September 20, 2017

Do Dogs Sweat?

On a hot summer day or after strenuous exercise, most pups let their tongues hang out of their mouths as they huff and puff or they lie outstretched on the cool floor. It’s not uncommon for dogs to pant after a long run, but do they also sweat? Dogs pant as a means of evaporative cooling: when a dog gets hot, it will open its mouth and breathe heavily. As water evaporates from the dog’s tongue, nasal passages and lungs, this helps lower its body temperature. While dogs primarily use panting to cool themselves down, they also sweat — but […]
August 21, 2017

10 facts about man’s best friend

So you think you know your dog pretty well? Here are a few facts on canines you may not have heard before … Dogs are not colour blind – that’s a myth. They can see colours but not as vividly as humans can. It’s comparable to our vision at dusk. A dog’s nose print is as unique as a person’s fingerprint. A nose print can be used to accurately identify a dog. We all know about the dog’s brilliant sense of smell … A human has an average of 5 million scent receptors, while a Dachshund has 125 million. But did you […]
August 21, 2017

Has My Pet Been Poisoned?

March is Animal Poisoning Prevention Month.Thousands of pets suffer from the accidental ingestion of harmful substances every year. As such we thought we’d share this article on symptoms to look out as well as tips on what to do if you suspect that your pet has been poisoned. The symptoms of a poisoned pet depend on the type of poison that he/ she has been exposed to. The list of possible poisons include everyday household items like dishwasher detergent, furniture polish, drain cleaners, insecticides. Ingesting things like garbage, lead paint, toxic plants, strychnine, tobacco, aspirin, alcohol, gasoline, rat and mouse […]

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