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5 things you didn't know about your pet

The most popular pets are overall dogs and cats. Many animal lovers, i.e. cats and dogs, belong to their family members. However, every species has its peculiarities and differences. Only a small example of this waving the dog with the tail it is cheerfully excited, but with the cat it is a sign of Excitement, nervousness Or she doesn't like something at all. While the dog is overturning with joy, you can expect a cat to show her displeasure with the claws. As a pet owner, you have certainly already found that yourself. Cats and dogs Contrary to general opinions, they can do together extremely well together. Did you know that? We will tell you more things that may not yet be known to you in the following.


Our pets have secrets the step by step have only been researched


Pet owners, scientists and researchers always find new things about our four -legged friends that surprise us. We present you some surprising facts that you may not have known yet.


The cat and some not too well -known things:


  1. The cat's sense of smell 

Cats and dogs smell better than any person. You certainly knew that. Did you know, however, that the cat has the "Jacobson Organ", as they also have snakes? The Jacobson organ is a odoral organ that is in the mouth in the mouth below the nose. In order to be able to smell even better, the cat opens its mouth. Now you are probably clear why cats open their mouths when they sniff something. 

  1. Cute cannot be recognized by cats

Our cats have a kind of genetic defect. This genetic defect does not make it possible to taste sweets. If you now thought your cat was a sweet tooth because they like cake and sweets in the truest sense of the word to eat, it was a mistake. Your cat doesn't love sweets because it is cute, but for another reason. The reason that could be has not yet been researched.

  1. The cat has no collarbone

A fact that is certainly not known to many is that the cat does not have a collarbone. However, the lack of collarbone is not a disadvantage for the cat, on the contrary, it is a great advantage. Due to the lack of collarbone, the cat is so flexible that it can squeeze through the smallest openings. It is only important for the cat that her head fits through the opening. So she can protect herself perfectly if there is a danger, such as an enemy who is pursuing her.

  1. Climb up without any problems but come down is often very difficult

Cats are perfect climbing artists. No tree can be too high for the cat, but in most cases it is a problem for our velvet paws. The reason for this problem is the claws of the cat. The claws are aligned forward. The cat cannot climb down the trunk with the head because its claws are only aligned to the front and do not offer a stop while climbing down. This means that the cat has to go down as it came up. 

  1. Left and right-handed cats

Not too long ago, researchers discovered that there are left and right-handed people from our velvet paws, as they also occur in humans. However, there is a big difference to humans here. It depends on gender in our cats. Researchers have found that hangover are left -handed and cats right -handed. Watch your cat playing and take care of which of your paws is more skillful. You will be surprised what you find out. 


Less known things about dogs:

  1. The third eyelid

Quite every animal lover knows that cats protect their eyes with an additional eyelid. However, a large number of dog owners are surprised that this eyelid is also available in dogs. Dogs also have this so -called nick skin like cats. This third eyelid sits in dogs under the lower eyelid. If you take a closer look at the dog's eye, you can see a small part of the nick skin inside the corner of the eye. 


  1. Greyhounds are faster than cheetahs

Everyone can confirm that greyhounds are fast. It is not for nothing that the greyhounds have always been used in dog races. Greyhounds can keep their speed over kilometers, which makes them perfect hunters. However, a cheetah can only maintain its speed for a maximum of 30 seconds, is then quite out of breath and needs a break. This guarantees the winner in a race, the greyhound, which is a lot more persistent.

  1. A dog only needs 4 seconds to shake its fur almost dry 

When a dog comes out of the water, it is able to shake around 70 percent of the water within 4 seconds. Shaking the dog develops forces that are higher than the G-forces to which a racing driver is exposed to in a car race. 

  1. Left and right-handed people in dogs 

There are also left or right-handed people in dogs, but this is not gender-dependent as with the cat. If you compare the proportion of left -handers in dogs, it is only about 30 percent in dogs. 30 percent of the dogs examined do not prefer the two paws. Another surprise that was discovered by this research is that dogs that are “left -wing” are very creative and whose owners surprise with the actions carried out. Dogs that prefer the right paw are calmer and more level -headed. “Right -wing” are very suitable as assistance dogs. If you ask if you can see in your dog whether it is right or left-wing, your question can be answered with: "Yes, you can". When your dog sits and starts moving from sitting, make sure with which paw he takes the first step. The first step shows you clearly. If your dog changes the paws, it is one of the dogs that none of the front paws prefer. 


  1. Did you know that there is a dog breed with 6 toes on the paws? 

If you think now, there is no such thing, you unfortunately think wrong. A single dog breed has 6 toes on their paws, and it is the Norwegian Lundehund. This anatomical anomaly makes the Lundshund a specialist for hunting coastal birds. The 6 toes give him special sure -footedness on the rocky cliffs of the coasts.


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