Myths and misconceptions about dogs
There are many conflicting statements regarding dog behavior and health. Learn more about the most common myths and misconceptions about dogs.
Dogs need to be washed often.
If your dog is dirty or smells bad, then she really needs a bath. But you should not bathe the dog just like that, frequent bathing will deprive the skin of natural oils, which can lead to irritation and dandruff. Regular haircuts help keep your coat clean.
If your dog is not dirty – she does not need to bathe!
Bad breath – normal for dogs
Bad dog breath is a clear sign of tooth decay or gum disease.
Regularly arrange toothbrushing for your dog and use special dental feed additives to keep your teeth clean and healthy.
If the dog wags its tail – it wants to make friends
Indeed, friendly dogs wag their tail. However, tail wagging can also express excitement, restlessness, humility, or peace. Watch for other manifestations of body language in dogs to understand their true intentions.
Licking promotes wound healing
Thanks to the enzymes contained in the dog’s saliva, licking helps to heal small wounds on the skin. However, excessive licking can aggravate the problem by not giving the wound enough time to heal.
Dry nose is a sign of illness.
It is believed that a dog’s cold and wet nose is one of the main indicators of health, while a warm and dry nose indicates a disease. In fact, a large number of sick dogs still have a cold, wet nose and become dry during sleep.
A dog’s dry or wet nose is not a reliable indicator of health.