Do Dogs Have Blood Types?

Dogs do have blood types. Blood types are classified by the antigens that are found on the surface of red blood cells. Humans have the ABO system because there are three antigens found in the blood. Dogs, on the other hand, have more than eight antigens called dog erythrocyte antigens or DEA. Their blood types […]

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Do Dogs Have Eyelashes?

Dogs, like most land mammals, have eyelashes. The scientific term for eyelashes is cilia and it is a tactile organ. That means it has a sense of touch. The primary function of eyelashes is to determine if there are foreign objects that may enter the eyes and in cases where such irritants are about to […]

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Do Dogs Have Hair Or Fur?

Although used interchangeably, a dog’s coat may be referred to either as a fur coat or a hair coat. Some dogs have a double coat and this is generally called a fur coat whereas a single coat is called a hair coat. Chemically, both hair and fur are made of keratin which is a structural […]

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Do Dogs Have Knees?

Dogs have 2 knees on their hind legs and 2 elbows on their forelegs. A dog’s knee is also called a stifle joint and it is usually the largest joint in a dog’s body. Because it plays multiple functions that allow dogs a range of complex motions, as well as bearing force throughout the process, […]

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Do Dog Whiskers Grow Back?

Dogs have 2 knees on their hind legs and 2 elbows on their forelegs. A dog’s knee is also called a stifle joint and it is usually the largest joint in a dog’s body. Because it plays multiple functions that allow dogs a range of complex motions, as well as bearing force throughout the process, […]

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Do Dogs Burp?

Like humans, dogs do burp and for the same reasons. Burping is the body’s way to expel any excess air one usually accumulates from eating or drinking too fast. Burping is normal and is not something to be concerned about but if you want to lessen the frequency with which your dog burps and consequently […]

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Do Dogs Have an Appendix?

Anatomically, dogs do not have an appendix. A human appendix is a 4-inch tube located at the lower right of the abdomen. It has long been believed to be a vestigial organ but recent studies indicate that it plays a role in the endocrine system for fetuses and young adults and the immune system for […]

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Do Dogs Blink?

Dogs blink to clean their eyes. Not only does blinking remove surface debris such as irritants and dried tears, but it also moistens and nourishes the eyes. Blinking can also result from an external stimulus such as flashes of light or strong wind. Beyond physiological responses, blinking is an indicator of some canine behavior. When dogs […]

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Do All Dogs Have Webbed Feet?

Although to a differing extent, all dogs do have webbed feet. A feature of any dog’s paw is the connecting membrane between their toes. This webbing help dogs swim better and be more sure-footed in tricky terrains. Webbed feet are a common feature of animals such as aquatic birds including ducks and geese. However, all […]

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Do Dogs Have Dreams?

Dogs do experience dreams when they are sleeping.  It has been established that rats do dream so it was a foregone conclusion that dogs, with their more complex brain, do as well. However, even before advancements in canine science categorically confirmed that dogs get dreams, countless dog owners have shared anecdotes regarding how their dogs […]

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