☺ Studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks.
☺ Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with their pet, not another person.
☺ A dog’s nose has about 4 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!
☺ 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!
☺ Dogs see in color, but not the same way that we do. Veterinary ophthalmologists have found that dogs are similar to people with red/green color blindness, meaning they can see bluish and greenish shades but not reddish ones. To a dog, a bright orange ball on a grassy lawn appears as a light greenish ball in greenish grass. Go fetch!
 According to a recent survey, the most popular name for a dog is Max. Other popular names include Molly, Sam, Zach, and Maggie.
 An estimated 1 million dogs in the United States have been named the primary beneficiary in their owner's will.
 Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.
 Every known dog, except the chow, has a pink tongue - a chow's tongue is black.

☺ Walt Disney's family dog was named Lady. She was a poodle.
 The dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans.
 The heaviest dog ever weighed 319 pounds.
 The oldest dog ever died at age 29.

 Dogs can alert their owners of an epileptic seizure up to an hour before it occurs.

☺ A cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.
☺ Cats, unlike dogs, do not learn tricks to win your approval. Cats can be taught to perform tasks such as retrieving toys and jumping through hoops - but it may take patience and perseverance…and quite a few yummy treats for your feline.
☺ A cat uses its whiskers as feelers to determine if a space is too small to squeeze through.
 A cat can be either right-pawed or left-pawed.
☺ A cat can jump as much as 7 times its height.
 Cats cannot break a sweat because they have no sweat glands.
 A cat's brain is more similar to a human's brain than that of a dog.
 A cat sees about 6 times better than a human at night.
☺ A cat's tongue is scratchy because it's lined with papillae - tiny backwards hooks that help to hold prey in place.
 A fifteen year old cat has probably spent ten years of its life sleeping.
 A frightened cat can run at speeds of up to 31 mph, slightly faster than a human sprinter.
 All kittens are born with blue eyes.
 Ancient Egyptians believed worshiped cats were sacred animals.
 In Asia and England, a black cat is considered lucky.
 Cat families usually play best in even numbers. Cats and kittens should be acquired in pairs whenever possible.
 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.
 Cats have a third eyelid that is rarely visible. If it can be seen, it could be an indication of ill health.
 Cats lack a true collarbone and can generally squeeze their bodies through any space they can get their heads through.
 You should talk to your cat often. Cats love to hear the sound of their own name and your voice.
☺ Cats, not dogs, are the most common pets in America.
 Human painkillers such acetaminophen (Tylenol) are toxic to cats. 
Chocolate is also poisonous to both cats and dogs.
 A female cat may have three to seven kittens every four months. This is why having your pets spayed and neutered is so important
☺ Wolves have 42 teeth.
☺ At least 63% of dog owners admitted to
kissing their dogs. Of these, some 45% kissed them on the nose, 19% on the neck, 7% on the back, 5% on the stomach and 2% on the legs. An additional 29% listed the place they kiss their dog as other!
 ☺ Dogs can donate blood to other dogs and
cats can donate blood to other cats.
☺ If a fish is in a fish tank with a older fish who takes charge, the other fish will change colors to look like the boss! That happened to my fish. Go to my "me" tab on my other website to see what he looks like now.
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