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Fido’s Year In Review

January 3, 2022

Happy New Year everybody! In the coming days, we’ll be seeing lots of best-of lists for 2021. And of course, no year in review would be complete without Man’s Best Friend! Here, a vet lists some top doggy highlights of 2021. 


The Name Game



This year’s analysis of pet names found Covid-related dog names, such as Pfizer, Fauci, and Zoom becoming quite popular. Also on the rise are high-tech names, such as Siri and Google. 


Stress


Do you hate background noise? Fido does too! Common household noises, like beeping microwaves, can be a source of stress for your canine pal according to Researchers at the University of California. And the most upsetting were high frequency sounds, like smoke alarms. (We’re with you on that one, buddy.)


Fido Got A Stick Library


Wagging tails were in abundance in New Zealand this year. Upon noticing a dire lack of sticks, a man by the name of Andrew Taylor made a stick library for the local pups by chopping some branches off his own trees.


If The Slipper Fits


Senior dogs can be truly cute and a Yorkie named Digger is a perfect example. He was brought to a shelter after the pup’s owner passed away … along with an old slipper he simply refused to give up. And of course, the pooch and the slipper were adopted together. 


Fido Lost Whamageddon … On Purpose


In an effort to identify Fido’s favorite holiday tune, researchers in Britain did a very serious survey of 1000 pups. The winner turned out to be Wham’s love-it-or-hate-it hit Last Christmas. Second and third place went to Jingle Bells and Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You.


A Very Good Boy


Each year, we hear some incredible stories about dogs that have gone above and beyond to help their humans, sometimes saving their lives. That’s what happened with Henry, an 8-year- old Boston Terrier from Connecticut. This good doggie alerted his owners to their infant daughter who was having trouble breathing. He’s credited with saving the baby’s life. 


Mystery Solved


This year, an interesting discovery shed some light on dogs’ coat pattern genetics. Scientists discovered a two million year old gene was found to be responsible for very pale coats. It was traced back to a relative of the modern wolf, one of Fido’s now -extinct ancestors. 


We hope you have a wonderful new year. Please contact us anytime! 

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