Thursday 5 December 2013
WHISKERS Bruce Fogle DOG The definitive guide for dog owners
Touch is one of the most vital senses to your dog, 40 % of their touch receptors are in their face. As young puppies they swing their heads back and forth to find warmth and nourishment form their mothers. Touch sustains life. Whiskers are fine feelers and give dogs much information in their environment. Whiskers help your dog navigate around their surroundings because they are sensitive to vibrations in the air currents. When the air moves through the whiskers they vibrate this helps your dog determine how close and big objects are near them. This assists your dog from running into things in dim light.