5 Truth Vs Myth In Dogs’ Health

Knowing the truth behind every myth in your dogs health can save you from a dangerous and fatal situation for your dog.

Myth 1: Dogs should have a litter before they are spayed.

Truth: Dogs that have a litter before they are spayed are not better for it in any way. In fact, spayed dogs are at lower risk for breast cancer and uterine infections.

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Myth 2: Dogs are sick when their noses are warm.

Truth: The temperature of a dogs nose does not indicate health or illness or if they have a fever.The only accurate method to access a dog’s temperature is to take it with a thermometer. Normal dog temperature is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees F.

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Myth 3: Mutts are always healthier than pure breed dogs.

Truth: Both mutts and purebred dogs can be unhealthy. Both can have diseases, however, mutts generally do not have many of the genetic diseases common in purebred lines.

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Myth 4: Happy dogs wag their tails.

Truth:  A dog that wags his tail slowly and moves his all rear end or crouches down in the classic “play bow” position is usually a friendly wag. Tails that are wagged when held higher, twitches or wagging while held over the back may be associated with aggression.

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Myth 5. All dogs like to be petted on their heads.

Truth: Some dogs do like to be petted on their heads but many do NOT which may result to agitation and aggression.

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Hope this clarifies things!

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