57% of families worldwide own a pet, according to statistics. And all of us try to provide our pets with the most love and care we are capable of. However, we can sometimes make mistakes because of common misbeliefs.
We have collected some myths about pet care and revealed the truths about them.
Myth #1. A warm nose means your dog is sick.
In fact, there is no evidence that your dog’s nose temperature can be of any value in diagnostics. The temperature may vary because of different reasons: overheating, genetics, or even normal temperature fluctuations during the day.
If you think your dog is sick, doctors advise you to pay more attention to their behavior, the way they eat, drink, urinate, or defecate. And, of course, use an actual thermometer to assess a dog’s temperature.
Myth #2. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
Actually dogs are trainable, regardless of their age, if you have enough patience, practice as much as possible, and properly motivate them.
And maybe you have heard about Chaser, the world’s smartest dog, who has reached senior status and was still learning new tricks even in its old age.