The world is full of fascinating animals that have unique characteristics. Some just happen to be pretty terrifying and strange! From eating their own eggs to cannibalism, these animals have some creepy behaviors that will make you cringe, and possibly never put your foot out in the wild ever again…Stars Insider
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Something smokers may not consider is how their habit may affect their furry friends. When you consider the huge amount of people who smoke coupled with the fact that over 70% of American households owned at least one pet in 2020, many pets are exposed to secondhand smoke.Danielle Ramos-Sullivan
Garlic is an allium, a family of foods that can be fatal to dogs due to a compound called thiosulfate that damages red blood cells. It takes a lot of garlic to cause toxicity but some breeds, particularly Japanese ones (such as Akitas and Shiba Inus), are particularly susceptible. “Signs of garlic poisoning can be delayed and not apparent for several days,” explains the Pet Poison Helpline. “While tiny amounts of these foods in some pets, especially dogs, may be safe, large amounts can be very toxic.”Rachel Cavanaugh
Many people with anxiety have found adopting pets soothes their souls. Pets have been known to lower cortisol levels, reduce stress and dampen our human fight or flight instincts (which often lead to anxiety). The Cornell Feline Health Center at Cornell University says petting a cat, even for just a few minutes, can improve mood. Dogs are often the go-to when it comes to adopting an emotional support animal. This makes sense for folks who may need a pet they can take with them out into the world. However, cats could prove the better choice for some people with anxiety.https://www.purewow.com/contributor/sarah-ashley
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Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and master of ceremonies of the annual Ig Nobel Prize, Jean Berko Gleason, psycholinguist and professor emerita of Psychological and Brain Science at Boston University, and Marc-Antoine Fardin, rheology researcher at the University of Paris, discussed this and other cat science questions, probable and improbable, in a fascinating and humorous webinar co-hosted by The Conversation and the Annals of Improbable Research.The Conversation