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Monday, March 20, 2017

Things You Didn't Know About Dogs

With 400 million dogs estimated worldwide, our loyal companions are part of our lives for better or for worse; hopefully, for the better. Humans have domesticated dogs, keeping them as pets, for over 12,000 thousands years, so, we know plenty about them, but there’s still plenty more to learn about our furry friends. Next, we give you some less known facts about dogs and their world.
  1. Experts in canine behavior have concluded that a dog can be as smart as a two-year-old human baby. On average, dogs can understand about 150 words.
  2. Contrary to popular belief, dogs can see in colors, just not as vivid as humans do.
  3. Puppies are totally helpless when they are born, being born blind, deaf, and toothless. The first sense puppies develop is the sense of touch.
  4. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints, and can be used to prove a dog’s identity.
  5. “Fido” is Latin for fidelity.
  6. Dogs are pack animals and they view their human owners as the leaders of their pack.
  7. Experts in canine behavior claim that dogs can read our faces; in other words, dogs can tell if we are happy, angry, sad, etc. just by looking at our faces.
  8. Like people, dogs dream too. If, during sleep, you see your dog twitching it means that she is dreaming.
  9. If your dog is acting up it might be because it senses a storm coming. Dogs can hear, smell, and feel a change in the weather way before humans do.
  10. Smaller dogs, like Chihuahuas, can hear sounds in higher ranges than bigger dogs.
  11. Like humans, dogs are right or left handed.
  12. Dogs sweat out through the pads of their paws, and their main form of cooling down is panting.
  13. When dogs drink water, they form the backs of their tongues into little water cups.
  14. A dog’s wet nose helps detect scent by absorbing the water droplets that carry smell.
  15. The longer a dog’s nose, the more efficient its internal cooling system.
  16. When a dog is wagging its tail to the right it means that he is feeling happy; wagging the tail to the left means that he is frightened.
  17. The smell center of a dog’s brain is 40 times larger than human’s.
  18. When you see a frightened dog putting its tail between his legs is because this behavior helps cut off the scent glands in the anal regions which carry their personal scents and individual information. It seems that the frightened dog is hiding his “ID Card.”
  19. Dog urine corrodes metal. In Croatia, several lampposts collapsed due to too much dogs’ urine.





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Friday, March 17, 2017

K9 Sport Sack: The Best Dog Carrier in the World

Check out this amazing dog carrier! The K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier was created so that you and your pet could go out and adventure safely and comfortably. No more leaving your best friend behind. Bike rides, motorcycling, hiking, shopping and anything else you can think of is a whole new experience with a K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier and your best friend riding on your back. If you’re like us and like to take your dog with you to places, then the K9 Sport Sack Dog Carrier is perfect for you. Never leave your dog behind!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Do Dogs Dream?

There is plenty of scientific evidence that dogs do dream. A commonly cited one is the fact that animals of lower intelligence, such as rats, have been researched on the subject and found to dream while sleeping, so, if a rat dreams, a higher intelligence animal such as a dog also dreams. Dogs sleep more than people do. On average, dogs sleep for about 12 to 14 hours of every 24-hour cycle, but for puppies, seniors and certain breeds of dogs this statistic raises to 18-to-20 hours. With all this sleeping time there is plenty of opportunity for dreaming; and that’s exactly what dogs do.

At the structural level, the brains of dogs are similar to the brains of humans. Also, during sleep, our brain wave patterns are similar, so it is not surprising at all that the structure of dogs sleep resembles that of humans. Like humans, dogs cycle through stages of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement or REM and non-rapid-eye-movement. Also like humans, dogs dream both during REM and non-REM stages, but we, humans, can only remember what we dream during REM. We can extrapolate this observation to dogs, but we are not sure.

Based on her body movements and extrapolating from our human experience, it is believed that when a dog is dreaming, she is dreaming about you, the owner. Human dreams consist of replaying events that we experienced throughout that day, but in a more visual and less concrete or rational way. Simply put, our dreams connect to actual experiences or components of events that happened while we were awake. For dogs, we, owners, are the most relevant event in their lives, so, when dogs dream, they are dreaming about what they did that day with us.

If you want to know when your dog starts dreaming, wait for about 20 minutes after he or she falls asleep. When you start seeing his/her eyes moving, like blinking, behind the eyelids, that’s the moment when your dog starts dreaming. Not all dogs dream the same. Small dogs dream more than large dogs; puppies and seniors dream more than middle-aged dogs. 





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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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