February is National Cat Health Month, it’s also known as a month to celebrate love. One way to show your love is to schedule a visit to the vet for an annual check-up. The vet will check for periodontal disease, obesity and more. Be sure to write down any questions or concerns you have before you go.
Did you know . . .
Cats purr at a frequency of vibration that aids bone and tissue growth and repair.
Cats also produce a “silent” meow which is thought to be a request for attention or a show of genuine affection from cat to owner. It is pitched too high for the human ear to hear.
Most cats eyes glow silvery green when light is shone into them at night, but Siamese cats eyes glow red.
Cats eyes function in about 1/6th the light needed for human vision but cannot function in complete darkness.
Cats memory can last up to 16 hours in contrast to a dog’s memory that lasts about 5 minutes.
A cat can jump from a standing start to over 5 times its body height.
One female cat averages 6 kitten per year, 75% of which die before reproductive age.
One female cat and her offspring will produce 100 cats in 7 years.
38% of US households own a cat.
Ways to keep your kitty content:
Rotate toys every few weeks to keep your cat’s interest and banish boredom.
Cats are huggable when they are asleep, but they do need 16 hours of sleep each day.
Put the litter box in a quiet area of your home, give them privacy.
Do Not Declaw – it only solves a symptom. Buy a scratching post or kitty condo.
Cats know when they are being sung to and often meow, so serenade your sweetie.
Cats don’t like harsh noises, but they love the sound of soft whispers.
Buy fresh catnip to stuff it into an old sock.
Clean their potty often, cats hate dirty litter boxes.
Play TV shows or videos for cats or tune into a nature channel.