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TOP TEN DOG MYTHS
1. Tail wagging is always a sign of a happy dog
Dogs wag their tails to express happiness, but also to show excitement, stress, or even aggression. Pay attention to the overall body language of a dog to fully understand the intent behind a wagging tail.
2. A warm or dry nose means a sick dog
Regular fluctuations in the temperature and moisture of a dog’s nose are normal. Canine distemper used to be a prevalent virus which caused a thickening of the nose and footpads. A cold, wet nose indicated the dog didn’t have distemper. Today distemper is uncommon due to vaccinations.
3. Eating Grass = A Sick Dog or an Upset Stomach
It’s believed that grass is a normal part of a dog’s ancestral diet. Many dogs eat grass because it tastes good, or because they crave certain nutrients missing from their food. While some dogs vomit after eating too much grass, this is generally a side effect, not an intended result on the part of the dog. If your dog regularly eats too much grass and vomits, you should probably discourage eating grass and look for ways to enhance their diet.
4. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
You’ve heard it said a million times. But while this might be true for humans, it’s definitely not for dogs! Fifteen minutes a day is usually enough to teach the most stubborn dog to sit, stay and a few other fun tricks.
5. An itchy dog is always a sign of fleas
Allergies are the most common cause of itching and licking, and there are other skin irritants and diseases which need to be ruled out as well when tracking the source of the itch.
6. Giving supplements to dogs is a painful & difficult process
Not true! Many supplements come in powders, tasty chewables, or even treats – and pill pockets can work wonders.
7. Dogs licking their wounds speeds up healing
Licking a wound too much actually slows down the healing process. Speed up the healing process and ease irritation with all natural herbal ointments.
8. MYTH: Dogs get stiff when they get old (FACT: They get old when they get stiff!)
Just like humans, you’re not old till you feel old! Keep your dog playing like a puppy with joint health support.
9. Changing foods is bad for your dog’s digestion
Would you want to eat dry cereal 3x/day every day? And changing up foods means overall better nutrition too, as long as it’s healthy, high-quality foods.
10. Weekly baths are best for a dog’s skin & coat
Washing too frequently can actually irritate a dog’s sensitive skin. If your dog loves dirt and mud and frequent bathing is a must, be sure to use gentle shampoos formulated to protect his or her sensitive skin & coat.
Information courtesy of Only Natural Pet Store.
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