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“A dog is a man’s best friend” is a good old quote, the most popular phrase, and the truest! But how much do we know about our friends? A variety of breeds, specific behavior, and endless devotion to the owner - are not all that can surprise pets. Today we will reveal 50 interesting facts that will help you understand our pets even more.


Top facts about dogs



1. Dogs love to sleep on their owner's bed, and there are 50% of them. 


2. The most common problem among dogs is obesity. So, if you have a “strong man” growing, this is an occasion to think about it and take action! 


3. For the first time, animal rights were written into the legislation of Japan in the 18th century. According to the law, the death penalty was awarded for the murder of a dog, and people are required to address stray dogs as “Your Honor”. 


4. Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible. 


5. The tallest dog is a Great Dane. Its height on its hind legs reaches 2.2 meters. 


6. Be aware that the dog perceives you as the leader of the pack. 



7. Your dog is uncomfortable with your hugs. For her, this is a signal of dominance. 


8. A large dog has a hard time in the house. The smallest breed is the Chihuahua. The smallest weighs 900 grams, and its growth is like a can of Coca-Cola.


9. The oldest dog is 30 years old. In relation to human life, this is more than 200 years. In 2013, the venerable terrier reached 30 years old. 


10. Sometimes dogs behave like people: they can drink very quickly, and even hiccup at dinner.


11. Did you know that the number of teeth in an adult dog is one and a half times more than in a puppy? For information, a puppy has 28, an adult has 42 teeth. 


12. An experiment was conducted in New Zealand. As it turned out, the three dogs had a good ride behind the wheel of a car on a straight road and even learned how to turn! 



13. We all know the symbol “@” is called “dog”, but this is only with us! For example, in the Czech Republic it is a herring, in Kazakhstan it is a moon ear, in other countries it is a strudel, a snail, a monkey. 


14. The total number of genuine breeds is 703 varieties. 


15. Long-nosed dogs have a more efficient internal cooling mechanism. 


16. A puppy's vision begins to develop well only at the age of 1 month. 


17. Taste buds in dogs are much poorer than human ones: 1700 compared to 9000 - a significant difference! 


18. Keep in mind, a dog's sense of smell is hundreds of thousands of times stronger than a human's, so keep your goodies in a safe place. 



19. Speaking of goodies. Chocolate is a dangerous sweet for dogs. The substance contained in it destroys the nervous system of the animal. Yes, it is detrimental to the heart. In the human body, it is broken down by enzymes. 


20. Like newborn babies, Chihuahua puppies are born with fontanelles. This is a soft spot in the upper cranial region that gradually hardens with age. 


21. Intellectual development of dogs, like a two-year-old child. They can count up to 5, understand about 300 gestures and words, and even successfully cope with elementary arithmetic tasks. 


22. A large dog has a normal heartbeat of 70-100 beats per 1 minute - just like a person. In small breeds - from 100 to 140. 


23. It is thanks to a wet nose that the dog easily determines where the smell comes from. 



24. The exotic name of the breed “Chihuahua” appeared in honor of the Mexican state, where they found these miniature crumbs. 


25. The Boxer dog loves to play with its front paws, which is where the name of its breed comes from. 


26. First-class seats in the Titanic saved three dogs from death. Pekingese, Newfoundland and 

Pomeranian miraculously survived. 



27. On the paws of thoroughbred dogs "Lundehund" six fingers. 


28. Dog owners are 65% more mobile than those who do not have a favorite pet. 


29. Dogs are the direct descendants of wolves.


30. When a dog drinks, its tongue resembles the shape of a spoon, but only wrapped down. 


31. Before embarking on an important action or deed, the dog instinctively demands approval and praise from the leader. 


32. In Russia, stray dogs have learned to use the subway for their own purposes. To get food, they confidently ride from one station to another in search of the most populated areas.



33. Once upon a time in Greece, spiked collars were invented that protected dogs from wolf aggression. 


34. The dog evaluates the object first by observing the movement, then pays attention to the brightness and only in the end to the form. 


