Although scientists don't really know why dogs like to roll on dead animals, many assume it is because they are trying to mask their own scent. Other theories suggest they do it to rid themselves of an odor they find unpleasant.Continue Reading
Dogs are pack animals and, as pack animals, they hunt in groups. If a dog can hide its own scent, it will have a much easier time sneaking up on prey without being recognized. All dogs in a wild dog pack will often roll around on the smelliest thing they can find before hunting.
Despite the fact that dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years, this instinct is still hardwired into their brains. Although rolling on dead animals is a disgusting habit, a dog can be trained with positive reinforcement to resist the urge.Learn more about Pets
Dogs naturally shed their hair, and the amount they shed has to do with their overall health, breed and the time of year. If a dog is shedding excessively, it may be a sign of poor nutrition, stress or a medical condition.Full Answer >
For kennels referring to crates, owners can keep their pets in for short stretches of time, and those can be found at most pet stores and online retailers; however, for kennels referring to places where owners can board their animals for extended periods, the best place to start looking is through their local vet. Some vet clinics offer kennel boarding, but for those who don't, they can point pet owners in the right direction.Full Answer >
Animals eat a variety of foods, including plants, seeds, nuts and other animals, depending on the species of animal. Pet animals, such as dogs or cats, also eat commercial food in wet or dry forms.Full Answer >
As of March 2015, general opening hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with later hours until 8 p.m on Thursdays, although specific hours vary for surrendering animals, adopting pets and viewing pets. The SPCA Tonawanda location is not open on Sunday.Full Answer >