You could be a dog lover or maybe you aren't one- still I assure that once you read these interesting facts, you will love the next dog that comes by your way!.
'Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like, has never washed a dog.' ..
a beautiful quote by Frankilin P. Jones.
Rightly said Franklin! A dog is one furry bundle of love that will undertand and care for humans a lot. They are the one stop solution for children, old aged people and even depressed people.
Research proves that we are yet to learn a lot about these animals who always feel that 'Their Master is the Best for Them' Let's take a look!
Doggie Facts that you should know!
I am coming....wait up!
Did you know why dogs have been used in therapies or to accompany blind people or those who suffer from Alzhiemer's? The reason being that the Springer Research revealed that these caninnes can sense the distress level of their master. Not only do they sense, but they also act and find ways to pacify people who are upset, crying or in pain.
Summertime is fun!
At the Pennsylvania School of Medicine , a series of tests showed that those dogs born in the summer months were more prone to cardiovascular diseases. Seems like this has a connection with pollution and even environmental weather changes. So, it would be wise that you keep that in mind while breeding or buying your own pet next time!
O boy , I love this!
We often give our dogs premium dog foods under the impression that it is the best for them. Of course, they are balanced, tasty and palatable for our furry pets. But the researchers at the Illinois University feel that they need a diet change. A research proved that raw and fresh food diets were much better for dogs, as their digestive systems remained healthier and their fat, blood triglyceride levels were under control. The premium foods do have preservatives that may harm the dogs after a long period of time.
I smell something strange
Where technology fails, God's creations will astonish us with their capabilty. According to the Seismological Society of America , they have noticed that dogs can sense that an earthquake will take place ahead of what even technology does. They display confused and perplexed behaviour when they notice such diastrous situations, especially earthquakes.
Wiser than Kitty....that's me!
Vanderbilt University did a study - the first of its kind to prove that dogs are actually more intelligent than cats. Cortical neurons are the ones that show the intelligence level of an animal. The more, the more intelligent. Studies show dogs have a lot more than cats; and in fact more than most animals (though their brains are small).
Yeah, I can be your agricultural advisor from now on
Heard about the Laurel wilt disease ? It had created uncountable loss for the avocado industry in the past. At the Florida International University, took this problem into consideration and trained dogs to identify the early stages of the disease and thus avoid a widespread loss. The study proved positive, as the dogs were able to identify the disease even in the most harsh climate.
Own a dog and you live long!
At the Uppsala University, scientists were able to link dog ownership with good health. The reason is that dogs are considered as family members and give their complete support, love to their owners. This makes humans happy and that improves their health.
Don't underestimate my size. I can beat you
Just like old age can dampen the memory and physical power of humans, so does the same happen in dogs. Research states that it is easier to teach younger dogs a skill rather than old dogs. Old dogs do learn, but they take time.
Left or right, I know what you are thinking.
As per the studies done at Springer , it shows that dogs can read the emotions by looking at the facial expression of a person. If you look suprised and happy, then the dog turns their face to the right. If to the left, then probably the person is showing signs of anger.
Any idea about my heritage?
At the University of Illinois, researchers found that the first dogs originated in Siberia. But with human contact and a lot of migrations, they seem to vanished into thin air and that stopped their roots in Europe.
Dog Brain Training - a pleasurable experience
Dogs are like kids and they love their share of games, fun and attention from humans. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna a have found out that though dogs get old, they do need lifelong training. This will improve their mental ability to understand emotions, enhance cognitive skills and so on. By keeping them aside from games and work- old dogs will deteotriate in health.
I love to a fatty treat, got some?
A recent study at the Oregon State University revealed an interesting fact that dogs in general a fat filled diet rather than carbohydrates and protein. If given a choice, they would go for fat rich foods.
Kids at home? Dogs are a must
Kids need a lot of attention, and with working and busy parents- this need could remain unattended. In a recent study at the University of Florida- they proved that kids are less stressed when dogs give them company. Dogs help kids cope with loneliness, anger management, tantrums, improves thinking and speaking skills, and their emotional strength also builds up as they grow up.
Gotta a treat for you!
The scientists at University of York have found that doing the sweet baby talk with your dog will strengthen the relationship with your pet. Dogs are just like children and need food treats and petting to feel loved and also to love back.
Aww, aren't they cute?
Look at their faces and you will see the number of facial expressions that come by. In the latest research conducted at the University of Portsmouth, it was found when humans interact with dogs- these animals show many expressions in response to what the human is saying.
I am in love with you!
The Helsinki researchers noticed in their recent research that the oxytocin hormone in dogs helps to identify love and affection. This helps them connect with humans better and that is why even if their master get angry- dogs do not find it threatnening.