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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hope this clarifies things!
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