Q: Why do dogs love car rides and cats hate them?
our dog gets so excited but our cats we use to have would freak out
Jan 12, 2009
Cats eyes are designed to detect motion. In a moving car, there's too much moving for the cat to try to track. Whenever we need to take our cat somewhere, we keep our cat in the cat carrier covered up with a blanket. When we moved to Portland, our cat traveled 2000 miles in our car. He didn't like being locked up in a carrier all day. But as long as he couldn't see outside, he was fine.
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Jan 08, 2009
Dogs probably get to go to more fun places in the car, so they have less of a negative association with it. Cats usually go in the car only when they're going to the vet, which they hate. Dogs get to go to the park, for walks, to the pet store, and many other fun places via the car.
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