Moonkitty
Western Astrology

How Moon Phases Mess with Your Precious Pet!

by Donna Woodwell June 25, 2014 07:21 PM EST
How Moon Phases Mess with Your Precious Pet! Getty Images
Pets are people too!

And just as you may feel extra active under the light of the full Moon, so too may your pets.

There's some scientific evidence that the full Moon's light may encourage some predators to become more active. Conversely, animals that often find themselves the hunted, may want to hide when the Moon is full.

Dogs and cats, for example, can become more active at night as the Moon increases in light. LiveScience reports a 23 percent increase in cat visits and 28 percent increase in dog visits to emergency rooms on nights when the Moon is fuller. Consider this if your baby is scratching at the door to get outside. You may choose instead to take your pet on a longer walk, and enjoy the moonlight yourself. Pets may also sleep more in daytime hours to make up for their moonlight benders the previous evening.

Share a free sample 2014 Day-By-Day Forecast. Look forward to 2014 with this forecast as your road map. Get a free one-week preview now!

When the Moon is dark, you may find your dog or cat is less active at night. Think of it as quality pet-snuggle time. But you may also find them up and ready to go earlier than usual. This is the time for a brisk sunrise walk with Fido or have playtime with Fluffy.

For other types of animals, you may find the pattern reversed. Small rodents, like hamsters or rats, may become more active when the Moon is at her darkest, around the time of the new Moon. And, if you hear love howls from the cage, know that some species may be more amorous and aroused at this time as the darkness offers protection from predators.

If you are a fish-lover, your little swimmers may also follow the Moon. Fish may be more likely to eat more when the Moon is dark, and be more likely to spawn when the Moon is full.

Watching how your own special pet responds to the phases of the Moon is a great way to get to know your pet better. Consider making some notes on the calendar about how your pet behaves during new and full Moons, and you may have found a new way to cater to her needs in just the way she likes.
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Right Time to Roar
Will "Hercules" Be a Smash Hit for the Rock?
Is Mila Kunis Really Quitting Acting?
Bey and Jay: Trouble in Paradise?
Happy Birthday, Prince George!
New Moon in Leo: Horoscopes for July 21-27
Jupiter in Leo: Get Your Jolly On!
Saturn and Mars in Scorpio this Summer: Healing and Transforming Our Sexuality
Michelle Rodriguez & Zac Efron: Could It Be?
Eva & Ryan: Will They Tie the Knot?
related articles
Love of Nesting: Venus Enters Cancer
Love of Nesting: Venus Enters Cancer

"How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home." -- William Faulkner When the planet of love... read more »

 
Emotional Conversations as Mercury Enters Cancer
Emotional Conversations as Mercury Enters Cancer

When the messenger planet moves back into Cancer on July 12 after his retrograde phase --splitting his time between his home turf... read more »

 
Family Healing by Looking Within as the Sun Opposes Pluto
Family Healing by Looking Within as the Sun Opposes Pluto

This year, the 4th of July might feel a bit more intense than usual. The Sun is in family-oriented Cancer, which is appropriate... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Rebecca Roman

Rebecca Roman
Born a Gemini with a Sagittarius Rising, Rebecca has a never-ending supply of energy and is constantly on the search for new and exciting experiences. She is the youngest of six girls in her family and, throughout the years, astrology... read more

Astrology.com videos
3692407888001
3692407885001
3692422816001
3692422812001
3692448704001
3692433168001
3692422827001
3692433177001
3692433171001
3692433171001
3692448710001
3692433198001
3692443102001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
 
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Seek stability as a couple of well-known celestial bodies -- Mercury and Venus -- turn into temporary mischief-makers.... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Opportunities! This week brings a host of lucky breaks, although they do arrive in the midst of plenty of exciting... read more »