Pet Trivia

by Guest Writer

Lassie was originally played by the male Collie dog named Pal in the movie Lassie Come Home and the TV series. The role was then passed on to his son and now has been played by eight generations of male Collies all descended from Pal.

Did you know that a dog can have an eating disorder called PICA? If your dog likes to eat rocks, toilet paper, clothes and many non-food items, you might want to go get your dog checked out!

While dogs only have about ten vocal sounds, cats have more than one hundred vocal sounds.

A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206 bones.

A group of kittens is called a kindle, and a group of adult cats is called a clowder.

The worlds heaviest as well as longest dog ever recorded was an Old English Mastiff named Zorba who weighed 343 lbs. and was 8 feet long in 1989.

The calories burned daily by the sled dogs running in Alaska’s annual Iditarod race average 10,000.

Some 39 percent of pet owners say they have more photos of their pet than of their spouse or significant other. Only 21 percent say they have more photos of their spouse or significant other than of their pet.

‘Seizure Alert’ dogs can alert their owners up to an hour before the onset of an epileptic seizure.

Every year, $1.5 billion is spent on pet food. This is four times the amount spent on baby food.

Every known dog except the chow has a pink tongue – the chow’s tongue is jet black.

Chewbacca, the hairy Wookiee in the Star Wars movies, was inspired by George Lucas’ loyal dog Indiana, an Alaskan Malamute.

Dalmation puppies are pure white at birth.

Survivors of the Titanic included two dogs: a Pekingese belonging to Henry Sleeper Harper and a Pomeranian belonging to Miss Margaret Hays.

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