There are approximately 75.8 million dogs living in the USA and many people consider their canine pal to be just as much a part of their family as their children or their spouse! Now that is OTP right there TBH. If you think you know a lot about dogs, have a read of these interesting facts that you might not already know:
Dogs Can Use The Subway
In Russia’s capital city, Moscow, there is a huge stray dog population. And if you ride around on the subway there, you may find that some of your fellow commuters have rather more tail than you were expecting. That’s because life is tough on the streets for the stray dog population, and they have had to develop clever strategies to survive. One of these strategies is regularly boarding the subway and getting off at specific stops to find food.
Your Dog Can Smell More Than You Think
Your dog’s nose is truly amazing and their sense of smell is approximately 100,000 times better than yours, which explains why they know the instant you have opened a pack of dog food! Dogs are able to smell your feelings, particularly if you are feeling afraid. When people feel strong emotions they react physically, for example when a human is fearful they will perspire, and dogs can smell it.
Spiked Collars Are More Than A Fashion Statement
Spiked collars weren’t originally intended to make a dog look tougher. They were invented in ancient Greece as a way of protecting dogs from wolf attacks. Wolves will tend to go for the throat, often with fatal results, and a spiked collar meant that they couldn’t do this.
You Shouldn’t Use Human Shampoo on a Dog
If your dog has sensitive skin, you may be tempted to use your own extra gentle shampoo on them at bath time. However, no matter how much aloe vera and moisturizing ingredients your shampoo contains, it’s unlikely to do your dog any good. Human skin has a different PH balance to dog skin, so using human shampoo on a dog is likely to dry their skin out more. Your best option is to choose a robust dog shampoo for sensitive skin as it will have been specifically formulated with a dog’s skin PH in mind.
Your Dog’s Nose Is Wet Because…
…it helps to absorb scent chemicals. Your furry pal then licks their nose in order to present the chemicals to the olfactory glands on the roof of their mouth. Dogs also use their noses to help them to regulate body temperature. They don’t have sweat glands like humans do, so they sweat through the pads on their paws and through their noses in order to cool down.
They Are Choosy About Where They Poop
What does a dog with a wet nose mean?
it helps to absorb scent chemicals. Your furry pal then licks their nose in order to present the chemicals to the olfactory glands on the roof of their mouth. Dogs also use their noses to help them to regulate body temperature. They don’t have sweat glands like humans do, so they sweat through the pads on their paws and through their noses in order to cool down.