QUESTIONS – ANSWERS
Each month we are answering
the most often researched questions on Google in 2014 about dogs and
cats. Last month, we addressed the 9th most researched questions:
How to introduce dogs, and Why do cats like boxes.
This month, we look at the eighth most
frequently asked questions: about dogs, How to stop dogs from
digging, and about cats, Why do cats eat grass.
Dogs dig; it’s a fact. So, how do dog owners
teach their canines not to dig up the garden or the lawn, or any
other area. Some experts recommend putting items that repel dogs in
the areas where they tend to dig to repel the dog (orange peels,
garlic, cabbage). However, this practice may create other problems
by attracting rodents and other animals.
Dog owners have reported great success at
teaching dogs not to dig by spending time with them when they are
outdoors, interrupting the digging activity, and redirecting their
attention to something else, like playing with a frisbee or a ball
or some other toy. This becomes a reward for not digging and the
positive reinforcement that all animals thrive on.
The feline question was Why do cats eat grass.
Actually, both dog and cats enjoy this natural
treat. They prefer the sweetest, greenest, and most tender blades of
grass to nibble on. Some experts believe they are seeking folic
acid, a type of vitamin found in grasses and other foliage, that
cats (and dogs) seek to cure an upset stomach by eating the grass
which may cause them to vomit afterwards, or that they are adding
roughage to their diet. The basic thought is simply that the sweet
grass tastes good.
Next month, we answer the seventh most often
searched questions. For dogs, the question was, Why are dogs’ noses
wet, and for cats, it was Why do cats hate water.
If you would like to share your thoughts with us
so we can share them with all of our readers, please email your
answers to us at:
NoseToToes@hotmail.com, or mail your answers to:
Nose-To-Toes Top 10
P.O. Box 2029
Lynnwood, WA 98036
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