Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Gift of... Eeeewwww!

If you live with pets, chances are you will probably receive an unwanted present in the form of a dead animal. Your reaction to this gift is important.
Don't be alarmed. This is a normal animal behavior. Cats especially are instinctively wired to catch prey.

Don't scold your pet. You don't want to punish this natural behavior.

Check if the animal is dead. If it isn't dead, you will need to decide if it can be let go again or if you need to contact animal control.

Remove the dead animal from the area. Make sure you dispose of it properly so your pets cannot find it again and play with it or even eat it (even the fattest of house cats finds prey irresistible!). Wear gloves and wash your hands, since wild animals can carry diseases.

Though this gift may not be what you were expecting, it's nice to know your pets were thinking of you!

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