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Louisville Family Animal Hospital

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Just for Kids

We hope you will enjoy these activities as a fun way to learn more about what veterinarians do, their pets, and pet care. Pets are our friends, they make us laugh, and most important of all, we love them.

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Just for Kids

We enjoy welcoming pre-school and elementary school children for a “Behind the Scenes” hospital tour, and working with local scout troops on their pet-related badges.

We are also supporters of the “Doggone Safe Bite Prevention Through Education” initiative, for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased child safety around dogs.

Please contact us if you would like to arrange for a “Be A Tree” classroom or scout troop presentation.

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The Good Owner Pledge

We know kids and their pets share a very special bond. It is important to be responsible for your dog or cat, so print off the pledge and sign it to help you remember how to care for your best friend!

Fun Facts about Cats

  • All cats are born with blue eyes.

  • Adult cats have 30 teeth. Dogs have 42.

  • A cat can jump as much as 7 times its height!

  • Chocolate can be poisonous to cats and dogs.

  • Cats are sometimes born with extra toes – this is called polydactyl.

  • A cat has 230 bones in its body. A human only has 206.

  • A cat has 4 rows of whiskers.

  • A cat’s heart beats at 110-140 beats per minute – twice as fast as a human heart.

  • A cat tail held high means happiness. A twitching tail is a warning sign. A tail tucked into the body is a sign of insecurity.

  • Calico cats are nearly always female.

  • Cats average 16 hours of sleep a day.

  • Cats can’t taste sweet things.

  • In relation to their body size, cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.

  • The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak back. Cats love to hear their name spoken and your voice, so talk to them often.

Fun Facts about Dogs

  • Dalmatian puppies are born without spots.

  • Dogs and cats need their teeth cleaned regularly – just like you!

  • Almost every dog has a pink tongue, except the Chow. The Chow’s tongue is black!

  • Dogs sweat through the pads of their feet and nose.

  • Prairie dogs aren’t dogs – they are a kind of rodent.

  • The name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box is “Bingo”.

  • Dogs can smell 44 times better than humans.

  • The Great Dane isn’t the largest dog breed -the Irish Wolfhound is.

  • The Basenji is the only dog that can’t bark, but is known to make a sound resembling yodeling.

  • The Greyhound is the fastest breed, reaching speeds of 45 miles per hour.