Color Me Fear Free

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The way people interpret color is tied strongly to human culture and language. For example, feeling blue means feeling sad, and seeing red means feeling angry, at least in Western, English-speaking cultures. But how do animals see and respond to color? The answers are few, as there is little research in this field of study. We can say that dogs and cats see a narrower range of colors than we do. This is because they have traded color vision, biologically speaking, for superior vision at night. Indeed, dogs and cats see much better at night than people do.

Lewis, H. E. (2020). Color me fear free. Fear Free Pets. Retrieved March 8, 2022, from

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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Designs that Support Good Welfare, Environment, Kennel Design