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Why Are Dogs Afraid of Vacuums, Balloons, and Other Weird Things?

It’s either heart wrenching or comical to see our beloved dogs in fear of something that we know to be innocuous. It seems each dog has developed a personal fear of different inanimate objects or sounds in nature. A famous internet pit bull, Stella, was once deathly afraid of pineapples! Why does this happen and […]

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Can Dogs See TV?

Nowadays, I’d rather spoon with my dog while binge-watching the latest series on Netflix. I like to think Thisbe just enjoys being close to me, but she seems to perk up during certain scenes. Then there’s my cat, Peter, who thinks the moving pictures are an interactive experience made just for him. There’s even a […]

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Do Cats Hold Grudges?

Cats are said to have several bad attributes including a selfish nature, snobby ways, and holding grudges. It’s just another unanswered myth in the meant to dispel the perpetually mysterious feline. Is there an answer to this? No and there will probably never be an answer unless we’re endowed with the ability to read the […]

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Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

The situation usually goes like this: you and your furry feline are having some cuddle time, you’re petting him gently around his belly, back, and neck, and then all of the sudden…BAM! He rears up and delivers a bite to the offending hand. Why does he do this when it seemed as if both of […]

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Why Do Cats Groom Themselves So Much?

Cats are meticulously clean. When they’re not sleeping or eating they can usually be found in yoga-like positions licking themselves down. They can spend almost 50% of their waking hours just grooming themselves! It’s almost a ritual for them – they have an order to their grooming habits. It’s easy to understand why they like […]

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Is My Cat Sick?

Cats retain an air of mystery to keep themselves safe. This same defense mechanism can work against them when they get sick. That leaves us to look for hidden clues to determine when they are sick. Strange Behavior Hiding is one of the most obvious signs a properly socialized cat is sick. Your cat may […]

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Why Do Dogs Pant?

Like most symptoms in canines, panting can signify many things – not all of which are a cause for concern. There are also many different types of panting so being in tune with your dog’s behaviors is a key component of making sure he’s okay. Panting can indicate anything – from happiness to dire illness. […]

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My Cat Hates My New Dog

The age-old rivalry between cats and dogs makes it hard on people who love all four-legged furry friends, regardless of the animal. Rest assured that many of us have happy households full of humans, canines, and felines. On the other hand, if you get stuck in a situation in which your cat is not happy […]

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Is My Dog Depressed?

Our canine friends are sympathetic animals and sometimes they can become depressed. You may say, “How ridiculous! Imagine a dog being depressed!” You may say that and, if you did, you would be wrong, for dogs can indeed become depressed and they tell us they’re depressed in different ways. Just as depression in their human […]

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Can Rats Get Along with Dogs?

Even between the unlikeliest of species friendships will sometimes form. You might see snapshots of dogs snuggling with cats or ducks snuggling with pigs going viral on the internet. So, what about rats and dogs? Can you have both in the same household? Sure, anything is possible – it really depends on a lot of […]

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Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails?

Although its cute and funny, dogs chasing their tails is not always a good thing – especially if it is incessant and causes injury. Reasons behind tail-chasing are varied ranging from boredom to genetic predisposition. Some tail-chasing can signal a sign of illness and other tail-chasing can develop into an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Let’s explore the […]

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