AP-Petside Poll: Most Pet Owners See a Sixth Sense

Two-thirds of U.S. pet owners say their animals have a sixth sense about bad weather, while 43% say their pets can sense bad news.

An Associated Press-Petside.com poll shows that 72% of dog owners report weather warnings from their pets, compared with 66% of cat owners.

Forty-seven percent of dog owners and 41% of cat owners say they have gotten bad news alerts from their pets.

The poll conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications in October shows pets convey these warnings in many ways.

Sixty-four percent of those polled say pets hide, 56% say they whine or cry, 52% say they become hyperactive, erratic or make unpredictable movements, and 36% say they bark or meow persistently.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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