35. In the name of the dog, the Canary Islands got their name. The inhabitants of the dog were on a par with the gods. By the way, in honor of the same islands, birds were also named canaries. 


36. The dog has 3 pairs of eyelids - lower, upper and nictitating. 


37. In 1988, in America, at customs, the dogs Barco and Rocky patrolled the border between Mexico and Texas (the so-called cocaine alley zone) so effectively that they delighted the drug lords, who then offered 30 thousand dollars for them. 


38. A dog hears ultrasound well. With this in mind, Paul McCartney added this sound to his beloved dog at the end of “A Day In The Life”. 



39. In 1994, the record for the fastest Greyhound breed was recorded. Its maximum is 67.3 km per hour. To this day, the record remains the same. 


40. In ancient China, the emperor had a mini-dog Pekingese as a spare defensive “weapon”. Hiding in the sleeve of her leader, feeling the danger, she immediately attacked the enemies. 


41. In the days of Ancient Russia, according to the law of the XIV century, a dog was a very valuable animal - it could be exchanged for 3 best horses, a flock of sheep or 1 ox. 


42. A Korean scientist cloned a dog for the first time in 2005. Today, the procedure can be repeated for 100 thousand dollars. 


43. When the dog of the outstanding future poet Lord Byron was not allowed into Cambridge College, he staged a kind of protest, bringing a bear cub with him. 


44. Women from Mississippi were extremely outraged by the fact that happened in the USSR. After all, everyone knew what fate awaited Laika, who flew into space. Housewives wrote a letter to the UN with a proposal to use Negroes for scientific experiments: “We have as many of them as our heart desires,” they protested, “but for the experiment, as it turned out, it makes no difference whether these creatures are alive or not!” 



45. “Get out of the water” is an expression that actually refers to Newfoundland dogs. And in fact, they do not get wet in the water, and the webs on their paws allow them to swim perfectly. 


46. ​​Is a Hollywood star a dog? Sounds strange, but it's a fact! In the collection of the German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin, there are as many as 22 film agreements. And he signed them himself with a paw print. 


47. The specific smell from your pet, reminiscent of chips, is not a reason to punish him for theft. The reason may be microbes accumulated on the paws that smell like chips. So first of all, take care of your hygiene! 


48. A dog is a predator by nature, therefore, food should be predominantly protein of animal origin, and less carbohydrates (cereals, potatoes, etc.) accidents. The goose did not leave the animal in trouble, but became a guide for it, directing it with cries and neck. 



49. Dogs have a larger range of sizes than any other mammal.


50. A dog's hearing is 10 times more sensitive than a human's, which is why 70% of owners believe that their pets successfully predict a storm.


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Have you always wanted to know what your pet is thinking and feeling? Why is he so afraid of thunderstorms? Or does he love you? Many studies show that all dogs show their emotions in the same way. This behavior was the result of living together with people and dogs side by side for several thousand years. We are so used to each other that our pets have unique ways of expressing their affection specifically for a person. Here are just some of the signs that will help you understand if your dog loves you.


Your dog loves you!




They spend most of her time with you. The best place in the house is next to the owner. When the dog is not busy with his important canine business, he seeks to spend time with his loved one. To people who are not interesting to her, she will prefer to chase pigeons or dig up a flower bed. Along with the owner, of course.


The dog is glad you are back home. Crazy joy after your return home is another clear sign that you are loved and expected. A dog will never be happy with the arrival of a person to whom it is indifferent.


Calmly accepts your departure. It is generally accepted that the stormy experiences of the animal before your departure are a sign of strong affection and love. But in reality, things are a little different. If the dog reacts quite calmly to your departure, it means that he trusts you and is sure that you will return.



Your dog sleeps with you. A loving dog will always want to sleep next to you in your bed. Of course, if you let her.


