Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Some interesting cat health facts

Have you ever sat in awe and wonder at some of the things that your cat does? Have some of their peculiar activities led you to wondering if their cat health and mental health is all in check? Well, cats are most definitely unique and very special creatures with some unusual yet cat-normal habits. Here are some interesting, and even some bizarre facts about the wonderful animals:

Cats have 230 bones in their little bodies, humans on the other hand have 206 bones.
The cat’s collarbone – or clavicle – is free standing, meaning that it is not connected to any of the other bones. This allows for the cat to fit and even squeeze through spaces that need only to be the size of the cat’s head. So your pet’s cat health is not in danger when you see him or her squeezing through seemingly impossible spaces.
It may take up to 2 weeks for a kitten to be able to hear properly and their eyes, known to open after 2 days, usually open within to 7 and 10 days.
And one last intriguing fact is that cats use their tongues to scoop liquid into their mouths backwards. So if you notice some strange things about your cat it may just be a feline quirk with no need for concern for their cat health.