Contrary to popular belief, dog years are not a multiple of human years.  In fact, a dog's development from birth to death is much different than our development.  A dog experiences rapid growth in the first year of his life, going through the infant, child, and teenager stages.  Before two years of age, your dog has reached full maturity. Understand why he acts the way he does now?

Dog Year Human Year
1 15
2 23
3 27
4 31
5 35
6 39
7 43
8 48
9 52
10 57

  • Like people, dogs can be born with or develop allergies over time. 
  • Of course, chocolate is bad for dogs, semisweet dark chocolate being the worst.  But did you know onions, salt, soy, pork, turkey, and sugar can be toxic for dogs!  Grapes & raisins in large amounts are also toxic. 
  • Most dog bites occur because dogs feel afraid and threatened. 
  • It's better to ignore an unknown dog than frighten it with attention.  Also,  do not stare an unknown dog in the eyes if you suspect aggression and always pet unknown dogs on the side of their bodies instead of their heads.
  • Each day 10,000 humans are born in the U.S. - and each day 70,000 puppies and kittens are born. As long as these birth rates exist, there will never be enough homes for all the animals. As a result, every year 4 to 6 million animals are euthanized because there are no homes for them
  • Female dogs and cats can be spayed when in heat or pregnant
  • Spayed animals no longer feel the need to roam to look for a mate. The result is that they stay home and have less chance of being involved in traumatic accidents such as being hit by a car. They also have a much lower incidence of contracting contagious diseases, and get into fewer fights
  • In a suburb of medium density, a dog's bark on a quiet day can be heard in 200 surrounding houses -- or roughly by 800 people



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