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Fun Animal Facts!

An American Kennel Club survey reports that 45% of dog owners let their dog sleep in their bed, while 20% crate their dog, and 17% use a dog bed.

Greyhounds are the world’s fastest dogs with the ability to reach up to 45 mph.

Cats have 32 muscles in each ear. Humans only have 6.

Dalmatians are born without spots. They're born with plain white coats with their first spots appearing after they’re one week old.

Cats spend approximately 30% of their waking hours grooming themselves.

Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs have about ten.

Every dog has a unique nose print with no two alike.

Cats don't have collarbones. Their backbones are very flexible and they are extremely graceful. This may have led to the old wives tale that they always land on their feet. However, the way your kitty is constructed is no guarantee he won't be harmed in a fall.

Dogs have two kinds of sweat glands, but only one kind cools their bodies. Each hair follicle on your dog has its own apocrine gland and the primary function is to release hormones that give chemical signals to other dogs instead of releasing moisture. The merocrine or eccrine sweat glands are in the dog’s foot pad—and possibly on the nose. When the body heats up, they function to cool the dog.

Polydactyl cats are also referred to as "Hemingway cats" because the author was so fond of them. There are 45 Hemingway cats living at the author's former home in Key West, Florida.…

Cat whiskers are so sensitive they can detect the slightest change in air current.

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