how many ribs do dogs have?
Dogs have seven ribs.
A dog’s rib cage is a protective system of rigid bones on the chest wall, which provide protection to vital organs like the heart and lungs. Dog's ribs also help them to support their body weight and provide a space for them to take in lungs full of air for breathing. In addition, dogs have very elastic rib bones so that when they are running, jumping or even walking fast, their ribs can be compressed without causing too much damage. Sadly enough though, many dogs are found in animal shelters due to lack of protection from their masters and the improper care that some animals receive from owners who think it is funny to mistreat an animal by forcing it into acts like this one.