April 14, 2010

How Dogs and Cats Communicate

WebMD’s pet section has a fascinating slideshow of “Facts” and “Myths” about dogs and cats. As a dog and cat lover, I was interested in all of them, but as a dog and cat artist, I found several “facts” very particularly relevant. Several of the facts concerned dog and cat body language, especially facial expressions: A dog’s look of love; cats kiss with their eyes; dog grinning vs. smiling vs. snarling, two times dogs wag their tails when they aren’t being friendly, the sideways glance, and more:

Slideshow: Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Dogs and Cats.

Other non-visual animal communication topics include: cat’s purring and “chirping,” how much human language dogs understand, and more.

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