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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

Why Does My Cat Suddenly Groom At Odd Times?

24 Dec 2015 22:25

Most cat people have noticed that cats pick the strangest times to suddenly start grooming a paw or licking themselves at random places on their body.

Have you ever seen this happen? Your cat is having a play fight with your other cat, he reaches out to swipe her on the head, and instead he pulls his paw back and starts licking it. Or, in the middle of an intense stare-down with his playmate, he looks away and starts licking….

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Does Your Cat Think You're a Giant Furless Cat?

23 Dec 2015 07:31

It has been a running joke at our house for many years. Our cats think we are giant, oddly shaped cats with an unfortunate fur deficiency. They also think that we are the dumbest cats they've ever known. Sometimes it seems like more than a joke. We often wonder what our cats think of us. Do they recognize us as another kind of animal? Or, since they are "part of our family" do they think of us as weird, lumbering cats?…

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Why Do Cats Meow?

17 Dec 2015 19:32

We say meow. The Japanese say nyaa. This is how we interpret that sound that our pet cats make. Oddly enough, cats do not often "meow" to other cats! It is a sound that seems to be reserved mostly for humans. It also seems as if cats were using this sound on humans in ancient times….

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Human OTC Pain Drugs That are Poisonous to Cats

16 Dec 2015 08:05

Many people, when their cat is not feeling well, assume that what works for a human will work for a cat. However, most of the drugs that humans take, and even which are given to dogs, cannot be given to cats. Cats are extremely sensitive to a variety of drugs and many common over-the-counter medications are toxic to cats, and may lead to death if ingested and immediate medical care is not given….

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Do Cats Need Vitamin C?

13 Dec 2015 23:30

With all the nutritional products marketed to cats and dogs, including vitamins, you must wonder if a cat really needs any of this. Lots of people wonder if cats need vitamin C, for instance, since it is so important for humans. Even a basic knowledge of nutrition will tell you that there is no vitamin C in meat!…

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Do A Cat's Whiskers Grow Back?

13 Dec 2015 21:24

Everyone once in a while, you may find a strange, long, white hair lying around. Upon further examination, you realize it is one of your cat's whiskers. You are aware that your cat needs her whiskers. They are an important part of a cat's equipment. If they fall out, could this be harmful?…

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When Do Kittens Get Their Teeth?

12 Dec 2015 00:10

Cats, just like humans, get their baby teeth first, which are replaced later by permanent teeth. They are born without any teeth. At least, they are born without any teeth yet visible….

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Do Cats Really Have a Third Eyelid?

10 Dec 2015 16:36

You've heard about this third eyelid that cats have, but when you look, you don't see it. Do they have three eyelids? And, if so, where is the third one?…

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