Cats

Whiskers

8 days ago   |   By Cats International

Whiskers are extensions of the skin and not special hairs. Each whisker is an intricate receptor designed to detect even the most minute changes in the environment: tiny movements, air currents, changes in air pressure, temperature, or wind direction. They help the cat to navigate at night, acting as radar. They are double the thickness of the cat's guard hairs and are embedded three times as deeply in the skin in order to translate the slightest contact to sensory cells at their roots. They stimulate an eye blink when touched which helps to protect the eyes. The cat can change the...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Cats      Cat      Cat Unique Features  


Pups raised as guide dogs for the blind, service dogs for veterans with...

When Sunshine wears her blue jacket, she's on the job as a Southeastern Guide Dogs puppy-in-training. Even if she's just sitting quietly while her “puppy raiser,” Nancy... Read more ...

Shelter Dog Can't Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

Shelter Dog Can't Believe How Much Fun It Is To Go On Field Trips

As a shelter dog, life can be hard. Sometimes it's loud. Other times, it is stressful and sad watching people pass you by in your kennel, picking another dog instead. That's... Read more ...

In Memory of Daniel

In Memory of Daniel

Home In Memory of Daniel July 28, 2021 It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we announce that we lost our 15-year-old male Bornean orangutan, Daniel over the weekend... Read more ...

11 Must-Follow Instagram Dogs That Will Inspire You To Get Outdoors

11 Must-Follow Instagram Dogs That Will Inspire You To Get Outdoors

There's nothing like getting to explore somewhere new with your dog. The world is full of so many things to be sniffed and chewed - why should we keep our pups cooped up at... Read more ...

Meet The Dogs In The Swedish Royals' Family Reunion Photo

Meet The Dogs In The Swedish Royals' Family Reunion Photo

As someone who grew up in Midwestern America, my personal interest in royal families tends to start and stop at their dogs. In general, I'm more interested in the lifestyles of... Read more ...

Police K9 Retires After 10 Yrs, Leaving New Department Pups With Big Paws To...

Police K9 Retires After 10 Yrs, Leaving New Department Pups With Big Paws To Fill

In Marshall County, Kentucky, the community is celebrating a good dog. Fox has been protecting and serving his community first with the Paducah Police Department since 2011. In... Read more ...

Moose The Beekeeping Dog Has His Own Custom Bee Suit

Moose The Beekeeping Dog Has His Own Custom Bee Suit

Even though it's one of their best traits, sometimes our dogs wanting to be wherever we are and do whatever we're doing can prove challenging. Most times, it's harmless, like... Read more ...

Cattle Dog Championship Goes On Despite Series Of Disasters

Cattle Dog Championship Goes On Despite Series Of Disasters

A village in New South Wales isn't letting any natural disaster-or series of disasters-put a damper on their championship dog competition. Rappville is located in the northern... Read more ...

Italian Lifeguard Dogs Leap From Helicopters To Save People

Italian Lifeguard Dogs Leap From Helicopters To Save People

Rescuing people struggling to stay afloat at sea is very challenging and potentially dangerous work. Sometimes, lifeguards or Coast Guardsmen need to use speedboats, hydraulic... Read more ...

Given A Chance, Frightened Former Stray Ralphie Slowly Learned To Trust

Given A Chance, Frightened Former Stray Ralphie Slowly Learned To Trust

If you didn't already know, part of each sale on the iHeartDogs.com store is donated to Greater Good Charities , which offers grants for programs like Rescue Bank. Shopping... Read more ...