How Much Sleep Do Dogs and Cats Need daily?

If you are a pet parent of both cats and dogs, you have noticed. You have noticed the difference between your dog’s sleeping patterns and your cat’s. While one may be eager to play during the day, the other is having a nap marathon in the warmest spot in the nearest vicinity. With such significant [...]

Why Do Dogs Dream?

As humans, we dream every night, whether we remember the content of our dreams or not. It is a signal of a healthy, well-functioning brain! But do our dogs dream? Some of us may have noticed paws twitching, snouts wriggling, or even heard muffled yips from our dogs as they appear to be asleep. So, [...]

Why Do Cats Knead?

Making biscuits, playing pattycake, mushing. It goes by different names, but most of us have seen our cats knead as though they were pressing down on the freshly risen dough. They may knead soft blankets, stuffed toys, other cats, and even sometimes humans. As cute as this behavior is, it can leave us wondering why [...]

What Does Catnip Do to Cats?

Maybe you have seen it for sale at your local pet store, or maybe you even have some of it growing in your house. Your cats go crazy for this green flaky substance (and no, we are not talking about the drug that has recently been legalized in several states). It is catnip! It is [...]

Why do Cats Hate Water?

We all know that it is a long-held belief that cats hate water. And they do not just hate it, they detest it and avoid getting wet at all costs. As far as we know, cats and water are sworn, enemies. There are the occasional outlier felines who chose to cautiously explore water; however, most [...]

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

So, you think you have found the greatest cat toy on the face of this planet. Maybe it has catnip on the inside, or makes sounds, or even has feathers. However, as most of us know, cats can take one look at the toy, turn around and plop themselves in the nearest cardboard box for [...]

Why Is My Dog Licking Me?

You have just sat on the couch after a long day at the office (or kitchen depending on how you are using the space during the age of Zoom). Your dog trots over to you and begins to lick you. Many of us view this as our canine’s way of kissing. But is this true? [...]

How Do I Make My Dog Throw Up?

Most of us have been there. Things are eerily quiet downstairs or in the other room. You are not sure where your dog is or what they are up to. That is when you find them munching on something they’re not supposed to, surrounded by the chewed-up packaging, with a perfectly good unused chew toy [...]

Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

You’re at the park with your dog, or perhaps your back yard, and all of a sudden, your dog begins to consume grass at a blinding rate as if it’s an all-you-can-eat buffet. Several questions may be running through your mind at this point. What is going on with my dog? Grass? Really? Does [...]

Why Do Dogs Howl?

You might have noticed when a siren sounds throughout the area, there is a knock at the door or perhaps a full moon hanging low in the sky, your dog lets out a long, often loud howl. Other dogs nearby might join in, causing a cacophony of sound, and leaving you wondering if you [...]

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