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Beauty doing his
staring into
SPACE routine!

I know all the answers! Give me a tummy tickle and I might just tell you!

Fact or Fiction?

Sometimes facts are stranger than fiction. Investigate the animal realm and try to sort out which of the statements below are true and which are false. Happy sleuthing!

Answers at the bottom - no peeking!

  1. Dalmatians are born without spots.
  2. There is at least one dog breed and one cat breed that is hairless.
  3. Fresh pineapple juice is used to treat hairballs in rabbits.
  4. Some snakes are born alive while others hatch from eggs.
  5. Chocolate gives dogs worms.
  6. Demodex mites (they cause red mange) are found on virtually all dogs.
  7. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is diagnosed solely with a blood test.
  8. Cats and dogs get hookworms from ingesting the eggs.
  9. Cats can be "allergic" to mosquito bites.
  10. Puppies and kittens have the same number of teeth.
  11. A mild case of canine distemper could be mistaken for kennel cough.
  12. The most common cause of an enlarged prostate in dogs is cancer.


You've scratched the surface.
Keep digging!
Not bad, Watson.
Way to go, Sherlock!

Reprinted with permission from, courtesy of Dr. Race
Foster and Dr. Marty Smith, 2000 Drs. Foster and
Smith, Inc. Free pet supply catalog: 1-800-323-4208



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