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Hearing

HEARING

The cat's outer ear is connected by 27 muscles and can rotate 180 degrees to scan the environment or to direct its attention to a particular...

Vision

VISION

The location of the eyes in the front of the face (rather than at the side as in the rabbit or horse) enables the cat to calculate...

 
 
 
Whiskers

WHISKERS

Whiskers are extensions of the skin and not special hairs. Each whisker is an intricate receptor designed to detect even the most minute...

Touch

TOUCH

Cats are a “contact species” They enjoy being touched from infancy on-unless deprived of early touch of stimulation by humans. From...

 
 
 
Paws and Claws / Right or Left?

PAWS AND CLAWS / RIGHT OR LEFT?

It is not generally known that just as people are either right-handed or left-handed, cats are either right-pawed or left-pawed. Out...

The Cat's Sense of Taste

THE CAT'S SENSE OF TASTE

Compared to humans, the cat's sense of taste is weak. We have 9,000 taste buds, while they have only 473. They make up for this deficiency...

 
 
 
The Amazing Feline Tongue

THE AMAZING FELINE TONGUE

Cats drink by converting their long tongues into spoons. The tip of the tongue is curled backward to create a hollow shape that acts...

Feline Teeth / Brush Your Cat's Teeth

FELINE TEETH / BRUSH YOUR CAT'S TEETH

Feline Teeth: The adult cat has 30 teeth: 12 incisors, 4 canines, 10 premolars and 4 molars. The large, curved, pointed canines are...

 
 
 
The Magnificent Feline Coat

THE MAGNIFICENT FELINE COAT

There are three types of general body fur on the cat. The down hairs are closest to the skin and they keep the animal warm. This underfur...

The Cat's View of Territory

THE CAT'S VIEW OF TERRITORY

Cats are territorial animals. In the wild, a cat establishes an area where it sleeps and eats-its home base-and where it hunts and...

 
 
 
Sharing the Turf - Territory Explained

SHARING THE TURF - TERRITORY EXPLAINED

The wild counterpart of the domestic cat has a large territory, with males patrolling about 150 acres and females, about 15 acres....

Sharing the Turf - Scent Messages

SHARING THE TURF - SCENT MESSAGES

It is essential to understand the importance and function of feline scent marking if we wish to control the behavior. All cat owners...

 
 
 
Feline Happiness - The Familiar and Routine

FELINE HAPPINESS - THE FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE

There's a tiny tiger in every house cat. This little predator patrols their territory with a diligence and regularity that would win...

Helping Kitty Change

HELPING KITTY CHANGE

Change is sometimes necessary. You may have to move to a new residence or add a new pet or family member to your home. You may want...

 
 
 
May I Introduce.Fido?

MAY I INTRODUCE.FIDO?

When introducing a dog to a cat, the question is really one of proper dog training. Dogs usually want to chase and play with cats,...

Sleeps and Naps: Feline Style

SLEEPS AND NAPS: FELINE STYLE

Cats are the world's best sleepers. They slumber away about 60% of their lives-16 hours out of 24. At this rate a nine-year old cat...

 
 
 
Feline Grooming

FELINE GROOMING

There's no doubt that cats are self-cleaning. They spend about one-third of their waking hours grooming themselves. Unfortunately much...

The Power of the Purr

THE POWER OF THE PURR

Purring in cats first occurs at about one week of age. It serves as a signal to the nursing mother cat that all is well with her babies...

 
 
 
A Gift of Prey

A GIFT OF PREY

If you have a cat that has access to live prey, you've undoubtedly had the experience of coming across one of the tidbits in your garage...

Bringing Home Baby

BRINGING HOME BABY

Cats and babies can be great together if the proper precautions are taken. A new baby means major life changes for everyone in the...

 
 
 



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