How pets see the world

From feline friends to scaly companions, a new infographic reveals how animals perceive their surroundings


Ever wondered what your dog sees as he strolls through the park? Or what your cat is transfixed by as you watch television?

Insurance company, helpucover, has detailed how vision differs between different animals through a new infographic.

The infographic outlines the visual quirks of a range of animals, from horses and dogs to geckos and snakes. It outlines their secret strengths as well as their achilles’ heels.

The infographic shows that while horses have great peripheral vision with their eyes on the side of their head, they have a blind spot in front of their nose.

Cats have an inner eyelid to provide extra protection and dogs have broad peripheral vision. Both dogs and cats perceive colour in browns, blues and yellows.

Birds are able to see a much broader spectrum of colours than humans, and can also see ultraviolet light. Sharks, on the other hand, cannot see any colour at all. 

Click here to see the How Animals See the World infographic.