National Love Your Pet Day

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet? Approximately 39% of US households own at least one dog, and 33% own at least one cat. Pets provide wonderful companionship and can actually help decrease your blood pressure and stress.

Pets are awesome they brighten our days and make our lives different and more interesting. National Love Your Pet Day is a chance for you to show your pet how you feel. Special treats, pampering and all the attention that your best friend can handle are all great ways to celebrate this holiday!!!

So whether you have a cat, dog, hamster, rabbit, bird, reptile, or goldfish, shower them with love and affection today! Happy Love Your Pet Day!

 

 

 

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Fun Facts: Pet Photos

Our fun fact for Friday is pet photos!!!

Did you know that 39% of pet owners say that they have more photos of their pet than their spouse or significant other.  Continue…

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Dog Whistle in “A Day in the Life”

You probably have not heard the dog whistle in “A Day in the Life” but if you are a Beatles fan, your dog problay has. Written by John Lennon and animal activist Paul McCartney, the song has a short high pitched whistle that only dogs can hear.

The reason for putting it in the song is awesome! According to Wikipedia:

Follwoing “A Day in the Life” on the Sgt. Pepper album is a high-frequency 15-kilohertz tone and some randomly spliced Beatles studio chatter. The frequency is best understood as what we know as a dog whistle as the frequency that is picked up by a dog’s ear and was part of their humor. They joked about picturing barking dogs should they be present when the album would finish.

The whistle appears at about 5:05 in the video below (or so we’re told – we can’t hear it to confirm!).

Hit play, enjoy the song, then watch for your dog’s reaction just after the 5-minute mark!

 

Titanic Dogs

 

Dogs aboard the TItanicBesides humans, there were a number of animals aboard the ship during her disastrous maiden voyage. Titanic had her own official cat named Jenny, who was kept aboard the ship as a mascot and to keep the population of rats and mice down. Jenny had given birth to a litter of kittens a week before the Titanic sailed. Many people believe that they saw Jenny evacuating the ship with her kittens prior to the ships sinking, although no one was able to confirm. Other animals aboard the ship included cats, chickens, birds and approximately a dozen dogs. A Titanic dog show had been scheduled for the night after the sinking. Of all the animals aboard the ship, only Titanic 3 dogs have been confirmed to have survived. Continue…

Pet Beneficiary

Did You Know?

An estimated 1 million dogs and cats have been named as a primary beneficiary in their owners will.

pet beneficiarySurveys have revealed that more and more pet owners are choosing a pet beneficiary as the primary beneficiary in their will. Many pet owners are treating our treasured, loyal companions and family pets as members of the family extending to family fortunes as well.

When it comes to deciding who to put as a primary beneficiary in our wills, our pets were sixth most popular, just below children, spouses and close family friends.

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Top Puppy Names

Most Popular Dog Names 2014

Top Puppy Names 2014Do you know what the top dog names for 2015 were? We’ve come a long way from dog names like Fido, Rover and Spot.

VetStreet.com reviewed it’s database of almost 1 million registered pet names last year. Max and Bella take the top spots for top puppy names for the second year running.

Here are the to 10 list for top puppy names for both male and female puppies in 2014. Continue…

Cat Communication

Did You know?

cat meowingA cat will almost never meow at another cat. Cats use this sound for humans.

A cat’s meow can mean a lot of things, but mostly cat’s meow to communicate with humans more so than other cats. Cat communication is a subtle language. Cat’s mainly communicate with each other with scent and body language. There are 19 different types of meow which differ in pitch, rhythm, volume, pitch and the situation. Meows are usually used to communicate a cat’s wants or needs to their person (i.e. hungry, seeking attention, asking for help).

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World’s Largest Dog

Did You Know?

The World’s Largest Dog was 150 pounds

Zeus - Largest Dog in the WorldThe world’s largest dog was a Great Dane named Zeus. Zeus lived to be five years old. Zeus stood 3 feet 8 inches tall and weighed 150 pounds. Standing on his hind legs, Zeus was 7 feet 4 inches tall.

At 3 years old, Zeus ate 12 cups of dog food per day. Giant dog breeds, which include Great Danes tend to grow rapidly, but overall they take longer to reach maturity than any other type of dog.

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