Chewing on plastic and other strange things.
When you see your feline chewing on plastic bags, blankets or other non-edible items might be suffering from pica. The feline is craving substances to eat that are not food.It is often the result from anxiety. Chewing on plastic is like people twirling their hair or biting their nails when nervous. This behavior can result in damage to a feline GI system and gums.
If you see this behavior be sure you discuss it with your vet.
Have you ever noticed your feline staring at you? This unblinking gaze means your feline is trying to get your attention. Your feline is hungry, wanting to play or just wants your affection.
Cats love boxes, they like to cram into a box or bathroom sink, to relax. Cats feel more secure and safe in small spaces. They avoid sleeping in open spaces to protect themselves from predators in the wild.
A dog’s sense of smell is at least 10,000 times more sensitive than that of a human.
Dalmatian puppies are completely white when they are born, they don’t develop their
signature spots until later in life.
Chow is the only breed with a black tongue.
Dogs only have about 1,700 taste buds (humans have 9,000).
Dogs do see in color, just not as vividly as people do.
The first sense a puppy develops is touch.
About 25% of dogs snore.
The nose print of a dog is as unique as a human fingerprint.
Dogs can only sweat through the pads of their feet.
The animal’s weight can be a helpful indicator of overall health.
Body condition scoring typically ranges from 1 to 9, 1 being extremely thin and 9 being obese.
For pets that are an ideal weight, you should be able to feel, but not see, the ribs.
For pets that are underweight, the ribs, vertebrae, and hip bones may be visible.
For overweight pets, it may be difficult to feel the ribs. Any unexplained weight loss could be
an early indicator of cancer, diabetes, feline hyperthyroidism, or kidney disease.
Sudden changes in weight will likely be an underlying condition, see your vet.
Weight gain could potentially be the result of an endocrine condition.
Overweight pets are at an increased risk for arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
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