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About Pets | Columbia Animal Hospital

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.

Cat Facts

  • 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.


Dog Facts

  • 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.