Comes to you to lie around after eating. After eating, the dog concentrates on the most important. And if, after eating, she spins around you, lies down next to you or wants to climb on her knees, this is how she expresses her love.


Her best toys are your toys. If a dog brings you his favorite ball or teddy bear, it is far from always worth taking it as a call to play. First of all, this is a sign of affection and a desire to please you. Suddenly you will like this toy too.


Your dog cuddles up to you. Sometimes a dog will snuggle up to its owner because it is nervous or afraid, which in itself is a show of trust and confidence in your ability to protect it. However, it is also a sign of true love. As well as the desire to play, chat or go for a walk.


The dog loves to lick you. While not very hygienic, licking is the best way for dogs to express their love.



How do you feel about your dog?


 Scientists believe that dogs feel the attitude of others. Love your pet, and he will definitely love you back.


Notice the regular loving look. In many cases, direct eye contact in dogs means aggression or a fight for dominance. It is for this reason that it is not recommended to look directly into the eyes of unfamiliar dogs. However, if your own dog likes to make eye contact with you without any signs of aggression or irritation, then by doing so he is expressing his love for you.


The peace-loving and joyful look of the dog indicates that she is completely comfortable next to you.


See if the dog's tail leans more to the right when he wags you. Not all tail wagging has the same meaning. In many cases, when the dog's tail deviates more to the right than to the left, this indicates his affection for you and a happy state. On the other hand, if the tail deviates more to the left, this may indicate anxiety and irritation.


However, the above signs are not true for all dogs. In general, if the dog's tail is moving parallel to the ground and he looks quite happy on the outside, he is most likely showing you his affection.



Pay attention to how regularly the dog looks back at you. Does she often break away from smelling and turn around to look at you during walks? If you are in a forbidden room for a dog in your house, is he waiting for you at the door? Does he check in regularly to see what you are doing? Basically, if a dog wants to know what you're up to all the time, chances are he really loves you!


If you walk your dog with your spouse, partner, brother, sister, parents, friends, and so on, pay attention to which of you the dog checks more often than others. This will probably be the person she loves the most!


See how much your dog is happy about you. If the dog is unable to contain his own excitement when you return home from work or school, then this is a clear sign of affection for you. If the dog does not even notice you when you arrive, then most likely you are not a priority for him.


Of course, different dogs have different levels of arousal, so it's best to judge your dog's reaction to you versus his reaction to other people. For example, if a dog is happy with anyone who enters your house, but when you come home, he is undisguisedly delighted, then this is a good sign.


Consider how quickly the dog calms down around you. This is the other side of the coin, which should also be considered in the dog's outburst of admiration when he sees you. If soon after the initial enthusiasm, the dog begins to cling to you or just wants to stay close to you, then this indicates a high level of comfort that he feels in your company.



Dogs get excited easily when they meet someone they like. However, if the dog quickly calms down in your presence, this indicates a higher level of trust and affection for you.


See if the dog likes to take your things or sleep with them. You may be annoyed by the dog's habit of carrying your slippers or going to bed on your T-shirts left on the bed. But this behavior demonstrates her love! Your personal belongings carry your scent, and the dog wants to be close to this scented reminder of you.


Therefore, instead of getting upset because of gnawed and slobbered slippers, brag to everyone at home that this is a sign of the pet's greatest love!


Assess the speed of the dog's reaction to your call and commands. Dogs can follow the commands of many people. However, the clear desire of the dog to carry out commands and the high speed of their execution most likely indicate the dog's attachment to a particular person.


A faster reaction is due to the fact that the dog wants to be near a loved one and wants to please him.

If your dog is generally not very good at following commands, the very fact that he obeys you more often may be a sign of affection.



Think about who provided care for the dog during the first six months of its life. Dogs tend to become strongly attached to those who provided them with the necessities of life in puppyhood. If it was you who cared for the pet in the early stages of his life, then with a high probability we can say that he developed a deep and strong attachment to you.


Predictably, the quality of early care and the amount of love you show will affect the strength of your pet's affection.


