Saturday, July 29, 2017

Most Famous Myths About Dogs

1.Dogs can see only black and white?.- recent studies suggest that Dogs actually do have some color vision but it's not as bright as a human's. Dogs can distinguish blue, yellow and gray colors. They can’t discern red and green, but they can distinguish shades of gray, what allows them to see in the dark and dusk.

2.Dogs eat grass only if they’re sick?.-
 Dogs will sometimes eat grass if they aren’t feeling well to induce vomiting. However, more often than not, dogs just like to eat grass. Dog ancestors used to feed on grass which is likely where their taste for greens came from.

3.Dogs Age Seven Years for Every Human Year?.- 
Saying that a 1 year old dog is 7 in dog years doesn't make sense when you consider that dogs can reproduce well before one year of age.

4.Dog mouths are cleaner than human mouths?.-  according to scientists, dogs have just as much bacteria in their mouths as a humans, but of different varieties.

5.Wagging tail is a sign of a happy dog?.- This is not always true, tail wagging can also be a sign of fear, anxiety or impending aggression.

6.Dogs should eat bones?.- It’s believed that eating bones dogs will get a lot of vitamin D and calcium, but in fact bones can injure intestines and cause bleeding, inflammation and severe constipation.

7.Dogs hate cats?.-  this myth is false and easy to disprove. Cats have a tendency to run, dogs have a prey drive and they chase smaller things that run.

8.A little chocolate won’t hurt my dog?.- Chocolate can be toxic and life-threatening to dogs. As little as 1 ounce of dark chocolate may be enough to kill a small dog.

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