Sorting through pet myths and pet truths can be a difficult task, but understanding the difference can be vital for your pet's health and well being. Let us help you separate the fact from the fiction and help your pet live the healthy, happy life he deserves.
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4. You can't teach an old dog new tricks
You've heard it said a million times. But while this might be true for humans, it's definitely not for dogs! Fifteen minutes a day is usually enough to teach the most stubborn dog to sit, stay and a few other fun tricks.
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5. A purring cat is a happy cat and a wagging tail means a happy dog
Cats purr when they're happy, but also when they're anxious or nervous. In the same way, dogs wag their tails to show happiness, but also excitement, stress, or even aggression. Pay attention to the overall body language of dogs and cats to fully understand a wagging tail or a purr.
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6. Giving supplements to pets is a painful & difficult process
Not true! Many supplements come in powders, tasty chewables, or even treats - and pill pockets can work wonders.
7. When pets lick their wounds, it speeds up healing
Licking a wound too much actually slows down the healing process. Speed up the healing process and ease irritation with all natural herbal ointments.
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8. An itchy pet is always a sign of fleas
Allergies are the most common cause of itching and licking, and there are other skin irritants and diseases which need to be ruled out as well when tracking the source of the itch.
9. MYTH: Pets get stiff when they get old (FACT: They get old when they get stiff!)
Just like humans, you're not old till you feel old! Keep your dog playing like a puppy and your cat playing like a kitten with joint health support.
10. Changing foods is bad for your pet's digestion
Would you want to eat dry cereal 3x/day every day? And changing up foods means overall better nutrition too, as long as it's healthy, high-quality foods.