WOUND LICKING IN DOGS & MY WEREWOLVES DON’T HEAL. WHAT?
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I’m back with solely talking about werewolves again. I know. I know you’re tired of hearing me go on and on about werewolves. But I can’t stop because my work in progress novel and hopefully my future sequels is about , you guessed it. WEREWOLVES!
Okay so you know how in pop culture werewolf mythology werewolves when injured would automatically , miraculously heal themselves.
Well you want to know a secret? My werewolves don’t heal.
Yes I know .Crazy ,right ?
Like I said in all my other post I like experimenting. I wanted to try something different and take away that one trait that makes them the conventional werewolf . Matter of fact I do away with most of those conventional traits.
No ! But that’s not a werewolf . You might say.
Yes it is . My werewolf. My werewolves use healers to heal them with Saliva .
You want to know more about it? Okay let me tell you a little bit more but first let me delve into some Real world Research
REAL WORLD RESEARCH
WOUND LICKING & SALIVA
when injuring themselves you normally see dogs tending to attempt to heal themselves by licking their wounds , hence the saying, ” lick your wounds “ which is an expression which means to recover from a defeat or a rebuke .
Wound licking however is rather real and is an instinctive response in humans and many other animals to lick an injury.
Oral mucosa is said to heal faster than skin. And saliva contains tissue factor which promotes the blood clotting mechanism. This forms a protective covering which turns into a scab . Saliva also has antibacterial properties which can heal a wound
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Dog saliva has been said by many cultures to have curative powers in people. This belief it said to have gone all the way back to Egypt where they allowed dogs to lick the people to heal them. As time went on and this got around within other societies they started training dogs to heal people with the saliva.
Even though other animals such as cats, primates and rodents all lick themselves to heal
There are six components in a canine’s saliva which are said to have healing properties:
IN MY WIP NOVEL
The world of the Blue Hour, my werewolf , the Caninruh are vulnerable to anything and everything even though they are still rather powerful creatures.
There are a set of Caninruh who are simply healers of the packs who has the celestial power to heal other beings and other Caninruh with the Saliva of their tongue and they practice the act of wound licking .
One of the main members of the yearling pack in my work in progress novel is one of those Caninruh healers.
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