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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Interesting Facts about the Anatomy of Cats

Interesting facts about the anatomy of a cat

Cats have 220° field of view where humans only have 180°.
Cats' sense of smell is 14 times stronger than that of humans.
Cats have 30 permanent teeth, while adult humans have 32.
Cats have 30 vertebrae, while humans only have 25.
Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, this is 24 more than humans.

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Cats have a body temperature of between 101 and 102.2 °F (38 and 39 °C).

The lifespan of cats are usually between 15 and 20 years.
Cats have a heart rate of between 120 - 240 beats per minute. (This varies highly between different breeds cats)

Cats take between 20 - 40 breaths per minute in an inactive state. (This varies highly between different breeds cats)

The print on a cat's nose is like that of a fingerprint of a human, each is unique.

Cats have a top speed of about 30 mp/h (48.28 km/h).


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Cat Facts - Did you know that

Cat Facts - I did not know ...

• The cat's tail is used to maintain balance.

• Sir Isaac Newton is not only credited with the laws of gravity but is also credited with inventing the cat flap.

• Cats have the largest eyes of any mammal.

• When a cats rubs up against you, the cat is marking you with it's scent claiming ownership NOT vise versa :)

• Cats must have fat in their diet as they are unable to produce it on their own.

• It has been scientifically proven that owning cats is good for our health and can decrease the occurrence of high blood pressure and other illnesses.

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• Stroking a cat can help to relieve stress, and the feel of a purring cat on your lap conveys a strong sense of security and comfort.

• The ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to realize the cat's potential as a vermin hunter and tamed cats to protect the corn supplies on which their lives depended.

• The life expectancy of cats has nearly doubled over the last fifty years.

• A cat has more bones than a human being; humans have 206 and the cat has 230 bones.

• A cat's hearing is much more sensitive than humans and dogs.

• Cats see six times better in the dark and at night than humans.

• Cats eat grass to aid their digestion and to help them get rid of any fur in their stomachs.

• A healthy cat has a temperature between 38 and 39 degrees Celsius.