We all know that pets are a big part of our lives. They provide companionship, unconditional love, and help us feel less lonely. But have ever wondered why our pets do the things they do? How smart is your dog really? Does your cat love your company? Here are some facts about pets that many of us don’t know.
1.Pets can help us to recover from mental illness
According to research, our pets can have a significant impact on our mental health. Studies have shown that companion animals can provide comfort to humans with mental illness and help us recover. They provide unconditional love when we need it the most, and they lower stress levels in our lives.
2.Pets can improve our physical health
Pets, especially dogs, have been shown to improve our physical health. They increase the level of exercise in an owner’s day, they lower blood pressure and stress levels, and they can even reduce the risk of heart disease by up to 50%.
Dogs have been shown to be more beneficial for people than cats or any other kind of pet. Dogs provide more physical activity for their owners than other pets do because they have a higher energy level and need to be walked or played with on a regular basis. Dogs also provide their owners with emotional support because they are incredibly loyal and affectionate creatures who will always be there for you
3.The most popular pet in the world is the dog.
Dogs have been a part of human society for over 12,000 years. They are the most popular pet in the world, with an estimated 400 million dogs living in households around the world.
Dogs are known to be loyal and caring companions that offer unconditional love to their owners. They serve as guards, hunting partners, and rescuers. These animals also have a wide range of physical appearances and personalities, making them perfect for everyone’s taste or lifestyle.
4.A cat’s purr can help you reduce stress and fall asleep faster.
The purr of a cat can be therapeutic because it has a calming effect. It produces vibrations that help release serotonin and melatonin in the brain, which are chemicals that make people feel better. Cats also have a unique meow pattern, which is similar to the human voice.
5. Larger parrots can live up to 70 years
Parrots are popular pets around the world. Colorful, funny and attractive, if cared for properly some of them like cockatoos and macaws can live for more than 60 years as pets.
6. Cats don’t meow at each other
They do that only as a babies. Kittens meow at their mother to let her know they are hungry or cold but once they grow up they stop doing it. Adult cats meow only at their humans and use other types of vocalizations to communicate with each other.
7. Every dog has an unique nose print
Just like human fingerprints, dogs nose prints are unique identifiers. In fact, The Canadian Kennel Club has been recognizing dog noses for over 70 years now…! This uniqueness is caused by something called dermal ridges. Dermal ridges are specific patterns of bumps, whirls, and lines on the skin.
8. Dogs can see colors
It’s a popular myth that dogs see the world through a gray lens but the truth may surprise you. While it’s true that dogs can’t see the world the way humans do, they do see colors just not as many as us. Humans have three type of cones and dogs have two, which means they see shades of blue, grey and yellow.
9. Cats have better memory than dogs
While dog’s short memory lasts for about five minutes, cat’s memories can last up to 16 hours. However cats are highly selective about what they remember. When it comes to long-term memory, evidences suggest it may lasts much longer, sometimes for their entire life (for example, if the cat experienced something traumatic).
10. Hamsters blink one eye at a time
Yes, hamsters do blink although their owners rarely get to see that as they blink very quickly. But unlike humans, hamsters blink one eye at a time. They are prey animals which explains why they need to have one eye open at all times — they need to be at constant lookout for predators. They sleep with both eyes closed though.