Yes, both cats and dogs are believed to dream. Like humans, they experience REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep, which is the stage of sleep associated with dreaming. During this stage, their brain activity and physiological responses resemble those of a waking state. Cats and dogs may exhibit behaviors during sleep that indicate they are dreaming, such as twitching, paw movements, and vocalizations. While we cannot know the content of their dreams, it is thought that they may dream about experiences, activities, and interactions they have had while awake.
Although we don’t know for certain what cats and dogs specifically dream about, it is believed that their dreams may involve experiences, memories, and activities from their waking lives. Cats may dream about hunting, exploring their environment, or interacting with other animals. Dogs may dream about playing, chasing, or engaging in social interactions with humans or other dogs. Since dreams are often influenced by an individual’s experiences and emotions, it is likely that cats and dogs dream about things that are important and familiar to them. However, as we cannot directly access or interpret their dreams, it remains a topic of speculation and research.