• Apr 23, 2020

Many owners of animals complain of these or those behavior problems pets, however very few people guess that these problems are connected with insufficient level wellbeing cats or dogs. What how it affects their behavior do our pets also suffer from?

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Cats and dogs play a huge role in our life, positively affect our health and do us happier. But how we influence life of pets? Whether we do them happy ? Alas, not always.

What is necessary for cats and dogs?

Cats and dogs living near us, it is possible to divide into three categories:

  1. House favourites.
  2. Vagrant animals.
  3. Cats and dogs in shelters.

However, to what of these categories animals would belong, their requirements do not change. All cats and dogs (as well as any other animals) have five basic needs:

  1. Food – necessary amount and ratio of nutrients and also quality food.
  2. Surrounding Wednesday, rather various and meaning possibility of the choice.
  3. Health. Good health means good physical shape, absence of injuries and diseases.
  4. Behavior. It includes also relationship with other beings, and this relationship have to be pleasant and safe.
  5. Psychological state. Animals have to feel comfort, pleasure, interest and to feel in safety.

Of course when we tell about problems wellbeing animals, it is necessary to consider conditions of their life. Dogs from the crowded shelter face other problems, than dogs from city apartments. And though it seems what is to animals whom has the luck to get to category of pets best of all, they too often suffer.

From what suffer domestic dogs?

Most often domestic dogs suffer from a lack of intellectual loading, ill treatment and also from loneliness. As a result such problems of behavior as separation alarm, aggression and destructive behavior develop. Each of these problems – a symptom of trouble of a dog, and by means of "bad behavior" a dog tries to cope with a distress .

One more problem, with which domestic dogs – insufficient physical activity because of that face, that owners do not find for a dog enough time and attention and also impossibility to walk without lead. Result of a lack of physical activity together with obesity becomes a reforage.

One more, not less important, problem – absence at a dog of any choice. The owner solves, where the dog sleeps with whom she plays when and where walks that she eats, breeds it or not. Certainly, uncontrolled reproduction is not an exit, but at least from time to time to give to a dog an opportunity to choose food (for example, to offer at choice two bowls), to equip several berths for the pet, that he could decide where today there is a wish to have a rest or to give to a dog an opportunity to determine the direction on walk by time it is very useful.

What problems of behavior show dogs?

The research conducted in Great Britain showed that in 85% cases of refusals of dogs behavior problems are the reason. And the research conducted in 2011 in the USA revealed 10 main behavior problems dogs:

  1. Stings.
  2. Manifestations aggressions to people.
  3. Escapes.
  4. Destructive behavior of the house.
  5. Destructive behavior on the street.
  6. Disobedience.
  7. Problems relationship between pets at emergence of new.
  8. Aggression to other animals.
  9. Untidiness.
  10. Skuleniye, excessive bark also howl.

Undesirable behavior – main reason for lulling to slip of dogs. For this reason more animals die, than from infectious diseases, oncology and diseases connected with a metabolism combined.

Awful statistics! And all because owners do not want to provide to a dog normal living conditions .

From what suffer domestic cats?

Cats suffer not less dogs. They also lack for intellectual and physical activity and suffer from obesity.

At cats sense organs are extraordinary developed, and they "are ground" to track down and kill small animals. If the cat is locked in the house 24 hours a day, these skills are not used in the grown poor environment at all. And what to do to cats if the owner does not pay them enough attention and did not attend to creation the enriched environment ? Only to show destructive behavior! An exit – to offer a cat of a game, imitating hunting and also to create the enriched environment.

Researches show that cats adapted to two - or to thrice feeding. But if they have the choice, they prefer to eat little by little many times in day. What is extremely bad it will be agreed with a way of life of busy persons. A good exit can appear unlimited access to food, however is the reason of obesity of many cats.

Many domestic cats suffer from stress and related diseases of an urinogenital system. And from these diseases cats who live in society of other cats suffer more often, than murlyk which are the only cats in the house. Cats are animals with limited circle of contacts, for them it is extremely important to choose independently, with whom to communicate and with whom – no. And the direct proximity of other cats is very strong source of a stress. As well as moving, appearance of new people and insufficient quantity of trays. All this can lead to such problems behavior, as scratching of walls and furniture and tagging.

And, as well as dogs, cats very much often suffer from a lack of the choice.

About what tell researches?

PDSA (People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals), one of the largest British charitable organizations, carries annually out wellbeing researches more than 2000 pets in Great Britain. And makes proposals on an occasion of improvement of a situation.

For example, research of 2013 showed that:

  • To 57% of houses where there live cats, the quantity of trays are less, than quantity of cats (and the minimum quantity has to equal to quantity of cats in the house plus one).
  • Only 5% of owners of cats estimate condition of the pet for calculation of quantity of a forage.
  • 90% of owners of cats recognized that their cats are afraid of something.
  • 41% of cats live in the company of other cats.
  • The quantity of the dogs having an opportunity to run without lead was reduced from 77% in 2011 to 66% in 2013.
  • Only 17% of owners of dogs estimate the weight and condition of the pet when calculating a diet.
  • 58% of dogs never attended classes in training.
  • Quantity of dogs whom regularly leave in loneliness for 5 hours and more, grew from 18% (2011) to 25% (2013)

So though living conditions of dogs and cats improve thanks to achievements of medicine and better food, still many of them suffer from not enough good living conditions. And owners as a result – from "problem behavior" of pets.

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