Some pets don't care what's on, but others lap it up. There are even movies just for pets and a DogTV channel. Whether TV is good or bad for pets hasn't been proven, but some believe it may be useful to:

• Lessen separation anxiety. The lights and noises from the TV may provide a distressed pet with some comfort and help them adjust to being home alone.
• Fight boredom. Shelter and indoor pets who can't get outside may benefit from a little tube time to keep them entertained.
• Reduce bad behavior. Because it can decrease boredom and anxiety, TV time may keep your pet out of trouble while you're out of the house.

So does your pet watch TV? Share about your furry couch potato on our Facebook poll – and don't forget to like us while you're there!


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