If You’re Happy And You Know It Wag Your Tail To The Right!

‘Cats, dogs, parrots and even fish are right or left-handed, scientists have revealed.

They found that females are ‘right-handed’ while toms favour the left.

Scientists also reported that parrots will pick up objects with their ‘dominant’ foot, toads are mostly right-handed and fish will have a preference to left or right when they dodge a predator – and even humpback whales prefer the right side of their jaws when feeding.

And dogs wag their tails to the right when relaxed and to the left when agitated, this week’s New Scientist reports.

The experts said: ‘Male and female cats differ in their behavioural patterns, for example hunting styles and parental care, and it is possible that these place different demands on motor functioning.’

I thought that dog wag their tail right to left and back again so I am not sure what ‘wagging to the left’ or ‘wagging to the right’ means. Then again I am not a scientist, just a Veterinarian so what would I know.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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