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Cat Facts #12. Cats are Only Partially Colorblind

Cat Facts #12. Cats are Only Partially Colorblind

Contrary to popular misconception, cats?can see color. Just?not quite like we can - cats are partially color blind.?Like us, they can see shades of blue and green but reds and pinks are confusing as they can appear more green. Purple can also look like another shade of blue. This is awesomely illustrated in the ...

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How to Put a Cat on a Diet

How to Put a Cat on a Diet

If your cat's legs aren't the only things touching the floor when she's walking, it's probably time to put your cat on a diet. Sure, there are times when a cat simply eats so much that its belly grows in size for a short time and that's completely normal. But if this is constantly the case with the entire body, ...

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Cat Facts #11. The Death Penalty for Killing a Cat

Cat Facts #11. The Death Penalty for Killing a Cat

As a sacred, oft worshipped animal in Ancient Egypt, cats received many of the ancient culture's highest respects. In the event of fire, men guarded the scene to make sure no cats ran into and perished in the fire. When a cat died, the entire household went into mourning as if for a human relative and would ...

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Cat Facts #10. Cats Don’t Always Have 9 Lives

Cat Facts #10. Cats Don’t Always Have 9 Lives

Turns out not all cats have 9 lives. It really depends where that particular feline calls home. In various parts of Europe, cats are believed to have 7 lives. So contrary to popular belief, apparently not?everyone is more healthy in that part of the world. And in Arabic countries - and?Turkey - cats are said to ...

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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 ...