Many people own dogs, they are the most popular pet in US as well as any other countries. Generally speaking, taking care of a dog is regarded as a simple task. You feed it, give it a bath if it gets dirty, walk it and let it get exercise and love it as you would any other member of your family. Most dog owners regularly take their pet to the veterinarian, clip their claws, brush their coats and provide them with a warm bed to sleep in at night. These things seem so simple – but there are other dog secrets that are really important to know. These things can lengthen the life of your pet as well as keeping them healthier and happier.
The first important dog secret is that dog food is not always the healthiest thing to feed your dog. Many dog food manufacturers cover up for the fact that the things that they list as the ingredients of the food are not the most accurate. The main reason that they can get away with these lies is because the manufacturer only is obligated to list the ingredients that they themselves added to the food. The chemicals and antibiotics that have been fed to the meat prior to its purchase by the dog food companies are not required to be disclosed in the ingredient list. Additionally, the animals that the meat comes from can come from a very questionable origin – euthanized animals, dead, dying and disease zoo and farm animals, just to name a few. A dog should eat the same healthy food that you feed your family, something that the dog food companies do not want people to know, a big dog food secret.
The other big secret is that when you kiss your dog on the lips, your dog is at a much greater risk of catching something from you than you are from him/her! Although dogs do frequently sniff other dogs’ behinds and their feces, your chances of catching a bacteria of some kind from kissing your dog’s lips is very slim. On the other hand, dogs can be very susceptible to many human ailments – especially tuberculosis. So next time you think about kissing your dog on the lips, reconsider, remembering this important dog secret!