In our country, there is a song where a cat tells the story about his life and mentions that he used to see over a kilometer at night and three at dawn. Impressive, even though it is only poetry and likely some other round number would be used if the author preferred miles over kilometers. Regardless, are cats really good at seeing distant objects? Could they see over a mile? How far can a normal cat see? As it turns out—not very far.
Do you hate it when your cat comes to you, sniffs your nose in greeting, then turns his back on you and sticks his butt right in your face? Is that impolite or what? Well, actually, it is extremely polite and shows the great respect and trust he has in you. Not all cat owners are lucky enough to get such appreciation.
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.
Cat owners usually feel pride when someone compares their pet to its larger counterparts, such as tigers, lions, or pumas. “Look at that little tiger sleeping beside the chimney,” a visitor might say why eyeing your cat lying by the fireplace. “See how calm he is? I bet his inner lion just can’t wait to […]
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.