Simple Tricks to Find Out if Your Dog/Cat Is Left or Right Pawed

Are animals like humans left or right handed? Can they be ambidextrous? And can animals as large as blue whales have left or right preferences?

The answer is yes. Animals, just like humans, prefer a certain side. And just like humans, most animals are right-handed or right-footed.

According to, an animal’s left brain controls the right side of the body, and the right brain controls the left side of the body.

Researchers have previously found a “right-sided bias” in animals that was explained by the connection between the left brain and right eye – the left brain is involved in motor skills and coordination, both of which are necessary for feeding movements.

Even large animals like the blue whale show left and right side preferences. Just like humans, scientists believe most blue whales prefer their right side. However, studies found that a small number of blue whales preferred their left side and even some that appeared to be ambidextrous.

If you’re wondering whether your dog or cat has left paws or right paws, try these experiments:

Do these tests to find out if your dog has left or right paws

Do these tests to find out if your cat has left or right paws

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