2019
Aggression is often misunderstood to be based in dominance. There are many reasons that dogs can react aggressively, often based in fear or anxiety.

Allergies in Pets

August 21, 2019
Dogs and cats often manifest their allergies in their skin, ears, eyes, and anal glands. The three main causes of allergies are fleas, food, and environmental.


April 08, 2019
Barking is a normal behavior for dogs but can become a serious problem for owners.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

April 23, 2019
Benign prostatic hypertrophy is commonly seen in older dogs. The cells in the prostate enlarge and multiply and may also form small pockets of fluid.

Breeding Management of the Bitch

April 23, 2019
Breeding management is one offered by the UC Davis Theriogenology Service. This is an overview of the breeding process with details for a healthy pregnancy.

Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma

April 12, 2019
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in dogs, often appearing around the shoulder, wrist and knee. UC Davis oncologists are researching treatments.

Canine Pseudopregnancy

April 25, 2019
Canine Pseudopregnancy, or pseudocyesis, is a normal process in female dogs. False/pseudo pregnancy is not associated with reproductive organ disorders.

Canine Threshold Thermometer

April 08, 2019
Dogs can have different behavior levels, from relaxed to aggressive. This UC Davis guide will help you understand your dog's level.

Choosing A Boarding Facility For Your Dog

April 08, 2019
Boarding can be stressful for you and your pet. This guide will help address some common questions and concerns that arise when choosing a boarding facility.

Coat Color Inheritance in the Labrador Retriever

April 23, 2019
Labrador retrievers have 3 genetically-determined basic coat colors: yellow, black, and chocolate. This guide explains the genetics behind these coat colors.