5 Surprising Facts About Your Pet Cat

Do you think you know everything there is to know about your pet cat? Here are a few surprising cat facts that may surprise you.

Unscented Litter

Rather than scents that pet owners love, preference tests indicate that your cat will prefer clumping litter with no scent. Make sure you keep your cat’s litter clean in a cat friendly, quiet location if you want your kitty to keep going to ‘the bathroom.’

The Tail’s Tale

How do you tell the mood of your cat? A cat’s tail tells the tale. Erratic twitching, low tails indicate your pet cat is on the prowl. Unhappy tail tip twitches indicate stop petting your cat’s tail immediately. Languid tail movements in an upright, tall tail indicate for you to continue with the petting.

No Eye Contact Please

Are you serious about getting your cat to love you? When eye contact is something you avoid, a cat will more likely come to you. The fact is that with strangers, cats don’t like eye contact and they will prefer going to the person who is not facing them. This answers the mystery of why a cat will always go to the only person in the room that does not like them.

Kibble Versus Canned

It is recommended by veterinarians that over kibble, cats should be fed canned food. Compared to dry food, there is a higher percentage of fat and protein in canned food. Plus, cat food that is canned has a higher content of water than kibble. Plus, cats with dental problems, elderly cats or finicky cats tend to find canned food more palatable.  Talk to your vet about this. For your cat, you might find that better health begins by feeding good canned food in measured amounts than an all-day buffet of kitty kibble.

Running Water

You might be surprised to find out how much cats love running water. As a matter of fact, when it comes to the health of your cat, one of the best investments you can make is a pet fountain for drinking. Cats find it appealing to be near running, cool water. For cats, this behaviour is natural since compared to a stagnant pool, water from streams are less likely to go through contamination. There is a tendency for cats to be dehydrated chronically. To get cats drinking more water, fountains for felines are proven to work. With proper hydration, many health problems that felines normally go through can be alleviated. Plus, it is more efficient and convenient than leaving dripping faucets on as you try enticing your pet cat to drink more water. 

Mark Perry is a dedicated veterinarian for Canada Vet with over 20 years experience. A farm boy born and breed, Dr Perry loves all animals but he has a special place in his heart for working animals, particularly working dogs and horses.