13 Surprising Scientific Facts About Pets


Science has quite a lot to say about your pet that you might have had no idea about. No, really. It turns out the animals that live with us are, in some ways, as odd and little-understood as any. Here are 15 examples of what we mean:

Dogs evolved the ability to process carbs SO they could live with humans. Three genes involved in the digestion of starch are different between wolves and dogs -- which would have helped dogs live off of agricultural products, just like humans did. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: NPR

Dog fleas jump much higher than cat fleas. 27% In one study, dog fleas jumped about 50% higher than cat fleas on average. NOW YOU KNOW

Source: NIH

Dogs can smell when you're having an epileptic seizure. lit And they're very good at it, too-. - they can smell, say, diabetes and cancer, too, but they're particularly good at smelling epileptic seizures. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: Nature

Puppy-dog eyes are a real thing, and have been produced by evolution. Because dogs have been living with humans for SO long, they've evolved small muscles around their eyes that let them make expressions that are appealing to humans. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

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