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(DAY 99) Shake it off like a dog

· 2 min read
Gaurav Parashar

A dog shakes it off

If you're a dog owner or have spent time around these furry companions, you've likely witnessed the peculiar and amusing behavior of a dog shaking off. Whether it's after a bath, a swim, or just waking up from a nap, dogs often perform a vigorous shake that seems both comical and intriguing.

Amongst other things dog shake off their body to:

1. Removing Irritants and Debris

Dogs explore the world with enthusiasm, which often results in them picking up unwanted irritants and debris in their fur. Shaking off helps them remove these irritants, such as dust, grass, pollen, or even pesky insects. It's their instinctive way of keeping their coats clean and free from potential discomfort.

2. Muscle Relaxation and Stress Relief

Believe it or not, shaking off can also serve as a form of muscle relaxation and stress relief for dogs. Similar to humans who stretch or shake their bodies to relieve tension, dogs release built-up stress and tension through shaking. It's a natural way for them to shake off any anxiety or excess energy, promoting a sense of relaxation.

I had a long day, with lots of energy draining conversations. Pestered, I decided to end the day with a 5 km run and shake off all the debris, negative energy from my mind. Also, there's something about a km of running which makes you feel energized and invigorated.

Remember to find a way to shake it off when the day gets the better of you.