Dog Urban Legends

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'Man's best friend' has been the subject of numerous rumors and viral social media postings. Time to separate fact from fiction.

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We sure do love our pooches. When we’re not pampering them with doggie-bakery treats or dressing them in the latest fashionable walking vest, we’re giving them their own social media accounts. Not surprisingly, Snopes gets loads of reader tips about all things Fido. Here’s just a sampling of fact checks. Enjoy. Arff!

Are Dogs Really 99.9% Wolf? Domestic dogs split from their wild counterpart, the grey wolf, quite recently by evolutionary timescales.
Are Dogs Really 99.9% Wolf?
Can Algae Poison a Dog? Several groups of organisms that produce algal blooms also produce potentially deadly toxins.
Can Algae Poison a Dog?