Researchers explain that dogs drink water in a different way than humans because they have “incomplete cheeks.” As a result of this difference, dogs can do certain things much better than we can. By the same token, there are things our best friends cannot do as well and drinking is one of them.
When your dog attacks the water bowl in a frenzied moment of slobber and slurping, it probably looks a lot more like a slippery mess than a honed skill.
But researchers at one university found that dogs have a tendency to use one particular technique to maximize how much water actually makes it into their mouths rather than on the floor: they are able to capture the water mid-air.
Sunghwan Jung, an assistant professor at Virginia Tech co-authored the research and explained that some animals, much like humans, use suction to access liquids — using lips and cheeks to create negative pressure inside their mouths to vacuum up the water. But some carnivores, including felines and canines of all shapes and sizes (like lions or wolves) don’t have “complete” cheeks, according to the San Francisco Gate.
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