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Interesting Dog Facts

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09-Jul-2009 08:37 a.m.

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Contrary to popular belief, dogs do not sweat by salivating. They sweat through the pads of their feet.

A dog’s nose has about 4 times as many scent cells as a cat’s and 14 times more than a human’s. That’s why dogs are often used to track down illegal drugs and missing persons. They can sniff out their dinner from any room in the house!

Dogs see in color, but not the same way that we do. Veterinary ophthalmologists have found that dogs are similar to people with red/green color blindness, meaning they can see bluish and greenish shades but not reddish ones. To a dog, a bright orange ball on a grassy lawn appears as a light greenish ball in greenish grass. Go fetch!

Dogs can alert their owners of an epileptic seizure up to an hour before it occurs.

The heaviest dog ever weighed 319 pounds.

The oldest dog ever died at age 29.