Most dogs can understand about 165 words, gestures and signals. The top 5 smartest breeds – Border Collies, Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Doberman Pinschers – are at a 2 1/2 year old child’s level and can understand about 250 words.
Cats are supposedly afraid of water. But how did they catch fish if they didn’t swim? Theories abound as to why cats fear water: originally there were no large bodies of water where cats lived; although they are predators, cats are cautious around watering holes where prey animals are easily attacked; at home, sinks and […]
With their strong senses of smell and hearing, it’s often difficult to tell if a cat (or a dog) is blind. Cats adapt fairly easily to being blind since they don’t realize they are handicapped. Here are some tips on caring for a blind cat. First and very important, a blind cat should remain indoors […]
Your injured pet should be moved as gently as possible. Try to get help to support the pet. Spread a blanket and supporting the head, back and pelvis, transfer the pet. If you can’t get help, gently move the pet to the blanket one part at a time. With help you can move the pet […]