Figure Out If Your Pet is Left or Right-Handed Using Three Simple Tests

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This sounds crazy . . . but I bet that you’ll try it. A vet in California has figured out three tests you can use to figure out if your pet is left or right-handed. Not that there’s any real benefit in finding out.  Whether a dog or cat is left-handed or right-handed doesn’t have any impact on their life.  But don’t you kinda want to know anyway?  Here’s the test…

1.147138043 Figure Out If Your Pet is Left or Right Handed Using Three Simple Tests  Fill a toy with treats, then put it in the center of your pet’s field of vision.  Which paw does he use to touch it first?

2.  Put something sticky on their nose and see which paw they use to remove it.

3.  Put a treat under the sofa just out of their reach, and see which paw they use to try to get it out.

Schwartz says you have to perform those tests 100 times to get a definitive answer, especially with cats who sometimes mess around and use both paws.  But if one paw is dominating your results before 100, that’s your pet’s dominant paw.


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