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Question #80253 posted on 12/12/2014 3:50 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Is it true that if you die in your apartment alone then your dog will die too out of starvation, but a cat will kill you?

-Side Eyeing her cat


Dear Kitty,

Technically, no, because if you've already died, your cat can't kill you. 

However, I do understand what you're getting at here, and it's still actually not true. There is no evidence that shows that cats in general are more likely to eat the remains of their owners than a dog. Cats are obligate carnivores, and dogs are not, but both are scavengers if need necessitates and they will eat whatever is available. It IS true that dogs will hold off on eating their masters longer than cats would, due to the whole obligate carnivore thing and the fact that dogs are more likely to hesitate when it comes to eating their masters (since cats have a very different response to authority, they are less likely to form the same attachments to their masters as dogs). However, in the end, both are just as likely to eat their owners.