Posted February 20th, 2014 @ 7:22am
I thought everyday was love your pet day, but it's officially today.
Check out these fun cat & dog facts.
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- Woof: A dog’s nose has about four 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!
- Meow: A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.
- Woof: 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!
- Meow: A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.
- Woof: According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.
- Meow: A cat's tongue is scratchy because it's lined with papillae – tiny backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place.
- Woof: The oldest dog ever? Bluey, an Australian cattle dog, holds the world record for oldest dog at 29 years and 5 months of age. Les Hall of Victoria, Australia, got Bluey as a puppy in 1910, and the dog worked with cattle and sheep for nearly 20 years before being put to sleep on November 14, 1939.
- Meow: Cats can see color. Studies have shown that cats can distinguish between red and green; red and blue; red and gray; green and blue; green and gray; blue and gray; yellow and blue, and yellow and gray.
- Woof: An estimated 1-million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.
- Meow: You should talk to your cat often. Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice.
- Fur realz tho: Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and cats can donate blood to other cats.
- Fur realz tho: Studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
- Fur realz tho: Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet, not another person.