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10 Facts About Puppies Even Dog People Don't Know

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Brush up on your puppy knowledge before you adopt a new dog

Thinking of adding a pup-sized bundle of joy to your family? You might want to brush up on your puppy knowledge. On the surface, they seem simple: They poop, they pee, they eat and they love. But there's actually a lot more to these squishy little cuddle monsters.

To help you better appreciate (and care for) your new puppy, we've pulled together 10 little-known-but-totally-true facts.

1. "A puppy is born!"

Brush up on your puppy knowledge before you adopt a new dog
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There are 70,000 puppies and kittens born in the U.S. every day, according to the Humane Society Animal League for Life. Considering there's only about 10,000 humans born in the U.S. per year, you can give each newborn baby at least one puppy as a birthday gift!

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Updated by Sarah Long on 2/28/17

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