The world can sometimes be a negative place, but it’s kind of hard to find something negative to say about a puppy!
Horrifying chimeras created by a marketing team that may as well be run by the manifestation of millennial self-parody aside, actual puppies are still awesome, and we feel it is our duty to tell you that today is actually National Puppy Day!
We’d also love to give you some cool puppy facts that you can use to impress your
next tinder date friends.
Puppies are born with closed eyes, which do not begin to open until a few weeks after birth.
As a matter of fact, of the five senses, the first one that a puppy experiences is touch. As a puppy grows older, however, its senses will sharpen, with its hearing becoming ten times more accurate than a human’s, and its sense of smell a million times stronger.
Lamentable swill peddling spokesanimals aside, it is also untrue that dogs are colorblind, rather they see color less vividly than a human.
Puppies are born without teeth, but once they all come in, the average dog will have 42 teeth.
Once puppies begin feeding, they will require five small meals a day. Since dogs are omnivores, they require more than meat to have a balanced diet. In fact, many vets recommend carrots as a treat to older puppies and dogs.
It should be noted that cat food is actually incredibly bad for dogs, as is most trash. In fact, chicken bones, chocolate, and other common things that make their way into your trashcan can do serious harm to a dog.
Obesity is also a major problem for dogs and is the leading health issue that ruins the lives of otherwise healthy animals. We know that Fido might beg you for another treat, but you’ll be doing him and yourself a favor by denying him.. After all, the care of the average dog over a span of a normal lifetime, which is usually 11 years, can be almost fourteen thousand dollars.
Relationship to Humans
We know that your puppy is your friend, but you should know a few things about how he reacts to you and your actions. For instance, many dogs see smiling with your teeth as a form of aggression, so maybe think twice before getting all Howdy Doody with your pup.
You will also want to start teaching commands early to a puppy, making sure to get on their level when teaching them simple commands like “come” or “sit.”
A word about names; puppies and dogs usually respond to the first sound in a name, so it is inadvisable to name a puppy something that sounds like a command, like “Sid” or “Donald.”
It also helps to repeat the puppy’s name over and over again, especially when it is young.
So there you have it, great puppy facts for a great National Puppy Day! Go celebrate with your four-legged friend, and if you don’t have one, then go get one!