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Pet Trivia

Post  mjsmittyjr on Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:23 pm

A dogs ear is very sensitive, full of sensory nerves that help to preserve hearing. Never, blow into a dogs ear, even gently can hurt a dog. It's not the actual act of wind, but the frequency at which you blow. It's like running your fingers on a blackboard, amplified hundreds of times. Crying or Very sad

"According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor either their right or left paws." Excited
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Post  Riverdog on Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:42 pm

mjsmittyjr wrote:
"According to tests made at the Institute for the Study of Animal Problems in Washington D.C., dogs and cats, like people, are either right-handed or left-handed; that is, they favor either their right or left paws." Excited

Hmmm. Wonder if it has anything to do with the owner being right or left handed? Doc will shake with both paws but he tends to give me his left one first. Since I am right handed that is the paw I first taught him to shake with. So did I unintentionally make him a southpaw? Shrug

I'm going to have to pay more attention on what paw he uses for other things. Popcorn

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Post  Riverdog on Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:59 pm

Although it is commonly believed that dogs and cats see only in black and white, recent evidence suggests that animals may have some degree of useful color vision. The perception of color is determined by the presence of cone photoreceptors within the retina. These cone cells function in bright light conditions and comprise approximately 20% of the photoreceptors in the central retina of the dog. In humans, the central retina (macula) is 100% cones. Behavioral tests in dogs suggest that they can distinguish red and blue colors but often confuse green and red.

Human vision >>>>>

Dog vision >>>>>>
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Post  jimsan12 on Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:48 am

Hello,

Its preity cool to know about hearing power of dogs.I agree with you & appreciate your great job.

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