The Brain War – Who is Smarter Cats or Dogs?

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So who is smarter — cats or dogs?

In an effort to answer this questions that keeps dog and cat lovers in permanent debate,Vanderbilt University neuroscientist  Suzana Herculano-Houzel created what she calls a “brain soup” to count the neurons in the cerebral cortex of the brains of cats and dogs.

Her results shows that dogs have the most neurons though not the largest brain. Cat lovers are not really peturbed  because they know that cats are really smarter. The age-old saying says it all:

Dogs have masters and cats have staff…

You can read the scientific details here

tip of the day

Courtesy: The Kong Company
Courtesy: The Kong Company

Distraction toys such as a Kong can provide additional hours of fun if you stuff it with Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree and freeze the toy until the puree is solid. Be sure to give the stuffed Kong to your dog outside or somewhere where you won’t mind cleaning up the mess – if he doesn’t lick up everything for you! Peanut butter is another great option. Courtesy Kong