A Day in the Life of Your Dog
Our routines are intertwined with our dogs'. And whether it's instinct or training, each routine represents your dog at their most authentic.
While they work a bit differently from yours, your dog's senses are a critical part of their routines — and protecting them from distractions like fleas and ticks can help ensure they can live those routines to the fullest.
5 a.m.: While Sleeping Dogs Lie
The house is still fast asleep, the light is just coming in through the windows and you notice the occasional whimper or scuffle coming from the foot of your bed.
Like you, your dog cycles in and out of REM sleep, a deeper sleep state where dreaming takes place. If your pup starts the day vocalizing or "running" in their sleep, they may just be dreaming about playing with you!
You sleep in as long as you can, but your furry alarm clock is persistent. They follow you into the kitchen, tilting their head at every, "Good morning" and, "Ready for breakfast?" before chowing down on today’s bowl.
Dogs can be very active listeners: Those head tilts may look goofy, but they could be just trying to hear you better past those big floppy ears!
Did you know your dog's favorite flavors are determined by taste buds? Just as humans evolved to crave salt, your dog’s wolfy ancestors passed down their preference for meat.
9 a.m.: The Countdown Begins
You say goodbye and head out, wondering what your pup gets up to while you're gone all day. One thing is for sure, though — they'll be waiting at the window when you get home. How do they always know?
There's evidence to suggest that your dog's sense of time is actually an acute awareness of your scent! As your signature smell fades throughout the day, your dog may use it to estimate when you'll return home.
5 p.m.: Places to Go, People to See
You're barely in the door before it's time for a pre-dinner walk. You grab the leash and head outside as your dog (frantically) tries to take in all the excitement of the great outdoors.
Your dog relies less on vision than you; the anatomy of their eyes makes the world blurry and less colorful.
However, their sensitive whiskers help them detect subtle changes in the environment — so they may be noticing even more than you!
9 p.m.: Taking a Load Off
Everyone's fed and the chores are done. What better way to end the day than with some couch cuddles together?
Relaxing together and bonding through touch is a bigger deal for your dog than you might think. It helps them feel less anxious, more confident and more closely bonded with you.
A Tight Schedule Leaves No Room for Interruptions
While we will never know for sure what it's like to be a dog, our understanding of how dogs sense the world around them can help us imagine what it might be like. And it doesn’t take much imagination to think about how pesky fleas and ticks can get in the way of our dogs' favorite routines.
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