More from the Pet Fact File

Following on from my post on the number of dogs and cats in the US, here are another 8 interesting pet facts:

  • Parakeets, canaries and finches are the most popular bird species for pets.
  • Max is the most popular name for dogs in the U.S., U.K. and Australia.
  • Contrary to common belief, dogs can see in color, but not as well as humans. However, they probably can't see red or green.
  • Studies have shown that cats have better memories than dogs, monkeys or orangutans.
  • Nearly 94 percent of pet owners say their animal pal makes them smile more than once a day.
  • According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the average visit to a vet costs $135 for dogs and $112 for cats.
The last one reminds us that prevention is sure better than cure!

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