Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets

May 17, 2021 | Pet Health, Pets

Happy Monday everyone!  Spring is here, the weather is beautiful, our garden is growing, and we are leaving on Friday for vacation!  I had a totally different post planned but decided on this “Fun Facts About Animals; Our Pets” because it’s, well, it’s fun and fits in the with the productive and enjoyable weekend that Thomas and I had and how we are feeling.  Jake And Maggie enjoyed a fun filled weekend of playing and keeping us company while we mowed grass, planted flowers, and checked items off our to-do list!
I did a post similar to this a year back but when my website was given a facelift, I lost some good blog posts including this one and my travel to Tennessee.  If anyone has saved those, could you please forward to me?  I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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Pet Facts
94% of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day.
The American Veterinary Dental Society states that 80% of Dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.
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Dog Facts
Dalmatians are born without spots! They are born with plain white coats with their first spots appearing after they are 1week old.
Dogs sweat through their foot pads to help keep them cool. They also keep cool by panting.
Greyhounds are the world’s fastest dogs with the ability to reach up to 45 mph.
Every dog has a unique nose print with no two alike.
The Basenji, an African wolf dog, does not bark in a normal way but may yodel or scream when excited!
Snoopy, from Charles M. Schultz’s “Peanuts” comic strip, is a beagle.
A dog’s sense of smell is 1000 times greater than a human!
Nine percent of dog owners will have a birthday party for their pet.
Dogs have 28 baby teeth and 42 permanent teeth.
For more dog related content, check our my latest blog post 12 Things Humans Do That Annoy Their Dogs
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Cat Facts
Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.

Cats have 4 rows of whiskers.

Cats have no collarbone, which is one reason they are so flexible.

Cats spend approximately 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.

“American Shorthair” is the designation reserved for pedigreed cats, while similar-looking cats of mixed or unknown origin are called “domestic shorthairs.”

Feline’s jaws cannot move sideways.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have about ten!

Cat whiskers are so sensitive they can detect the slightest change in air current.

Cats have 26 baby teeth and 30 permanent teeth.

See my post on cat health –  Are Cats Lactose Intolerant and Three Ways Cats Communicate

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Animal Facts
Fleas can jump 350 times its body length.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.

Crocodiles cannot stick their tongue out.

Starfish do not have a brain.

Slugs have 4 noses.

Only female mosquitoes bite.

Polar bear skin is black!

The only mammal capable of flight is the bat.

A newborn kangaroo is the size of a lima bean.

For more animal related content, check my previous blogs How To Teach Children To Be Kind To AnimalsThe Breakdown Of An Animals Mind and Careers Involving Animals

I love hearing from all of you and do my best to respond to each and every one of you.  I always enjoy your comments, feedback, and suggestions so keep them coming!  If I’ve posted a recipe (for our human and our furry friends) and you try it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @twoadorablelabs and use #twoadorablelabs​.

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