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How different are you and your Dog?

March 27, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

Have you ever wondered just how different you and your dog really are? Have you often thought about what your dog is thinking or feeling? If so then you would certainly not be alone! Many owners often ponder about their dog’s abilities and how their bodies actually work.

Dogs and people



The difference between a dog’s metabolism and the way in which its body works is often completely the opposite of how the human body works. For example, if a human was to be given oral contraceptives, they would increase the risk of fatal blood clots. However, a dog which is given oral contraceptives would delay the time that the blood takes to clot. Dogs also produce their own Vitamin C, whereas humans are unable to do so. Aspirin can cause birth defects in dogs but it does not have the same affect on humans.

Medical wise, the dog’s body often seems to be a lot more intelligent than the human body. A good example is if a human were to take the toxic Oxyphenbutazone drug, it would take 72 hours to metabolise the drug. However for dogs it takes their body just 30 minutes to eliminate the drug from the body. They are also unaffected by Chloramphenicol whereas in humans it causes aplastic anaemia.

Overall the way in which a dog’s body reacts to drugs is completely different to how a human body reacts. The above are just a few of the fascinating differences between us and our beloved pets.


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Dog Quotes #46

March 25, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas." - "DEEP THOUGHTS" by Jack Handy

 

Chihuahua


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Puppies: Early age socialization

March 23, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

Many "to-be-dog-owners" ask temperament questions and how early can they take the puppy home. We say and believe that puppies should not be separated from their mother before 8 weeks of age.

Puppy Socialization



Here are just a few facts that you may not know:

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Dog Quotes #45

March 18, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better." - George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"

 

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Dog Facts - Did you know?

March 12, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

• More than five million puppies are born every year in the United States.

• In America, about one family in three owns a dog.

• Sadly, statistics indicate that eight million pets lose their lives in animal shelters each year due to overpopulation.

Bernese puppies

• The average dog lives 8 to 15 years.

• People have been keeping dogs as pets for the past 12,000 years.

Anyone can buy a dog, but it takes a kind owner to set its tail wagging.


Dog Quotes #44

March 9, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world." - Samuel Johnson


Dog Art Bassets
Source: www.paintmydog.co.uk


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Dog Proverbs #44

March 6, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"Why keep a dog and bark yourself?"


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Did you know?

March 5, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

Dogs (and wolves and foxes) are descended from a small, weasel-like mammal called Miacis which was a tree-dwelling creature and existed about 40 million years ago.

Miacis

 



Dogs, as we know them today, first appeared in Eurasia about 13,000 years ago, and were probably a direct descendant of a small, grey wolf (not from the type of jackal or jackal/wolf as previously thought). The dingo is not native to Australia but was introduced thousands of years ago by the first immigrants. Dogs were first domesticated by cavemen in the Paleolithic age and gradually developed (or were bred) into the breeds known today.

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Dog Quotes #43

March 4, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother." - Bonnie Schacter, Founder of the Single Pet Owner's Society Singles Group

Dog Love


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Dog Proverbs #43

March 3, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

 

"Give a dog a bad name and hang him"

 

 

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