Fun Fact

Money is becoming a big factor in life or death decision for animals

on Jun 26

In this recent survey, author Ann Manning discovers some shocking news about what price points people can tolerate when deciding to help their pet. Click here to read more.

Spaying/neutering your dog before the age of 6 months can help prevent cancer.

on Jun 18

The longer a dog’s nose, the more effective it’s internal cooling system.

on Jun 18

Seizure Alert dogs can alert their owners up to an hour before the onset of an epileptic seizure!

on Jun 18

Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs too!

on Jun 18

Obesity is the #1 health problem among dogs, also being one of the leading causes of death in humans as well. Proper care and exercise can prevent this and prolong your dogs life!

Female dogs bite twice as much as male dogs do

on Jun 18

Dogs with bad breath indicates bad teeth

on Jun 18

Regular brushing can prevent this condition, but an advanced case of gum disease should be treated by a vet because it could lead to heart damage.

The normal temperature range for canines is between 100.5 and 102.5 Fahrenheit.

on Jun 18

While a temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit isn’t a good sign for a person, it’s perfectly normal for a pooch. The normal temperature range for canines is between 100.5 and 102.5 Fahrenheit.

Adult dog has 42 permanent teeth

on Jun 18

At 4-8 weeks of age, a puppy’s mouth will get 28 baby teeth. At 4-7 months of age, the baby teeth fall out and are replaced with 42 permanent adult teeth. The average adult human has only 32.

the tail between the legs action is the dogs equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces

on Jun 18

A frightened dog puts his tail between his legs because it cuts off the scent glands in its anal region, a very vulnerable part of the anatomy. Since the anal glands carry personal scents that identify the individual dogs, the tail between the legs action is the dogs equivalent of insecure humans hiding their faces.

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French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany

French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany (“poodle” comes from the German pudel or pudelhund, meaning “splashing dog”). Some scholars speculate the poodle’s puffs of hair evolved when hunters shaved the poodle for more efficient swimming, while leaving the pom-poms around the major joints to keep them warm.