Top 5 Dog Myths Debunked

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Dogs. You gotta love them; what with being Man’s best friend and all. They’re loyal, funny, loving, and snugly. But many myths prevail about our canine friends.

Here are the top five dog myths we’ve busted wide open.

#5 Dogs Will Eat Anything

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How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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Why Does My Dog Shake His Head Even Though His Ears Are Clean?

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Have you caught your dog shaking his head a lot? Do you often see him tilting his head to one side? Is he constantly doing this even though his ears seem clean?

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Sedatives for Dogs: How and When to Use Them Safely

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Canine behavior can be inscrutable at times. Why do some dogs fall apart at the mere mention of going to the “v-e-t” while others bound through the door without a care in the world? And what’s up with nail trims? Does your dog take them in . . . → Read More: Sedatives for Dogs: How and When to Use Them Safely

Is Dry Nose a Sign of Illness in Dogs?

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Found on PetMD

How Dogs Use Their Nose

Dog noses are fascinating little structures. Not only do dogs use their noses for breathing, dog noses also drain excessive tears from the eyes through tear ducts. In addition, they have sweat glands, which help to cool the body through sweating.

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

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Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn’t something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard?

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How To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

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When you stare deeply into your beloved pet’s eyes, it may seem almost as if he or she could talk. Of course dogs can’t talk, but their body language can be very eloquent. The better you know your dog—his or her habits, appearance, and behavior—the more apparent these signs will . . . → Read More: How To Tell If Your Dog Is Sick

5 Reasons to Test Your Dog for Diabetes

Article by Dr. Justine A. Lee | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Did you know that some authorities feel that 1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches 12 years of age develops diabetes mellitus1?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a hormonal problem where the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin, the hormone that helps push sugar . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons to Test Your Dog for Diabetes

Can Your Dog Predict an Earthquake? Evidence is Shaky, Say Researchers

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For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.

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6 Fascinating Facts About Your Dog’s Eyes

Article by Diana Bocco | Found on PetMD

Dogs don’t see the same world we do. For them, things might look a little grainier and a lot less vibrant. Then again, dogs can also see things we can only dream about.

Here are six fascinating facts about your dog’s vision.

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