Though dogs and cats are different species that appeal to different types of people, they are similar animals. Cats and dogs are both mammals, but their ancestors diverged from the ancestral lineages millions of years ago. Cats and dogs are both predatory mammals that have relatively similar biology.Continue Reading
Cats and dogs have similar basic body plans. Both are four-legged animals with long tails and a horizontal body posture. Although most cats are smaller than most dogs, the two animals do overlap in size. As they both consume relatively similar prey, they both have similar digestive systems and teeth.
Both dogs and cats have fur to keep them warm, and they periodically clean their coats by licking them. Although humans have bred both in such a manner to produce dozens of color combinations, the wild ancestors of both animals were probably cloaked in muted earth tones to camouflage with their surroundings.
Cats and dogs were both domesticated by humans, although dogs were domesticated about twice as long ago as cats were. Both animals have served humans well and worked to earn their keep. Cats used to help control the rodent population for primitive people, while dogs helped protect humans from intruders and predators.Learn more about Dogs
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, holly berries are toxic to dogs, cats and horses, with a low toxicity. Holly leaves are also toxic.Full Answer >
Dogs do get hairballs, though not as often as cats. Unlike cats, dogs lick their fur sporadically and do not have small barbs on their tongues. Hairballs in dogs take a long time to form because they do not swallow much hair.Full Answer >
Dogs typically live within households and are owned by people as pets or as working dogs, which makes them domestic for the most part. The word "dog" refers to a species of animals within the canine family.Full Answer >
Maltese dogs are considered very cute by most people. They are small, with button noses and bright, shiny eyes. They're considered a companion breed, which means they are owned for nothing but the pleasure they give. They make playful, lively and loving pets.Full Answer >