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  1. A cat’s heart beats twice as fast as a human heart.
  2. One female cat that is not spayed can birth 100 kittens over her lifespan.
  3. Domestic cats have been clocked sprinting over 30 mph at cat trials.
  4. Cats do not have the taste buds for sweets.
  5. White cats with blue eyes have a high probability of being deaf!
  6. Cats do not usually meow at each other.  They do this when “talking” with humans.
  7. Cats prefer their food to be warm [some say they like it around 86 degrees F] and wait to eat if you put out cold food from the refrigerator.
  8. The domesticated cat of our present time is descended from wild cats from Africa and Europe. Domestication of these cats of the wild began over 4,000 years ago.
  9. It is reported by research that cats and humans have similar areas of the brain where emotions are formulated.
  10. Did you know cats have 290 bones and 517 muscles in their body? Plus a cat has 5 more vertebrae in their spine than humans.
  11. It is said Sir Isaac Newton [of the theory of gravity fame] invented the cat door.
  12. The First Cat Show was held at Madison Square Garden, N.Y. in 1895.
  13. Cats need fresh water daily — when a cat refuses tap water it may be telling you something is wrong with the water. Their superior sense of smell can detect high levels of chlorine and other chemicals in the water, so have some filtered water handy for your kitty.
  14. Cats require 5 times more protein in their diet than dogs.
  15. Do you know if your cat is right paw or left paw oriented?  Research shows that 40% of cats are ambidextrous.

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