16 Things you Didn’t Know About your Dog, Things you must be aware of them in order to protect your dog and yourself.
1: Dog kisses can make you sick
Do you think that the mouth of dogs is cleaner than the mouth of humans? Think again. Dog lips are full of bacteria and parasites and can harbor germs such as salmonella and campylobacter. These organisms enter a
dog’s mouth when eating spoiled food or using their tongue as toilet paper. A kiss then passes these germs from the dog to the person, which can be accompanied by a case of diarrhea.
2: People can infect pets with the disease
This happens, but sometimes not always. H1N1 swine flu has infected cats, dogs, and rodents infected from their sick owners. In most cases, the condition may be mild, but few pets have died, so all veterinarians recommend washing hands often and separating the bed when the owner is sick. Humans and dogs can also share the same strain of E. coli bacteria. And MRSA, the “superbug” also flows between humans and dog
3: Dogs can smell hypoglycemia
It sounds like an episode of Lassie TV, but it’s true, not fiction. Dogs can detect dangerous hypoglycaemia in diabetics and alert a sick person by causing disorder, licking, whining, or barking. Some dogs have even been trained. As diabetic service dogs. According to their trainers, their nose is correct in 90% of cases of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
4: Dogs have an expression of love
When your dog looks at you, it may really be a loving look, not a simple begging. Dogs develop this atypical behavior when dealing with close human companions and staring directly at dogs is a threat when dealing
with dogs or strangers. Of course, not every look in Fido’s eyes is loving they may just want to eat your dinner. Or, if their bodies are tight and their ears are flat, they might tell you to hold back.
5:Dogs can learn 250 words
According to the researcher “Dr.” Stanley Collum, the smartest, most trained breeds are similar in their ability to understand human language to 2-year-olds.These dogs can understand up to 250 words, while the average dog only understands 150 words.
Top dogs. Border Shepherd, VIP Dog, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Durbin Dog. “First beauty, then brain”: Borzoi, Mavericks, Bulldogs, Bassingi, Afghan Hounds.
6: dogs and humans can dance together
Dog lovers have created a competitive event that they call “Free Dogs” that Raise the Bond between Animals and human beings to a new level. Saluting he paired the dog and the trainer with a hall dance style, for a choreographed dance with music, and, sometimes, matching costumes.
7: when dogs Tail Wagging, Happy Dog.
There are three completely different moods. Dogs wag their tails, and only one is happy. When its tail is unusually tall and stiff, the dog is excited and ready to protect its own land. The tail held low and shook quickly, showing the dog’s fear and obediies. Happy dogs wag their tails in a natural, middle position their ears, mouth, and body also appear relaxed.
8: Newborn puppies don’t stir.
Puppies only wag their tails at about three weeks – and some only start after seven weeks. Veterinarians consider the little puppies to be capable, but they are too busy sleeping and eating to take care of them. When they become more awake, the wagging of the tail begins as a kind of sign language, a sign of peace for the unruly little ones or when they beg for food. When dogs are alone, their tails may not be wagging.
9:Dogs See only in Black and White
Canine researchers say this is not the case. Dogs can see blue, purple, yellow, and more grayscales than humans. They can also see more clearly in low light and can detect the slightest movements a trait that makes them excellent hunters. Depending on the examination of conical cells sensitive to the color of the canine retina, they may not see red, orange, or green.
10: Warm nose, sick dog
The temperature of the dog’s nose changes easily, and this change does not bode well for the disease. Lounging in the sun may be hot, dry, or cool and wet after submerging in a basin. The best signs of illness are drowsiness, loss of appetite, vomiting, coughing, or a body temperature higher than 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit on a rectal thermometer. Wet nostrils? This is because the tube brings tears into the nose.
11: Lameness can mean lung problems
Sometimes dogs come to the vet with lameness and then leave with a diagnosis of lung cancer or other lung problems such as heartworms. Cancer in the chest for dogs activates new tissues in the leg bones, which leads to swelling and pain in the legs. A typical symptom of lung cancer is a cough, but about 25 percent of dogs have no symptoms until chest X-rays reveal cancer. If cancer can be treated, leg changes called “hypertrophoogenic osteopathy” can disappear.
12: Dogs need bones
This practice came from the idea that ancient dogs (wolves) ate a lot of bones, today and from dry food, all dogs get all the calcium and nutrients they need. Bones do satisfy the dogs’ intense chewing instincts, but they can suffocate or chop them into knife-like pieces, even cooked bones. Edible chews or strong rubber chewing toys in stores are safer options.
13: Licking Heals Dogs’ Wounds
Contrary to popular belief, dog saliva has no magical healing power. Conversely, bacteria in the mouth can cause an infection that delays healing. Dogs also tend to lick obsessively, which can lead to stubborn wounds called involuntary leaking dermatitis. The choice of healing is usually an Elizabethan necklace that prevents their tongue from reaching a wound until it is complete.
14:Dogs fall in love with others
Can two dogs develop a relationship? Or will she reach out to anyone at the dog park? As stated in the book “The Social Life of Dogs” by the anthropologist “Elizabeth Marshall Thomas” which he documents An extraordinary love story between “Sandog” and “Ben”, in which she says dogs can fall in love. Thomas claims few dogs develop relationships, because they are called in captivity as pets and “were born to do what we want to do, not what they want to do.”
15:Dog language: Smile and bear
Owners who insist that their dog can smile are right to think that the dog’s mouth can show emotions. Relaxed and open, it can be the sign of a happy dog. A submissive smile is a canine version of our nervous smile. Dogs raise their lips, show their front teeth, and can squat. This harmless and nervous “smile” is easily confused with an aggressive growl. If in doubt, don’t bother the dog.
16:Dog language: Whale eye
When dogs turn their heads but turn their eyes to keep your insight, they display a “whale’s eye” and are usually frightened or keep something. A crescent will appear on the white of their eyes and disturbing them may cause a growl or bite. The stiffened body completes the tense picture. Dogs also have a side-view for moments of relaxation: they don’t see much white and their bodies seem comfortable.