While the US can certainly be described as a pet-loving nation, there is at least a slight bias toward dogs. Who do you think is the smartest pet and who has the longest memory? Dogs or cats?
How long is a cat ‘s memory span?
A cat’s brain functioning has been compared to that of a two to three year old child and, when compared to a dog, a cat’s memory is almost 200 times more retentive. Without repeated and reinforced training, a dog’s memory span is about 5 minutes.
How many neurons does a dog have?
A cat’s cerebral cortex contains about twice as many neurons as that of dogs. Cats have 300 million neurons, whereas dogs have about 160 million. In fact, cats have more nerve cells in the visual areas of their brain, a part of cerebral cortex, than humans and most other mammals.