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13 Amazing Things to Know About Cats

We’ve got some unusual things to know about cats, fun facts that may surprise even the most dedicated feline lover.

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Things to Know About Cats: Cats Don’t Always See Eye to Eye

That cats blink and narrow their eyes when they accidentally make eye contact is something you should know about cats. To make friends with an unfamiliar cat, blink and look away when you catch his eyes.


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Things to Know About Cats: A Cat’s Purr Isn’t Always Good

Something you might want to know about cats: Purring usually indicates contentment, however, a deep purr can also indicate pain. If you know your cat well, you will be able to tell the difference in his demeanor. If you’re not sure, be sure to contact your vet just to rule out any pain.


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Cat Facts: Cats Prefer Baby Talk

A fun cat fact: Cats appear to retain their kitten vocal signals to communicate with their owners, but they use an adult repertoire of sound with other cats. Young cats purr in monotone, while older cats do so in two to three resonant notes.


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Some Facts to Know About Cats: Cats and Chocolate Don’t Mix

Something important to know about cats: Just like dogscats can also get sick or die from eating chocolate. Be sure to keep it hidden away in a cupboard where your cat can’t find it to prevent any illness.

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Cat Fact: Cats Don’t Always Nap

Here’s an interesting cat fact: Cats like to nap rather than sleep but if they are relaxed enough to enter a deeper sleep, they produce the same brain wave patterns that we do when we dream.


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Did You Know Cats Communicate Via Nose?

Here’s something you may not know about cats: Nose-to-nose greetings between cats are unusual, as it puts both in a vulnerable position. However, cats who know each other well but have been apart for a while feel safe enough to do this to confirm visual recognition and gain information about how the other cat is, where he has been, and what he has been doing.


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Cat Knowledge: Cats Require Positive Reinforcement

That cats cannot understand punishment as humans do is a crucial piece of information cat owners should know. To learn the lesson, cats must be praised and rewarded for desired behaviour instead.


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Something You Should Know: Cats Clean Their Teeth with Meat

Here’s an interesting fact about cats: Giving your cat a strip of raw meat everyday to chew on will keep his gums and teeth in good condition. Suitable meats include poultry, rabbit, or beef that has been deboned.


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Did You Know Cats Enjoy the Sun?

Did you realize that cats love the sun? If your cat appears to be able to tolerate heat very well this is because the ancestors of cats were originally desert-living animals.


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Who Knows Why Cats Purr

Scientist still do not know everything about cats, like exactly how the purring sound is made, although some believe that it originates in the cardiovascular system rather than the throat.


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What You May Not Know About Cats: Cats Learn To Purr Quickly

You probably don’t know that cats start to purr at one week old and can do so continually as they inhale and exhale.


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You Should Know This About Your Cat: They Can Learn A Few Tricks

You should know that cats are much like dogs in funny ways. Some cats can learn a trick or two, besides coming at the sound of a can opening. Fetch is a favourite, but if you tell the dag, you might find a present in your favourite shoe.


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Know Your Cats: Their Hearts Are Racing

Know this about cats: A cat’s pulse is between 160 and 240 beats per minute, depending on the age of the cat (the younger the cat, the faster the heartbeat).


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