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Miss Communication’s Tips For Understanding Dog And Cat Body Language

Dogs and cats rely heavily on nonverbal signals to communicate their moods. Their facial expressions, ear position, tail position and movement, and overall body stance convey their intentions. Ideally, we take all of these components into consideration because the same detail can convey different meanings when other details are also considered. For example, dogs wag . . . → Read More: Miss Communication’s Tips For Understanding Dog And Cat Body Language

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Tell-Tail (And Face) Signs Given By Dogs And Cats

Dogs and cats give us very clear signals about their moods and attitudes. For those of us who interact with them frequently, it’s important to recognize and understand these signals.

Several websites give us excellent graphics to get us started. Below are some of my favorites.

From Jay Padilla’s “Signals” of dog body language on . . . → Read More: Tell-Tail (And Face) Signs Given By Dogs And Cats

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Tongue Fu: Why Do Dogs & Cats Chew, Suck On, And Eat Strange Things?

Pica (pronounced “PIE-kuh”) is the behavior of eating nonfood materials.

The most common form of pica in cats is wool sucking. The most common form of pica in dogs is coprophagia. In this post I’ll describe strategies for managing the behavior or putting an end to it, as well as theories about some of the . . . → Read More: Tongue Fu: Why Do Dogs & Cats Chew, Suck On, And Eat Strange Things?

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