Cats versus dogs in the drinking category w video

Cats versus dogs in the drinking category w video

first_imgImage credit: Biology Letters, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0336 © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: Cats versus dogs in the ‘drinking’ category (w/ video) (2011, May 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-cats-dogs-category-video.html However, A. W. Crompton and Catherine Musinsky from Harvard University decided they needed to step up on the side of the dogs and discover just how they drink water. In a new study published in Biology Letters, Crompton and Musinsky show that dogs drink in the same fashion as cats, leaving to a draw in the competition. Cats however may win the point for being less messy when they drink.Similar to the study done by Reis and Stocker on cats, Crompton and Musinsky used high-speed video and x-ray video to show just what happens when a dog drinks water. While most people assume that the dog, which curves its tongue to form a spoon of sorts, scoops water into its mouth, this is actually inaccurate. While the dog does scoop its tongue, the water that is trapped in the ‘scoop’ is actually lost when the dog draws its tongue into its mouth. (PhysOrg.com) — The competition between cat and dog owners has one or the other always looking for an advantage and cat owners thought they had one last year when Pedro Reis and Roman Stocker from MIT discovered that cats used their tongues in a very unique way to dry water into their mouths. While cats drank in this manner, Reis was sure that dogs, which are known for scooping and making a mess, had to drink in a different way. Study reveals the subtle dynamics underpinning how cats drink (w/ Video)last_img

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