Cat & Dog Trivia

The next time you and your friends are chatting about your fur babies, enjoy the stage with your extra cat & dog knowledge here.  Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about our little friends and buddies, we learned this:

Our Feline Friends Are Amazing!

  • Cats have no sweat glands.
  • Cats can jump as much as 7 times their height.
  • Cats have only 4 toes on each back paw, but 5 toes on each front paw.
  • While dogs have only 10 vocal sounds, cats have more than 100 vocal sounds.
  • A pack of adult cats is called a clowder.  A pack of kittens is called a kindle.
  • A full-grown cat can sprint at nearly 30 miles per hour and run about 12 miles per hour.
  • A cat’s tongue is scratchy because it is lined with small elevated backward hooks that assist the animal in holding its prey in place.  Those little backwards hooks are called papillae.
  • A study at the University of Michigan found that a cat’s memory can last as long as 16 hours-exceeding even that of monkeys and orangutans.

Our Bowwow Buddies Are Awesome Too!

  • Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet.  They can only expel heat by panting.
  • Dogs have approximately 100 different facial expressions, most are made with the ears.
  • Dogs have around 10 different vocal sounds.
  • By swiveling their ears, dogs can locate the source of a sound in 6/100th’s of a second.
  • The dog was one of the first animals domesticated by humans more than 10,000 years ago.
  • Dogs have no appendix.
  • When running at full speed, most domestic dogs can reach about 19 miles per hour speeds.
  • There are more than 200 different dog breeds.