Dogs and people often suffer from the same medical conditions. When it comes to diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves, dogs, like people, respond remarkably well to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs that are developed to meet their individual needs.
The most important sense that dogs possess is their sense of smell. Dogs have anywhere from 200 to 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only about 5 million. This means that a dog’s sense of smell is 40 times more developed than ours. For this reason, dogs rely greatly on smell to perceive and relate to the world around them.
“Reverse sneezing”—also known as the pharyngeal gag reflex—is when a dog makes noises that sound as if he can’t get enough air. It can be disconcerting and worrisome, even causing some owners to rush to emergency clinics in the middle of the night.
Let’s face it, most cats hate going to the veterinarian. Just imagine, you’re going about your daily routine of sleeping in your favorite spot, lounging in the sun, grooming yourself, and occasionally having some food.