Don’t Miss These Pet Documentaries on Netflix
For animal lovers, interaction with a beloved pet is a great stress reliever. The next time you want to unwind in front of the TV, turn on one of the numerous pet documentaries on Netflix, and cuddle up with your cat or dog for an evening of touching and educational entertainment.
“Second Chance Dogs”
Tissue alert! Meet six abused and neglected dogs and follow their journey as the patient experts at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center help them learn to trust humans again and find loving forever homes.
“The Lion in Your Living Room”
Have you ever wondered how your cat sees the world? This documentary presents new insights into our feline friends, including just what their purring means, where they wander off to, and what their elegant gait looks like in extreme slow motion.
“A Dog’s Life: A Dogamentary”
From morning to night, enjoy a day in the life of Daisy, a Jack Russell terrier, in this fun documentary. You’ll find out if dogs really see only in black and white, whether they have a stellar sense of direction and if you need to be the “alpha dog” in your home.
“The Standard of Perfection: Show Cats”
If you’re hoping this documentary is like the feline version of the comedy “Best in Show,” you’re in for a treat. It’s a very humorous but respectful peek behind the scenes at the International Cat Show in Houston, where preparations to get the contenders ready is usually pretty intense.
Source: Champions Documentary
When more than 50 pit bulls were rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation in 2007, the Humane Society and PETA doubted they would ever be rehabilitated and living happy lives. This documentary shows just how wrong they were. Have a tissue box handy.
“The World of Cats: Volume 1 and Volume 2”
The first volume of this documentary takes a look at the history and mythology of cats, including the reasons they were considered gods in ancient Egypt. The second volume explores how felines communicate and includes helpful tips for understanding your cat’s behavior and stopping bad habits. (Available on Netflix DVD.)
“In the Womb: Cats and Dogs”
If you think kittens and puppies are precious, you’ll enjoy this look at how they develop in the womb. The footage includes real ultrasound photos, computer graphics and visual effects. You’ll also discover what cats acquire before they’re born that makes them successful predators and see how dogs are closely related to their wolf ancestors, yet still very distinct. (Available on Netflix DVD.)
“The Canine Conspiracy” and “The Cat Connection”
These two BBC documentaries explore the history of our two favorite pets and present some facts that may surprise you. “The Canine Conspiracy” focuses on what exactly makes dogs man’s best friend, while “The Cat Connection” looks at how domestic felines have evolved from their fierce ancestors. (Available on Netflix DVD.)