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Does Your Pet’s Personality Reflect Their Zodiac Sign?

Even if you don’t take much stock in dog astrology or cat zodiac signs, it’s fun to see how your pet’s personality matches up with the traits attributed to their sign. It’s OK if you don’t know exactly when your pet was born. Take your best guess or read about the signs, and one might jump out at you as a perfect fit for your pet.

Aries – Ram (March 21 to April 20)

Aries is known to be bold and headstrong, so you may need extra patience when training a pet born under this fire sign. They can be impulsive and dive right into things without thinking them through, which can lead to accidents. They’re also smart, playful, and high-spirited, making them a fun companion as long as you have the energy to keep up with them.

Taurus – Bull (April 21 to May 20)

Pets with this earth sign have lots of will power. This can make it challenging to get them to live by your house rules, but it can be done with a little patience and perseverance. They love affection but prefer to seek it out when they want it. They also enjoy kicking back and relaxing. Taurus pets can often be found sprawled out in a sunbeam soaking up the warmth.

Gemini – Twins (May 21 to June 20)

Like the symbol of the twins suggests, Gemini pets have two sides to their personality. They can shift from one mood to the next in a heartbeat. They may be sitting in your lap all calm and happy one minute and jump off in a huff the next. They’re intelligent but easily distracted so it can be helpful to teach them new tricks in places where there isn’t a lot going on.

Cancer – Crab (June 21 to July 20)

Pets with this water sign tend to be emotional and highly sensitive. This makes them very affectionate and loving, but they can need a lot of attention and reassurance. New places, people, and pets can also make them anxious so introduce them slowly. Cancer pets are known to be nurturing, which makes them great buddies for other pets, especially if they’re younger.

Leo – Lion (July 21 to August 20)

Leo is represented by the lion for good reason. Pets with this fire sign are strong, regal, and loyal. They can also be quite theatrical and highly communicative. If you like a quiet pet, they may not be the right choice for you. They will bark, meow, purr, and make all sorts of other noises when they want your attention. You should also be prepared to shower a Leo pet with adoration. They absolutely love the spotlight!

Virgo – Maiden (August 21 to September 20)

Pets born under Virgo enjoy being loved and loving others. They are social butterflies who make great companions for people who like to be out and about. In addition, they’re famous for being cool, calm, and collected even in stressful situations. However, they thrive with a set routine, so be sure to keep their meals and exercise times as consistent as you can.

Libra – Scales (September 21 to October 20)

Libra pets are extremely loving, but they can be insecure. As their symbol of the scales suggests, they enjoy a balanced life with clear boundaries and structure. They are smart but tend to have shorter attention. You may have more success teaching them commands and tricks over multiple short sessions rather than one long one.

Scorpio – Scorpion (October 21 to November 20)

Scorpio is one of the most intense signs of the zodiac. Pets born under this water sign are headstrong, which can make them challenging to train. They like to be the dominant one in their relationships with people and other pets. They’re remarkably independent and like their alone time, but they do like to be fawned over so be sure to give your Scorpio pet lots of praise.

Sagittarius – Archer (November 21 to December 20)

Sagittarius pets are known for their happy, outgoing, and optimistic natures. They love to be with their person all of the time, which makes them a great match if you’re looking for a wingman to accompany you on your adventures. However, this tendency can also make them prone to separation anxiety. You may need to take steps to comfort your Sagittarian pet when you leave the house, such as leaving the television on.

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Capricorn – Goat (December 21 to January 20)

Pets born under this earth sign are very grounded. They’re practical and disciplined, which can make training them a breeze. In addition, they’re famous for being very persistent. They’ll keep at you until they get what they want, whether it’s a tasty treat or some snuggle time. They have lots of energy and can be great sidekicks for people who like to be active.

Aquarius – Water Bearer (January 21 to February 20)

Aquarius pets have some truly wonderful qualities. They’re intelligent, loving, and very caring. They can also be a bit eccentric and unpredictable. You may find your Aquarius pet shifts moods quickly—happy and communicative one moment then introspective and quiet the next. They certainly keep life interesting! They’re also highly independent and need their alone time to rest and recharge.

Pisces – Fish (February 21 to March 20)

If you have a Pisces pet, you’re in for a lot of cuddles. Pets with this water sign tend to be sensitive and super sweet. They thrive in a peaceful environment and may get stressed out if things get out of balance. Make sure they have a quiet place to retreat if they start to feel overwhelmed by the daily bustle at home. They are also known to be free spirits who enjoy their independence.

Knowing your pet’s zodiac sign may help you understand their personality better, but it can’t predict the future. If your pet gets hurt or sick unexpectedly, a pet insurance plan can help you with your veterinary bills.