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    Should You Have a Cat If You’re Allergic?

    Cats are the best. But should you keep a cat if you’re allergic to them? Can allergies get worse over time, and how can you keep exposure to allergens to a minimum if you do choose to keep one? Should you have a cat if you’re allergic? You can if you want, although long-term exposure to allergens can cause deeper health issues. Talk with your doctor if you plan on having a cat when you’re allergic. To minimize your exposure to allergens pick a cat that produces few of them, like a Bengal or a Cornish Rex. Designate your bedroom a cat-free zone so you can sleep well, groom your…

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    Are Cats’ Ears Sensitive?

    We all know that cats are finely tuned hunters. But just how good is a cat’s sense of hearing? How sensitive is a cat’s hearing? The cat hearing range extends from roughly 48Hz to 85kHz, while the human range is around 20Hz to 20kHz. This means that cats can hear lots of higher pitched noises than we can, but we can hear some lower pitched sounds. This is determined by the anatomy of the ear. Cats’ ears are relatively larger than ours and can point in the direction the cat wants them to, making them good at locating the sources of sounds. Cats can also hear sounds from further away from…

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    Can Cats See In The Dark?

    Cats are well-known night hunters. But how well can cats see in the dark? Do they see in the dark like we see in the day, or is their night vision only slightly better? How well do cats see in the dark? They can see in low-light conditions better than we can, but can’t see in the entire absence of light, as this is impossible. Cats have adapted to seeing in the dark by having more rod photoreceptors than cones; rods sense brightness, while cones are for color. Cats further adapted by developing a tapetum lucidum, a thin covering of the back of the eye, which further helps cats see…

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    Are Cats Used in Animal Testing?

    Animal testing is sad but necessary. But what might shock you as a cat owner is that cats have historically been used for lab research, too. Are they still used in scientific experiments today, or is it against the law? Are cats used in animal testing? They are, although only rarely compared to mice and rats. Mice and rats account for around 97% of animals used in testing, but cats are occasionally used because they’re biologically similar to people. They have the same internal organs, and the same reactions to common illnesses and health conditions. While animal testing can be cruel, it is also necessary for almost all scientific research.…

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    What Are Cats Related To?

    Cats are clearly related to certain other animals, like lions and tigers. But how closely are they related to dogs, or foxes? And how closely are cats related to people? What are cats related to? Housecats are closely related to big cats, which are part of the same family (Felidae). However, big cats have several adaptations that distinguish them from housecats: they have larger and stronger jaws, larger muscles, and are better adapted to processing a high-protein diet. Cats share a last common ancestor with dogs that lived about 55 million years ago, and a last common ancestor with people that lived 90 million years ago. Cats are mammals, so…

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    Are Cats Color Blind?

    It’s well-known that cats don’t see color like we do. But are cats color blind like dogs, or do they see color like we do? Or, maybe, do color blind cats even see the world in black and white? Do cats see color? They do, but not quite like we do. Cats see the world the same way as people with red-green color blindness. Color-blind people lack one or more of the three kinds of cone in the retina, cones being a color-sensitive photoreceptor. Cats have two kinds of cone, with a gap in their color perception in the same place as a red-green color blind person (at roughly the…