Category: Cat Facts


Cat Facts #4

Posted on 22nd June, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Your weekly dose of cat facts!

There is some debate about what the largest breed of cat is.

The longest domestic cat was a 5-year-old Maine Coon. He measured 48 1/2 inches. Check out his article here.

The heaviest cat on record is Himmy, a tabby, weighing 46.8lbs (21.3kg). Unfortunately, Himmy died of respiratory failure at age 10. The Gunniess Book of World Records no longer accepts entries for heaviest cat, because they feared pet owners would overfeed their felines.

Here’s a video with some seriously large cats:

On average, Maine Coon and Ragdoll breeds are the largest. Maine Coons range from 13-18 pounds, while Ragdolls can weigh as much as 20 pounds.


Cat Facts #3

Posted on 8th May, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Your weekly dose of cat facts!

Did you know… Adult felines have 30 teeth. Kittens only have 26 temporary teeth, which they will lose when they’re about 6 months. Most kitties lose their baby teeth without humans ever noticing.

The health of your feline’s teeth is very important.

If your cat has stinky breathe, it could be a sign of a digestive problem or gum condition. Swelling of the gums may be an indication of internal problems, such as kidney disease.

For healthier teeth, give your feline treats and toys that will help floss and clean their teeth.



Cat Facts #2

Posted on 5th April, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

Have you ever wondered how your cat can fit in to a tiny space? Felines have the ability to contort their bodies in strange and fascinating ways.

Cat Facts ~

The feline’s collarbone isn’t attached to the shoulder joint. The collarbone is unattached, within the muscle, which allows the cat to be very flexible. Because of this flexibility, it is crucial to kitten-proof your home. While you may think a particular space is too small for a kitten to venture into — kittens often get trapped in unusual spaces. If your feline friend is ever missing, be sure to check small spaces in your home. Cats have been known to go in crawl spaces, car engines and walls.

 

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Cat Facts #1

Posted on 27th February, by Jennifer M. Cline in Cat Facts. No Comments

How old do you think the oldest cat is?

Cat Facts #1:

The oldest known cat is 39 years old. According to Lucy’s owners — Lucy was born in South Wales in 1972. Though Lucy has gone deaf, she is otherwise in good health. Check out her Time Magazine article.

 


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Photo Courtesy of Wales News Service





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