If you think there isn't much more than some rocks rolling around in that head of your pet's, you're wrong. Just plain wrong! First of all, science has proven dogs are at least as smart as 2-year old human children. And cats? They have almost twice as many neurons as dogs, do!
Your pet is smart, and even if you believe they're smart, they're probably still even smarter than you've given them credit for.
If you don't believe me, consider that a speech pathologist taught her dog to talk using a button machine. Not only that, but these ten pets gave very convincing performances of their impending untimely demise... when there was absolutely nothing medically wrong with the little turds.
Particularly if your cat has not been travelling or vaccinated recently, an abrupt cease in consuming food usually indicates illness. According to PetMD: "A number of different conditions may be responsible, including infections, kidney failure, pancreatitis, intestinal problems, and cancer. But it isn’t always serious -- something as simple as a toothache can make your cat stop eating."
This cat, though? This cat was just pissed off that daddy went away for a week.
This past summer my cat stopped eating, drinking, etc., so I took her to the vet and it turns out she was just on a hunger strike because my boyfriend was away for the week 🤦🏻♀️
— OnePageAtATimeBooks (@OnePageAtATime_) January 4, 2020
A blow to the ego may also be a cause.
For a couple of days my cat had been showing signs of dying, not drinking, not eating, sleeping and hiding. So I go to the vets today and the vet straight up said. “He looks like he got into a fight and he’s depressed he lost, his vitals are fine”.
I CANT WITH THIS CAT LMAOO
— PaladinAmber (@PaladinAmber) January 4, 2020
Not even going to lie, this is impressively petty of the fur baby.
This is how my cat looks when my friend who cat-sits her comes over. She loves him but is very cranky. She’s also made herself throw up. pic.twitter.com/KGql7pf19I
— Salem 🌉 (@SassKnight) January 4, 2020
I was cleaning my house when suddenly she haven't moved for like 2 mins (she was cleaning herself at the time). I was genuinely concerned, tried shaking her, tried closing her eyes, yet she doesn't budge.
Reason? (1) pic.twitter.com/WxkzUkIBok
— Crazy Cat Ladyyyyyy (@imcrazycatlady1) January 5, 2020
She saw a big lizard that caught her attention.— Crazy Cat Ladyyyyyy (@imcrazycatlady1) January 5, 2020
This must be her brain during that time.
"How to hunt that lizard?" pic.twitter.com/4SV0jWeYLg
My cat Teddy has such foul pee that the rescue thought he might have kidney conditions. The vet just diagnosed him, and I quote, as a “very stinky boy.” pic.twitter.com/PmcWMafIdP
— The Rum Tum Thomas (@OldPappyThomas) January 4, 2020
Once, my childhood dog suddenly refused to go outside and was shivering behind the couch for a solid 24 hours, so Dad took him to the vet fearing the worst. We spent $120 to find out a possum that was living under our trailer hissed at him and he was traumatized. Pets, I stg-
— Sydney Rearick (@SydneyRearick) January 5, 2020
Am I sick? No, just need the good-good.
My cat was the same way. My husband and I sold most of our stuff to take him to the vet just to find out he was horny 🤦🏼♀️😂
— ashley jo (@ashleyjob17) January 4, 2020
"My paws? MY paws? Too good for this cheap grass, Karen."
I had one who would limp to avoid going to the grass to pee. But she’d forget and switch paws. 😂
— Lowrider 🥃 (@lshoes32_) January 5, 2020
Farting is a universal experience, I guess.
Our cat stopped eating and was lethargic. He'd cry when we picked him up. He became super limp and we rushed to the ER at 2 in the morning. Turns out he had a severe case of gas. Farted while the vet was examing him. They gave him some antigas med and sent us home. 😐
— Rangermonk (@rangermonk1) January 5, 2020
That's why we strongly recommend this running water fountain that cats adore!
One time my parents renovated their bathroom and then our cat got super lethargic and wouldn't eat. We naively assumed those events were not connected. One vet trip later, turns out the cat was depressed he couldn't drink from the leaky tub faucet anymore.
— Dreams of Laputa (@MadelineZ78) January 5, 2020
What's the most dramatic thing your pet has ever done? Share your stories in the comment section now!