Cats have excellent night vision which is partly the result of cat eyes reflects any light that passes through the retina back into the eye, thereby increasing the eye's sensitivity to dim light. Cat's hearing can detect an extremely broad range of sounds. They can hear higher-pitched sounds than either dogs or humans.Cats have an acute sense of smell, which is due in part to their well-developed olfactory bulb.
An indoor cats average life expectancy for male is 12 to 14 years, with females usually living a year or two longer. However, there have been records of cats reaching into their 20's and 30's. Human medicines should never be given to cats. Domestic cats use many vocalizations for communication, including purring, trilling, hissing, growling, snarling and several different forms of meowing.
Myth vs Fact
Myth: Cats always land on their feet.
Fact: They fall feet first but may still become injured
Myth: Cats need to drink milk regularly.
Fact: Not if properly nourished.
Myth: Spayed or neutered cats gain weight.
Fact: Cats gain weight from eating too much.
Myth: Cats cannot get rabies.
Fact: Most mammals, including cats can carry rabies.
Myth: Indoor cats rarely get diseases.
Fact: They can if they are exposed to germs in the air or brought in on shoes or clothing.
Myth: Tapeworms come from spoiled food.
Fact: They become infected from swallowing fleas.
Myth: A cat maintains balance with the whiskers.
Fact: They are used for navigation but not to maintain balance.
Myth: Animals heal by licking their wounds.
Fact: Such licking actually can hinder the healing.
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