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Elena’s Top Ten Facts and Tips: Pet Edition

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Dogs are man’s best friend, and cats make great household companions. So, to repay our beloved pets for being so loyal, here are ten facts about cats and dogs how to take care of them properly.

  • Cat and dog noses are like fingerprints. Just like human noses, animal noses have patterns on them just like fingers. They also leave behind prints.
  • Dogs dream like people. Studies have shown that dogs have similar sleep patterns as humans. Dogs run in their sleep which shows that they can dream just like humans.
  • Famed for their black and white spotted coats, Dalmatians are actually born pure white and only develop spots as they grow up. As you noticed in the movie 101 Dalmatians, when the puppies are born, they are pure white, and they don’t get their spots until they are older.
  • Dogs are as smart as toddlers. According to pup researchers, dogs are able to understand up to 250 words and gestures, count up to five, and trick people to get a reward. They could even be as intelligent as a two-year-old child.
  • Cats instinctively don’t drink water near their food. Some cats like having their water bowl placed far away from their food. In the wild, cats don’t drink water near their food, because it could have been contaminated by their recently hunted prey.
  • Dogs and cats can see color: It is just a myth that cats and dogs can only see in black and white.
  • Cats walk on their toes. They do that because they rely on great speed and flexibility. That is how they hunt their prey without getting caught.
  • Pets are great stress relievers. Imagine you are coming home from work, and you are so mad at your boss for giving so much work to do that you wanna grab the wooden chair next to the front door, and throw it at the wall in the kitchen. Then your dog shows up, greeting you with his favorite toy in his mouth. His tail is wagging because you are home just in time to play with him. He sees that you are very upset. You look at him and suddenly feel calm and start to play with him. Moreover, having pets around also reduces the risk of clinical depression.
  • Dog kisses can make you sick. A dog’s lips are infected with bacteria and germs like salmonella and campylobacter. Germs like these get into a dog’s mouth from eating food that falls on the floor or when they kill rodents by ripping them apart with their jaws. Then, the germs move from the dog to you.
  • Dogs can hear 4 times as far as humans. When puppies are born, they are born deaf. Dogs can hear high pitched sounds detecting a frequency range of 67 to 45,000 hertz. The hearing range for humans is from 64 to 23,000 hertz. The upper end of hearing range decreases with age for both dogs and humans.

 

Ten Simple Steps On How To Take Care Of Either Your Cat Or Your Dog

Before you even consider adopting a pet, you might want to think about how to take care of them. First let’s start off with man’s best friend, the dog. They are very loyal, so let’s give them the same amount of love that they have given their owners.

  • Identify your dog. If your dog doesn’t have a collar with an identification tag, nobody will be able to return him to you if they find him, because the dog don’t have a collar that tells anyone where his owner lives.
  • Vaccinate your dog. If you vaccinate your dog, there is a good chance that your dog won’t get sick. Your dog should be vaccinated for diseases, such as heartworm or kennel cough, by a local veterinarian.
  • Spay or neuter your dog. This prevents your dog from having puppies, which can be very likely if they enjoy playing with other pets.
  • Find time every day to take your dog on a walk or run. Walking or running is a great way for your dog to get some exercise. Taking them out is a perfect way to get your dog to use the bathroom if they need to.
  • Get your dog a bed that is soft and cushy. Dogs need to sleep on comfortable beds, because they’ll be really tired in the morning if they spend the night sleeping on a bed that is rock hard. Giving them a soft bed to sleep on will help them sleep much better at night.
  • Talk soothingly to your dog. If you keep talking to your dogs in a loving voice, they can tell that you must be in a good mood; however, if you talk to your dog in a harsh tone, they can probably tell that you are in a bad mood.
  • Don’t constantly yell at your dog for punishment. If you keep yelling at your dog, they become traumatized. The dog will be sad, scared, and live in fear of humans if they are hurt like that.
  • Act like your dog is a member of your family. Your dog is loyal and deserves to be treated as a member of your family. Wherever you and your family go, your dog goes with you. They deserve the same amount of love as we do.
  • Don’t smack your dog on the head. Hitting is another form of abuse and causes them to lose their self confidence. Abuse victims develop low self esteem and live extremely miserable lives.

https://www.medibank.com/au/livebetter/be-magazine/wellbeing/10-facts-about-cats-and-dogs/

https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/fun-facts-dogs-cats/

https://www,fetchpetcare.com/blog/13-facts-about-cats-and-dogs-that-will-make-you-fall-in-love-all-over-againhttps://

www.cesarsway.com/dog-behavior/innocuouc-behaviors/10-facts-about-dogs

https://pets.webmd.com/ss/slideshow-suprising-things-about-dogs-and-cats

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Elena Perez, Staff

I love dogs and cats, and I've been in Digital Media for two years!

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