Five Things Your Pet Knows About You

5 things your pet knows about you
Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Dec 21, 2023

Your pet is more than just an animal that lives in your home. For those of you who love animals, your pet is likely your best friend and confidant (after all, who else can you 100 percent trust never to spill your secrets?).

Whether dog, cat, lizard or bird, when we create a bond with an animal, and gain their respect and love, it is a blessing like no other in life. While we may not speak the same language, your pet intuitively knows things about you, such as when you are feeling sad, which has actually been backed up by scientific studies.

We asked animal communicator and founder of The Animal Talk Institute, Trisha McCagh reveals five things your pet knows about you!

Your pet knows when you are sad

Have you ever had that moment when your pet comes over and starts cuddling up next to you? They do this because they can sense something is wrong. Animals provide comfort during rough times, their unconditional love being one of the most inspirational things in life!

They easily identify when you give more attention to others

It can be hard to give one pet more attention than the others, but often it’s necessary for their emotional well-being. This is important because giving too many pets equal amounts of attention will make them feel uncomfortable and anxious about not getting enough time with you, when you don’t have time to give them all the same amount of attention. Sometimes it pays to separate them and give them each one-on-one time with you. If you can’t give each pet equal amounts of time, it will pay to separate them and give the one one one time with you and you can address them as individuals. 

Your pet knows when you have new set of priorities

When you bring home a new baby, or you get a new pet, or your change your work or life routine, your pet will pick up on the fact that he or she is not going to get all the attention anymore. This can often lead to depression for them. You can work with an animal communicator like myself, as well as your vet, to help your pet adjust. It is very important that you maintain as much routine as possible so your pet does not feel the impact, otherwise this can lead to depression for them and naughty behaviour. 

Your animal companion knows when you are mad

Dogs hate to disappoint and can sense the emotions and body language that comes with an upset “parent”. When you are upset with your dog, and he gives you those “sweet puppy dog eyes” he knows that you are upset and is hoping to change things. And boy, doesn’t it work?

They sense when you are afraid. 

Your pet will pick up on the fact that you are acting frightened. Some may react by trying to protect you, while others will probably be just as afraid as you are. But almost all pets quickly can sense when an owner is feeling afraid or anxious. 

About Trisha McCagh

Trisha McCagh is an internationally acclaimed author, educator, teacher and animal communicator.  She wrote the best selling book Stories from the Animal Whisperer (Allen & Unwin).

Trisha has helped thousands of people all around the world create greater understanding and fulfilment in the relationships they have with their animals. Using a silent language, she either directly translates their words and thoughts or teach people to hear what their animals have to say.

Trisha’s passion and life purpose is to untie people and animals in complete harmony. She is able to do this via her private consultations and exclusive courses. Imagine having two-way conversations with your pet, and never having to guess or make assumptions about them again. Trisha can help you unravel if they are happy, sad, confused, sick, lonely. What do they love to do? What would make their life completely fulfilled? What do they want to tell you? Trisha can help you discover this through her courses.


By Shonagh Walker

Lifestyle Writer

Shonagh Walker is a multi-award-winning lifestyle writer and author specialising in beauty, health, fashion, travel, pets and animals. Her career spans over 30 years, and she can't recall a day during that time, where she hasn't been excited to get to work!



The Carousel