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10 Things You Definitely Didn't Know About Dogs
Dogs are the best friend of humans for thousands of years. They were the first animal to be domesticated by humans from the grey wolves and since then they have been our side. In this article, we’ll explore some interesting facts about dogs that you didn’t know.
1. Dogs can detect earthquakes
Dogs are one of the few animals on the earth that can detect earthquakes and storms before they happen. They can sense the vibrations in the floor and they start barking. So next time you see your dog barking at you, don’t be surprised if an earthquake or storm is coming.
2. Dogs have super smelling and hearing power
Dogs have the superpower of smelling and hearing. They can smell/hear things from far away that’s why they are used in the police and military.
3. Dogs’ tails are connected to their heart
Have you seen dogs wagging their tails when they are happy, it’s a saying that dogs’ tails are connected to their heart. If you see a dog wagging its tail, it means it is happy and excited.
4. Dogs are more intelligent than you think
Dogs are more intelligent than you think, they can understand commands, count, and even can understand human emotions. They can also understand human language. So next time you see a dog, don’t be surprised if it understands what you are saying.
5. Dogs are the most popular pets in the world
Dogs are the most popular pet in the world followed by cats.
6. Newborn dogs can’t see or hear
Newborn puppies can’t hear or see for the first two weeks, they are deaf and blind. It’s only after two weeks they start hearing and seeing things because they are still developing. So next time you see a newborn puppy, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t respond to you when you call it. They are not ignoring you, they just can’t hear you.
7. Dogs can smell your fear
As we know dogs have good sense of smell but they can also sense your fear. They can smell your fear and happiness. So next time you are scared of something, don’t be surprised if your dog starts barking at you because they know you are scared.
8. Dogs can diagnose cancer
in recent studies, it is found that dogs can diagnose cancer. They can smell cancer cells present in your body by sniffing your breath. So next time you are going to the doctor for a cancer checkup, don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to bring your dog along with you. Isn’t it amazing, they are not only our best friends but also our doctors.
9. Do you know how wolves became dogs?
Have you seen the similarity between dogs and wolves, Yes they are similar because they are from the same family. It is believed that dogs are domesticated from grey wolves and it is also believed that dogs are the first animal to be domesticated by humans. If you see a dog next time, don’t be surprised if it looks like after all they are cousins.
10. Dogs control their body temperature by the tongue
Have you wondered why dogs always have their tongue out, it’s because they are controlling their body temperature. They don’t sweat like humans do, so they have to control their body temperature by panting. So next time you see your dog panting, don’t be surprised if it’s hot outside.
References and Further Reading
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Thank you for reading this article and have a great day ahead!