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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

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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Are All Calico Cats Female?

10 Dec 2015 04:52

During my employment as a veterinary technician, I was always learning new and fascinating facts about animals. One tidbit that everyone was quick to throw around was that all calicoes were female. When I was told this, I asked why, and I was informed that coat color in cats is sex-linked. The X chromosome has the genes for color, and therefore all calico cats are females….

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Do Cats Eat Grass and Plants Because They're Sick?

09 Dec 2015 00:43

Both outdoor, indoor, and in-between cats will occasionally eat plants. Grass tends to be a favorite, but as cat people will tell you, they will nibble on all sorts of plants, including house plants….

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Do Cats Have Hair Instead Of Fur?

08 Dec 2015 21:35

Do cats have hair or fur? It may seem like semantic, and possibly pedantic, distinction. But it makes you curious. Is there a difference between hair and fur? If so, why do we say cat hair and not cat fur?

Many times when I have used the word fur to refer to a cat's coat, I have been corrected, and told that "cats have hair, not fur." When I asked what the difference was, it was never explained. The idea of a cat having a "coat of fur," itself, is good geeky humor, and has to do with the etymology of the word fur. You may want to skip to the bottom and read about the origin of the word fur, which may surprise you….

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Are Cats Cold And Aloof?

08 Dec 2015 19:14

Even though cats are more popular than ever before (it's true!), many people still think of the cat as a cold, aloof, and even conniving creature. Self-professed "dog people" compare cats to dogs, and find cats to come up short. As well, they may have only seen cats who had spent their lives outdoors, and were wary of people….

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