Two-thirds of US pet owners believe their animals have a sixth sense about bad weather, while 43% say their pets can sense bad news.
Some 72% of dog owners report weather warnings from their pets, compared with 66% of cat owners, according to a survey.
And 47% of dog owners and 41% of cat owners said they had received bad news alerts from their pets.
The poll, conducted by GfK Roper Public Affairs and Corporate Communications in October, suggested that pets convey these warnings in many ways.
Some 64% of those polled said pets hide, 56% said they whine or cry, 52% said they become hyperactive, erratic or make unpredictable movements and 36% said they bark or meow persistently.