Dog News

Have You Heard?

Posted on April 19, 2019 by Bold Apps

Did you know dogs have eighteen different muscles controlling the movement of their ears? - and cats beat that number with thirty-two! By comparison, humans have only six. All of these muscles let their ears rotate and tilt, which helps them pick up more sound waves, more efficiently. They can even swivel independently of each other!


Speaking of ears, have you heard puppies are born deaf? They don’t gain the ability to hear until they’re about three weeks old.


Read more here!

dog listening intently

Posted in dogs, Fun Fact

National Train Your Dog Month!

Posted on January 11, 2019 by Chelsea Smales

Whenever we think about dog ownership we think about all the TRAINING that goes along with it. That is the ONE thing most people are deterred from with pet ownership, but it is so important to have a trained pet as it will make or break your relationship with them.


Here are a few reasons why you SHOULD put the time and effort into basic training:


  • Your dog does what you want. Trained dogs generally have good manners and are easier to be around (AKA, they won’t be jumping into your face or peeing on your couch)
  • Training provides mental and physical stimulation, which is very important for a dog’s wellbeing. A bored dog is an unhappy dog, which can lead to them taking their pent up energy out on things like chewing your favourite pair of shoes.
  • Training is an excellent bonding activity between pet owner and pet. It builds respect and trust.
  • Training teaches your dog to understand when you’re happy with them and when you’re not. This is SO important as it makes day to day life easier and communication a breeze.

Posted in Fun Fact, Raising Awareness

Fact Friday!

Posted on October 26, 2018 by Chelsea Smales

November is right around the corner (Yikes!) and is the month we bring awareness to Pet Diabetes.
 
Did you know that 1 in 200 cats have diabetes?! It is also becoming more prevalent in dogs as well. Left untreated it can be fatal 💔
 
Read this article to find out more about the signs and symptoms of pet diabetes and how it's treated: https://bit.ly/1xd0C5d

Posted in Fun Fact, Raising Awareness

Fact Friday!

Posted on August 24, 2018 by Chelsea Smales

Did you know the second most likely way to be injured by your dog is to trip over them?!
 Talk about no personal space!! 

I'm sure more than a few people can agree with this!

Posted in Dog Meme, Fun Fact

Fact Friday!

Posted on July 27, 2018 by Chelsea Smales

The summer is heating up!

Many would say we are in the "Dog Days Of Summer", but do you actually know the meaning of that saying?

The "dog days of summer" is actually the dates from July 3-August 11 in which the "dog star" Sirius, in the constellation Canis Major, rises with the sun and is the brightest star in the sky.

Some feel that the combination of the brightest luminary in the day (the sun), and the brightest star in the night (Sirius) is responsible for the extreme heat that we feel during the height of the summer.

AWESOME!

 

 

 

Posted in Fun Fact

Fact Friday!

Posted on June 01, 2018 by Chelsea Smales

Tick season is in full force! 😱😫
 
Did you know that a bite from a Lone Star Tick (mostly found in eastern USA) can cause a rare allergy to red meat in humans and in dogs?! This can lead to itching, redness, skin lesions and hair loss if your pet has been infected and their diet contains red meat products. 🤯🐶🥩
 
Keep your pet protected all season with a trusted tick prevention product and make sure when you're outdoors in long grasses and tick-prone areas, you keep covered and check yourself over when you get home!

Posted in Fun Fact, Raising Awareness

Fun Fact Friday!

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Chelsea Smales



Did you know that dogs have the same type of sleep as us? They have SWS (slow wave sleep) and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep just like us, and dream like us too! When you look at your pup twitching or "running" in their sleep it's true that they are dreaming! 😍🌙⭐

Posted in Fun Fact

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