Growing up there was a lot of myths and facts that you may have heard regarding dogs and cats. Which ones are true and which ones are false? Here are some real facts according to dogs and cats, according to PetsWebMD, many of which are very interesting.
Can A Dog’s Kiss Make You Sick?
Do you think you can get sick if a dog kisses you in the mouth? The fact is that you can get sick if your adorable pooch kisses you in the mouth. No, a dog’s mouth is not cleaner than a human’s mouth. A dog’s mouth is filled with bacteria. A dog’s mouth can also be filled with salmonella and other germs. This can come from eating spoiled food or from using his tongue to lick certain areas of his body.
Can You Make Your Pet Sick?
Yes, you may be able to make your pet sick. However, it depends on what type of sickness you have. The H1NI swine flu was able to travel between humans, dogs, and cats. Some cases of the E. Coli bacteria and the superbug known as MRSA have also spread between humans and dogs. Normally, the bacteria that make humans sick will not affect dogs and cats. Yet, it doesn’t hurt to wash your hands often while you are sick and before feeding your pets.
Can A Dog Sense A Drop In Blood Sugar?
Yes, some dogs can sense a drop in blood sugar, which is also known as hypoglycemia. Some service dogs are trained for this purpose.
Can Cats Love Too Much?
Yes, there is an anxiety that some cats have that is known as loving too much. This anxiety may cause a cat to display some strange behavior when their owner leaves. This can include peeing on their clothes, pacing back and forth to keep them from leaving, or worrying so much when the owner is away that she can’t eat or sleep. Experts say that behavior therapy may help cats who experience this behavior.
Are White Cats Deaf?
Yes, some white cats are often known to be deaf. They may be deaf in one or both ears. If the cat has blue eyes she is more apt to be deaf. If she has one eye that is blue she is more apt to be deaf in that side.
Do Cats Always Land On Their Feet?
Cats are known for their flexible backbone. This is why they will normally land on their feet when they fall. Yet, this does not mean they will always land on their feet. If they fall over one or two stories, their backbones cannot help them break their falls. Cats may fall this distance if they happen to be in a window and see a bird outside. Being distracted by the bird can cause them to easily lose their balance. This is often referred to as high rise syndrome.
Yes, there are a lot of myths when it comes to the subject of cats and dogs. Yet, there is one fact that nobody can dispute. Both dogs and cats are fascinating creatures, as well as great pets to own.