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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

Are Cats Allergic To Chocolate?

03 Dec 2015 07:15

Never give cats chocolate! Never give dogs chocolate! Most pet owners have had this warning drilled into them. But few people, including veterinarians, ever explain why you should not give cats (or dogs) chocolate. It seems quite logical to assume, then, that cats are allergic to chocolate and will have a dangerous reaction to it….

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My Cat Suddenly Bites Me When I'm Petting It!

02 Dec 2015 22:43

Lots of highly affectionate cats will enjoy a nice head rub, and then after a while decide to start playing with your hand and gnawing on it. A cat that has been taught appropriate play can often modulate their biting so that it does not hurt. This is not what we are talking about here, though, is it? What we want to know is why your cat will sometimes, after seeming to enjoy being petted by you, will suddenly snap at your hand and bite you very hard. Or, she will swipe at your hand, or both. Cats often send what seems like mixed messages. But in truth, they communicate a lot, we just have to learn their language. But, why do cats bite when being petted?…

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When My Cat Rolls Over on His Back Does He Want a Belly Rub?

01 Dec 2015 23:32

You ever noticed how quick we are to recognize the differences between cats and dogs in terms of they way they each behave, but not in terms of how we behave towards them? The belly rub is one such instance of this….

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Why Does My Cat Sit On Everyone Else's Lap But Mine?

01 Dec 2015 20:55

So many people who have never adopted a cat imagine that their first cat will be what we tend to call a lap cat. Lots of people love to have a warm ball of fur settled in their lap, perhaps while making a comforting purring sound. It is not only beneficial to the cat, who enjoys the closeness and warmth, but it's beneficial to the human….

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Why Do Orange Cats Get Black Spots on Their Nose, Lips, and Eyelids?

01 Dec 2015 07:03

If you have an orange or "ginger" cat that has developed dark spots or freckles on his nose, lips, eyelids, and paw pads, you may be worried that something is wrong with his skin.

Does he have a skin disease? It looks like melanoma! Is it cancerous?…

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Why Do Cats Knead on People?

01 Dec 2015 01:46

You're sitting on the sofa on a cold day with a blanket and your favorite feline pal. They climb onto the blanket and begin to push their front paws in and out on the blanket, in a repetitive motion. while she does this, she purrs contentedly. As we say in the South, your cat is "making biscuits," otherwise known as kneading. Why do cats do this?…

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