Historically , dogs were the first animals to be domesticated by humans more than 30,000 years ago which started when the wolves began to scavenge for food from humans.
Humans started to domesticate the wolves by providing them with food, shelter and protection.
Over time, this became a symbiotic relationship between man and the wolves when the wolves started to help with hunting. As these wolves bred over 1000 years, they became the dogs we know today.
This could explain why dogs are called man’s best friend.
Every 26th of August,2022, is always a special day for our furry friends, International Dog Day was set aside to celebrate dogs for their loyalty and commitment to humans and also to encourage adoption of dogs from rescue homes as every dog deserves a home.
Regardless of how close you are with your dog,there are some interesting facts about your dog you still don’t know, let’s have some as we celebrate them.
1. All puppies are born deaf but as they get older, they can hear 4 times better than humans can.
2. A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a human’s fingerprints.
3.Maltese dogs do not shed, making them perfect pups for people with allergies.
4. Dogs only sweat through their paws. Dogs have sweat glands only on their paws, not the rest of their bodies. That is why they ventilate and exchange heat through panting.
5. Dogs can be trained to detect cancer and other diseases in humans. Dogs may even be able to sniff out cancer cells simply through smelling someone’s breath.
6. Dogs have wet noses because it helps to absorb scent chemicals.
7. Male dogs lift their leg when they pee as a sign of dominance. Dogs’ urine contains markers that inform other dogs of its presence, social standing, and sexual availability.
8.Dogs are more aggressive when being walked by a man.
9. Dogs dream. Not only do dogs dream as they sleep, scientists think that they dream similarly to us and replay moments from their day.
You can tell that a dog is dreaming if they are twitching their legs or bark in their sleep.
10. Whiskers help dogs see in the dark.Dogs’ whiskers have nerves which send sensory messages to their brains.
They’re multifunctional sensory tools that help them move around especially when visibility is low.
I hope you learnt some new facts about your dog. As we celebrate our furry friends,don’t forget to provide utmost medical care and attention for them. Book an appointment with us Today! We are your go-to-dogtor.