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10 things you didn’t know about your dog….

Today we're going to talk about 10 things you may not know about your dog


Your dog's nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to provide identity.

I wonder though how many of you manage to stick your dog's nose in some sort of ink without making a mess in the whole room


Your dog is a smart as a two-year-old baby.

According to canine researcher and author Stanley Coreen, a two-year-old child and a dog are about on par when comes it comes to brains, personally I think it depends on the dog, don’t you…

He also explained that man's best friend can count, understand over 150 words and even trick people or other dogs to get treats. Intelligence varies based on breed.

It’s mentioned that Border Collies are known as the smartest breed


Your dog's urine can corrode metals.

Yep, in 2003 several lampposts in Croatia collapsed. Investigations concluded that, dog urine corroded their bases and made them collapse.


Your dog only has sweat glands in his paws.

Even though they sweat through the pads of their paws, their main form of cooling down is panting. Imagine how your dog would smell after a long summer day if he had sweat glands all over his body.


When your dog starts digging after he finishes his "number two"

he is not burying anything actually, he is marking his territory using scent glands in his paws.


Your dog's tail wagging has its own language.

If your dog excitedly wags his tail, you might think he's happy to see you. Right? Not necessarily. According to Discovery.com dogs wag their tails to the right when they're happy and to the left when they're frightened. Wagging his tail low means they're insecure and rapid tail wagging accompanied by tense muscles or dilated pupils can signal aggression.


Pay attention to your dog's breath.

Did you ever notice the horrible odour of your dog's breath. Well, if its persistent, you might want to get your dog examined by a veterinarian. This can be a sign of dental disease or other health problems.


Your dog can feel jealousy.

A 2008 study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that when a dog saw another dog get a treat for the same trick they'd been performing unrewarded, the unrewarded dog becomes agitated, scratching themselves and avoiding the gaze of the rewarded dog.


When to and why Vaccinate your dog.

While over vaccination is an issue that needs to be addressed, all young puppies should receive the proper vaccines for the area they live in. Too many vaccines are problem but we have them for a reason. The diseases we vaccinate against such as distemper and parvovirus, are deadly diseases that pose serious threats to unvaccinated dogs.


Dog food for thought...

We all love to share food with our dogs, and there are a lot of items that are perfectly safe to feed. But there are plenty of items that dogs should not have. We might think all meat is good for our dogs, since it’s the main part of our diet. But very fatty meats such as bacon or sausage can actually lead to upset stomachs, obesity, and pancreatitis.

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