Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Dogs have the uncanny ability to continually delight us, inspire us, and make us laugh. Watching a dog chase its own tail is one of the many funny and endearing behaviors, but could these doggy antics actually be a sign of a deeper problem?

Animal behavior is fascinating to us at Schertz Animal Hospital, especially when it may give us an insight into a pet’s mental or physical health. Exploring the reasons why some dogs chase their tails is one such way that we take a peek into their minds, and keep an eye on their wellbeing.


Crazy Canines: Hyper Dogs and How to Handle Them

Having a dog is a rewarding experience. Schertz Animal Hospital appreciates how much (wo)man’s best friend does for our soul. There is even scientific research supporting the value of the human-animal bond!

As wonderful as they are, dogs can have some frustrating tendencies. Hyper dogs fall into the category of ‘hard-to-love’ at times. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have just as great a bond with them as with their more demure counterparts, though. Learning to live with a hyper dog is possible, and you may just find them the most endearing of all.


Decoding Dog Speak: Why Dogs Wag Their Tails

There are many reasons why dogs what their tailsThere isn’t much better than a sloppy puppy kiss and a wagging tail to bring a smile to your face, even on the worst of days.  While these actions bring us enjoyment, that isn’t their only purpose. Many of the things our canine companions do are actually an important part of dog speak.

A wag of the tail is no exception. While commonly interpreted as a friendly, happy gesture, the reasons why dogs wag their tails are much more complex than a simple expression of pleasure. Schertz Animal Hospital is here to help you learn what your dog is saying a little bit better. Continue…

Mine, Mine, Mine! Possessive Aggression in Dogs

You know that all-too-familiar feeling of not wanting to share your slice of cheesecake, lend your favorite sweater to a friend, or give up your go-to spot on the couch. Our animal friends experience this type of instinct as well, although they often handle it less gracefully than we do. Possessive aggression in dogs, also referred to as resource guarding, can be a real problem.

Schertz Animal Hospital wants you to know how to recognize this behavior and stop it in its tracks before it becomes a major issue.