Source: dvm360

The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine conducted a study to understand canine vision habits, aiming to find factors influencing dogs’ interest in video content and to develop better ways to assess their vision. Led by Dr. Freya Mowat, researchers surveyed dog owners, exploring dogs’ interactions with screens and video content. They found dogs are attentive to moving images on screens, prompting researchers to consider using videos to entertain or soothe dogs left alone.

The study, published in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, used a web-based questionnaire answered by dog owners, gathering demographic details, screen interactions, and video preferences. Owners also had the option to let their dogs watch videos, with subsequent questions assessing their interest. Researchers hope this study will improve understanding of using videos as a calming aid for dogs and lead to more sensitive methods for evaluating canine vision.

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