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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 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 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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How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

How Long Can A Dog Go Without Peeing?

Generally, dogs have to pee somewhere around 3-5 times a day, or 6-8 hours. However, this differentiates when it comes to the dog’s age, breed, size, diet, level of training and other health-related factors. Veterinarians recommend taking your dog out to pee every 6-8 hours in order to prevent any unfortunate indoor “accidents”. Usually, puppies pee […]

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How To Calm Down A Dog?

If your dog is acting out of hand with its built-up energy or is in an anxious or stressed mood, give him time out. Time out is an essential training tool because it separates the dog from things such as human contact, toys, and even the accidental look you can’t help but give when they […]

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Do Dogs Think?

Of course, they do! Any pet owner will defy you to prove otherwise. While the commonly held belief is that dogs display the mental capacity of a 5 year old child, some of the tasks they can be trained to complete, require capabilities that easily surpass this assertion. For some time now, man’s best friend has […]

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Do Dogs Smile?

Ever looked at your pup after a run or an invigorating game of fetch and noticed the corners turned up around his open mouth? Or seen your dog bear his rarely-seen row of tiny front incisors?  Ever been tempted to believe he’s smiling at you, wondering, ‘Can dogs even do that?’? There are two ways of […]

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