However, this does not mean that you will not be able to establish a strong relationship with the dog that you adopted as an adult. It may take longer for her to develop trust in you, to develop feelings of comfort and affection, but in most cases, dogs successfully form friendships with those who provide them with loving care.


Assess the quantity and quality of spending time with your dog. This is the main factor in the relationship with the dog, which is under your control. How much time do you spend with your dog, and how well do you spend that time? Do you play with your dog, provide exercise, explore the world, or relax together? Do you feed and water your dog well, keep it clean and take care of its health? All these things affect the development of affection in a pet.


Even if you aren't currently the most attentive host, it's never too late to start!



Notice if the dog has positive associations with you or with people like you. We can say that sometimes dogs think in stereotypes. For example, if the first owner of a dog was a woman, then it will probably be easier for her to establish friendships with women. If a dog in puppyhood had a not very good owner with a beard, then it may be wary of bearded people.


It is possible to overcome the dog's negative associations, but it will take more time and effort on your part to develop a strong and loving relationship with him. In this case, the most important thing is to ensure that the experience of communicating with you from the very beginning always remains only positive for the dog.



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Unlike dogs, which express their devotion and love for their owner more emotionally and explicitly, felines have less obvious ways to communicate their feelings. Like any living creature, each cat is individual, has its own temperament, character, behavior. That is why our pets demonstrate their attitude and sympathy for a person in different ways. In fact, even the hurtful antics of a pet can indicate love. So do cats love their owners and how do these unique animals show their sympathy for humans?


Manifestations of cat love

Contrary to popular belief that cats are tied exclusively to the house and live with a person for their own benefit, these animals, despite their independent nature, need love, attention and affection. Cats are smart, noble creatures, and if you treat them properly, create the most comfortable conditions, surround them with affection and warmth, they will definitely reciprocate. Affectionate cat's soul is capable of strong friendship with the owner and members of his family. But how to understand that a cat loves its owner?


You can determine cat love and sympathy by the behavior, habits of your pet. From the first days of the appearance of a kitten in the house, it is very important to establish contact with the animal, to create the most favorable, comfortable environment. Once in an unusual, unfamiliar place, a kitten or an adult animal will be disoriented and will try to adapt to new conditions through hearing and smell.


During the adaptation period, an animal can be tamed only with a benevolent attitude and care. The cat should feel completely safe. Representatives of the cat family are straightforward and frank, they do not tolerate disrespectful, rude treatment. To win their sympathy, you need to earn the trust of a cat. Furry pets remember the feeling of security all their lives and perceive the owner as a friend. Only in this case, you can count on the love and tenderness of the cat's soul.


About cat love

Undoubtedly, cats and cats are capable of loving the owner, but they show their feelings in their own way. There are several signs by which feline friendship and favor can be identified. Some manifestations of feline love are obvious, other signs of sympathy, on the contrary, may be implicit.


To find out if cats love their owner, you need to carefully monitor your pet, study the body language of the animal. It serves to express a whole range of feline emotions. Pay attention to what sounds the cat makes, how it behaves in a given situation. By meowing, she can attract attention, demonstrate anxiety, a need for affection.


Signs that allow you to understand whether cats love their owners include:


  • purring, loud rumbling;
  • gentle biting, "butting" the head;
  • tail twitching;
  • attempts to bring their "booty", toys;
  • "trampling" during rumbling;
  • cat kisses, licking of hands, faces;
  • blinking, long, peaceful look;
  • permission to stroke the tummy;
  • sleep next to the owner.


Eye contact

One of the signs of the manifestation of feline love and tenderness towards the owner is eye contact. Representatives of the cat family do not like a long gaze and perceive it as a threat. Therefore, long-term visual contact is only possible if the animal fully trusts you. If eye contact is complemented by a leisurely blink, you can be sure that you have earned the trust of the cat and received a kind of “cat kiss” from your pet.


