Fun Dog Facts

We may be biased, but at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we think dogs are absolutely wonderful. Although it can seem as though our pet dogs can see directly into our souls, it’s not uncommon to wonder how much we really know about our canine companions.

Keep reading to find out some fun dog facts about your best friend! 

Smell, Touch, and Hearing

Smell. A dog can smell up to 100,000 times better than a human being. They have 220 million olfactory receptors, compared to a human being’s 5,000. And, their nose ridges and crests are just like a human fingerprint – no two are the same! 

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Dogs Behaving Badly: All About Small Dog Aggression

Have you ever wondered if your small dog thinks she’s bigger than she is? Sometimes small dogs seem to have more attitude than seems sensible, given their size. And this begs the famous stereotype – that small dogs are more aggressive than big dogs.

Small dogs have the reputation of being ankle biters, yappers, and more excitable and anxious than big dogs. But is small dog aggression real? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital explores this common thought.

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A Growing Concern: Dog Bite Prevention

Over 70% of us consider our pets to be a part of the family – and we couldn’t agree more! This means that many of us are bringing our pets with us wherever we go. A dog friendly patio breakfast followed by the dog park and a stroll around town are common outings, and the makings of a perfect Sunday.

But this begs the question – since we are likely meeting more and more dogs out and about, are we well versed in dog bite prevention? Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital thought it time to explore further.

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Ask a Vet: Why do Dogs Turn Circles Before Lying Down?

dogs turn circlesNearly every dog owner is familiar with the ritual: your dog is getting ready for a snooze, but before settling down, there will be one, two, or three (or more!) circles. Fido may even scratch the bed or carpet a few times, just for good measure. But is there another meaning behind this strange and uniquely canine custom?

At Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, we love all dogs, and decoding their interesting behaviors is a challenge we gladly accept! Let’s investigate why dogs turn circles before lying down.

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