The Best Cat Breeds For Allergies
It’s every cat lover’s worst nightmare; not being able to snuggle up with a cute kitty because of the sneezing, itching, and watery eyes brought on by your cat allergies.
If you’re allergic to cats, I feel your pain! While it may seem unfair that you have to suffer every time you're around a cat, there is hope!
8 Cat Breeds That Actually Like Water
6 Smells Your Cat Absolutely Hates
Cat’s have an incredible sense of smell. So much so that the primary way a feline identifies people and objects is actually through scent. Kitties have up to 200 million sensors in their noses, whereas humans have a mere 5 million in comparison. That makes a cat’s sense of smell around 14 times better than ours!
But with a super sense also comes sensitivity. As we all know not every scent is "pleasant" but for a cat with a heightened sense of smell, there are certainly some scents that they'd consider repulsive or overbearing. Check out some of the following smells that your cat probably finds to be too much to handle!
Mystery Explained: Why Do Our Cats Purr?
Our feline friends make an array of intriguing noises from meowing, hissing, and even growling depending on their mood. However, the unique and fascinating "purr" is one sound all cat owners love to hear from their fur babies.
But why and how do cats purr exactly? And what does it mean if a cat purrs at or around you? We explored these questions to deepen our understanding of the soft, vibrating sound we've all come to know and love.
What Does Your Cat's Sleep Position Mean?
Cats can spend up to 16 hours a day sleeping as they recoup from their nighttime zoomies and midnight play sessions! Most felines will snooze in a range of positions but usually have their preferred one as they enter deep sleep. But did you know, the position in which your cat sleeps can actually tell you things about them?
Among other things, your cat’s resting position can indicate just how well they're sleeping. Sometimes your fur baby will be zonked out in dreamland, whereas other times, they may be ‘cat-napping.’ The way your cat sleeps can also be indicative of their current mood or anxiety levels.
Why You Should Never Scruff Your Cat
You may have seen a mama cat carrying around her kitten with her teeth clasped into the back of its neck. That loose skin on the back of a kitty’s neck is known as the "scruff". When you lift a kitten like this, you suspend them by their body weight, which usually causes them to become limp and submissive.
As well as mother cats doing it to their babies, many vets also pick up kitties in this way when carrying out medical examinations or providing treatment. Furthermore, many cat owners will scruff their kitties as a way to restrain them or remove them from a dangerous situation. But is this method an acceptable way to be handling a cat or kitten?