Canine Facts

Fun Facts

  • The nose knows! Your dog can detect odors about a billion times better than you can.
  • The average lifespan of a dog varies from 8 to 16 years, depending on breed type, size, genetics and care.


The annual cost of a small dog—including food, veterinary care, toys and license—is $420. Make that $620 for a medium dog and $780 for a large pooch. This figure doesn’t include capital expenses for spay/neuter surgery, collar and leash, carrier and crate.

Dog Supply Checklist

  • Premium-quality dog food and treats
  • Food dish
  • Water bowl
  • Toys, toys and more toys, including safe chew toys
  • Brush & comb for grooming, including flea comb
  • Collar with license and ID tag
  • Leash
  • Carrier (for smaller dogs)
  • Training crate
  • Dog bed or box with warm blanket or towel
  • Dog toothbrush

The No-No List

Do not feed your dog the following:
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Grapes & raisins
  • Moldy or spoiled food
  • Onions, garlic & chives
  • Poultry bones
  • Salt & salty foods
  • Tomato leaves, stems & unripe fruit
  • Yeast dough

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