07 Aug '17, 2pm

Why Do Animals Like to Be Pet? #care2

Why Do Animals Like to Be Pet? #care2

Have you ever wondered why dogs like getting their bellies rubbed , or why cats love to be scratched under their chins? And what makes a hug feel so good and comforting? All of these sensations are connected, of course. Touch — that is, stroking and petting, is an enjoyable sensation to mammals, and it serves a purpose too. In social animals, touch can serve as a bonding measure, as well as one of hygiene. Primates groom each other to remove harmful insects from each other’s fur, and having help for those hard-to-reach places keeps a population healthy. Research has shown that primates groom each other far more than is necessary purely for the hygiene aspect, though. It goes beyond simple need and becomes an enjoyable activity, it seems — and one which keeps the social group together. Humans can relate to this too. Bearing in mind our close relation to primates, it’s no su...

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