Four Easy Ways To Train a Dog to Herd

Farmers know how irreplaceable the natural herding instinct in dogs is when managing livestock. It’s amazing how a small creature can strategically organize and calmly direct a herd of huge fearful animals. Some dog breeds, like the Border Collie, have the required genetic makeup for herding and will naturally have more tendencies towards easily and … Read more

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Food?

Dogs are known for being able to digest almost anything. From watermelon bites to socks, nothing passes by a hungry drooling canine. Similarly, if you’re also a cat owner, you’ve probably noticed that your pooch sometimes likes to munch cat food more than its own. On top of that, many owners give cat treats to their … Read more

Animals that Get Drunk or High in Nature

Millions of humans around the planet abuse alcohol and drugs, including opiates, marijuana, cocaine, and hallucinogens. It often seems like one of the unique, if troubling and disruptive, features of people, compared to wild animals; humans seek out intoxicating substances for fun while animals eat just for nutrition, whenever they’re hungry, or food is available. … Read more

Why Do Ducks, Geese, and Other Birds Migrate?

Many species of bird migrate seasonally, usually along a flyway. In many cases, the flyway is defined by natural water barriers such as oceans, rivers, and seas. Bird migration has been going on for a very long time. Many ancient cultures noted this phenomenon and even recorded it. The same patterns continue to date, although … Read more

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Catnip is the abbreviated name for Nepeta cataria, a perennial herb of the mint family originally from Europe and Asia. Interestingly enough, the Latin-derived word, cataria, is translated as “of a cat.” However, it wasn’t always a feline treat – its leaves were once used to brew tea for treating an upset stomach. It is … Read more