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Interesting Facts and Tips

The Chihuahua was named after the state in Mexico where they were discovered.
A cat can travel at a top speed of approximately 31 mph (49 km) over a short distance.
The world’s smartest dogs are thought to be (1) the border collie, (2) the poodle, and (3) the golden retriever.
When a cat chases its prey, it keeps its head level. Dogs and humans bob their heads up and down.
Rin Tin Tin was the first Hollywood dog star and he really signed his movie contracts – all 22 of them – with a pawprint.
A cat’s eyesight is both better and worse than humans. It is better because cats can see in much dimmer light and they have a wider peripheral view. It’s worse because they don’t see color as well as humans do. Scientists believe grass appears red to cats.
Dogs DO have better low-light vision than humans because of a special light-reflecting layer behind their retinas.
A cat’s hearing is better than a dog’s. And a cat can hear high-frequency sounds up to two octaves higher than a human.
A cat can’t climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat’s paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.
Three dogs survived the sinking of the Titanic - a Newfoundland, a Pomeranian, and a Pekingese.
On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping.
That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
70% of people sign their pet's name on greeting and holiday cards.
Cats have better memories than dogs. Tests conducted by the University of Michigan concluded that while a dog's memory lasts no more than 5 minutes, a cat's can last as long as 16 hours-exceeding even that of monkeys and orangutans.

Ensure your pet is wearing a collar and identification tag with current contact information so you can be reunited quickly if your pet does escape.

All pets, even those kept indoors full-time, should wear collars with identification tags at all times. Indoor-only animals can become so frightened during fireworks displays that they take desperate measures to escape the noise, such as breaking through window or door screens. As an extra precaution, it's a good idea to have your pet microchipped, with your current contact information registered with the chip company. If your pet does become lost, contact your local animal control and surrounding shelters immediately. If you find a lost pet, either take her to the address on the tag or bring her to the local animal shelter so she can be reunited with her family.

Fireworks and pets don't mix, either: Most pets are terrified of fireworks: the loud noise, crowds and bursts of bright light all boost your pet's anxiety quotient. Keep dogs and cats away from fireworks and create a safe haven for them at home. Turn on a radio, TV or stereo to distract them from any outside revelry (many folks swear by classical music and Animal Planet). And be sure all windows are secured so that your pet can't escape if it gets startled.

There are more than 350 different breeds of dogs worldwide.
Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
Cats' bodies are extremely flexible; the cat skeleton contains more than 230 bones (a human has about 206), and the pelvis and shoulders loosely attach to the spine. This adds to their flexibility and allows them to fit through very small spaces.
Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most of them made with the ears.
Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet, not another person.
A cat's tongue is scratchy because it's lined with papillae - tiny backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place.
Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and cats can donate blood to other cats.
The wetness of a dog’s nose is essential for determining what direction a smell is coming from.
Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple mathematical calculations. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
Dogs can alert their owners of an epileptic seizure up to an hour before it occurs.
A cat sees about 6 times better than a human at night.
Rabbits are able to see nearly 360 degrees around. This is because their eyes are very large and are situated high on the sides of their head.
Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain than that of a dog.
Cats cannot break a sweat because they have no sweat glands.

Every known dog, except the chow, has a pink tongue - a chow's tongue is black.

A cat can jump as much as 7 times its height.
An estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.
A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.
According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.
A cat uses its whiskers as feelers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
Dogs see in color, but not the same way that we do. Veterinary ophthalmologists have found that dogs are similar to people with red/green color blindness, meaning they can see bluish and greenish shades but not reddish ones. To a dog, a bright orange ball on a grassy lawn appears as a light greenish ball in greenish grass. Go fetch!
Cats, unlike dogs, do not learn tricks to win your approval. Cats can be taught to perform tasks such as retrieving toys and jumping through hoops - but it may take patience and perseverance…and quite a few yummy treats for your feline.
With patience and understanding you can teach any old dog new tricks, depending on what you are trying to teach, or un-teach the dog, which is usually more difficult. Dogs can learn at any age, and like humans, it’s just old habits that are hard to break!

A cat will almost never meow at another cat.
Cats use this sound for humans.

