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Kong: Highly Adaptable, in Many Colors, Sizes and Uses

The versatile and diverse line of Kong toys will give hours of chasing, chewing and teeth cleaning fun.  We carry over two dozen different Kong chew toys that are recommended by trainers, veterinarians, and dog lovers all over the world.

The Kong can be hung on a chain, filled with treats, tossed around with an unpredictable bounce and totally enjoyed by dogs of all sizes.

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Fun Facts about Dogs and Cats

fun facts about dogs and cats
  • Greyhounds can reach speeds of over 40 mph and they have the best eyesight of any breed.
  • At the end of the Beatles’ song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs for Martha, his Shetland Sheep Dog.
  • In Alaska’s annual 1,149 mile Iditarod race, sled dogs burn an average of 10,000 calories daily.
  • The “poodle cut” was originally developed to increase swimming ability.  The pompoms kept the dogs joints warm while the haircut allowed for faster swimming.
  • A cat can jump 5 times as high as it is tall.
  • A cat spends nearly 30% of it’s life grooming itself.
  • Cats respond better to names ending in an “ee” sound.
  • Only 80% of all cats respond to the effects of catnip.  If the cat doesn’t have a specific gene, it won’t even notice the herb.
  • A domestic cat can run at 30 mph over short distances.
  • Cats step with both left legs, then both right legs when they walk or run.

For the longest time, it was believed that you could calculate your animal’s age in human years by multiplying it’s age by seven.  We now know that this is not true.  While many factors such as breed and size must be taken into consideration, the average has been decided as a 1 year old dog = 15 year old human, 2 year old dog = 24 year old, 4 year old dog = 32, 7 year old dog = 45, 10 year old dog = 56, 15 year old dog = 76, 20 year old dog = 98.

A dog’s weight will also determine how it ages.  For example, a dog that weighs 20 pounds or less at age 5, will be 36 in human years.  A dog that weighs 21-50 pounds at age 5 would be 37 in human years.  A dog that weighs between 51-90 pounds at age 5 would be 40 and a dog that weighs over 90 pounds at age 5 would be 42.  It should also be noted that a cat’s age almost directly correlates to those of a dog’s varying  only a few human years as the cat gets older.