The placebo effect is usually viewed as a treatment of faith. If you believe the pill will help you, it will; the only condition is that you must believe it. In this light, it is plausible to dismiss the notion of placebo having an effect on animals, especially pets in veterinary medicine. In this article, you will learn how placebo affects animals, what else is hiding behind placebo’s therapeutic effects, and whether we can use the magic power of placebo to treat our pets—dogs, cats, and others.
Do cats dream? Most pet parents will swear that their cats definitely do. They have seen their pets’ paws twitching while they sleep, so what else could it be if not a dream?
Most people know that pet cats are closely related to big cats, like lions and tigers. Most of us love this resemblance and view our pets as smaller versions of them. But how close cousins are they and do you know which animal is the closest wild relative to domestic cats?
Cat owners who plan to buy a TV for their beloved pets might be interested in how cats view this world, more specifically, if they see color. In this article, you are going to learn that cats are quite capable of recognizing different colors. In one way, their color recognition is even superior to ours.
Let’s say, a sausage disappeared from your table and you suspect that your cat is to be blamed. You look him up, and, after “exchanging” a few words, you are convinced. The cat has that guilty look. And it isn’t the first time. But what if we told you that cats don’t feel guilt or shame?
Indoor cats rarely encounter things that are more dangerous than vacuum cleaners, tumble dryers or toddlers. But the truth is that their instincts still dictate that they should always be cautious of rival cats and larger predators. Let’s find out what are the natural enemies of cats.
The best way to determine the proper nutrition for a domestic cat is to take a look at what cats normally eat in the wild. In this article, you are going to learn what sort of animals cats eat out in nature, and what these habits tell us about the diet of domesticated cats.
Cats are not observed yawning that often; however, there are many individual cats that do this a lot. If your cat yawns at you, does this mean they find you boring?
Over years, cats, and how they view the world revolving around them, has been a subject to numerous of myths, misbeliefs and even intentionally played false acquisitions. Some of those myths are already gone, but some, unfortunately, live up to nowadays. In this article, we have listed most popular myths about cats.
Research shows domestic cats are extremely good hunters with an average of every third pounce resulting in a catch. Only few other animals, mostly large cats, can beat it.
Is it coincidence? Not even close, here are the reasons why cats are one of most successful hunters ever walked on the Earth.