Does My Dog Love Me? - Vet Advice from Vet Dr Scott Miller
Love is in the air.
With Valentines Day around the corner, and new life starting to appear as we gear up into Spring, the Barking Heads family started to wonder what was really behind those puppy-dog-eyes.
Do our pets really love us?
We asked our vet Dr Scott Miller for this thoughts on the Power of Love:
"Why do dogs love us so much?
Do cats love us really? And just don't know how to show it!?
Our relationship with dogs is symbiotic
Dogs have been human companions for thousands of years, and this symbiotic relationship has become a powerful, ingrained and long lasting one.
Dogs are pack animals, and yearn the company of others, hence why they actively enjoy and seek relationships with others.
People being the resource providers of the relationship are of course great company for a young dog getting to grips with living in the human world, with their guidance and offering of food repaid with a lifetime of a canine's unconditional love.
Cats are independant
Cats are solitary animals, and therefore are naturally more comfortable in their company and don't need the reassurance of a pack that dogs do.
But cats are also intelligent, and appreciate that living with humans has it perks, while enjoying the attention and adoration given by them.
Anyone that has owned a cat will tell you that felines are loving creatures, they are maybe just more discerning than their canine counterparts, deigning to shower their adoration and love on the very special few."
And there you have it. Whether you choose to share your life with either a loving lab, or a more selective siamese we're delighted to be able to show our pets how much we adore them by making sure their bowls are full of tasty food. Why not shop our range of cat food and dog food to pick up something extra special for the four-legged lady or gent in your life.
Vet, Dr Scott Miller and Barking Heads
*The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified pet health provider with any questions you may have regarding your pet’s health*
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