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Dog Myths. Mr. Gefvert Based on information from Hills Pet Company (Science Diet). 1) A warm dry nose means the dog is sick. 1) A warm dry nose means the dog is sick. Don’t look to the nose of the animals check the other vitals to see if your dog is sick Temperature Swelling

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dog myths

Dog Myths

Mr. Gefvert

Based on information from Hills Pet Company (Science Diet)

1 a warm dry nose means the dog is sick1
1) A warm dry nose means the dog is sick
  • Don’t look to the nose of the animals check the other vitals to see if your dog is sick
    • Temperature
    • Swelling
    • Difficult Breathing
2 dogs are color blind1
2) Dogs are color blind
  • Dogs can distinguish colors, but not as well as humans
  • Brightness, movement and contrast also help a dog see the world
  • Dogs can see in the dark much better than humans
3 frequent dog baths cause dog dandruff
3) Frequent dog baths cause dog dandruff
  • Over washing can be a problem, but make sure you are doing the following…
    • Use dog shampoo
    • Lack of nutrition
4 dogs heal themselves by licking their wounds1
4) Dogs heal themselves by licking their wounds
  • True to a point
    • A small amount of licking can help clean the wound
  • Excessive licking slows don the healing process and can cause infections
  • Can cause a bad habit of licking
5 it is not needed to brush a dog s teeth1
5) It is not needed to brush a dog’s teeth
  • Brushing is needed to..
    • Fight bad breath
    • Limit oral disease
    • Clean teeth
    • Preventative mouth
  • A dog dental by a vet will cost over $300
6 when dogs eat grass that means they are sick1
6) When dogs eat grass that means they are sick
  • Some dogs just like to eat grass
  • Some dogs will eat grass when they are sick
7 garlic on dog s food get rid of worms or fleas1
7) Garlic on dog’s food get rid of worms or fleas
  • Garlic doesn’t help get rid of worms or fleas
    • Heartguard is a medicine that is used to rid of worms
    • Flea collars and treatments are the best way to prevent fleas
8 a dog s mouth is cleaner than a human s mouth1
8) A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s mouth
  • Have you seen what what a dog eats?
  • Doggy kisses should never be given to small children or the elderly
    • They are more likely to have a compromised immunity
9 female dogs should have 1 litter before being spayed1
9) Female Dogs should have 1 litter before being spayed
  • Spaying early gives the animal a lower risk for breast cancer and uterine infections
  • Spaying early will lead to less of a hormone imbalance
10 spaying and neutering dogs make them fat1
10) Spaying and Neutering dogs make them fat
  • Spaying and neutering may make the dog less active
  • Dogs eating more calories than they burn cause them to gain weight