Precious gifts from a cat

By nature, cats are born hunters. They are happy to chase toys, beams of laser key fobs, birds, small rodents. Having brought home another "trophy", the cat shares the prey with the owner, expressing gratitude for the attention and care. If the animal brought a gift, be sure to praise him for his generosity. Otherwise, the cat may be offended.


Cats also show their love during games. At the same time, biting, scratching, menacing meowing does not at all mean aggression on the part of the pet. On the contrary, the member of the family whom the fluffy animal has chosen as an object for games is the pet of the animal. You can also talk about complete trust if the cat brings his toys, arranges an impromptu hunt, attacking you from shelters.


Purring, growling

To understand if cats love their owner, listen to the sounds they make. Moreover, a wide range of volume is possible: from a soft, quiet purr to a loud, expressive rumbling. So cats express not only their mood, but also the whole gamut of feelings and emotions that they experience for the owner. If a pet purrs in your presence or sitting in your arms, this is a sure sign of feline love and friendliness.


Cat tenderness

If a cat rubs its muzzle against your legs, arms or face, this does not mean at all that the animal “marks” its owner as property. On the head of cats are secretory glands that secrete special substances that allow them to leave their smell on well-studied objects, people that are not dangerous. The presence of such identification marks allows the animal to feel confident in the surrounding space. The manifestation of such signs of cat attention is another proof of love, appreciation and trust of a pet to a person.


If a cat licks open parts of the body, rubs his whiskers on his hands, the face is the highest degree of manifestation of feline love and devotion. Stroking a person with a paw is a sign of affection and tenderness. If a fluffy pet rolls from side to side at your feet, exposing his tummy, this indicates that the animal wants to attract attention, completely trusting you.


If a cat does not trust a person, he will never let you touch his tail and will definitely cling to his hand. The tail of cats is a kind of mood barometer. And if the cat follows you, raising its tail with a pipe, this means that it invites you to a dialogue, demanding attention.


A sure sign of feline affection is "trampling", kneading from paw to paw with the release of claws. This habit is laid down in childhood, when babies stimulate the flow of milk. Adult animals thus show that they feel completely safe, they feel very good with the owner, just like they once did with their own mother.


Joint gatherings

A cat, like any other animal, must have a personal space and territory where you can retire to sleep or rest. But the feeling of comfort is not the only motive that drives pets. Sometimes an animal, in need of attention, is ready to sit and even lie in an uncomfortable position, just to be close to its beloved owner. If a cat chooses a place to rest next to you, tries to get on its knees, do not hesitate - this is another way of showing its love.


Everyone knows that cats sleep most of the day and can spend up to 20 hours sleeping. But it is in a dream that they feel most vulnerable, so they prefer to rest in the safest places. If the cat lay down at the feet, next to the owner, this indicates complete trust. So, with you, the animal feels completely safe.


Cat pranks

Sometimes cats can show love in subtle, veiled ways. For example, if a pet sharpens its claws on upholstered furniture, this does not always mean that it sharpens its “weapon”. Often the scratches left by sharp claws are nothing more than territory marks. You may notice that damage to furniture occurs in those places where a person likes to spend time.


You can understand whether cats love their owners, oddly enough, by the smell of cat urine. Of course, such behavior of animals must be stopped, but if the cat has emptied into shoes or even onto the bed, this means that in this way he attracts attention to his person. Such behavior may also indicate that the animal has suffered stress, for example, due to moving to a new place of residence or as a result of a long separation from the owner.


Do not forget that cats are independent, confident animals capable of making decisions on their own. Despite the fact that they need affection and attention, cats have a need for personal space and they are not always ready to communicate with a person. Do not bother your pet with excessive attention if he decides to retire and relax. Keep a balance in relationships, and then your pet will love and trust you even more.



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Do you know everything about cats? Think again. Cats are naturally mysterious, they are like an onion: endless layers! Dogs will tell you all the facts about themselves. Get cozy with your best furry buddy and learn some lesser-known facts about cats.


