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During the Looting of the Chinese Imperial Palace at the End of the Second Opium War, British Soldiers Took a Pekingese Dog to Gift to Queen Victoria. They Named It Looty.

The Opium Wars of the mid-nineteenth century were a watershed moment in modern Chinese history. From 1839 to 1842, China and the United Kingdom fought the first Opium War. From 1856 to 1860, a weakened China fought Great Britain and France in the Second Opium War. China was defeated in both wars. The terms of …

During the Looting of the Chinese Imperial Palace at the End of the Second Opium War, British Soldiers Took a Pekingese Dog to Gift to Queen Victoria. They Named It Looty. Read More »

Dogs and Cats

Dogs and Cats Can Store an Array of Memories. They Have Both Short and Long-Tem Memories. Both Animals Possess Excellent Long-Term Memories.

We often hear the phrase, pets live in the moment, but anyone who owns a dog or cat will tell you that they’ve witnessed incidents that call that statement into question. But did you know cats and dogs have excellent memory? We may believe that cats and dogs live in the now, but their ability …

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Cat and Dog

Dogs and Cats Have Special Taste Buds Geared Specifically for Water.

If you’re used to seeing dog food commercials, you probably believe that a dog’s sense of taste is highly refined. Cats also have heightened senses.  But did you know that both cats and dogs have special tastebuds? Dogs and cats have taste buds that are specifically designed for water. A dog’s sense of taste is …

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Why Do Dogs Shed?

Just like how dead skin cells fall off our bodies, shedding is a natural function for dogs. This is their way of getting rid of old hair from their undercoat, and it is also essential for their skin’s health. Shedding happens when the older fur is pushed out so that their undercoat can grow. Dogs …

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