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Cat Story

Cat Story

Cats are homeotherms

Cats and dogs are homeotherms, meaning they maintain a fairly constant body temperature of 101.0 to 102.5°F (38.3 to 39.2°C), which is higher than the normal human body temperature 98.6°F (37°C). Their fur, which keeps them warm in winter, also protects them in the summer by preventing them from taking on too much heat.

 

Cats don’t have a sweet tooth

Cats don’t like or dislike sweetness, in fact, they can’t taste “sweet” at all. Cats only have 470 taste buds, compare this to 1,700 in dogs and 9,000 in humans. Cats may try to eat candy canes due to the minty smell, which is similar to catnip, even if your cat isn’t after a sweet fix, sugar ingestion can still be bad for them.

 

Cat Eyes

Cat eyes are beautiful, they are far-sighted and also have a blind spot right in front of their faces, which is why your kitty keeps missing the treat you put right under his nose. Cats also have very good night vision and can hunt in complete darkness with the same accuracy they have during the day as long as the prey is within hunting range.

the pet talk - beautiful cat eyes 

Cat Whiskers

There are these whiskers that help cats “see” better, cats have whiskers on their upper lip, chin, above their eyes, on the back of their legs and on their backs, the vibrate from touching an object or from a change in airflow, that will send a signal to the nervous system that helps determine the size, shape and speed of what is around them.

the pet talk - Cat Whiskers 

Cat Walks

Cats naturally walk on their tiptoes and quietly, their paws and claws contain scent glands act as a marker to claim their territory. It is also interesting to know that cat has a preferred paw – male cats tend to be left-pawed and female cats are typically right-pawed.

 

Cat “Language”

Cats can make more than 100 vocalizations, purr, hiss, general cry to growl to different variations of meowing. Each cat can develop a series of meows or sounds unique to their owner, similar to how dogs can learn different command words base on their trainer.

 

Cat Age

The Cats age almost similar to the smaller size dog, however, for large dog, the age in human years is different.

 

Cat Age to Human Years Chart

Life Stage

Cat Age

Age in Human Years

Kitten

1 month

1

3 months

4

6 months

10

Junior

1 year

15

1.5 years

21

2 years

24

Adult

3 years & up

28 (+4 for every additional cat year)

Senior

11 years & up

60 (+4 for every additional cat year)

 

Dog Age to Human Years (Note: * Age can vary according to the dog size)

Life Stage

Dog Age

Age in Human Years*

Puppy

6 months

10

 

1 year

15

Junior

2 years

24

Adult

3 years & up

28

Senior

11 years & up

65

 

 


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