A recent survey conducted by the Associated Press and Petside.com has revealed that 72% of dog owners and 66% of cat owners say their pets have warned them about upcoming severe weather, and 47% of dog owners and 41% of cat owners say their pets have alerted them to bad news of some kind. It looks like most people think their animals are sensitive to things outside the realm of the obvious—does this relate to travel plans, as well?
Let us know what you think of the survey as it relates to your travel or moving experiences. For example, did your pets pick up on the recent East Coast snowstorm that disrupted pet travel? When it comes to pet relocation, do your furry friends start to act differently even before you bring out the travel crates and suitcases? Share your pet stories with us here or on Facebook!
Our guess is that cats, dogs, birds and other companions are aware of much more than we often give them credit for, and it's clear that they are affected by our own energy and anxiety. This means we'd be wise to set a good example for our pets by staying calm throughout the process of an international journey, a big move, or whatever challenges we face. Pets improve our health and add fun to our lives, so let's keep trying to understand their surprisingly complex behavior!