10 Facts That Every Cat Owner Should Know

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Do you have a cat? Or are you planning to get one? Here are some facts about cats that every owner should know.


1
Cats can't taste sweet things. A mutation in a key taste receptors has prevented cats from being able to taste sugar.

2
The ridged pattern on cat's nose is as unique as a human fingerprint.

3
Theoretically, cats can hear the ultrasonic noises that rodents (and dolphins) make to communicate.

4
By neutering a cat, you add about two to three years to its life.

5
Most female cats are right-pawed, and most male cats favour their left paws.

6
Cats can drink seawater. Unlike humans, cats have kidneys that can filter out salt and use the water content to hydrate their bodies.

7
Cats have a third eyelid called a "haw." It's generally only visible when they're unwell.

8
A Cat can't climb head first down a tree because every claw on a cat's paw points the same way. To get down from a tree, a cat must back down.

9
Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually.

10
Caution during Christmas: poinsettias may be festive, but they’re poisonous to cats.