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Doggie Health Myths Exposed

By September 23, 2013March 26th, 2015No Comments

Dog Myths

It’s better for a dog to have a litter before getting spayed. It’s actually been found that dogs that are spayed are less likely to develop breast cancer and uterine infections.  Having a littler before getting spayed does not make it better for them.

 You can tell if a dog is sick by their nose. If your dog’s nose is dry and warm it’s because it’s dry and warm.  You should not let your dog’s nose dictate his wellness.  If you suspect your dog has a fever, check his temperature, it should be at 100.5 – 102.5 degrees, which is the normal temperature for dogs.  Also look out for symptoms such as swelling, difficulty breathing or a runny nose that lasts for more than a couple of days, in which case you should call your veterinarian.

 Dogs eat grass when they’re sick. Dogs descend from wolves and foxes  who are known to not only eat their prey but also the contents of their stomach which usually contained grass and berries.  Scientists believe that grass may have been part of their diet in the past.  Therefore its perfectly normal if your dog eats a little grass once in a while.

Licking is healing. Licking wounds may help heal but only to a certain extent.  When your dog licks his injuries it helps heal only if its for a minimum amount of time, if its continuous it can actually cause a delay the healing process.

 

 

 

 

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