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How Moon Phases Mess with Your Precious Pet!



by Donna Woodwell June 25, 2014 07:21 PM EST
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Pets are people too!

And just as you may feel extra active under the light of the full Moon, so too may your pets.

There's some scientific evidence that the full Moon's light may encourage some predators to become more active. Conversely, animals that often find themselves the hunted, may want to hide when the Moon is full.

Dogs and cats, for example, can become more active at night as the Moon increases in light. LiveScience reports a 23 percent increase in cat visits and 28 percent increase in dog visits to emergency rooms on nights when the Moon is fuller. Consider this if your baby is scratching at the door to get outside. You may choose instead to take your pet on a longer walk, and enjoy the moonlight yourself. Pets may also sleep more in daytime hours to make up for their moonlight benders the previous evening.

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When the Moon is dark, you may find your dog or cat is less active at night. Think of it as quality pet-snuggle time. But you may also find them up and ready to go earlier than usual. This is the time for a brisk sunrise walk with Fido or have playtime with Fluffy.

For other types of animals, you may find the pattern reversed. Small rodents, like hamsters or rats, may become more active when the Moon is at her darkest, around the time of the new Moon. And, if you hear love howls from the cage, know that some species may be more amorous and aroused at this time as the darkness offers protection from predators.

If you are a fish-lover, your little swimmers may also follow the Moon. Fish may be more likely to eat more when the Moon is dark, and be more likely to spawn when the Moon is full.

Watching how your own special pet responds to the phases of the Moon is a great way to get to know your pet better. Consider making some notes on the calendar about how your pet behaves during new and full Moons, and you may have found a new way to cater to her needs in just the way she likes.
 
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