We know that our dogs love us with their whole heart. We know that they love their meat and enjoy peanut butter. They love to play Frisbee and fetch with us, we know that right? We are aware about their diet hazards that chocolate and many other sweet things could be fatal for them. These are some normal things that every pet guardian may know about their canines. However there are some facts that you might have missed during all these years. So, shall we start the edu-ride of 7 mind blowing facts about your pooch?
Do you know whether your dogs can dream or not?
If you think that humans are the only ones that dream then you are completely wrong. Your pawed companions dream while asleep. Humans and dogs have slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) in common. So if you see your dog twitching or moving in his sleep, rest assured, he might be chasing a rat or you in his dreams.
Have you ever wondered why your pooch’s nose is wet?
Dogs rule in the world of scent, that’s what we know right? Dogs can smell 100,000 times more accurately than we do and that is because they absorb scent. Canines secrete a mucous on their nose which makes their nose wet. They lick their nose to recognize the scent. Amazing, isn’t it?
Should you laugh when your tyke chases his tail?
It appears to be funny when a dog chases his tail and we all laugh. On the contrary, this act of your pooch needs veterinary attention as there can be a variety of reasons to it apart from the obvious playful one. Exercising, flea infestation, discomfort, predatory instinct, etc. are some of the reasons for the tail chasing business and need immediate vet consultation.
No, Dog is no god! They have strong senses!
Have you ever observed that your pooch is behaving weirdly and the next thing you see is rain outside the window? Scientists have not been able to detect the reasons as to how dogs determine the change in weather long before it actually happens. If you see your pooch barking or howling unusually or behaving comically, keep your umbrellas handy at the least.
How do you think dogs see the robbers at night?
Dogs can move freely in dark and this is a boon for us as they have alerted us whenever we needed. Dogs have Tapetum Lucidum which enables their sight in the dark. So when it’s dark, it is for us and not for our furry companions.
This is common yet unknown by some of the parents!
Dogs have a different sweating mechanism than we have. They only sweat through their paw pads which makes it very important to take extra care in summers.
Intriguing, isn’t it? Though the facts may be familiar, their reasons were totally unknown, don’t you agree? Boast about these facts in front of your friends who are also pet owners and make their day a bit informative!
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