Curious Anatomy Facts – Dogs vs. Humans

A Fun Comparison Prepared by Our Pet Grooming Service Specialists

Today our pet grooming service specialists decided to post a blog that is deviating a bit from the grooming topic but will be interesting for those dog owners who love to compare themselves with their pets. Although there is a saying that a dog resembles its owner, they are much different than you imagine. To learn more, read the following info about human vs. dog’s anatomy!

Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds clustered around the tip of their canine tongue. The taste buds allow them to detect salty, sweet, sour, and bitter tastes. The average human has about 10,000 taste buds; however, they are not all on the tongue. Some are under the tongue, some are on the inside of the cheeks, others are on the top of the mouth and even on the lips.

A dog has around 320 bones in its body, depending on their tail, while humans have a total of 206 bones.
Dogs have a digestive tract length of approximately 3 times their length and a strong stomach acid (ph 1-2). Humans have a digestive tract length of around 30ft and ph 1.5 – 3.5.
Dogs have a total visual field of 250 degrees, while humans only have a visual field of 180 degrees.
A dog needs approximately about 12 hours a day to sleep and recover, while humans are estimated to need only 7-9 hours.
On average, canine pregnancy lasts 63 days but can vary from 58 to 68 days, while human pregnancy lasts an average of 226 days.
If not properly groomed, dogs can feel imbalance in their body temperature or host more pests during the summer. If humans do not get a nice haircut, they just have to change their hairdresser next time.

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