How many cat breeds do you know? The first that come to my mind are Persian, Siamese, British Shorthair, and Maine Coon, but this is where it usually stops, simply because there are not as many cat breeds as there are dog breeds. So, how many cat breeds are there? Amount of cat breeds depend on whom you ask It is not easy to answer this question, because there are quite a … [Read more...] about How many cat breeds are there
People have always had an interesting relationship with cats—unlike with any other animal. Of all the domesticated animals, both farm and companion, cats are the ones who have changed the least. From one viewpoint, it’s actually a good thing because people often mess things up. It is also hypothesized that cats would likely be the only domestic animals to survive if humans … [Read more...] about When and why were cats domesticated
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? All cats belong to the family of Felidae, which translates from Latin as “cats”. Within this family are … [Read more...] about What are the closest relatives to domestic cats?
If you take a look at labels of commercial cat foods, you will notice the vast majority of them contain grain ingredients. Even more, plenty of them will have grain listed as the primary ingredient. On the other hand, if you take a look at a natural diet of a cat, you will find no grain in there. At all. As well as no vegetables, no fruits, hay or any other plant material. … [Read more...] about Why do they add grain to cat food?