She might become aggressive or withdrawn. Perhaps she is restless or more emotionally needy. Some cats under stress mark their territory more by scratching, spraying, or urinating or defecating in inappropriate places. Read more about cats and stress.
They're cute, entertaining, expressive, sociable, and affectionate. They don't bark or meow. They don't need to be taken for walks.Are rabbits perfect pets? Read more about rabbits as pets.
The Odor Destroyer pet photo contest will resume in February. We invite you to submit your pet photos.
Tip of the Month
Older Dogs and Mental Sharpness
Older dogs may lose some brain function. To help your older dog stay mentally sharp, introduce new activities and games, and provide him with new toys. Even a change in routine such as a new walking route or park can provide mental stimulation. In addition, supplemental antioxidants may provide some protection for the aging brain. Older dogs should also see a veterinarian every six months for a checkup or whenever any changes are observed.
In Kenya, researchers analyzed chemicals in the tail hair of elephants wearing radio collars to track their diet and movements. The results are to aid in land use planning to help reduce conflicts between elephants and humans.
Twenty-one surviving giant pandas were born in China in 2005. The previous record of births for this rare species was 15 in 2003.
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