Can Dogs Be Depressed?

One day, you realize that your normally energetic dog is acting listless and withdrawn. Perhaps you’ve recently moved or brought home a new baby. Is it possible that your dog is experiencing depression? According to the experts- yes- and the truth is, depression in dogs is not that much different than it is in people. … Read more

Why Do Dogs Overeat?

Two topics that are fairly sensitive around most American dinner tables are overeating and obesity. This same thought process is true of the dog dish as well. From constant snacking to one time binges, our dogs- much like us during the holidays- have trouble eating sensibly. Fortunately, as a dog owner, you are responsible for … Read more

Why Isn’t My Dog Eating?

Many times, as pet owners, we are used to our pets gobbling down their meals as quickly as they can. Therefore, when your dog isn’t wanting to eat, it can be quite bothersome. A lack of appetite is referred to as inappetence, or anorexia, (this is not to be confused with the eating disorder found … Read more

Can Cats See Color?

Since there is really no way to communicate with a cat, it’s quite difficult to determine what they are able to see. The only way that we can really describe the way a cat can see is to use modern science as a hitch and examine the eye. While in most cases, cat owners believe … Read more

Why Do Dogs Like To Eat Grass?

Lots of dogs eat grass. Sometimes they eat and swallow it; sometimes they seem to just grab and spit it out or chew and spit it out. No one knows for sure why they do it, but there are some theories. It seems to be a commonly held belief that dogs eat grass when they … Read more

Why Do Cats Knead?

Why Do Cats Knead? If you have a contented feline lap warmer, you’ve no doubt been the beneficiary of the bonus kitty massage known as “kneading.” It’s as though your cat is practicing to bake bread. The way she rhythmically alternates her paws, pushing in and out against your lap, you’d imagine she’d actually be … Read more

Why Does Your Dog “Run” in His Sleep?

Your snoozing dog suddenly starts moving his feet, but his eyes stay closed. His body starts to twitch and quiver, and he may vocalize a little. He looks like he is running on his side, possibly chasing something in his dreams. What’s going on? Why Your Dog Twitches in His Sleep Just like us, dogs … Read more