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Interesting Dog Facts
1. Is it a duck…or a dog? The Newfoundland breed has a water resistant coat and webbed feet. This dog was bred to help haul nets for fishermen and rescuing people at risk of drowning.

2. It pays to be a lap dog. Three dogs (from First Class cabins!) survived the sinking of the Titanic – two Pomeranians and one Pekingese.
Source: Vetstreet

3. A Beatles hit. It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog.
Source: PBS

4. Wow, check out those choppers! Puppies have 28 teeth and normal adult dogs have 42.
Source: About.com

5. Chase that tail! Dogs chase their tails for a variety of reasons: curiosity, exercise, anxiety, predatory instinct or, they might have fleas! If your dog is chasing his tail excessively, talk with your vet.

6. Seeing spots? Or not… Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop their spots as they grow older.
Source: Vetstreet

7. Dogs do dream! Dogs and humans have the same type of slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) and during this REM stage dogs can dream. The twitching and paw movements that occur during their sleep are signs that your pet is dreaming
Source: Healthy Pet

8. No night vision goggles needed! Dogs’ eyes contain a special membrane, called the tapetum lucidum, which allows them to see in the dark.
Source: Healthy Pet

9. Pitter patter. A large breed dog’s resting heart beats between 60 and 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats between 100-140. Comparatively, a resting human heart beats 60-100 times per minute.
Sources: About.com and Mayo Clinic

10. If your dog’s acting funny, get out the umbrella! According to a Petside.com/Associated Press poll, 72% of dog owners believe their dog can detect when stormy weather is on the way.

11. It’s not a fever…A dog’s normal temperature is between 101 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. How much do you know about dog health? Take our Doggy First Aid Quiz!
Source: Web MD

12. Is something wet? Unlike humans who sweat everywhere, dogs only sweat through the pads of their feet.
Source: Healthy Pet

13. Here’s looking at you. Dogs have three eyelids, an upper lid, a lower lid and the third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” which helps keep the eye moist and protected.
Source: Whole Dog Journal

14. Americans love dogs! 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 million homes
Source: American Pet Products Association

15. Move over Rover! 45% of dogs sleep in their owner’s bed (we’re pretty sure a large percentage also hogs the blankets!)
Source: American Pet Products Association

16. Why are dogs’ noses so wet? Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucous that helps them absorb scent. They then lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth.
Source: Vetstreet

17. Yummy! Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. Humans have approximately 9,000 and cats have around 473.
Source: Psychology Today

18. Watch that plate of cookies! A Dog’s sense of smell is 10,000 – 100,000 times more acute as that of humans.
Source: PBS

19. It’s not so black and white. It’s a myth that dogs only see in black and white. In fact, it’s believed that dogs see primarily in blue, greenish-yellow, yellow and various shades of gray.
Source: About.com

20. Did you hear that? Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz). The higher the Hertz, the higher-pitched the sound. Dogs hear best at 8,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 2,000 Hz.
Source: Whole Dog Journal

21. Express yourself. Dogs’ ears are extremely expressive. It’s no wonder! There are more than a dozen separate muscles that control a dog’s ear movements.
Source: Whole Dog Journal

22. Growing up. While the Chow Chow dogs are well known for their distinctive blue-black tongues, they’re actually born with pink tongues. They turn blue-black at 8-10 weeks of age.
Source: Vetstreet

23. Why do they do that? When dogs kick after going to the bathroom, they are using the scent glands on their paws to further mark their territory.
Source: Healthy Pet

24. No, it’s not just to make themselves look adorable. Dogs curl up in a ball when they sleep due to an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and protect their abdomen and vital organs from predators.
Source: Vetstreet

25. Breathe easy. In addition to sweating through their paw pads, dogs pant to cool themselves off. A panting dog can take 300-400 breaths (compared to his regular 30-40) with very little effort.
Source: Vetstreet


Fun Cat Facts

Cats spend up to 30% of their time grooming themselves. They lose almost as much fluid through saliva as they do through urination.

Cats can run at a top speed of about 48 km/h over short distances - just marginally faster than dogs. But, like cats in the wild, they can't keep it up for long.

Ginger cats are mostly male and tortoiseshell cats are mostly female.

Adult female cats can have a new litter every four months, which is why it is important to have domestic cats spayed.

Egyptians first domesticated the African Wild Cat about 4 000 years ago, apparently to keep rodents at bay in their granaries. Many domestic cats spread by travelling on ships on trading routes to the rest of the world from Egypt.

Cats are true carnivores and need at least 30% of protein in their diets. They are the only domesticated carnivores - if they were any bigger, it would be very expensive to feed them.

When cats walk, they step first with both left legs and then with both right legs. The only other animals who do this, are the camel and the giraffe.

Cats have a higher body temperature than humans do at 38,8 degrees Celsius. Humans have a body temperature of about 37 degrees Celsius.

Ever wonder why cats's eyes shine at night? It's because they have an image-intensifying device at the rear of the eyes, helping them to use every scrap of light that is available.

Cats, both domestic ones and wild ones, spend up to eighteen hours a day sleeping. Humans need about half the sleep that cats do.

Several studies have shown that owning a cat can reduce your blood pressure levels.

When a cat purrs, it does not always indicate that it is happy. Cats also purr when they are in distress or in pain, such as during the birth process.

(Sources: Health24.com, catsinfo.com)


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