In 2013, dog ownership rose to 56.7 million households with over ¼ of all household in the United States owning one or more dogs. A 2013 study found that mixed breeds live on average 1.2 years longer than pure breeds, and that increasing body-weight was negatively correlated with longevity (i.e. the heavier the dog the shorter its lifespan).
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center handled nearly 180,000 cases about pets exposed to possibly poisonous substances. Topping the list for the sixth year in a row were prescription human medications. Nearly 20% of all calls were from owners whose pets got into medicines intended for human use.
Acme Canine redecorated in 2013; adding 5 more dog kennels, a Plexidor dog door and Dog Door Chimes. We also laid a sanitary durable epoxy floor and updated our website.
As part of Acme Canine’s 10th anniversary celebration we are sharing special moments over the years. Each issue of the Bark will feature a different Acme Canine year.