Dogs Don’t Necessarily Heal Faster Than Humans

Sometimes, it may seem like dogs have superpowers. They get injured but may recover at an unbelievable speed. Contrary to popular beliefs, dogs don’t actually heal faster than humans. The main reasons we may think this has to do more with our perceptions and a dog’s tolerance.

Generally speaking, dogs are instinctively inclined to hide their pain and discomfort. In the wild, animals do this to become less vulnerable to an attack. Pets may be domesticated but can still show such behaviors in moments of pain. Because of this, some of us may think that dogs have superpowers to heal much faster than humans but the reality is the opposite. An example of this is when a dog gets hit by a car. Some dogs may act like they are fine when in reality they could be experiencing a lot of pain.

There’s also the issue with communication and perception. It’s not always easy to tell whether a dog is in pain because certain body movements could be interpreted as both positive and negative. If you ever find yourself in a situation when you aren’t sure whether the dog is hurt, always take the safe side and get the dog to the vet for proper diagnosis.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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