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Cat Facts #9. Cats are the Only Mammals that Can’t Taste Sweetness

Cat Facts #9. Cats are the Only Mammals that Can’t Taste Sweetness

Turns out your cat is on a lifelong Atkins diet. Yup, sugar and spice and everything nice hold zero interest for a cat. Your feline friend is only interested in one thing: meat. And that's not just 'cause inside every sweet and furry kitty lurks a little killer, it's also because?cats can not taste sweetness.? ...

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Cat Facts #8. Cats are the Most Popular Pet

Cat Facts #8. Cats are the Most Popular Pet

They're independent?yet affectionate. They're even suitable for small spaces, naturally potty-trained and possess exceptional personal hygiene. Is it any wonder why cats are the most popular pet in the world, outnumbering dogs by as many as three to one? Even in the US, a seemingly canine-obsessed country, cats ...

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Cat Facts #7. The Cat’s Meow…is Mostly for You

Cat Facts #7. The Cat’s Meow…is Mostly for You

Meow. What a term. So melodic. So multi-purpose.?It's a catch-all term that conveniently communicates a variety of feline thoughts?from a simple?"I want..."?to the expression of more elaborate ultimatums like "Clean my litter box or I'll sit on your face." But what's most interesting is that a?cat's meow is usually ...

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Cat Facts #6. Each Cat Carries His Own Personal Perfume

Cat Facts #6. Each Cat Carries His Own Personal Perfume

Each cat carries his?very own personal pheromone perfume. It might not smell like anything to humans since we only have somewhere between 5 to 20 million olfactory cells in our noses, but to cats - endowed with around 67 million olfactory cells - this scent is everything. And they like to spread it around. You ...

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Cat Facts #5. Cats Sweat Through Their Paws

Cat Facts #5. Cats Sweat Through Their Paws

Have you ever sniffed your cat's paws? If you haven't, we advise you not to do it on a hot day. That's 'cause cats sweat through their paws and when the weather is warm, they can wind up with four little?sweaty paws that reek slightly of stinky socks. While this may not be a fragrant bouquet for us, it's ...

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Cat Facts #4. A Clean Cat is a Happy Cat

Cat Facts #4. A Clean Cat is a Happy Cat

You go to pet your?furry feline friend, walk off for awhile, and come back to discover your beloved is methodically?scrubbing off all your tender lovin' care. What's up with that? Well, it's nothing personal. Your cat's seemingly OCD need to groom itself is just part of its nature. And as such, they've got all ...

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Cat Facts #3. Cats and the Art of Sleeping

Cat Facts #3. Cats and the Art of Sleeping

Anyone who's ever had a cat can testify to their amazing sleeping prowess. Cats can sleep as much as 16 hours?every day and older cats dedicate?even more of their day to sweet slumber - dozing away as much as 20 hours a day! There's no doubt about it - our feline friends have mastered the art of falling asleep any ...

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Cat Facts #1. Ailurophile

Cat Facts #1. Ailurophile

Do you adore all things feline? So do we. But why adopt the crazy cat lady label when we can call ourselves ailurophiles? This fancy schmancy term comes from the Greek ailouros for 'cat' and?-phile for 'love' - translating to cat lover. Oh, and that's pronounced "eye-LOOR--uh-fyle." How do you use it in a ...