At the tip of each whisker there is a sensory organ called a proprioceptor. The proprioceptors send messages to the cat’s brain and nervous system. A cat’s whiskers are so sensitive that they can even register slight changes in air currents. Whiskers help a cat to navigate in narrow or dark areas.
Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: England Group: Sporting dog Height: 19-21 in. Weight: 45-60 lbs. Life span: 10-12 yrs. Trainability: moderate Good with children: yes Good with other pets: yes with dogs, other pets if raised with them October’s Dog of the Month A popular native breed in Great Britain, the Harrier is one of […]
Some dogs believe everyone they meet is a friend. Other dogs respond depending on how they are approached. Still others will warn a stranger to keep their distance. Touch is a major part of a dog’s life with us. Most dogs enjoy belly rubs, massages, scratching at the base of the tail. Each dog has […]
Thrombocytopenia can affect both dogs and cats. It occurs when the blood platelet count is very low. Platelets are fragments of special cells that work to see that blood clots properly. If the platelet count is too low, bruising and bleeding occur. Thrombocytopenia can have several causes – low platelet production by bone marrow, increased […]