Are You a Cat or Dog Expert? (Quiz)

Love cats? Love dogs? Love both? Test your knowledge of canines and felines, the two most popular pets worldwide. Some of the answers are likely to surprise you!

 

Answer cats or dogs for the following questions:

1. Which pet has a wider range of vocalizations?

2. Which pet has more teeth?

3. Which pet has more taste buds?

4. Which pet has a third eyelid called a haw?

5. Which pet cannot move his or her jaws sideways?

6. Which pet was domesticated first?

7. Which animal is currently the most popular pet in America?

 

 

8. Cats respond to sounds 10 times faster than dogs. True or False?

 

9. A dog has 319 bones. How many bones does a cat have?

 

10. Which animal does not have a collarbone.  A cat, a dog or both?

 

11. Dogs pant, while cats sweat through their _________________.
a. noses
b. paws
c. ears
d. tail

 

 

THE ANSWERS

 

1. Which pet has a wider range of vocalizations?

Cats. Cats can make more than 100 vocal sounds while dogs only make about 10.

 

2. Which pet has more teeth?

Dogs. Dogs have 42 teeth while cats have only 30.

 

3. Which pet more taste buds?

Dogs. They have far fewer than humans (who boast 9000 buds per tongue), but dogs have about 1706 taste buds while a cat only has 473.

 

4. Which pet has a third eyelid called a haw?

Both.

 

5. Which pet cannot move their jaws sideways?

A cat.

 

6. Which pet was domesticated first?

Dogs. It is believed that dogs have been domesticated twice as long as cats.

 

7. Which animal is currently the most popular pet in America?

Cats! As of 1987, more American households included a cat than any other animal.

 

8. Cats respond to sounds 10 times faster than dogs. True or False?

True. Cats have 32 ear muscles and respond to sounds 10 times faster than dogs.

 

9. A dog has 319 bones. How many bones does a cat have?

A cat has 230 bones.

 

10. Which animal does not have a collarbone.  A cat, a dog or both?

Both. Neither the cat nor the dog have collarbones, which allows both animals to sneak into spaces. If the head fits, the rest of the body will follow.

 

11.  Dogs pant, while cats sweat through their _________________.

a. noses
b. paws
c. ears
d. tail

B. The only place cats officially sweat is via their paws, but they also release heat through their ears. Interestingly, cats can cool themselves further by grooming, as when the saliva evaporates it cools down kitty. Cats only pant when highly stressed, usually from hypothermia, so if you see your cat panting he or she is potentially in a life-threatening situation. For the record, dogs primarily rely on panting as a cooling mechanism, but they can also sweat from their paws.

 

 

 

106 comments

Christine Jones
Christine J.7 months ago

Surprising. I thought dogs would be more popular in the US than cats. Love them both.

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Crowe1 years ago

I got 8 out of 11 correct. Thanks - I learned something new today!!

Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you!

Jessica K.
Jessica K.1 years ago

Love both cats and dogs, learned some great info here. Thanks.

Franck R.
Frank R.1 years ago

Thank you

Melissa DogLover
Melissa DogLover1 years ago

thanks! Even though I may not ace this quiz, I know for a fact that I LOVE both cats and dogs very much, and they are a HUUUGE part of my life. =]]

Alexandra Hayward

I don't know! I love both x

Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda1 years ago

dobre pytania, dzięki

Janis K.
Janis K.1 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jan L.
Jan L.1 years ago

7/11 so okay but not an expert.
Love both dogs and cats.