Dog owners who want the best for their canine will try to keep them as happy and comfortable as possible, but with so much information out there concerning dog care: what do you believe? Myths and fictions about dog behavior, likes and dislikes have been circulating for years and people fall for them all the time. These myths have become ‘folk wisdom’, served up without thought almost as reflex. Before you heed the advice of your buddy or Aunt Jo about what your dog needs, check out some of these yet-to-die myths, and make sure your dog gets the best care you can give it.
Everything that has life – humans, trees, etc. - takes money, time and effort to care for. Items like food, toys, bedding furniture and veterinarian visits are all factors that contribute to your dog’s care. Think out it and be sure you are prepared for these expenses before you acquire a dog.
This myth is as accepted as law, but it is completely fictitious. To begin with, no genetic tests are run on mixed breeds before they are mated, this alone increases the risk of their developing genetic illnesses. To be truthful, in certain tests run by UC Davis for 24 various genetic disorders, there was not enough evidence to support their being any significant difference between mixed bred and purebred dogs.
Dogs do regurgitate as a rule after they eat grass, but don’t assume that they do this as a result of illness and to purge themselves. Dogs like to chew grass because they can: it’s fun! It’s safe for them to do this even if they throw up as long as the grass hasn’t been treated with chemicals or fertilizer.
If this were true, then dog food should be just fine for humans, right? The truth is that the food people eat won’t have the proper nutrition to support a dog’s health needs. Many of the foods we consume may be healthy for us, but are actually fatal for a dog. Chocolates, for one, when fed to a dog can actually kill it. Chicken and fish bones are a no-no as well as this can choke the dog. Premium dog food is the best for feeding dogs.