If you’re like me, you’ve always assumed that a dog slurps up water much the way you might scoop guacamole with a dip chip – but you couldn’t be more wrong!
Once you watch this slow-motion video, your ideas about dog hydration will be turned upside down. It truly is an amazing sight.
This slow-motion feature shows the surprising truth about how our dogs hydrate themselves.
Researchers who discovered this physical/genetic trait call it the “Punch and Bite.” The dog actually “punches” the water with his tongue and then “bites” the stream that splashes up after impact.
It’s incredible, and kind of beautiful to watch. Who knew this is how they drank water? I sure didn’t!