A confident cat might leave their droppings out in the open for everyone to see and smell. It’s not the most attractive cat behavior but it’s purely instinctual. Since their droppings are packed with scent markers, in an act of defining their territory, cats might leave their exposed droppings around the house.
This behavior is common when a new cat joins the family. Another reason for a droppings display is that your cat may be unhappy with the litterbox conditions. Either the scent of the sand isn’t quite right or the box needs a good clean. No one said that having a cat was glamorous!
This peculiar herb sends even the most docile of cats bouncing off the walls. Nepetalactone is to blame! It's the chemical found inside the catnip that activates the brief but bizarre response cats seem to have to it.
It's thought to stimulate the same areas of the brain as pheromones do. This explains why your cat will roll around in it or even try to nibble it. Catnip is non-addictive and non-harmful so your feline can enjoy the experience worry-free!
Have you ever been on a walk with your dog when they suddenly stop dead in their tracks and put their foot up in the air? While you may think that they stepped on something and hurt themselves, this behavior is completely normal. What they are doing is actually trying to figure something out that caught their attention.
It’s a sign that their brains are working. While lifting their paw they might also start to sniff like crazy. So, you can just chalk this behavior up to your dog being Inspector Gadget.
The ideal token of appreciation from your cat may not be a dead animal left at your doorstep, but hey, it's the thought that counts!
There are some heartfelt reasons behind your gory 'gift'. It means your cat considers you part of the family and wants to share its catch with you. It's also a way for kitten-less cats to pass on their hunting knowledge to their vulnerable human companions.
Chasing Their Tail
Tail-chasing, in most cases, is simply a sign of playfulness, but keep an eye out if your dog starts doing this excessively. It might mean there's a health or behavioral issue behind it; for example, if your dog chews at his tail when he catches it, then there might be skin allergies or anal glands that need to be emptied at the vet.
If your dog starts chasing its tail all the time and in an obsessive manner, it may be a sign of OCD. Yes, this affects animals, too. You're better off checking with your vet, just to be on the safe side.