His wild side
Even if dogs have been domesticated since approximately 33,000 years ago, their primal instincts remain active to this day. Some of these instincts include howling at the moon, pack dependency and even territory marking.
Dogs see in color
It’s a common misconception that dogs are completely color blind and can only see in black and white. The truth however is that a dog can see colors, just not as vivid or rich as we can.
Your mutt and cancer
Cancer isn’t just a life threatening reality for humans; dogs can get cancer as well. Fifty percent of dogs over the age of 10 develop cancer at some point in their lives such as lymphoma, which is a tumor of the lymph nodes, mast cell tumors, which is a form of skin cancer, mammary gland tumors or breast cancer, and soft tissue sarcomas just to name a few.
Dr. Spot M.D.
A recent study conducted at the Schillerhöhe Hospital in Germany concluded that dogs have the incredible ability to recognize the scent of certain organic compounds in the human body, which are linked to the presence of lung cancer. This scientific breakthrough proves that canine companions may be instrumental in early detection of an otherwise traditionally hard to detect disease.
It may not be Arthritis
Limping from a dog can be due to a host of things from a thorn stuck in their paw to arthritis. However, in some occasions, limping can also be a sign of bone cancer. So take any sign of limping seriously and visit your vet as soon as possible.
Show me that cute face
One study suggests that the longer and more pronounced a dog’s features are the longer he’ll be around. Conversely, dogs with flatter faces like bulldogs will have shorter lives.
Pain inducing thunderstorms
Thunderstorms have particular sound frequencies that can hurt dogs’ ears. The fear that your dog shows at the start of a thunderstorm may actually be a reaction to pain.
Just as humans can be identified by their fingerprints, dogs can be identified by their nose prints because like human fingerprints a dogs nose print is unique to that dog.
Dogs in a pack
Dogs are pack animals and view their human/owner as the leader.
Heirs and heiresses
In the United States, around 1 million dogs are primary beneficiaries of their owner’s will.
Studies show that indeed dogs can express jealousy. Dogs have the same hormone, oxytocin, which has been shown to be involved in both expressions of love and jealousy in experiments involving humans.
The omlympic runner
Having the ability to reach speeds of up to 45 mph, the greyhound is the fastest dog in the world.
The mystery of the chase-the-tail madness
Ever wonder why your pup chases his tail? There’s actually a good reason to that seemingly pointless habit. The circular motion flattens tall grass in the wild and turns it into a cozy bed for them.
Dogs, like humans, can get hiccups from eating or drinking too fast as they may swallow extra air. Sometimes feelings of anxiety, fear, stress and even excitement can also trigger hiccups for dogs.
Blood pressure lowering affection
Research shows that by petting a dog you help lower your blood pressure.
25 Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs
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