New research suggests that dogs can sense fatigue and are able to join humans in bouts of yawning.
Yawning is often considered to be contagious - when one person yawns everyone else in the room starts doing it, but what about other animals ? A new study conducted in Japan investigated the link between yawning in dogs and yawning in humans. The results suggested that dogs are just as susceptible to contagious yawning as humans are.
"Our study suggests that contagious yawning in dogs is emotionally connected in a way similar to humans," said study leader Teresa Romero. Other species such as chimpanzees are also believed to be similarly susceptible to the phenomenon.
"Tired dog lovers who think their pet pooch is yawning right along with them may just be right, according to a Japanese study."
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