The full Moon has forever been blamed for increased rates of violence, suicide, births and simply driving some people stark raving mad. 

But did you know it can also affect your pets?   

Animal behavior has long been tied to the lunar cycle. But researchers have mixed explanations  as to why. 

What veterinary emergency clinics know, however, is that there is an increased incidence of pet emergency visits for conditions such as cardiac arrest and trauma when the moon is full.   

Read the full MSNBC article here.   

In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, the researchers found the risk of emergency room visits to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons.

According to the Farmers Almanac, the next full moon is July 29th and again August 28th.