Fun Facts About Cats and Dogs

October 19, 2012 1:51 pm0 commentsViews: 2385
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  • 825740Jri35A626A.medNearly a million dogs have been named as the beneficiary in their owner’s will.  That means the pet would inherit the owner’s house and money when the owner dies.
  • Half of all pet owners say that if they were stranded on a deserted island, they would rather be with their pet than with another person.
  • People with pets live longer and are less stressed than those without.
  • Talk to your pets.  They love your voice and the sound of their own names.
  • More cats than dogs live as pets in America. Families often have two or more cats at the same time, but usually only one dog.
  • Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and cats can donate blood to other cats.
  • Chocolate can be poisonous to both cats and dogs.

  • Dogs have 14 times more scent receptors in their noses than people do (and 4 times more than cats).  That is why they are used to sniff out illegal drugs and missing people.
  • Dogs do not actually sweat by panting; they sweat through the pads of their feet.
  • Speaking of tongues… There is only one type of dog that does not have a pink tongue.  The chow has a black or blue one.
  • Dogs have been breed to perform many different jobs.  There are guide (seeing eye) dogs, guard dogs, sled pullers, sheep and cattle herders, police dogs, rescue dogs, scent tracking dogs, and dogs that are used in therapy.

  • A cat’s night vision is about 6 times better than a human’s.
  • Cats see in full color the way humans do.
  • Human pain killers, like Tylenol, can kill a cat.
  • A cat can jump about 7 times its own height.
  • Cats have been recording running at speeds of 30 miles per hour, for very short distances.
  • A cat can fit into almost any space its head will get through, because of its flexible shoulders.