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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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Old wives tales...or tails

What are some of the funniest old wives tales about dogs you have heard?

My boyfriends dad religiously 'puts a little sugar' in the water of his dog and swears it decreases the shedding. Like completely. He has a pit bull, so i'm kind of like '***** please!' about the shedding differences. He tells me this like i'm stupid and should know

I tried explaining "Well, regular grooming and cleaning takes care of the hair for me".

So silly! Or is it true? I doubt it-no scientific basis or good reason it would work. Yet harmless. I don't really mind, so I just kinda rolled my eyes and blew it off..even though being talked to like i'm stupid really peeves me.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:58 AM
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Once they have "tasted blood" they will thirst for it. BS big-time.
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when my mom found out I was feeding the dog's raw....she said "oh no, don't you know that they will like the taste of humans? One day I am going to find you dead and being ate by your dogs"

She also told me not to feed them eggs b/c it will make them kill chickens.
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She also told me not to feed them eggs b/c it will make them kill chickens.

But it will.....

if they haven't hatched yet.

"outside of a dog a book is mans best friend, inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
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Not sure if it counts as an old wive's tale, but I once had a rather long conversation with a stranger in a parking lot when Kaylee was small. Most of her talk was positive and frankly, seemingly longing for her past dog. But before we parted, she gave me this sage advice: "Remember, when you go to smack her, don't hit her hips. That's how they get hip dysplasia."
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Not sure if it counts as an old wive's tale, but I once had a rather long conversation with a stranger in a parking lot when Kaylee was small. Most of her talk was positive and frankly, seemingly longing for her past dog. But before we parted, she gave me this sage advice: "Remember, when you go to smack her, don't hit her hips. That's how they get hip dysplasia."
That's a new one or me
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-02-2012, 02:49 AM
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Well I guess if you flogged her hips with something hard enough to dislocate the hips then sure.. that could cause it I guess!!
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