Nature is a good mystery to man; it is not necessarily the product of his conscious mind but certain Transphysical intelligence of which we cannot conceive may actually exist out in the physical world. In ancient times it was believed that the warmth of a dog’s body provided a sort of traction for the souls of the animals that had passed over to it. As the body of a living animal reflected the energy of the sun, so its blood likewise returned to it as the sun’s rays gave off its nutrients.
The heat that a dog’s body produces helps to cool it; as it is a good reflector of the sun’s rays it helps the growth of vegetation and makes the animal’s hair shiny. The cooling effect that the dog produces helps to clear up, heal and protect the animal’s moist and confused cells.
There are other reasons why dogs lick locations that are easily accessible to them such as towel-like areas behind the legs. This action helps topological and emotional changes that take place within the dog as it warms up.
The licking action helps to expand and increase blood circulation as well as to cleanse and restrain the body and counter the unpleasant sensations taken by the skin. The dog’s tongue is also the only place where the sun is not shining; in fact, shades of black and white begin to appear on the dog’s tongue when it is lying on the sun!
The tongue is the dog’s only good defense against germs, viruses, and other foreign bodies attempting to implant themselves in the system. Aside from grooming itself, the dog uses its tongue to (in the terminology of the medical community) “feed” or ” Lap up ” the food that is not eaten by itself.
A dog can even go to the extent of eating grass to the extent that a single lick will suffice to fertilize the ground.
When a dog’s tongue is too long, it may become constipated, its motions become labored, painful or the tongue may even get foreign objects lodged in it. If a dog is still young, it may even be constipated and still have the temperament to be a regular eater. Food may clump and lodge in the mouth thus never reaching the stomach.
If a dog is fed entirely to fast food or other non-food items it may be a sign that something is wrong with its stomach. But constipation will not occur on its own, no matter how horrible a symptom a dog exhibits, or when it shows a tendency to avoid food.
A dog should never be fed food (by itself) right after a meal not even for a snack, it must be fed completely by itself. As a responsible owner and regale dipper of your pet, it is your duty to keep a watchful eye on its diet especially in t feeding it at a tender age.
If a dog shows a tendency to throw up, this may be because food is not being digested properly by the dog’s stomach. Food may also be too sticky, too thawed, or too cold. In that case, it will not allow the food through digestion.
If a dog is overly skinny, bogus, or misshapen by too many puppies or overly thickened by too many menopanous puppies, it may be a trait passed on through breeding or dehydration. Either way, it is now your responsibility to help your dog to correct its nutrition by having it eat only those foods that were specially formulated for its body type, def eliminations, and life stage.
As the dog gets older, its joints are not as good as they used to be, so it’s a good idea to discuss with your vet the type of food to feed with what stage the dog is. For older dogs, food supplements are somewhat of a double-edged sword where while helping maintain good joint health, you may be tempted to feed more than is recommended, but you also want to motivate the older dog to exercise more. This problem is somewhat easy to fix, especially if the dog is exercised daily. You can also apply something to make its movements easier by providing ramps or elevated feeding dishes so that it has easier access to its food and water.
In the end, as a dog owner, you’ve got to find a balance between being too restrictive or too restrictive. If you set artificial limits, you’ll sooner or later find that your dog will try to push past them to achieve what it wants. As a result, you’ll either be rigid and prevent it from reaching your goals or softer and allow it greater freedom but at the expense of its happiness and well-being.