Physiology of the Cat
Articles about feline physiology
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- Cat Physiology Quiz
How much do you know about your cat's physiology? Take this fun quiz and find out!
- * Catnip Response
Some cats are eager when catnip is offered and seem to revel in its effects. Other cats may appear to avoid it, despite prior displays of catnip sensitivity. Why?.
- * Falling From High Places
Cats seem to have an uncanny ability to survive falls from high places.
- * How A Cat Drinks
Cats have a unique and sophisticated method of drinking . . .
- How Your Cat Sees The World
Everyone is familiar with the expression, "Cats see in the dark" . . . There is a lot of truth to that old adage. If we examine more closely exactly what a cat sees, you will realize that a cat is looking at a very different world than what people see . . .
- * Huffing
One of the most curious behaviors exhibited by a cat is called 'huffing'.
- Interesting Cat Facts
Cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
- * Purr-fect Vibrations
The purr of a cat has a magical quality. And part of the purr's magic is that we don't really understand how a cat does it.
- * Seeing In Color: A Cat's Perspective
One of the most common questions veterinarians are asked it whether cats see in color...
- * Self-Righting Reflex
The cat's ability to always land on its feet when falling from a height is legendary. Learn how it accomplishes this feat...
- Solving The Cat's Purr Mystery Using Acceleroleters
The purr has lasted through hundreds of generations of cats, so there must be a survival mechanism behind its continued existence.
- Sound of Healing
A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain...
- What is Normal?
Do you know what the normal temperature of a cat should be? The average heart rate? Normal respiration rate?
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