So Many Dog Questions

A new book finally answers the dog questions you didn’t know who to ask.

Does my dog need to wear sunglasses? Do dogs get cavities? Why do dogs lift their leg when they pee? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, there’s finally a book that can answer them.

Thanks to author Justine A. Lee, DVM, now you can find out why dogs eat grass, bury bones, and sniff each other’s butts. “It’s a Dog’s Life…but It’s Your Carpet” answers 250 weird, wacky, and downright bewildering questions about man’s best buddy. Organized into 10 categories, chapters range from “Pet peculiarities” to “Training the four-legged beast” to “Here comes the lipstick.”

Here are a few condensed examples:

Question: Why don’t dogs get hairballs?
Answer: They have smoother tongues than cats, and they don’t groom themselves as much.

Question: Can dogs get poison ivy?
Answer: Yes, although their fur protects them from it pretty effectively.

Question: Why do dogs lick their testicles?
Answer: No big reveal here – they do it because they can.

Question: Are there doggy diet pills?
Answer: Yes. Slentrol, a drug manufactured by Pfizer, was approved by the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

Question: Do dogs cry?
Answer: Although dogs can produce tears as a means of lubrication, they cannot cry as a means of expressing emotion.

“It’s a Dog’s Life…but It’s Your Carpet: Everything you ever wanted to know about your four-legged friend” by Justine A. Lee, DVM, is on sale now.

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