Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws

Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws

Hi all! In light of the recent heat in some areas – we in Florida have a record summer – I want to dedicate this post to a very important topic: dog overheating.

I’ve used the opportunity to draw again to brighten up the otherwise pretty serious matter.

Every year we hear about deaths or health issues of children and pets left unattended in the heat of a car. Please pay attention to your pets and children in the summer heat! The temperatures can become health and even life-threatening in some cases quicker than some people are expecting.

Quick update!

Due to several requests for distributing this chart in printed posters, I’ve prepared two different printable versions – landscape and portrait in standard poster size of 11 x 17 in. If you want to help dogs and like to have the printable file, please contact me. I’ll send you a download link. It’s FREE.Please prevent dog overheating and burning their paws
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Dog facts about puppies

Facts about puppiesHi all, Mila here.

Today I have some interesting dog facts about puppies. Did you know that puppies are born blind, deaf and without teeth? They are also only able to crawl during their first week. First sight will develop between the age of 2 to 3 weeks. The puppy starts to see.
During the ages of 3 to 7 weeks the first set of teeth – or milk teeth – appears. The adult teeth start to come through between 4 and 8 months. That’s usually when puppies start to chew on everything!
Puppies do and need to sleep for 14 hours every day for a healthy development.
Some puppies reach sexual maturity already at the age of eight months, but later maturing is also not unusual.
At the age of one year puppies are considered adults. Physically this age equals a 15 year-old human.
Puppies need love! Frequently petted puppies are healthier and happier. They are also better behaved.
Puppies should not be separated from their mother and siblings before the age of eight weeks.

That’s it for today!
Cya next time with another interesting dog fact.


More dog facts about the nose and sense of smell

Bull Terrier - dog factsHello all, new Dog Facts here!
Let’s talk about some more dog facts about our nose and sense of smell.

Our nose is very sensitive, 1000–10,000,000 times more than human sense of smell. The main reason is that we have up to 60 times more scent glands than a human has.
The part in our brain to interpret smells is four times larger than in humans.

We can do extraordinary things with our nose. Detecting drugs or dead bodies even under water is only part of it. We can also be trained to smell hiding bugs or gas deep down in the ground. We are even said to be able to detect some sorts of cancer by sniffing.

Smelling the urine of other dogs tells us more about the gender of the dog leaving the urine, its mood, age and health. Now you know why the daily sniff mail always takes its time.

Allrighty! That’s it for today!
Cya next time with another interesting dog fact.


Dog facts about the nose and sense of smell

Bull Terrier - dog factsHey folks, it’s Mila.
Well, which body part did we not cover so far in our dog facts? Riiiight, the NOSE!
Brace yourself, here come the facts!
A dog’s nose print is just as unique as a human finger print.
It can actually be used to identify us.

So, how do WE identify other dogs?
I see you already guessed it, by sniffing – predominantly butts. This sniffing tells us a lot about the other dog, for example if the other one is a boy or a girl, if he/she is friendly and if we have met before.
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More facts about dog’s eyes

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi guys, Mila here.
Today I have more interesting dog facts about dog’s eyes.

Now we’re getting a little scientific:
Dogs on average have a total visual field of 250 degrees. The degree of binocular overlap is approximately 85 degrees for a short nosed dog versus 75 degrees for long nosed dog. In comparison humans have a binocular vision of about 120 degrees.
Still, dogs enjoy a visual advantage: Human eyes are located directly on the front of the face, while dog’s eyes usually sit a little shifted to a paltry lateral position.

Because of this, a human’s total visual field is only 190 degrees. Remember, we dogs enjoy enjoy around 60 degrees more of peripheral vision, a total visual field of 250 degrees.
However, these are only average numbers, because the visual field of dogs actually depends on the shape of its head and therefore varies among breeds.
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The eyes of dogs and their vision

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi everyone, it’s me again, Mila. Hope you’re all doin’ good.
Here’s another smart dog fact to make you all geniuses.

Let’s talk about dog’s eyes today:
After their birth the eyes of puppies do not fully open before they are about 12 days old. This is different from humans. Human babies usually open their eyes right at birth.

An get this! Every dog has not one, not two – no – THREE eyelids. The third eye lid is called “nictitating membrane” or “haw”.
It serves the purpose of keeping the eye lubricated and protected. In some breeds it is more visible than in others. You may have already wondered about that opaque membranes in your dog’s eyes.

Scientists for a long time assumed that dogs cannot see any colors. Newer studies however suggest that this assumption is wrong.
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How much water do dogs need daily?

Bull Terrier - dog factsHi fellas! It’s time for another one of my interesting dog facts.
As we’re at the peak of summer time, I thought it’s a good time to talk about water intake and hydration in dogs.
Do you know, how much water exactly your dog needs every day?
The water intake, of course, depends on several factors, such as age, weight, health, nutrition, exercise, weather and others.
Dogs that eat dry food need more water than dogs eating canned wet food. Puppies have a more frequent need of water intake and often require a little more than adult dogs. Very active dogs usually drink a little bit more than their lazy collegues. On hot days we dogs usually pant more.  Loosing heat by rapid breathing also means loss of water that needs to be supplemented.
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Bull Terrier Character

Bull Terrier Character – Kids in a dog suit

Bull Terrier Character - Mila jumping after a ball in our yard

That’s the Bull Terrier Character – Mila eagerly jumping after a ball in our yard

Bull Terriers are often referred to as “kids in a dog suit”. If you have lived with one of them for a while you will probably approve this saying.
These Dogs have a sweet and fun-loving disposition. They are energetic, agile and playful.
English Bull Terriers are intelligent and eager to learn. Some say they are “thinkers” and have to figure out things their own way.
This is why they are often considered harder to train than other dog breeds.
Also this facet of the Bull Terrier character may be the cause of their reputation as stubborn individuals.
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