Have you ever wondered what is your pet dreaming about? Dr. Deirdre Barret from Harvard Medical School was interested enough to find out. Dr. Barret’s work includes studying dreams in humans and she’s learned a lot about animals’ dreams along the way.
Most mammals share a similar sleep cycle with humans, so they experience the REM phase, the same one in which people dream. With that logic, most mammals could also dream like humans.
If we dream about things we experience throughout the day, it would make sense that your pets dream about things that are happening to them. Your dog probably dreams of you! And what about cats? Most likely, they are chasing mice and running around in their dreams.