Why are Cat Tongues So Rough? And Other Interesting Facts

Have you ever wondered why your cat’s tongue feels like sandpaper? It can be a strange surprise to get licked by a cat – a cat’s tongue is not like the soft tongue of a dog, but rather it is quite rough and maybe even a little ouchy if you are caught off guard. Why…

A Few Cool Facts about Polydactyl Cats

When we visited a shelter last year to find our new feline family member, we fell in love with a scrawny, bedraggled little black kitten with a funny eye, who, as my daughter exclaimed, “Has thumbs!” Freddie was perfect for us, and his uniqueness just made him more amazing. When we got home, we found that…

The Whys and Hows of Trimming Your Cat’s Nails

Cats may be adorable, but those nails sure can get you – and your sofa! At one time, declawing was a more common choice for people who didn’t want to deal with cats clawing them or their furniture, but thankfully, those days are fading into the sunset as more information about the harm caused by…

The Amazing Cat Ear

There are so many cool things about cats that it’s hard to name them all, but one of the most amazing is the cat’s ear. The ear of the cat serves so many more functions than just hearing – though a cat’s hearing is truly astounding!  Believe it or not, cats actually have better hearing…