People care about their dogs more than their cats, study confirms

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  • Experts revealed that people are consenting to salary higher vet fees for their dogs

By Xantha Leatham Deputy Science Editor

Published: 01:00 EDT, 23 October 2023 | Updated: 03:36 EDT, 23 October 2023

When it comes to owning pets, we each cognize whether we're much of a 'dog person' aliases a 'cat person'.

Now, astatine nan consequence of upsetting those who favour felines, experts person revealed that people's levels of attachment are greater erstwhile it comes to their dogs - and they are consenting to salary higher vet fees for them.

Researchers sampled 2,117 group who owned either dogs, cats aliases both.

Participants were asked to reply questions astir their pets' attraction and their attachment to them. 

Analysis revealed that group appeared to attraction much astir their dogs than their cats successful each countries and crossed each measures.

Experts person revealed that people's levels of attachment are greater erstwhile it comes to their dogs - and they are consenting to salary higher vet fees for them

Although nan penchant for dogs was only flimsy successful nan UK, successful Austria it was much marked and, successful Denmark, nan penchant was very pronounced (pictured: a man stepping his canine successful Bornholm, bluish seashore of Denmark

They had higher attachment scores for their dogs, insured their dogs much often, mostly expected much curen options to beryllium disposable for dogs, and would salary much for that treatment. 

However, location were striking differences successful attitudes betwixt countries. Participants for nan study were taken from nan UK, Denmark and Austria. 

Although nan penchant for dogs was only flimsy successful nan UK, successful Austria it was much marked and, successful Denmark, nan penchant was very pronounced.

Dr Peter Sandoe, first writer of nan study astatine nan University of Copenhagen, said: 'We and others person recovered that group are consenting to walk overmuch little connected their cats than connected their dogs.' 

But, penning successful nan diary Frontiers successful Veterinary Science, nan authors said location could still beryllium different nations wherever nan level of attraction for and attachment to cats is higher.

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