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How To Measure A Dog’s Height

How To Measure A Dog's Height

There are lots of reasons for doing this. It’s fun to start when your puppy is a small wriggly thing that won’t stay still. A measurement chart will show you how well he is growing.Why Do We Need To Measure A Dog’s Height?You will need the dog’s height measurement if you want to build a […]

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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 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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Do Dogs Have Tonsils?

If you’re especially well acquainted with your dog, a big yawn might reveal a pair of swollen glands on either side of the back of his throat.  Should you witness this, it’s likely your dog’s tonsils are enflamed and he is fighting an infection. It is a good idea to get your pet to a […]

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Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?

As a dog parent, you can swear up and down that your little one has preferences when it comes to food and treats – preferences you happily indulge for your pup to live their best life. But can they really taste the difference?  Depending on your approach, schools of thought remain divided on the subject. As […]

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Do Dogs Have Eyebrows?

Some dog breeds have pigmented markings that look like eyebrows but they do not have eyebrows as humans do. The eyebrows’ main function is to keep sweat and other moisture from reaching the eyes. Since dogs’ fur covers most of their body and dog don’t sweat under their fur, they don’t need eyebrows although they […]

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Do Dogs Have Baby Teeth?

Deciduous teeth or teeth that fall out are common for mammals including dogs. These primary teeth are formed temporarily while your puppy’s jaws are still growing. Baby teeth will start growing at around the same time puppies start to open their eyes, about 2 to 4 weeks from birth. At week 5 or 6, they […]

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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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