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How to Talk to Your Dog in Three Steps

How to Talk to Your Dog in Three  Steps

Have you ever wondered what your dog was thinking? What he or she really say to you once they tilt their head that way? Or why they are doing certain things? While an animal psychologist might attempt to offer you evidence, it's never completely accurate. So why not just take a couple of minutes each day to find out the way to communicate together with your dog and obtain the answers straight from the horse's... um, dog's mouth? Before we get to the three simple steps you'll do to speak together with your pet, let's mention those doggie psychologists for a moment. Psychologists specialize in behavioral patterns and why we as humans do what we do. Animal psychologists do an equivalent, but we as humans know that psychology isn't so correct. So it stands to reason that doggie psychologists wouldn't be too right either. Besides, it isn't like they ask the dog to seek out out why they are doing what they are doing, i…

The Incredible Felidae

The Incredible Felidae

Samantha Parker
Writing, Zoology, Animal Caretaker
The Incredible Felidae
    If you do not own a cat yourself, you probably know someone who does. Cats have been a popular choice for the role of house pet since around 7500 BC. That is a long time! Cats have been known to be troublemakers, mischievous, and indifferent to anything relating emotion. As a cat owner myself, I can easily say that all of those things are true. My cats have always been very lovey and affectionate despite being moody and needy.
Domestic house cats, farm cats, and stray/feral cats all belong to the family Felidae. This family also includes all other types and species of feline. House cats are domestic cats that stay inside of their homes, farm cats are usually outdoor cats with a lot of room to catch mice and other pests, and feral cats are not social and avoid humans at all costs and are not pets as our other two types. Cats are known for their companionship to humans as well. Cats are small carnivores with quick reflexes, sharp teeth, a flexible body, and retractable claws. Cats are natural predators and are most active at dawn and at dusk. This is also called being crepuscular.
In addition to their physical features, cats also have great hearing. This makes it easy for cats to listen for prey like rodents whereas humans most likely will not hear them. Cats, unfortunately, have poor color vision but can see incredibly well in the dark. Darkness is a cat's time to shine. These mischievous felines are also equipped with an excellent sense of smell. They are also known to be solitary hunters. You can often see a cat bringing their human dead things. Cats will do this when they believe their human is not taking care of themselves and is not capable of getting food for themselves.
The cat is the only domesticated species of the Felidae family. There are roughly 60 different cat breeds according to various different registries. Cats have also been known to make a variety of different sounds including meowing, purring, hissing, growling, grunting, and trilling. These noises are how cats communicate with each other and humans as well as other animals. Their body language is also open to interpretation but is definitely a noticeable feature in a cat's behavior.
Cats can also communicate by releasing and understanding pheromones. This includes marking their territory, finding mates, and being able to track their way back home. Spaying and neutering your cats is the best way to avoid marking territories and spraying which can draw other cats to your location eventually. This minor surgery can also help prolong the life of your furry friends. Removing reproductive organs from animals can actually help prevent many types of cancer as well as other diseases and possible issues with that specific breed of cat. Overpopulation is a huge problem in today’s world where shelters are filling up and having to turn away animals. This, in turn, causes animals to be given away free to “good” homes which are never a safe solution to an unwanted pet. This could potentially put the cat (or any animal) in serious danger.
Domestic female cats usually have their young in spring to late autumn with a gestation cycle of 58 to 67 days and having around 2 to 5  kittens at a time. Kittens, just as dogs, are born blind and deaf. Kittens rely completely on their mother during this time period. Kittens should leave their mothers no sooner than at eight weeks of age. By this time the kittens are completely weaned off their mothers' milk, can walk, run, play, see, hear, and survive on their own. This also means they are ready to go off to loving and good homes for the rest of their lives. Cats are also the second most popular pet in the United States as of 2017 with around 95 million homed!
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