PET OF THE WEEK

November 28, 2022

Hey Kitty

Question of the Week

What Thanksgiving food should I avoid giving my dog?

The answer: avoid poultry bones, sweets, alcohol, and fatty foods

It is tempting to sneak a couple snacks to your furry friends during the holidays, but there are some better ones to sneak than others. Be careful with turkey bones, skin and gravy, stuffing, casseroles, raisins, grapes, onions, yeast dough, fatty foods, and foods with lots of spices.

How many teeth does a cat have?

The answer: 30

Cats have 12 incisors, 10 premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars

Dog breeds are split into 7 different groups.  What determines how the breeds are split?

The simple answer: their purpose!

AKC breaks dog breeds into 7 groups: working, herding, sporting, hound, terrier, toy and non-sporting.

Each group contains breeds of dogs who do similar jobs or have similar helpful characteristics.  These breeds combine in different ways for a similar purpose!

Does a human or cat have more bones in their body?

Cats have more bones in body with about 244 bones compared to humans with 206 bones.  The biggest difference is the fact that you hopefully do not have a tail like a cat!

October 17, 2022

Why does your dog perk up to the Beetles song ‘A Day in the Life’?

According to Paul McCartney, there is a high pitch dog whistle that was embedded into the song.  The whistle is at a frequency of 15 kilohertz which is too high for humans to hear but your dog will enjoy the Beetles right along with you!

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