Do Pets Grieve and Understand Loss?

For those of us who share our homes with pets, we often intuitively know when they want our attention, need some cuddles, or aren’t feeling their best. Through their behaviors, we understand a great deal about them, despite not sharing a common language.

From happiness and joy to sadness and anxiety, many astute pet owners will also attest to a range of emotions in their pets. Still, the emotional lives of animals is a subject of debate among animal behaviorists and other researchers.

That’s why The Pet Experts at Naperville Animal Hospital have set out to understand how pets grieve and experience loss.

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All You Need Is Love: Valentine’s Day Pet Safety Tips

Valentines_iStock_000011197177_MediumValentine’s Day is all about love, and if you’re like most pet owners, chances are you love your pets as much (if not more!) than most of the humans you know. Many pet owners even report preferring to spend the evening at home, snuggled up on the couch with their furry loved-ones, than out on the town with a significant other… and we don’t blame them one bit!

The romantic goodies associated with Valentine’s Day can be wonderful for humans, but many of them pose serious risks to our four-legged friends. Our Valentine’s Day pet safety tips will help you keep your pet safe and at home with you, where he or she belongs.

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