Aggression and Dominance in Dogs

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

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.


Barking is a normal behavior for dogs but can become a serious problem for owners.

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

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

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

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

Canine Distemper

Canine distemper is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral infection that can affect dogs and wildlife.

Canine Pseudopregnancy

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

Canine Threshold Thermometer

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