A dog's nose has about 4 times as many scent cells as a cat's and 14 times more than a human's. That's why dogs are often used to track down illegal drugs and missing persons. They can sniff out their dinner from any room in the house!

Arthritis in Dogs
Arthritis is generally a medical term that denotes any kind of abnormalities or changes in the joints and the structural architecture of the body. It might be the result of an infection, congenital defects, stress or even trauma. Such a condition is usually known as 'Canine Arthritis' in dogs. It might occur in your pet's neck, shoulders, hips, elbows and back and can be extremely painful. Thus, it becomes necessary that you remain aware of the subtle changes in your pet's behavior for an early diagnose of the disease. Identifying early indicators of the disease can save a lot of pain and discomfort for your dog. It will also help you to avoid fatal repercussions associated with long-term joint degeneration. In the following lines, we provide you with the various symptoms, causes and treatments of Arthritis pain in dogs.

Symptoms

  • Consciousness while climbing stairs or hesitancy in jumping fences etc
  • Difficulty while sitting, standing or other forms of movement
  • Increased hours of sleeping
  • Increased lethargy and inactivity
  • Less inclination towards playful activities
  • Noticeable limping or pain
  • Stiffness in limbs, especially during the mornings
  • Sudden and unusual weight gain
  • Unwillingness to be patted, touched or picked

Causes of Arthritis in Dogs

  • Diseases like Cancer might also give birth to various arthritic problems.
  • Improper bone development in young dogs may give birth to arthritis.
  • In some dogs, the disease may be genetically transferred.
  • Metabolic disorders and other hormonal problems lead to arthritis.
  • Overweight and obesity may lead to swollen joints.
  • Sometimes, a traumatic injury might also lead to joint instability.

How to Treat Arthritis in Dogs

  • Here are some measures that you can take to cure the problem of Arthritis in your dog.
  • Acupuncture techniques by a good veterinarian will also help to remove arthritic pain in your pet.
  • Consult your veterinarian and give your pet anti-inflammatory and pain-relief medication when necessary.
  • Give him adequate rest and provide him with a comfortable sleeping area.
  • Provide him adequate exercise and help him stay fit and healthy.
  • Provide your pet a balanced diet and keep a regular check on his weight.
  • Surgical repair of ligaments can also be done to get rid of the problem.
  • Various herbal medication are available that helps to get rid of the problem, effectively and holistically.
  • Various massage therapies can alleviate Arthritis in dogs. Take the advice of your veterinarian.

However acute arthritic pain your dog suffers from; he cannot come up to you and share it. It is you who should be alert and keep a track of his various health related problems. Make it a point to take your pet to regular health check-ups and help him lead a happy and healthy life.

Bathing
Do not bathe your dog too often because that will dry out the skin, deplete healthy oils from the coat and skin, and lead to scratching and irritation. Frequency is largely dependent on the breed and activities of the dog. Dogs who spend a lot of time outside or engage in outdoor activities that expose them to dirt, bugs and/or debris typically require more bathing, perhaps every 6 weeks or more frequently. Some groomers recommend bathing double-coated breeds only about 3 times a year and suggest that smooth-coated dogs can go a lot longer between baths than can curly-coated breeds such as poodles. Too frequent bathing can cause the coat to soften and reduce its insulating qualities.

Wait until a puppy is more than five weeks old before giving him his first bath.

Trimming of Nails
Nails of all the pets should be regularly trimmed and especially of cats as they have a scratching habit. When trimming the nails, be careful not to cut them too short and cause bleeding. Cut the nails until you see a dark circle appearing in the center of the nail. This is the edge of the quick or blood vessel in the nail bed.
Shaving the coat... may seem like a solution but is not a good idea. A dog's coat is insulation which protects against both cold and heat. Shaving the coat also exposes a dog's skin to sunburn! For short Haircuts ... using a clipper with a snap on comb attachment is a good idea. Cutting just the top coat and not the undercoat leaves nature's protection against sun and heat and delivers manageable style.

Flea and tick season is here. Please check your pet daily. If you use front line put it on 24 hours before a bath or 24 hours after a bath. So it can distribute thru out the body evenly. It going to be getting warm soon, we can do summer cuts for easy maintenance.

"Did you ever notice when you blow in a dogs face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window."
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