Dog vs. Human Anatomy

The team at pet365 have an ambitious plan to dispense dog facts all summer long using infographics. They’ve already covered Dog World Records and Dog Training, and their brand new graphic compares Dog Anatomy to human anatomy.  I’m a big fan of using multimedia to convey information to maximize understanding and retention as many people are visual and auditory learners and technical information can be hard to express clearly in simple language.

Here’s their current graphic:

Dog Anatomy Infographic
Dog Anatomy graphic created by Pet365. Click here to view the full post.

The factoid that stood out to me was “dogs have sweat glands only on their pads and nose.” This is why brachycephalic breeds are so prone to overheating: the nose acts like a radiator and if you don’t have enough nose, you can’t effectively transfer body heat into the air.

I also think it’s pretty cool that humans also have taste-buds on their lips, cheeks, and the roof of the mouth.  Who knew?

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About Christopher

Christopher Landauer is a fifth generation Colorado native and second generation Border Collie enthusiast. Border Collies have been the Landauer family dogs since the 1960s and Christopher got his first one as a toddler. He began his own modest breeding program with the purchase of Dublin and Celeste in 2006 and currently shares his home with their children Mercury and Gemma as well. His interest in genetics began in AP Chemistry and AP Biology and was honed at Stanford University.