Whenever I hear of a cat or dog travelling long distances to get home, it is heartwarming. This behavior is called either homing instinct or Psi Trailing and it happens more often than we think.
The catch-all phrase is thunder phobia and it refers to the fear some dogs have of loud noises such as thunder, sirens, car horns, fireworks, etc. Some dogs recoil in fear, others lash out ferociously, but all need attention that doesn't reinforce that behavior. Here's a look at the problem.
Researchers aren't unanimous on whether or not dogs or other animals perceive music the way humans do. A thought-provoking look at the debate.
My dog has a dangerous adventure when he got off his leash.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention consider the dog bite problem to be of epidemic proportions. Here's the painful truth about the economics, statistics and scope of the dog bite epidemic.
Pets "speak" with their eyes, ears, tails, mouths and even their whole body. Here you can learn to interpret visual clues to your pet's frame of mind and intentions.
My Miniature Schnauzer, Baby, was terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. After putting on the Thundershirt, she is calm and unafraid. It is a miracle!
Some food for thought about philosophies and practices regarding pet care. Can you say, "The more things change, the more they stay the same."
Does your cat chew boxes? Does your dog drag his butt on the ground? Dogs and cats have been by the sides of humans for centuries, yet there are still some things they do that baffle people to this day.
It's known as the vomeronasal organ, or VNO, and also as the Jacobson's Organ; and it allows animals to do some pretty spectacular things. Learn about this little powerhouse.