Some people think that pets are just animals, but the truth is they’re as unique and special as humans. And while it’s true that many of them have shorter lifespans than we do, this doesn’t mean their hearts aren’t important. In fact, a recent study conducted by the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine suggests that some genetic mutations found in people also appear in our furry friends. This goes to show you how important it is to take care of your pets-they need love and attention just like we do!
New research suggests that our pets’ hearts are just as important as our own!
Pets are a big part of the family and can make our lives better in many ways. Whether they provide companionship for us when we’re lonely, or just need love and attention, pets can provide what we need even when no one else will.
In fact, new research suggests that our pets’ hearts are just as important as our own!
One of the most common genetic mutations in people is a mutation in the MYBPC3 gene. This gene helps produce cardiac myosin-binding protein C which plays a critical role during heart function.
When this gene mutates, it can result in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a common type of heart disease.
According to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, there are also mutations in this gene that show up frequently in dogs. They went on further to do research involving two families with multiple members who had HCM–and several family members own pets with the same mutation.
The researchers compared pet DNA samples from 18 dogs to DNA samples from 400 humans and found that the MYBPC3 gene mutations were only present in the pets–not in any of the people tested. According to Dr. Diana Lidicker, this suggests that “people who have these mutations will more likely develop HCM if they also have a dog that has one of these same mutations.”
This study proves that our pets’ hearts are just as important as our own. It is extremely important to take care of your furry family members because you might actually be helping them live longer! So show some love for your pet today-they will appreciate it more than you know.
They’re just as unique and special as humans
We all know that pets feel like human children to their owners. One of the latest studies is about how they are just as unique and special as us humans too.
They aren’t just fur babies. They’re more than that. There are so many different breeds of dogs and cats, all with the same genetic mutations as humans! We have to keep in mind how important it is to take care of them both inside and out. With these findings, scientists will be able to help treat pets with diseases like they do for humans.
As I’m sure you’ve guessed, this is a very new study and there’s still so much to learn about how the hearts of our beloved pets are just as important as the hearts of us humans.
It’s been shown that some of the most common genetic mutations in humans also show up in pets. This really goes to show how important it is for pet owners to take care of their furry friends- they need love and attention just like we do! I hope you enjoyed this article on Hearts Of Pets, please share with your friends and family who may have a pet or two. Thank you!