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For many children, the family pet is their best friend—a companion who not only provides unconditional love, but who also teaches them about friendship, responsibility, loyalty, and empathy.
While most family pets are cats and dogs, other animals can be wonderful additions to your home. Rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, small birds, and fish can make great family pets, for instance, as long as they receive the specialized care they need. Even though these animals are smaller than a cat or dog, they require just as much attention and care.
Did You Know?
Chewing can help reduce a dog’s barking.
Cats scratch to mark their territory.
lacing a treat in a toy will encourage your pet to play with it.
While kittens depend on their mother’s milk for their first few weeks of life, adult cats can become ill if they are fed large amounts of milk.
There are more than 100 different breeds of domesticated cats.
Neutering a cat lengthens its life expectancy by 2 – 3 years.
A cats purr can help promote healing in both cats and humans.
The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, just like the fingerprint of a human.
Information on Domestic Cat Breeds is powered by Animal Planet.
There are 701 pure breeds of dogs.
The world’s oldest dog was 29 years old!
A dog’s sense of smell is about 1000 times better than a human’s.
Dogs are highly social animals
A dog’s nose is not just used for smelling, but also to keep him cool.
The world’s first dog show was held in Britain in 1859.
The Chihuahua is the smallest breed in the world.
Information on Domestic Dog Breeds is powered by Animal Planet.
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To provide our patients the highest standard of care, utilizing the latest in medical technology, services and products with the goal of maintaining longer, healthier and happier lives for our patients, their owners and our hospital staff.