According to science, certain researches have shown that cats and dogs can see UV light and a few other rays, which human retinas don’t have the capability to see.
“Have you ever felt that your cat or dog can see something you don’t? Well, you may be right, according to a new study. Cats, dogs, and other mammals are thought to see in ultraviolet light, which opens up a whole different world than the one we see”, the study explains.
According to a study conducted by Ronald Douglas, a professor of biology at City University London and Glenn Jeffrey, a professor of neuroscience at University College London, it says that Many different things reflect UV light in the animal kingdom.
As an example, patterns on flowers that show where nectar is, urine trails that lead to prey, and reindeer could see where polar bears are as snow reflects UV, but white fur does not so they would be able to steer clear. So the white fur of the polar bear would merely mid into the snow if a human observes it, Human cannot see the pollen on flowers where bees have that capability.
Check below image where it is clearly shown that bees can feel the UV sensitivity where humans do not see the same.
As per the past researches, it has already proven that these UV capabilities are present in animals, however, this was the first study where it shows that this capability also exists in house-trained pets such as cats and dogs. Apart from that, many other rodents such as hedgehogs, ferrets, bats, and quite a few others too.
What else can these animals do?
Furthermore, it also believed that these animals are able to see other things which are unseen to humans, things like few chemicals, even the very weak and mild chemicals that are used to brighten paper. It is verified that humans have fewer senses compared to animals and such sense would help to create technology that permits humans to improve some of their senses. So that humans can reach to the level of these animals.
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It is evident that cats and dogs have greater senses to human but it has not proven completely. However, with further researches, it will be able to understand how they can see things, but not humans. There will be also a day to improve something that allows us to see what they can.
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