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Interesting Informations About Cats!
Did you know?
All cats are born blind. The ability to see comes during the first
pair of weeks after birth!
Cats have fundamental nonfunctional clavicles that allow them to
force themselves through tight places and helps them in their
balance and stride!
Cats often have a third eyelid that is not generally visible to us.
If you are attending it more often - the cat may be ill
Cat sight is similar to humans in daytime, but they can see six
times better than us in dim light - owing to larger pupils and the
power to collect light at the back of the eye owing to a reflective
Field of vision in cats is slightly compromised for a more binocular
vision, that allows them greater depth sensing and ability to judge
their prey's position more accurately for pouncing upon them in
Cats' sense of odour is fourteen times stronger than ours - this
means they can smell the odour in the litter box much earlier than
Cats' hearing is also very good. They are able to hear sounds of
higher pitch than us and dogs. Thirty two individual muscles in
their ears allow them to nail the exact position of a source of
The individual aligning of whiskers is unique to all cats - they are
like finger prints. Whiskers also allow cats to feel their way in
utmost dark and since their span, when fully put up, is nearly equal
to cats' body width - it allows cats to judge whether a space or
passage is too narrow for them! Whiskers also are usually suggestive
of cat behavior. Put up, forward pointing whiskers show that the cat
is excited, animated. Whereas laid back whiskers are often seen in
resting, defensive conditions!
Cats have sharp pointed teeth that are built for killing prey by
suffocation/severing of spine. A cat's teeth are its greatest asset
in the wild. Corresponding body size, the elusive Clouded Leopard
has the longest canines in the family felidae, whereas the Jaguar
has the strongest jaws - I have seen it bite through the shell of
turtles in documentaries!
Interesting Dog Facts - The World Record Breakers!
The Greyhound is the Fastest Dog on Earth and can run 45 miles per
hour for short periods of time
The Irish Wolfhounds is the largest dog
The Great Dane is the tallest dog
The Chihuahua is the smallest dog
The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog
The Worlds oldest dog was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey who
lived to the age of 29 years and 5 months!
Amazing Dog Facts - Did you Know...
Barking Sands Beach, on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, is known for
its unusual dry sand that squeaks or "barks like a dog."
Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic
The Great Dane breed of dog originates from Germany!
At the end of the Beatles' song "A Day in the Life", an ultrasonic
whistle, audible only to dogs, was recorded by Paul McCartney for
the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog
When a dog bays at the moon, it is following its basic instinct to
call the pack together
Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible
Prairie dogs are not dogs - they're a kind of rodent
The only dog to ever appear in a Shakespearean play was Crab in "The
Two Gentlemen of Verona."
Dalmatian puppies are pure white when they are born and develop
their spots as they grow older
The Poodle's "haircut" was to improve their swimming abilities. The
pom-poms were left to keep their joints warm !
Interesting Dog Facts - Dogs and their owners - Some Amazing Facts!
There are approximately 68,000,000 dogs owned by people in the
United States ranging from mutts, pedigree dogs, exotic dogs and
those considered to be cool dogs!
An American Animal Hospital Association poll showed that 33 percent
of dog owners admit that they talk to their dogs on the phone or
leave messages on an answering machine while away
It is estimated that one million dogs in the United States have been
named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will
Approximately 1 in 3 households keep dogs as pets
36% of homes have dogs
85% of dogs visit an animal doctor in a year
There are a total of 157 types of dog breeds recognised by the AKC
(American Kennel Club). The Pedigree Dogs
However, there are as many as 800 distinct breeds recognised by
various groups world wide
The Top 5 favourite types of dog breeds in the US are:
The Labrador Retriever is the Number 1 type of dog breed in the USA,
Canada and UK !
According to a survey done by the American Animal Hospital
Association 70% of people sign their pet's name on greeting cards
Based on a life span of 11 years the average cost of owning a dog is
Interesting Canine Facts - The Origins of Dog Phrases & Expressions
The expression "three dog night" originated with the Eskimos and
means a very cold night - so cold that you have to bed down with
three dogs to keep warm
The phrase "raining cats and dogs" originated in 17th Century
England when many dogs and cats drowned during heavy downpours of
rain and when rivers burst their banks. Their bodies would be seen
floating in the rain torrents that raced through the streets giving
the appearance that it had literally rained "cats and dogs"
The term "Dog Days" dates back to Roman times, when it was believed
that Sirius, the Dog Star, added its heat to that of the sun from
July 3 to August 11 and created exceptionally high temperatures. The
Romans called the period "dies caniculares" or "Days of the Dog."