Some people say cats only love us because we feed them. Well, it turns out that cats care more about human interaction than food. Who would have thought? Scientists at Oregon State University found that cats are just as loving as dogs. When cats were offered the options of food, toys, scent and social interaction with humans, the majority chose human interactions (not surprisingly, food was a close second).

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Jackie Brown is a freelance writer from Southern California who specializes in the pet industry. Reach her at

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