Do Dogs and Cats Actually Get Jealous, or Are We Just Projecting?

Commonsense tells us that both dogs and cats experience jealousy. Are we being anthropomorphic or can we know for sure?

Aeon Magazine
May 28 · 12 min read
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My friend Laurette has two cats, Zhanna and Pixie. When Laurette pets Zhanna, Pixie interferes by attacking Zhanna. By analogy to humans, it is natural to…

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