Interesting facts about cats


We use the term "big cats" to refer to animals such as lions, tigers, and leopards for a good reason. Cats and tigers shared a common ancestor over ten million years ago. However, today's domestic cats still share 95% of their genetic code with tigers. It's no wonder why the two exhibit many of the same behaviors, including scent marking, prey stalking and attacking.


1. The cat's domestication took place approximately 9500 years ago in the Middle East in the Fertile Crescent region (the conditional name for the region with increased rainfall during the winter months), where the oldest human civilizations originated developed. 


2. A cat's tongue is pulled out at a speed of 1 meter per second when licking liquid. Unlike dogs, a cat's tongue only touches the surface of the liquid and does not penetrate it. Then the tongue rushes up and drags a column of liquid with it. 


3. Currently, there are about 600 million domestic cats in the world. 



4. A distinctive feature of the structure of the cat's eye, which is characteristic of many mammals, is the presence of a nictitating membrane (third eyelid). It can be seen when the cat sleeps with its eyes open or feels tired. If the third eyelid is constantly visible, including when the cat is awake, this in most cases can be a sign of illness. 


5. Most cats are able to give birth to one to nine kittens in one litter. The largest known litter consisted of 19 kittens, 15 of which survived. 


6. The longest-lived cat ever recorded is Cream Puff, who lived 38 years and 3 days (1967-2005). 


7. Cats see excellently in low light conditions, however, contrary to common misconception, they cannot see in absolute darkness. 


8. Vibrissae (colloquially whiskers) in cats are specialized sense organs that perform a tactile function. In no case should a cat's vibrissae be removed, since by doing so it will actually be deprived of its "orientation and navigation system" in space. 


9. While in most countries the black cat is considered a symbol of bad luck, in the UK and Australia they are, on the contrary, regarded as animals that bring good luck. 



10. Cats have a sense of smell that is about 14 times stronger than a human's, which allows them to smell odors that humans are not even aware of. 


11. Mathematician Richard Montgomery once developed a special theory called the falling cat theorem. According to her, a cat falling backwards always flips upside down to land on its feet. 


12. A cat almost never meows to other cats, mostly this sound is intended for people. They tend to purr or hiss at other felines. 


13. The Burmese cat breed has a very calm, obedient and gentle character. They are very smart and sociable. As a rule, they greet guests with great curiosity and completely without fear. Unlike some other more active breeds, cats of this breed often like to sit on their laps and hands. 


14. Cats should not be deprived of meat food, since it is impossible to synthesize all the amino acids they need from plant foods. 


15. Cats eat grass, leaves and young shoots of plants to improve the functioning of the digestive system, as well as to induce vomiting to cleanse the stomach of hair. 


16. Cleanliness is an instinct in all felines: cleanliness of the body is necessary when hunting, so that the victim could not smell the lurking predator. They wash themselves by licking their fur at least ten times a day. 



17. Maine Coon cats are highly intelligent. This is one of the few breeds that can be trained. 


18. In the claws of cats there is a pulp - a blood vessel that reaches almost to the tip of the claw. In cases where the nails need to be trimmed, this must be done with extreme caution. 


19. Cat nail amputation is prohibited by law in Germany and Switzerland, and in many other European countries it is also prohibited under the European Companion Animal Convention. 


20. Valerian root extract contains actinidin, which is the culprit in the unusual behavior of domestic cats and other felines (tigers, lions, cougars, etc.). Its smell is similar to the smell of one of the components contained in cat urine. 


21. Cats are able to give their voice about a hundred different intonations, while dogs - only about ten. 


22. The Abyssinian cat is one of the oldest cat breeds. They are named after the African country of Abyssinia, now Ethiopia. 


23. The "purr apparatus" in cats is the thinly connected hyoid bones that lie between the base of the skull and the base of the tongue. Muscle contraction near the vocal cords causes them to vibrate. The cat makes a purring sound with its mouth and nose, and the vibration spreads throughout its body. 



