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World Records for Pets

We all think our pets are special and unique, but some pets are unique in ways that get more attention than others and have broken world records. Check out some fun world records for pets by Guinness World Records.

The Longest Cat Ever

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The longest domestic cat ever recorded was a cat named Stewie back in 2010. Stewie measured 48.5 inches long! Standing up, that cat was about the same height as a 4-foot human. That’s almost as tall as the average 7-year-old! Crazy, right?

The Longest Tail on a Cat

A Silver Maine Coon cat has the longest tail ever recorded, measuring 44 inches. This cat’s tail alone is almost as long as our furry friend Stewie.

The Shortest Cat

We know who the longest cats are, but what about fun-sized cats? The shortest cat in the world today is a munchkin cat named Lillieput. She is only 5.25 inches from the ground to her shoulders. Be careful not to step on her!

The Tallest Dog in the World Ever

The tallest dog in the world was a Great Dane named Zeus. This giant dog was 44 inches tall on all fours. That’s almost 4 feet tall! We hope his owners had a table tall enough to keep this giant out of their food. Also, how much did they spend on dog food to feed this guy?

Longest Ears on a Dog

The longest ears on a dog ever recorded were over 13 inches each. That’s over a foot for each ear! This dog probably spent a lot of time tripping on his ears. Poor guy.

The Smallest Dog in the World

Compared to Zeus, this dog is a snack! A dog named Milly holds the record for the smallest dog in the world, measuring at only 3.8 inches tall. This dog could fit inside a shoe! Let’s face it, most of us would die if we saw a dog this small.

World records are so fun to read about, especially when they are about animals. Check out our article, 3 Reasons Your Dog Needs Vitamins Too to find out if starting your pet on vitamin supplements is a good option for them. Who knows, maybe one day your pet will break a world record too!

Sources

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/shortest-living-domestic-cat-(height)

Things Your Cat Should Not Eat

We love our pets and want them to be happy. For our pets to be truly happy, they need to be healthy. Many pet owners forget that animals require certain diets to get the nutrients they need. They also do not think sometimes about just how bad the food they eat can be for their pet. There are quite a few things your cat should not eat no matter how much they beg.

Chocolate

One of the most commonly known foods is chocolate. This tasty food is toxic for cats and can lead to a lot of problems like vomiting, diarrhea, difficulty with breathing, blood pressure dropping, and even heart problems.

Grapes and Raisins

Although people are unsure about what risk grapes and raisins pose for cats, it is strongly recommended that you keep them away from them. They cause acute kidney failure for dogs, so better safe than sorry!

Onions and Garlic

These are found in a lot of human dishes, so it is important to be extra careful. Onions and garlic are known to harm the red blood cells and results in a condition called hemolytic anemia. Keep food that has onions and garlic away from them, and be sure to always clean up dishes after meals.

Alcohol

This is one of the worst things your cat can consume. Even the tiniest amount can seriously harm your cat. Sources say it can cause both liver and brain damage. It can cause breathing troubles or send your pet into a coma. It can even lead to the death of your cat.

Caffeine

Many people are addicted to caffeine, and while it is not exactly healthy for humans, it is even worse for your cat. Any type of caffeine can cause your cat to have tremors and difficulty breathing. Caffeine can also cause seizures. Keep your cups out of reach of your cats!

Raw Meat and Raw Eggs

Raw meat can cause salmonella and E. coli for cats just like it can for humans. It is important to cook meat before feeding it to your cat. If you are trying to give them a healthier, home-made diet, it is recommended that you talk to your pet’s veterinarian beforehand.

Raw eggs can also give your pet salmonella and another issue called avidin. This blocks Biotin, a vital vitamin, from their intestines.

Dog Food

Dog food is meant for dogs and not cats. Both animals have different bodies and require different nutrients, so the food has been prepared for them with that in mind.

Dairy

While cats love milk, it will leave them with upset stomachs and diarrhea. Do not be tempted to treat your cat with a bowl of milk because it will do more harm than good.

It is so important to take care of your pet and avoid things your cat should not eat. Many people don’t think about the dangers of feeding their cat human food. It is important to remember what is bad for your cat before throwing them your scraps of food under the table or into their food dishes.

Check out our article, Camping With Your Pet: 6 Tips to Do It Right. We also have products that are healthy for cats, like our Joint Purr-Fection Glucosamine For Cats.

Sources

https://www.preventivevet.com/cats/human-foods-you-should-not-give-to-your-cat

https://www.vets-now.com/2017/02/foods-poisonous-to-cats/

Dog Breed Personality Quiz

There are so many different types of dogs in the world and they all have their own unique behaviors and personalities. Take our fun and easy dog breed personality quiz to find out what dog breed is the most like you! It may be surprising to find out what dog breed you share similar qualities with.

Breeds of dogs all prefer different living spaces. Some dogs prefer warm environments. Some prefer the cold. They also each have different levels of energy and need certain amounts of exercise and attention in order to live happy and healthy lives. This is not too far off from people.

Finally, go ahead and scroll down to take the quiz!

We hoped you enjoyed this dog breed personality quiz. Check out our previous blog post for tips on camping with your fur babies in Camping with Your Pet: 6 Tips to Do it Right.