Dogs are like cats, but sloppier

May 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

Cats are not sloppy. Perish the thought.

All cat people know this already.  In this case, we’re talking about the biomechanics of drinking.  A high-speed video study on how cats drink came out last year from MIT.  Not to be outdone, Harvard has now used X-ray video to show that dog lapping is pretty much the same, only messier.  Both species use the adhesion of liquid to the tongue to drink — no scooping.  Via Wired Science.

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