Science Finally Confirms Which Are Better Pets: Dogs Or Cats

Written by the Providr.com editorial team

This is the debate that has long divided animal lovers: who makes better pets: cats or dogs? But have no fear that we can now officially settle the debate with science.

To settle the debate, scientists compared the increase of the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin in both cats and dogs after playing with their owners. ‘Oxytocin is one of the chemical measures of love in mammals’ Dr. Paul Zak, who conducted the study of the BBC2 documentary ‘Cats vs. Dogs’.

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HuffPost UK Pets: Features, Blogs And News About Our Four-Legged Friends

Do me a favour, if you think it’s okay to leave your dog in a hot car, even for just a few minutes go and try this out. Put on a warm coat, go and sit in the car when it’s hot. Crack the window an inch and then sit there. Sit there and see how you feel. I bet you want to open the window further quite quickly – well don’t because your dog can’t.

Tracey Morgan

Animal hugger, tea drinker, John Candy biographer, co-host of Alternate Endings podcast

 One of our biggest concerns before our little boy Sonny was born was how our jack russell Mario would take to him. The dog has had our undivided attention for the past 9 years and has effectively been our child, but with a few simple adjustments to his lifestyle he seems to have accepted the newcomer to his home.

Oli Reed

Full-time dad, part-time adventurer and occasional blogger at www.theoutdoordad.co.uk

This study provides a fascinating insight into what type of information may be most likely to deter people from purchasing an exotic species, and suggests that reducing the demand for exotics – and all of the negative consequences that accompany that demand – may indeed be possible. Continue reading HuffPost UK Pets: Features, Blogs And News About Our Four-Legged Friends

This Cool Device Lets You ‘Talk’ to Your Pets at Home, Wherever You Are

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 We’ve seen videos of pets expectantly waiting for their beloved humans at home. They sit on the couch, wait by the door, or stare out the window looking sad. Most of us know how heartbreaking it is to see them like that; however, there’s nothing we can do about it. We all leave the house every once in a while, and it’s inevitable.

If only we could bring our dogs and cats anywhere we need to go. If only we could talk to them and reassure them that we’re coming back home soon.

Fortunately, in this day and age, nothing is impossible, especially in terms of communication. If we can communicate with our friends and family wherever we are, we can now do the same with our pets.

With a device called PetChatz, we can stay connected with our dogs and cats while we’re away.

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This gadget is a two-way audio/video system with a sound and motion detector, which allows us to interact with them through a computer, tablet, or phone. Yes, they can see and hear us through the monitor, and they can call us using the PawCall. Also, with the PetChatz app, we can give them nutritious treats and dispense calming scents to help them stay relaxed.
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