24. When a cat is pleased, it extends and retracts its claws on its front paws. This movement is called the "milk step" - with this movement, the kittens stimulate the release of milk from the mother's nipples during feeding. 


25. Yuri Dmitrievich Kuklachev gained fame by being the first in the USSR to engage in circus work with cats. In addition to performances with cats, Yuri Kuklachev regularly conducts "Lessons of Kindness" in schools, child care facilities and even in children's colonies in different cities of Russia. 


26. In the UK, two cats - Humphrey (1988-2006) and Larry (2007-) were awarded the official title. Cats living in the residence of the Prime Minister of Great Britain received the title of "Chief mouser of the government residence". 


27. Cats are very sensitive to vibrations. They can feel an earthquake 10 or 15 minutes before a human. 


28. In the 1930s, two Russian biologists discovered that the color change in Siamese kittens depended on their body temperature. Siamese cats carry albino genes that are triggered at body temperatures above 36℃. In warm parts of the body, less pigment is produced than in cold parts, so the ears, paws, tail and muzzle are painted in a darker color compared to the rest of the body. 



29. Even a cat entering the water for the first time will swim well, because the position and movements of its body when swimming will be the same as when walking. 


30. In ancient Egypt, cats were considered the embodiment of the goddess of fertility Bast and were revered as sacred animals. The punishment for their murder was the death penalty. 


31. In the Catholic countries of medieval Europe, the cat was considered a companion of witches and the personification of evil spirits. Because of this, they were burned alive at the stake or thrown from the bell towers. The destruction of cats is indirectly attributed to the cause of outbreaks of plague epidemics, since there was almost no one to exterminate rats and other rodents that carry the disease. 


32. In Russia, a domestic cat was expensive and could serve as a valuable gift, since it guaranteed the protection of the crop from rodents. She was also a symbol of peace and prosperity in the house, protecting the house from evil spirits. 


33. Cats are the only animals allowed to enter the mosque. 


34. The most fluffy and thick fur among cats has a manul. While other cats have an average of 2,500 hairs per square centimeter, Pallas' cats have 9,000.



35. Unlike dogs, cats have not undergone significant changes during their domestication process. 


36. In cats, sweat glands are located only on the paw pads. 


37. A cat's heart beats almost twice as fast as a human's, between 110 and 140 beats per minute.


38. Like humans, cats have a dominant hand. 


39. The most popular breeds are Persian, Maine Coon and Siamese cats. 


40. On short distances, the speed of cats can reach 49 kilometers per hour.



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People have long acquired a variety of domestic animals, taming their wild species. Breeding and geneticists joined the work, and many of the popular favorites were bred artificially. Some people have very peculiar tastes, and sometimes they have the most unusual pets.


Most interesting facts about domestic pets



1. People have long acquired a variety of domestic animals, having tamed their wild species.


Later, breeders and geneticists joined the work, and many of the now popular favorites were once bred artificially.


2. The most popular pets in the world are dogs and cats. 95% of all owners talk to their pets.


3. Both cats and dogs help relieve stress and nervous tension, relax and unwind at the end of the working day. They give positive energy to their owner.


4. Scientists suggest that the first domestic animal was a wild wolf, tamed by ancient people in ancient times. He is also the ancestor of most dog breeds.


5. The Incas tamed such popular pets as guinea pigs about 7000-9000 years ago for agricultural purposes.


6. In Arab countries, nobles kept large predators from time immemorial, and cheetahs enjoyed special honor. But not everyone could afford them, and wealthy people, but not overly rich, got themselves caracals - an African lynx. By the way, they are still relatively popular.



7. The most dexterous dog in the world was the Labrador and Collie mix.


8. Dogs have about a hundred different facial expressions. With the help of their ears, dogs can make various grimaces.


9. Amazingly, these animals can smell if there is a cancerous tumor in the human body.


10. Food containing chocolate (sweets, a piece of cake, etc.) is contraindicated for dogs. For them, chocolate is a poison and can cause very severe poisoning.


