9 Strange and Unique Cat and Dog Behavior

1 | Why Afraid Water?


It's no secret that domestic cats don't like being in water or getting wet. No exception to some dogs. Kelley Nollen, director of the behavior program for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, points out that the reason why this might occur is that cat fur takes more time to dry than a dog. Or maybe so that the cat avoids the feeling of falling in the water. When researching dogs, Suzanne Hetts, a wildlife biologist with Animal Behavior Associates in Colorado, said that most dogs were introduced to water when they were young, while cats were not. In addition, several types of dogs, such as Irish water spaniels and Portuguese water dogs, are raised to work in water and have a body type that is suitable for swimming.

2 | Why Do Cats Stretch Their Bodies?


Andrew Cuff, a postdoctoral anatomy researcher at Royal Veterinary College in London, points out that cats like to stretch mostly for the same reasons as most people - it tastes good and increases blood flow to muscles. Cats sleep 12-16 hours a day, meaning they are inactive for a long period of time. When cats are inactive, their blood pressure drops and stretching can help restore it. In addition, stretching can also help get rid of toxins that have formed in the body during periods of inactivity. When a cat stretches, its muscles prepare for the activity, like chasing a mouse.

3 | Why Do Dogs Walk Circular Before Lying?


Leslie Irvine, author of If You Tame Me: Understanding Our Connection with Animals,
explains that this curious behavior has really been embedded in dogs since prehistoric times. Our dog's ancestors used to walk to make nests in trampled grass areas where they could rest. This behavior might also help repel snakes or large insects that might disturb them. Other than that. the nest will be a sign of the dog's territory itself, a warning to other dogs to keep away.

4 | Why cat bring their prey to owner home?

cat eat rat

Although most domestic cats have been guaranteed and are routinely fed by their owners, they still bring home mice, birds, and other small animals that they have killed during their adventures. This is because stray cats usually eat a few snacks per day, and that instinct does not disappear when they were tamed more than 10,000 years ago. Moreover, female cats in the wild catch small prey and bring them home to help teach their young children how to eat. Pet cats are often spayed, meaning they cannot have kittens, but that will not stop their efforts to continue their hunting policy. Actually, according to the vet Dr. Marty Becker, your cat might think you are a kitten that needs food or maybe just want to thank you for giving her food for years.

5 | Why dogs are sweating?

Dogs do sweat, but not like humans. Yana Kamberov, assistant professor of genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, explained that when humans sweat, we depend on the eczema sweat glands found throughout the body. The stomach soaks the skin and then evaporates, cooling the body. This allows us to continue to walk, walk, or run without overheating. Catherine Carrier, senior veterinarian manager and veterinary surgery senior at Covance Laboratories, explained that dogs only have sweat glands in their feet and nose. These sweat glands are not enough to cool dogs and that is why they are breathing hard.

6 | Why cat love hiding in the box?

Anyone who has a cat knows that as soon as cardboard enters your house, your cat will sit in it in no time. But why do they love this confined space? Stephen Zawistowski, science advisor for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, points out that this behavior is instinctive. In the wild, enclosed spaces help cats hide from predators and prey predators.A box can help cats see what is passing, allowing them to scan the area without being seen. What's more, the cat leaves the box to catch prey or toys, after which he always returns to his safety zone.

7 | Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

dog wag tail

Is it true that your beloved dog wags its tail because of happiness? Dogs wag their tails as a sign of satisfaction, but this is not always the case. Back in 2007, researchers found that if the tail that leaned to the right showed positive emotions, while the tail leaning to the left showed a negative.

This difference may be related to differences found in the right and left hemispheres of the dog's brain. Furthermore, research published in 2013 in the journal Current Biology revealed that the tail that wags to the right tends to relax passing dogs, while the flick to the left seems to stress other dogs.

8 | Why are Cats Picky about Food?

After you place your cat's food in front of it and the cat rejects it, don't be afraid that your cat is still healthy. Cats are picky eaters and this apparently arrogant behavior may be embedded in the cat's brain. Instead of assessing food on smell, and taste, cats might do some calculations on their heads because they need food with 1 to 0.4 protein ration to fat, according to research published in June 2016 in the journal Royal Society Open ScienceHowever, how your cat can detect this nutrient ratio remains a mystery for now.

9 | Why Do Cats Purr?

cat vibration

Cats are unique animals, especially when they are near us, they seem to make sounds and vibrations throughout their bodies. Most people consider it a sign of happiness from a cat. Is that right? When they exhale and inhale, vibrations in the larynx are assisted by diaphragm muscles along the oscillator nerve. According to research, cats purr not only when they feel happy but also when they feel pain, especially when they give birth. The resulting vibrations trigger the release of endorphins which can relieve stress.In addition, the low-frequency vibrations produced (25-100 Hz) have healing and therapeutic benefits for the cat and its loved ones. Not a few people who use it to reduce blood pressure and bone therapy.

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