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Cats rival dogs on many tests of social smarts. But is anyone brave enough to study them? Read more about a comparative study of the use of visual communicative signals in interactions between humans and cats.

Like dogs, cats have lived with us in close quarters for thousands of years. But unlike our canine pals, cats descend from antisocial ancestors, and humans have spent far less time aggressively molding them into companions. So researchers thought cats couldn't possibly share our brain waves the way dogs do.

AVMA: Setting the stage for owners when senior pets develop behavior problems: KwikVet veterinary insights.

With people spending more time at home during the pandemic, they have taken greater notice of the behavior of their pets. That very much includes senior pets, who are more apt to display behavioral issues for a number of reasons, mostly related to their higher risk for developing various medical conditions. For more resources: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/pet-owners/responsible-pet-ownership

TODAY: How to reduce anxiety for pets: the KwikVet scoop.

Whether they’re dealing with owners returning to work, loud noises from thunderstorms or festive fireworks, many pets are experiencing anxiety this summer.

Wondering how to reduce anxiety for your pet? TODAY sat down with a professional dog trainer and she shared products to reduce anxiety and stress for pets.

AVMA: Study describes pet cat personality. The Feline Five: neuroticism, extraversion, dominance, impulsiveness, and agreeableness

Researchers in South Australia and New Zealand have identified five distinct personality types in domestic cats by applying a model commonly used to describe personality traits in people. A better understanding of cat personality through assessment can enhance animal health and welfare by tailoring management strategies to suit the temperament of individual cats, according to the researchers.

How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?

How often should you walk your dog? Determining how often to walk a dog depends on several factors, including your dog’s breed, age and energy level. And of course, it also depends on the amount of time you have to walk your dog. Here’s how each of these factors weigh in when determining how often to walk a dog.

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