Some fun facts about puppies and kittens we didn’t know.

Everybody loves puppies and kittens. That’s why we’re going to share some fun facts about puppies and kittens and this wonderful stage in their life that you probably didn’t know and that’s important for everyone to learn.

They develop very quickly

Gestation in dogs and cats lasts about two months, and in this short period of time, puppies and kittens develop in the uterus of their mothers. Compared to the 9 months’ gestation of humans, it seems very short, doesn’t it? What’s more, this fast development continues after birth, such that in one week the puppy or kitten usually doubles in weight and in just a few months, can reach full size. The puppy and kitten stage goes by very quickly, so make the most of it and enjoy it.

They are deaf and blind at birth

Dogs and cats are born deaf and blind, as both their eyes and ear canals are closed at birth. Between the first and second weeks of life, their eyes start to open and their ears stand up, letting them discover the world around them. 

In the case of kittens, they all have blue eyes for the first few weeks, and not until they are 2 weeks’ old does the colour start to change until they get their final tone at around 4 or 5 months.

They sleep all day

Just like people, it’s normal for these animals in their first few month of life to spend more than half the day cuddled up warm and sleeping.

Their teeth

Both cats and dogs are born without teeth. Normally teeth start to emerge at around the 2nd and 4th weeks of life. Just like with humans, these are not their adult teeth, but milk teeth, which fall out, although they normally swallow them, but don’t be surprised if you see a tooth drop. After 3 or 4 months, the adult teeth usually start to come out, although this will depend on the individual.

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