Behaviour

11.11.10

Quick Tips for Toilet Training Your Dog

Pick a command, such as  “go poop!”, and use it everytime you direct your dog to poop. When your dog indicates his intention to pee, leash him, say the command, and bring him to the area you’ve designated as his toilet.
11.11.10

Sleep Behaviour of Cats

Cats come from a long history of hunters and predators, so it’s not surprising they have become more crepuscular creatures. They are typically active at dawn and dusk. given that most of their prey are active during these times, and rest during the middle of the day.
11.11.10

How Much Should Your Cat Sleep?

The amount of sleep your cat requires depends on each individual cat, as well as the cat’s age and personality. Indoor cats sometimes sleep out of boredom but, on the whole, most cats sleep about 13 to 16 hours a day.
28.10.10

Dogs are Better Listeners

A Purina survey done in New Zealand found that 31 per cent of female dog owners believe their pets have better listening skills than their partners, and 14 per cent of men say their dog gives them more love than their partner.
28.10.10

Um, Is My Cat Left or Right-handed?

Not that it matters but we thought it’s be interesting to know if our favourite felines were left- or right-handed. Apparently the psychologists at Queen’s University Belfast agreed with us and recruited 42 pet cats for a study that followed research showing similar traits in animals such as chimpanzees and horses.
28.10.10

My Dog Humps Too Much!

Yes, we know how embarrassing it can be when your dog humps too much. And no, it’s not because your dog is horny. While some humping is sexual in nature, most of the time humping too much doesn’t actually involve any element of sex.
28.10.10

Does Your Pet Sleep in Your Bed?

If the answer is Yes, that could mean a lot more health issues than you realise. While pets give us unconditional love and unwavering loyalty, they can also give us insomnia, asthma, and other related respiratory problems. By letting them sleep in our beds, we are actually exposing ourselves to much more causes of pet allergies. If you already have some form of pet allergy, you should let your body rest by keeping your bedroom pet-free.
28.10.10

On Pets and Marriage

Wouldn’t it be nice to be greeted with a big hug and sloppy kiss from the love of your life when you get home? If we could treat our spouses the same way we treat our pets, the road to marital bliss would be a lot smoother.
28.10.10

Is My Pet Sad?

Anti-depressants for dogs? Animal psychiatry? Pet counselling? How do we tell for sure that our pets are sad? Some dogs, like the Bull Dog, are sad-faced, but are they really sad?
28.10.10

Is Your Cat Catching Forty Winks While You're Out?

If you think your cats are going to be taking a catnap while you’re away at work, think again! Purina Friskies recently conducted a study to determine just what it is that our feline friends get up to when we’re away. The Scratchington Post reports their findings.