Another title: Helpful Ways To Figure Out What Your Pet is Saying to You
It might be nice if you we could design special collars or helmets to relay our pets’ thoughts into English, but the truth is, if you pay careful enough attention, you can usually tell what your dog or cat is thinking without any special translation services.
If your pet is misbehaving, more often than not, s/he is trying to tell you something. Bad behavior is probably a good indication that you, her owner, aren’t satisfying her needs.
So, we can’t offer you a dog-ese to English dictionary, but we can help you learn to better communicate with your favorite furry companion.
1. Your Cat Sleeps in The Litter Box
Your cat spends a good amount of time licking herself clean, and especially if she’s an indoor cat, she probably enjoys keeping herself that way. If your cat sleeps in the litter box, there may be cause for alarm, but before bringing her to the vet to see if she’s suffering from a urinary infection, check if your feline friend is dealing with one of these issues.
2. Your Cat Doesn’t Make the Litter Box
We as devoted cat lovers are used to combing cat fur off of our clothes, but no one wants cat pee on clothes. If your cat is missing the litter box, she may be sending you one of these messages.
3. Excessive Barking
We’ve all had that one neighbor whose dog barks endlessly into the wee hours of the morning. You certainly do not want to be that neighbor. Barking is a normal way dogs react to strangers, but if your dog is barking excessively, he may be signaling something to you.
4. I’m not listening!
Certain dogs are easier to train than others, but if your dog never listens to you, then it might be the trainer’s fault. If you are constantly sending your dog out to the dog house, then consider changing tactics.
5. Puppy Dog Eyes
There’s nothing more irresistible than a puppy with big round eyes, but the fact of the matter is that feeding your buddy table scraps won’t do her any good. So, why is she begging, and is there a way to curb her appetite?