Gift gab

Don’t forget to put Fido on your holiday gift list! According to the American Humane Association, 40 percent of dog owners and 37 percent of cat owners in the U.S. hang Christmas stockings for their pets.

Doggy dreams

Dogs have similar sleep states to humans. Slow wave sleep (SWS) is the first stage and rapid eye movement (REM) is the relaxation stage, during which the eyes move quickly. During the REM stage,dogs may have twitching and paw movements, which is a good indicator of dreaming and deep sleep.

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Travel savvy

With more and more places becoming dog-friendly, packing a travel kit for our canine pals is becoming commonplace. A well-packed dog bag should include a collapsible water bowl, extra dog food in case of delays, vaccine records, a first aid kit, treats, cleanup bags and a favorite toy from home.

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Cat doesn’t got your tongue

Cats have severely limited tasting senses compared to humans. While the average human tongue has about 9,000 taste buds on it, a cat’s tongue has only 473. Cats rely on a heightened sense of smell to help account for what they lack in their ability to taste.

What’s eating at chew

Your dogs habit of chewing up belongings could have a reason behind it. Separation anxiety from owners is one of the top reasons for chewing; dogs use chewing as a way to relieve stress.

Myth: Small fish tanks are great for beginners

Fact: When it comes to maintenance requirements, bigger is better for aquariums. Because smaller tanks contain less water, toxins in the tank are more concentrated and the pH balance is much more volatile. The bigger the aquarium, the easier time you’ll have keeping your pet fish healthy.