Our dogs are far more than just ”pets” to us and it is common practice to like our pooch more than our in laws, but there is more to our best friends than meets the eye. Here are some awesome facts about dogs that you probably didn’t know.
Top seven interesting facts about dogs
1. Dogs Don’t Feel Guilt
When we scold our dog for doing something naughty we interpret that cute, but guilty look in the dog’s eyes all wrong. A scientist at Barnard College in New York discovered that this look is more down to being upset that they’re being told off and not guilt.
2. Dogs Can Smell Disease
There are charities dedicated to the cause of doggy diagnosis and this is all because their amazing sense of smell can detect organic compounds in the human body which show that it isn’t functioning correctly.
3. Dogs Have a Higher Body Temperature
Whilst human bodies are normally at 37 degrees Celsius, a dog’s normal temperature runs at 38; couple this with an all-year around fur jacket and that cool bowl of water in the shade seems like an even better idea. This higher body temperature also explains why fleas prefer dogs to humans.
4. Dog Urine Corrodes Metal
It is definitely strong stuff and cost Derbyshire County Council £75,000 in surveys and repairs of lampposts back in 2003 alone.
5. Dogs Can See in Colour
It is a common myth that dogs are colour blind, but this isn’t strictly true. Whilst dogs only have two cones of colour in their eyes compared to the three human ones, it is only red and green that they can’t distinguish; they do have better night vision than humans though.
6. Nosey Fingerprints
The folds and creases in a dog’s nose are actually as individual as a human fingerprint. A professional can actually identify a dog by the pattern of a dog’s nose.
7. Puppy Love
Dogs release the same love hormone, when we interact with them, that humans do and this Oxytocin release proves that puppy love is a real thing.
To know more about your canine buddy and find out tips on how to better take care of it, ask your Croydon vets–they know almost everything there is about cats, dogs, and other housepets.
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Dogs get jealous and 10 other facts you probably never knew about man’s best friend, www.mirror.co.uk