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FUN CAT FACTS

-          Cats have over 100 different vocal sounds.

-          Calico cats are almost always female.

-          Cats knead with their paws when they are happy.

-          A male cat is called a Tom and a female cat is called a Queen.

-          Cats can get tapeworm from eating mice.

-          Most cats are lactose intolerant and should not be given cow’s milk.

-          An adult cat has 30 adult teeth.

-          Cats can run up to 30 miles per hour.

-          A cat can jump about 7 times its height.

-          A female cat carries her kittens for about 58-65 days before they are born.

-          The average cat sleeps 16-18 hours per day.

-          A cat’s sense of smell is about 14 times greater than a person’s.

-          A group of kittens is called a “kindle” a group of adult cats is called a

          “clowder”.

-          Cats have 5 toes on each front paw, but only 4 toes on each back paw.

-          Cats that fall 5 stories have a 90% survival rate.

-          Cats cannot taste anything sweet.


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FUN DOG FACTS

-          An adult dog has 42 teeth.

-          A dog’s smell is more than 1,000,000 times stronger than that of a person.

-          More than 1 in 3 families in the United States owns a dog.

-          Spaying or neutering your dog can help prevent certain types of cancer.

-          If never spayed or neutered a pair of dogs can produce 66,000 puppies in 6

           years.

-          A dog’s sense of hearing is more than ten times more accurate than that of

           a person.

-          The average dog can run about 19 miles per hour at full speed.

-          Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the bible.

-          A dog’s nose print is one of a kind, very similar to a person’s fingerprint.

-          The average body temperature for a dog is 101.2.

-          With an average lifespan of just over 11 years, the typical dog costs

           $13,500.

-          The only sweat glands a dog has are between its toes.

-          Dogs are omnivorous; they need to eat more than just meat.

-          Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people.

-          Dogs will be submissive to anyone they feel is higher up in the pack.

-          People have been keeping dogs for pets for 12,000 years.

-          A female dog carries her puppies for about 60 days before they are born.

-          It is a myth that dogs are color blind.  They actually see color, just not as

           vividly as a person.

-          Obesity is the number 1 health problem in dogs.

-          70% of people sign their pets name on greeting/holiday cards.

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