Do pets really understand our emotions?
Would love to know how pets react to human emotions. Do they get excited when you are happy and cling to you when you are sad? And is it that dogs understand better than any other animal?
Depends how close you are towards your pet, my cat is not so close to me, rather my son understands my feelings
Yep i believe they do, I have a beautiful leopard cat (bengal) and he completely understands when i am upset as he comes up and rubs against me and purrs to make me feel better
I believe they do, and it would make sense why they would be able to understand our emotions; I mean pets can understand each others' emotions, right? So it only makes sense that they can understand humans', even if our reasons why might be a little bit more complex than their own.
I firmly believe that they do. When my first fancy rat passed away, we were an utter mess. Our other rat (her cage mate) not only mourned her with us and snuggled her to say goodbye, but comforted us as well. It tears me up to remember it, but she knew what had happened, and despite being sad herself, did her best to make us feel better as well.
People are programmed to see what they want to see in animals. I think animals can detect changes in our typical routine, and obviously can detect jarring shifts in our emotional state (extreme anger, sadness when sobbing uncontrollably). How they actually 'understand' these emotions is another story. It would also depend on the pet. Dog behavior and human behavior have many parallels, so it's possible they recognize and are conscious to some of our emotions. Humans have issues understanding the emotions of other animals, so I don't see why other animals would understand ours.
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