Animals live on a psychic or instinctual level and do not have reason or the same level of awareness or consciousness that humans have. Animals seem to be able to predict a natural disaster, usually vacating an area before a hurricane or earthquake. However this may be due to the animal's ability to sense the minute vibrations that precede an earthquake or the drop in pressure that precedes a hurricane, raising the question, could all psychic abilities be explained scientifically? Fish also have a highly sensitive pressure detection system consisting of tiny hair like projections encased in a jelly-like substance which is affected by the slightest vibration in the water.
The technical term for psychic abilities in animals is anpsi, short for animal psi. Research has been done into animal psi, however one problem is that it is hard to determine whether the human researcher's psychic powers are affecting results - ie are they measuring the animal's psychic abilities, or the researcher's results. It is also hard to tell which psychic power is being tested. Is a dog's ability to be waiting at the door when their owner comes home (even if the time varies from day to day) an example of precognition (awareness of future events) or telepathy (reading their owner's mind)?
There are psychics who claim to be able to communicate with animals and heal them. If your pet is down in the dumps, or ill, maybe a pet psychic could be the answer. Pet psychics can also help animal owners locate missing pets. Pet psychics can give readings over the phone, giving advice on the animal's physical and mental state. Pet psychics can also communicate with the spirits of dead animals. Pet psychics use telepathy (communication between one mind and another) to communicate with animals and channelling to contact dead animals.
Pet psychics are becoming increasingly popular in the US. One famous psychic, Sonya Fitzpatrick, has her own TV show on the Animal Planet channel where she communicates with animals, diagnoses illnesses and reveals concerns the animals may have.