Facts About Dogs - Health
- It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. On a 78 degree day, temperatures in a car parked in the shade can exceed 90 degrees -- and hit a scorching 160 degrees if parked in the sun!
- Dalmatian puppies are born pure white, with their spots develop as they mature.
- Bassets cannot swim. Their legs are too short to keep their heavy, long bodies afloat.
- There are 42 teeth in a dog’s mouth.
- A dog’s heart rate beats 70 to 120 times per minute. A human, 70 to 80 times per minute.
- Chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system; a few ounces is enough to kill a small dog.
- A dog’s sense of smell is about 1000 times stronger than a human.
- All breeds of dogs are pregnant for approximately 60 days (2 months).
- Female dogs that are spayed eliminate the chance of uterine infection, uterine cancer, and ovarian cancer.
- Male dogs that are neutered nearly eliminate the risk of perineal hernias and penile tumors.
- Dogs sweat through their pads and feet.
- The average dog lives about 15 years.
- Most dogs are lactose intolerant. You are better off avoiding milk in your dog’s diet.
- Dogs can hear high-pitched sounds (like some insects make), that a human cannot even detect.
- Tapeworms can lead to anemia in your dog.
- Dogs get heartworms from being bitten by ONE infected mosquito. (Heartworm meds are a MUST!)
- Beware; anti-freeze (ethylene glycol), the day-glo green colored fluid frequently seen near curbs, is very deadly to your pet if ingested.
- The coat of a Komondor consist of cords formed when the outer and inner coats cling together.
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