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.