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What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

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Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

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How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

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Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

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cat-eye-pupil-contracted.jpg

What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

Read on...

cat-with-catnip-plant.jpg

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

Read on...

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

Read on...

stray-cat.jpg

Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

Read on...

cute-kittens-in-basket.jpg

How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

Read on...

cute-kitten-in-litter-box.jpg

Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

Read on...


More Articles for the Cat Curious

Ball of Yarn for Cat Toy?

01 Jun 2017 20:40

The ball of yarn has long been the quintessential cat toy. Some people, in fact, consider it the ideal cat toy. Not only is this a myth, it is a dangerous one. Cat's may love to play with a ball of yarn, but they love to play with all sorts of things that could be dangerous for them….

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How To Use a Flea Comb to Check Your Cat for Fleas

20 Apr 2017 21:27

When someone suspects their cat has fleas, I'm usually the guy called on the check it out. Fleas are not always obvious, after all. Unless the infestation is particularly severe, you won't see fleas jumping around like they're in a circus, and you may not even notice any symptoms such as scratching. Or, the symptoms could be generic, such as hair loss, which could also be due to contact allergies, etc.

But, checking for fleas is not rocket surgery. It's easy to check for yourself and all you need is one very simple piece of equipment….

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How to Get Your Cat to Not Be Afraid of the Carrier

19 Apr 2017 20:45

You should never transport your cat in a car without a cat carrier. First, it is very dangerous to have a cat wandering around the car while you drive, and second, the carrier helps to protect your cat from injury should an accident occur. There is even one more reason you may not have thought about, which I will explain below.

But, as most of us have experienced, a ride in the carrier is very stressful for a cat. Some will yowl the entire trip, and perhaps even start panting, a severe sign of stress in cats….

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NO, You Can't Feed Your Cat a Vegan Diet

11 Apr 2017 03:47

In June of 2014 the image of an article started circulating on Facebook. The headline read '"Vegan" Kitten Nearly Dies." Is it true? Did a kitten nearly die from being fed a vegan diet?…

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Does Your Cat Recognize Itself in the Mirror?

09 Apr 2017 22:10

Can other animals recognize their own reflection? This is one of the most interesting questions in animal psychology and leads to some quite entertaining films. It does seem that chimpanzees, orangutans, dolphins, and maybe elephants seem to know they are looking at themselves in the mirror, at least after some experience. But what about cats?…

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Get A Bird Feeder For Your Cat

17 Mar 2017 02:41

Cats love to watch birds, and that is why you should get a bird feeder for your cat. No, not so the cat can eat bird seed, but to attract birds to your yard so your cat can enjoy watching them through the window. Your cat probably already spends a lot of time in the window looking over his domain. And some of that time is spent watching and reacting to birds.

A bird feeder within view of your cat's favorite window can provide her with hours of entertainment.

And, while your cat is excited by the birds, you can be entertained by that weird chattering noise she makes and post a YouTube video of that weird mouth thing she does….

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Why Do Cats Hate Water?

17 Mar 2017 01:08

First of all, not all cats hate water and avoid it. Some cats, both big and small, domesticated and wild, enjoy water and even like to go swimming. Tigers, for instance, have been known to go into the water voluntarily. So, if you ever get chased by one, don't think water is a refuge!…

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Cats Are Not Fur People

16 Mar 2017 23:55

I've already tried to debunk the claim, often couched in scientific terms, that your cat thinks you are a giant furless cat. That is a silly and quite unprovable claim but at its heart is another, perhaps harmful myth:

Your cat is a furry little human. Many of us think of our cats as our children. Not only do we prescribe human emotions to them, but human needs. We treat them like humans, instead of cats….

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