I Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty ImagesKey, an American shorthair, was spayed around her fourth year, after successfully giving birth to a litter of kittens. Is Key the rule or an exception to the rule?Cats are Territorial CreaturesThinkstock/Comstock/Getty ImagesUnfortunately, Key is the exception to the rule.
I black and white cat hiding image by Angie Chauvin from Fotolia.comCats love to hide in dark, hard-to-reach places where they feel safe and secure. Whether she is under stress or simply looking for a spot to nap, you may find your cat hiding under your bed, which fits the bill as a desirable spot to hang out.
I George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty ImagesYour adorable Yorkie is prone to tear staining under the eyes. In the meantime, use water and keep hair away from those precious eyes.Step 1Observe your pup& 39;s eyes. If the tearing is chronic, make an appointment with your veterinarian. Some tearing is normal, but heavy tearing may be a symptom of other issues such as blockage, irritates, ocular problems, and corneal dystrophy.
I Martin Poole/Digital Vision/Getty ImagesLike a lot of men, male cats like to pretend they& 39;re not in pain. Neuter surgery isn& 39;t painless, however, and there& 39;s no reason your kitty should have to suffer. The trick is to give him just the right amount of pain medication to get him through the worst part.
I Ryan McVay/Photodisc/Getty ImagesPuppies seem to be in a constant state of barking at least a few times throughout the day, and yours might even throw a little growl in there occasionally. While those barks and growls are sometimes normal, they can also indicate a tantrum, which needs stopped at once.
I cat image by Darren Ager from Fotolia.comMeticulously clean animals, cats generally learn to use a litter box quickly and easily. If you suddenly start finding steamy little presents outside your cat& 39;s designated bathroom area, though, it& 39;s time to do some sleuthing. Pay attention to the frequency of these inappropriate eliminations: An occasional misplaced bowel movement shouldn& 39;t be cause for alarm, while more regular appearances may indicate a deeper issue.