How Long Does It Take A Dog To Digest Food?

Short answer: Digestion time is six to eight hours for adult dogs, depending on the size and weight.  But there are a lot of things that can affect this process. The answer to the question is complicated and since each dog is an individual, the answer varies with each individual. An understanding of the digestive […]

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What To Give A Dog With An Upset Stomach.

It is never pleasant when your dog is sick. This is particularly true when your pet has an upset stomach. It can be distressing for the animal as well as for you. So it is useful to know some of the causes of this condition, and what to do about it when it occurs. What […]

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How Many Toes Does A Dog Have?

How Many Toes Does A Dog Have?

Most breeds of dogs possess four toes on each paw, totaling up to 16 toes! However, dogs can have another type of toe, a dewclaw. Some of them have 18 claws, while others can go as high as 22! They are located higher up on the leg, sort of like a thumb. They appear on their […]

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How Many Ribs Do Dogs Have?

How Many Ribs Do Dogs Have?

The dog skeleton has 13 ribs. As well as ribs, dog also have 13 vertebrae where the ribs are attached to. Skeletally, dogs are different and distinct from all other canids, except the wolf-like ones. The difference in size and proportion varies greatly between breeds. Compared to the wolf, domestic dogs show greatest variation when it […]

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How Many Nipples Do Male Dogs Have?

How Many Nipples Male Do Dogs Have?

Both male and female dogs have nipples, much like humans. In fact, they have between 8 to 10 nipples. Since female dogs have nipples for obvious reasons, you may wonder “Why do male dogs have nipples?”. Well, many male mammals, including humans, have nipples. Scientist believe that the reason for that is natural genetic selection. […]

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How Many Eyelids Do Dogs Have?

How Many Eyelids Do Dogs Have?

Dogs have three eyelids. All dogs are born naturally with three eyelids. That third eyelid is called “the nictitating membrane” or “haw”. They are the same in different breeds and sizes of dogs, however the pigmentation varies from breed to breed. Some can be cloudy while others can be very clear. When the haw closes, the […]

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How Many Dog Years Are In One Human Year?

One dog year equals to, about, 7 human years. However, calculating dog years, in comparison to human years, is not so simple. Dogs mature much more quickly than humans in the early portion of their lives. Consequentially, their first year on the planet evens out to about 15 human years. In this little formula, size and […]

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How Many Bones Does A Dog Have?

How Many Bones Does A Dog Have?

Dogs have somewhere between 319 and 321 bones in their bodies. To put it into perspective, humans have 206 bones in their bodies. The tail is, really, the main factor when it comes to the number of bones in a dog’s body. Dogs with longer tails will have a few more bones than dogs with […]

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How Long Do Dogs Live?

How Long Do Dogs Live?

In general, dogs live around 10-13 years. Their lifespan can vary depending on many different factors, such as: breed and size. Smaller dogs tend to live longer lives and become slow and lethargic (10-15 years), while larger dogs become slow and age quicker (7-10 years). When talking about canine lifespan, we often refer to “dog years”. […]

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How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

How Long Can Dogs Hold Pee?

The general rule of thumb is that dogs can hold in their pee for 6-8 hours, or in extreme cases, 10-15 hours straight. However, this is not something that should become common practice because it can lead to long-term health issues. The timeframe also depends on the dog’s age, size, breed and training. Usually, a puppy […]

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