Category: pet

Wild birds in Australia can be heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.

Avocado contains a toxin called persin, but despite the rumors, avocado is not poisonous to dogs, nor likely to cats. Only certain species are poisoned by persin. Avocado poisoning can be deadly to birds and large animals (such as cattle).

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(humans) is actually a real job. An entry level position in the quality department would typically pay about $30,000 a year, while an ‘experienced professional’ could draw up to $75,000.

Dogs that have emotionally negative experiences often lie awake at night worrying about their problems.

Big dogs are more well-behaved pets. Studies show bigger dogs usually have better behavior than small dogs, but it’s not because they’re inherently better animals; it’s because of humans. We tend to put less effort into the discipline of little dogs because we assume they can’t do as much damage- so larger dogs typically end up having better training.

44% of the people who didn’t evacuate for Hurricane Katrina stayed because they didn’t want to abandon their pets, this prompted major changes to state and federal laws regarding the evacuation of pets during disasters.

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In 2014, a high school student was arrested and suspended in South Carolina, and had his locker searched because of a creative writing assignment where he mentioned buying a gun to shoot his neighbor’s pet dinosaur.

“Puppy-dog eyes” are real. According to research, dogs produce more facial movements if a human is paying attention to them.

Dogs seek out eye contact from their human owners, but not their own dog parents. They’re the only non-primate that will look humans in the eyes, and unlike domesticated cats and horses, dogs run toward humans when they are scared.

On you can send them a picture of your dog and they’ll send you a stuffed animal that looks just like it. The profit is donated directly to a local shelter. –source