Those disgusting things our pets do | Local | dnews.com – Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Those disgusting things our pets do | Local | dnews.com – Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Every pet owner has been repulsed by something their pet does and wondered why it happens.

The first reason? They do so because they are animals, not humans. They will breed with their sister or mother if allowed. They lick the insides of one another’s mouths, as well as yours if they get the chance. They eat feces. They will fight, kill and consume prey and people without criminal intent.

I am very fond of my dog and cat, but I do not expect them to have the higher-order thought process that humans do. I expect them to behave like animals unless they are closely monitored and directed otherwise. Even then, the best trained animals I have ever known will revert to their basic behaviors in the absence of sustained human interaction to the contrary.