Pet Info
Some Interesting Information

Here’s a list according to the ASPCA to help you figure out the age of your canine pet in humane years and the most popular dog names and favorite breeds:

Dog Age
Human Years
Favorite Names
Popular Breed
1 Year
12 Years
2 Years
24 Years
Yorkshire Terrier
3 Years
28 Years
German Shepherd
5 Years
36 Years
Golden Retriever
7 Years
44 Years
9 Years
52 Years
11 Years
60 Years
13 Years
68 Years
15 Years
76 Years
Shih Tzu

5 Surefire Ways to Show Your Dog You’re THE BOSS

1. You Go Through The Door First. Who walks through the door first can reinforce your position as “dominant dog.” Leaders lead. Followers follow.

2. You Eat Before Your Dog. Food is a powerful motivator that can demonstrate who is the ruler of the roost at your house.

3. Don’t Walk Around Your Dog. If your dog is lying in the middle of the hallway right in front of your easy chair or on the couch when you want to lie down, make him move.

4. You Determine When Your Dog Gets Attention. Dogs that demand attention are asserting dominance; you decide when you’re ready to give him attention or affection or pet or play with him, ask him to sit first.

5. Don’t Let Your Dog Sleep In Your Bed. When you let your dog share your bed, at best you’re making him an equal to you. Don’t let him take over the sleeping arrangements.

Helping your dog to recognize you as the Head Honcho has nothing to do with harsh discipline, but rather in changing the way your dog thinks about you. Small changes like these can have an enormous impact on the way your dog views the social hierarchy in your home – all without a harsh word being spoken!

A Little Bird Trivia
  • Feathers make up approximately 1/6 of a bird’s total body weight.
  • The most popular small pet in the world is the budgerigar (or common parakeet).
  • Birds actually dream of singing and their dreams are an important part of the song-learning process.
  • A bird requires more food in proportion to its body size than a dog or a cat.
  • The bones of most birds are hollow and filled with air.
  • Most birds have fewer than 500 taste buds, compared to the 9,000 that humans have.
Interesting Rabbit Facts
  • The world record for the rabbit high jump is 1 meter.
  • The world record for the long jump is 3 meters.
  • The largest litter of baby rabbits is 24.
  • The longest-lived rabbit was nearly 19 years old when he died.
  • Biggest bunny – 26 pounds!
  • There are more than 150 different rabbit cost colors, but only 5 eye colors
    (brown, blue-gray, blue, marbled and pink).
  • Rabbits are most active at dawn and dusk.
  • Rabbits can see behind themselves without turning their heads.
Cat Trivia
  • Both humans and cats have identical regions in the brain responsible for emotion.
  • Cats' hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.
  • Cats walk on their toes.
  • A domestic cat can sprint at about 31 miles per hour.
  • The heaviest cat on record weighed 46 lbs.
  • Cats take between 20-40 breaths per minute.
  • The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail vertically while walking.
  • You can learn about your cat's present state of mind by observing the posture of his tail.
  • If a cat is frightened, the hair stands up fairly evenly all over the body; when the cat threatens or is ready to attack, the hair stands up only in a narrow band along the spine and tail.
  • When your cat rubs up against you, she is actually marking you as "hers" with her scent. If your cat pushes his face against your head, it is a sign of acceptance and affection.
  • If your cat snores or rolls over on his back to expose his belly, it means he trusts you
  • The average lifespan of an outdoor-only (feral and non-feral) is about 3 years; an indoor-only cat can live 16 years and longer. Some cats have been documented to have a longivity of 34 years.