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Cool Facts


  • In total there is said to be around 400 million dogs in the world.

  • There are hundreds of different breeds of dogs.

  • Examples of these breeds include: Bulldog, German Shepherd, Collie, Golden Retriever, St Bernard, Greyhound, Bloodhound, Chihuahua, Labrador, Great Dane, Rottweiler, Boxer and Cocker Spaniel.

  • Dogs have formed such a strong bond as pets, workers and companions to humans that they have earned the nickname "man's best friend".

  • Dog have superior hearing than humans, capable of hearing sounds at four times the distance.

  • Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell, they are capable of differentiating odors in concentrations nearly 100 million times lower than humans can.

  • The average life span for a dog is around 10 to 14 years.

  • Domestic dogs are omnivores, they feed on a variety of foods including grains, vegetables and meats.



About Shots that Dogs Need

How does a Vaccination Work?

  In simplest terms, a vaccination stimulates the dogs immune system to protect itself against disease. When the antigen or infectious agent enters  the dogs body, it  recognized as foreign and antibodies are produced to bind to it and destroy it. Even though the invader is gone, the cells that manufactured the antibodies "remember" it and will respond more quickly the next time the same agent is confronted.

   Can you overload a puppy?

Probably not. Some researchers blame the rise of immune-mediated disease n frequent vaccinations with large numbers of modified- live viruses. What  this approach fail o consider the interference caused by too- frequent administration of vaccines. The first shot will create a blocking effect and not allow the body to respond to a second or third short a few days later, it is better to administer several antigens together than to divide into many injections.




  • Cats are one of, if not the most, popular pet in the world.

  • There are over 500 million domestic cats in the world.

  • Cats and humans have been associated for nearly 10,000 years.

  • Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to14 hours a day..

  • What are the only 3 animals that walk by moving the front and hind legs first on one side, then the other? the answer is: A giraffe.....A camel.....and yes A cat!
  • Scientific studies are proving more and more that people who bond with cats are actually living HAPPIER & HEALTHIER lives!

  • Cats have powerful night vision, allowing them to see at light levels six times lower than what a human needs in order to see.

  • Cats also have excellent hearing and a powerful sense of smell.

  • Domestic cats love to play, this is especially true with kittens who love to chase toys and play fight. Play fighting among kittens may be a way for them to practice and learn skills for hunting and fighting.
  • On average cats live for around 12 to 15 years.

  • Cats spend a large amount of time licking their coats to keep them clean.