Does the full moon affect pets?

We’ve all heard the stories about how emergency rooms (both human and animal) and police scanners go a bit crazy during a full moon. I have to admit, working in the newsroom, it does sometimes seem that the police scanner has some of the weirdest calls during a full moon — or maybe just more of them than normal.

Dr. Jon of That Pet Place offers some full-moon stories from animal emergency rooms and veterinarians: Dogs at full moon and Cats at full moon.

And Astrologer Dana Haynes offers insights into how different phases of the moon may affect your pets at

Do you notice any changes in your pets’ behavior during a full moon? I haven’t noticed a change in my cats, but then they’re always a bit crazy. :) Feel free to comment and share your pets’ full-moon stories with YDR Pets blog readers.

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