Did you know that the Basenji breed is the only barkless dog? And nearly all but two breeds have pink tongues: the Chow Chow and Shar-pei have black tongues. That’s amazing, as there are more than 150 dog breeds. And even though there are so many breeds, all dogs are descendants of wolves, making them all technically the same species.

Some surprising things about dog include that they don’t sweat through their skin, but through the pads of their feet. Also their whiskers are technically called vibrissae, and they are able to sense minute changes in airflow with their touch- sensitive hairs.

Dogs really are amazing creatures, and we owe them more credit than they receive. What’s the most amazing thing your dog does?

If your pet is in need of care, Dunloggin Veterinary Hospital is happy to help. You can call our office at 410-465-6218.