Cats are incredibly clean. They devote a quarter of their time to licking their fur! But they take care of themselves for cleanliness and accuracy. A cat licks off a vitamin D substance, which is necessary for its health.


12. In complete darkness, a cat can navigate with the help of whiskers.



13. Cat jaws cannot move to the sides.


14. Cats sleep about 18 hours a day, and cats love to breathe fresh air.


15. Cats can develop a speed of 19 kilometers per hour.


16. Compared to dogs, cats have a better memory.


17. A sign of a cat's well-being is when a cat licks its body.


18. Often, people keep birds as pets, parrots in particular.


19. Parrots do not have vocal cords. Imitating human speech and making other sounds, they use their tongue and beak.



20. Budgerigars are very jealous. If the partner has changed, the female will peck him mercilessly, and her beak is very sharp. Therefore, males show their interest in other females when no one is watching.


21. Males conquer females with the help of singing. As soon as the parrot hears the sweet-voiced singing of the male, she immediately assumes a mating position.


22. Males and females treat offspring differently. The female feeds the babies in turn, and the male gives food to the chick that screams the loudest (as if trying to “shut up” his mouth faster).


23. There are lovebirds. This name was not given to them by chance. A pair of birds are very devoted to each other. However, after the death of one parrot, the second immediately needs to find a new friend. Otherwise, he may not survive.


24. Recently, it has become fashionable to have a hummingbird as a pet.



25. Domestic cats meow only when they communicate with people. And for communication with each other, meowing is useless to them.


26. Hunting dogs were the favorite pets of the French kings.


27. The Labrador in the United States is recognized as the most popular dog breed.


28. By the number of favorite pets, cats break all records.


29. In third place among the most popular pets are ferrets.


30. Rats at home cannot be kept alone - without the company of their kind, they wither and feel sad. They always need company.


31. The smell in cows is much more subtle than in dogs. These ruminants can smell at a distance of up to 8-10 kilometers.



32. If a cow has her eyes closed, she is not necessarily asleep, even if she is lying at that time. She's probably just dozing. For these animals, the most important thing is to relax.


33. Cows watch their relatives and learn from them. For example, if one of them were electrocuted by an electric fence, the others would not come close to it.


34. These animals are squeamish and will never pluck grass where cow cakes have recently been lying. For more than 8 hours a day, a cow continuously chews grass, and a cow can perform more than 90 chewing movements per minute.


Cows do not like to sleep side by side as pigs do. They prefer to lie separately. A cow will not lie down in the mud.


36. Horses are a few animals that can recognize themselves in photographs.


37. The wild ancestors of modern domestic horses died out so long ago that little is known about them even now.



38. Goldfish are trendy pets and can live in room temperature water.


39. Females of some aquarium fish, seeing the danger, put the babies in their mouths. And when the situation is calm again, they are released into the wild.


40. Females of some fish give birth without fail in the presence of "spectators," other fish. The more observers, the more fry are born.


41. Pigs also have a highly developed sense of smell. They distinguish many odors. Therefore, in some countries, pigs work in customs, for which they are pre-trained.


42. In France, pigs are still used to find truffles, fabulously expensive mushrooms.


43. They also showed themselves well as hunters and rescuers. For example, a pig can sense a game at about 40 meters. She can find a person lying under the snow.


44. And what pigs are champions in is in sex. The orgasm of the female lasts about 10 minutes, and the male at a time spews up to 0.5 liters of semen.



45. Pigs are also good swimmers.


46. ​​UK law provides a fine for negligent pet owners if their pet is obese.


47. For many pets, mold is poisonous and deadly.


48. Domestic rabbits often like to play hide and seek, both with their owners and each other.


49. More than 11 kilograms can weigh rabbits.


50. In most countries, it is against the law to keep dangerous wildlife such as large carnivores or poisonous reptiles in the home.



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