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Setting The Facts About Dog Myths Straight.
Dogs are our best friends, but how much about them do you really know? because for every fact about dogs out there, there’s a litter of dog myths running around, from their eating habits to nutritional needs and behaviour, there are lots of myths and misconceptions about dogs that have been passed around for decades.
I think it’s right time we set the record straight about the common misconceptions of dog behaviour, at least, for the sake of our Fur Friends, as most of the misconceptions are nothing but malicious and dangerous myths.
10 Common Dog Myths Debunked
Dogs With Warm, Dry Noses Are Sick
It’s constantly believed that a healthy canine has a cold, wet nose. However, warm or dry noses are totally normal for dogs and should not be taken as a sign you should worry about your pet’s health. everything from dry air to allergies to simply taking a nap can affect the wetness of your canine’s nose. Still, while nose health is not usually concerning if you notice your pet’s nose is constantly dry, cracking or running (not simply wet), make an appointment with your veterinarian.
Dogs Have Clean Mouths
Really, Like you haven’t seen a Dog eat a poo before? Of all the canine myths you hear, do not believe this one. Dogs explore their world with their mouths and noses, and because of that, there is no telling what is been in your pet’s mouth that very day.
If dental hygiene is important to you, commit to a day-to-day teeth-brushing routine. As far as getting sick from a doggy kiss, the New York Times reports that the germs in your dog’s mouth are generally specific to dogs. Some pathogens like salmonella and certain rare bacteria strains can be passed on to humans in dog saliva, but serious infections are relatively rare. So do not stress too much over the occasional lick.
If A Dog Is Wagging Its Tail, It Meaninfections It’s Friendly
A wagging tail is a form of dog communication, but what exactly does it mean? You may suppose it signals friendship, but in some cases, it can mean the Dog is unhappy. However, it’s likely that the animal is feeling tense and may attack you if a dog’s body is almost motionless and it only shakes its tail.
Other signs of a wagging tail include anxiousness, feeling threatened, anxiety, or submission.
Cracking The Windows Is Sufficient To Leave A Dog In A Car
Please Don’t Believe this, it is nothing but a malicious myth and can put the life of your Dog in great danger. In extreme rainfall conditions, dogs can suffer severe health problems even after a few minutes in an exorbitantly hot or cold car. It’s best to not leave your dog in the car on days like these.
Even if a quick run into the store could turn into a very bad situation for him if you get stuck inside. There are even some states that have the authorization to break into your car to rescue your dog if you leave your dog in there. Just do not do it. Remember these are your fur children, and just like human children, never leave them unattended in a locked car.
Dogs Are Colour Blind
While numerous people think dogs are colour blind, Research has shown that dogs have two colour receptors (cones) in their eyes. They can see in colour, still have trouble distinguishing between different shades of green and red, which will mostly just appear as greys and browns, blue and yellow tones.
Dogs Only Yawn When They Are Tired
The yawn is often used as a way to deal with anxiety and stress. You may spot your dog yawning in situations that are not meant to make them tired, similar to playing or being stroked by other people. They also use it as a way to express that they’ve had enough and their tolerance is running out.