Many cat owners like to think that their cats love them. While that may be true, cats don’t love their overruns in the same way that dogs do. Many dogs remain faithful to their owners and actually suffer from separation anxiety when their owners are away.

Yet according to the latest research, cats don’t feel that way when separated from their owners. Your cat may still love you, but it doesn’t depend on you like a dog.

Daniel Mills, Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine at the University of Lincoln’s School of Life Sciences said, “Previous research has suggested that some cats show signs of separation anxiety when left alone by their owners, in the same way that dogs do, but the results of our study show that they are in fact much more independent than canine companions.

“It seems that what we interpret as separation anxiety might actually be signs of frustration.”

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