Hi, I know this may seem cheesy, but do you think your pet can sense when you are in pain? I am wondering if they can only sense something is different in you. The reason I ask is; I suffer from bad Migraines and my BF's min pin(who I claim) will not leave my side when I am having one. Perhaps some dogs can just pick up when we are NQR.
Strange how much you've got to know Before you know how little you know. Anonymous
My last border collie would lay against my legs or on my legs when I was sick, not any other time.
My little terrier, on the other hand, tried to push me off the bed several times when I had surgery and had to rest all the time.
She had no compassion for me at all, she wanted me to get going with our lives and quit feeling bad.
So, even if they know you don't feel good, some dogs will still not commiserate with you.
My dog gets nervous sometimes when people are in pain- I think she gets a little bothered by people not acting "right". She tries hard and I think she usually knows when people need a little help, but occasionally it's too much for her.
My cat, on the other hand, who is a witchy little thing with a terrible temper, never fails to find me whenever I am upset and turns into the most adorable, affectionate kitty. For all of her mean kitty traits (my family and friends all call her the devil cat) she is very in tune with my emotions and can be very comforting.
When I broke my ankle ,my cat ,Gracie would perchon my cast on my ankle once a day ,for purry healing. After the cast came off she would again sit up on that ankle when I had it propped up. Now that it is better ,she does not sit on my leg.
Our dogs sleep next to whoever is sick for as long as they're sick. Also, isn't there something about some dogs finding cancer? I think there was also something recently about a cat that lived in a nursing home and went to people and stayed with them while they died. Amazing creatures they all are!
yeah, they can smell cancers. I had a dog alert me to a tumor in another dog. They can probably identify all kinds of things but they don't really understand what it means or how to act most of the time or just may not care- oh she smells weird/ is acting weird again I'll go entertain myself.
Friend I know who has a seizure alert dog tells me it takes a lot of time to get the dog to understand what to do.