FUN FACTS and more……

By November 27th, 2012No Comments

-Turtles and other reptiles live longest amongst all animal groups, with an age span of more than 100 years.

-The most common ailment of small animals is periodontal disease.
Your vet can perform an oral exam, but regular maintenance of teeth and gums is an owner’s obligation.

-A grown cat can run about 12 miles per hour.

-“Fixing” (spaying/neutering) your pet not only helps prevent overpopulation, but also wards off many serious diseases—and annoying behaviors. Following surgery, reduce your pet’s food intake and increase activity to help prevent weight gain.

-People are more afraid of spiders than any other animal. The biggest spider in the world is the Goliath bird-eating spider. The largest ever recorded was 11 inches across.

-VACCINAT IONS – As pet diseases are especially contagious, vaccines are an important part of preventative health care. Have your veterinarian formulate a customized immunization program.

-The fastest dog is the greyhound, which can reach speeds of up to
41.7 MPH.

-A balanced diet, with optimum nutrition for your pet’s age and weight, is vital.  All foods should conform to the Association of
American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) standards.

-A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.

-More than just for appearances, routine brushing and combing stimulates blood supply for a shiny and healthy coat. Don’t overlook areas such as ears and nails; ask your veterinarian for a cleaning demonstration.

-Skipping one annual exam is like losing 5-10 years of your own  health maintenance. Periodic physicals can detect diseases and  other problems in their early stages, giving your pet a greater  chance for a longer and healthier life.

-We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
– Immanuel Kant


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