Does a cat know if it hurt you?

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Does a cat know if it hurt you?

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A cat does know if it hurts you and are highly attuned to peoples emotions and their moods and cats can also sense when a person is not feeling good or when a person is injured.

A cats reaction to a persons physical pain or emotional pain is usually more subtle than the way dogs comfort humans.

Cats apologize by rubbing against peoples legs, purring and also by making delicate and subtle movements on top of people.

Cats tend to only bond with only one person because of how they were socialized when they were kittens or because of a long history of positive experiences with that one person.

Cats can also be very wary of new people and some cats just need time to adjust to the person or people to trust them.

Cats don't understand the word no the same as humans understand the word no but cats do recognize the tone of the word no and associate it with negative and or a stopping response.

You can let a cat know you're mad at them by saying no when they engage in negative or bad behavior.

If your cat then stops the bad behavior when you ask then reward it with treats, praise or a toy,

If your cat does not listen when you say no then you can do a small clap along with telling them no.

A cat laying on your chest means the cat is showing signs of affection and trust and the cat is considering you to be a save haven or just just enjoy being close to you.

When a cat has imprinted on you they will display an intense and also consistent desire for your company which is the way you can tell if the cat has imprinted on you.

The cat may also follow you around, sit near you or even seek out physical contact like kneading or snuggling.

Cat kisses are called kitty kisses and they are the cats way of showing you affected and also telling you that they like and they trust you.

Cat kisses are also known as slow blinks which also mean the same thing as other forms of kisses from your cat.

And when you slowly blink back at your cat they will likely blow or blink more kitty kisses to you as well.

Sometimes cats will lick you as a way of kissing you and others will do the slow blinks.

Cats put their bum in the air when you pet them as a way of simply showing you that you have hit the right spot and they are feeling good as you pet them in that area.

Cats stick their bum in the air when you pet them as they are showing you that you hit the right spot and they are feeling good.

The spot that feels good to pet is at the base of the cats tail.

Cats can't be autistic or have autism although cats can have other conditions that are similar to autism but it's not the same.

Some cats also have special needs and they can stem from physical disabilities or old age.

The extra toes on each cats front paw are dewclaws which are like thumbs and are located slightly higher up than the other toes.

The digital pads and the larger metacarpal (foreleg) and metatarsal (hind leg) pads help support the cat's weight.

Cats do fart just like dogs and humans and most other animals.

Although cats don't fart as loud as humans and dogs so you may not hear the cat fart but they do fart as cats have to release gas that is buildup in their intestinal tract.

Cats can have mental illnesses which can seem similar to humans mental illness such as schizophrenia, down syndrome etc.

However the mental illnesses are different in cats than in humans and are not the same.

Cats live on average of 15 years to 18 years although there have been cats that have lived for 20 to 30 years.

Most cats though live for 15 to 18 years which is the average lifespan of a cat.

Cats only have 4 toes on their back feet as the 4 toes on the cats back feet help the cat to run faster.

Cats have 5 toes on the front paws and only 4 toes on their back paws so in total cats have 18 toes.

Cats don't forget you if they've been around you long enough although it is possible for a cat to forget someone but it's rare.

Cats have very good long term memory and can most often easily recognize someone they've known when they have been away for a few years or more.

Cats can have a condition similar to schizophrenia which is known as FHS or Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome which is also called rolling skin syndrome and twitchy cat disease.

FHS or Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome can involve muscle contractions that your cat cannot control as well as changes in behavior of the cat which they cannot control.

Cat Down Syndrome is a neurological disorder in cats that causes the cat to show and exhibit physical symptoms which include low muscle tone, flat or upturned nose, unusually shaped ears, small ears and eyes that are wide apart.

This disorder in cats is not actually down syndrome as cats cannot have down syndrome like humans can but it's similar to down syndrome.

What appears to be down syndrome in cats is a disorder called cerebellar hypoplasia.

Cats have 5 front claws on each paw and a total of 18 paws on all paws.

That is cats have 5 claws on their front claws and 4 claws on each of their back paws.

The weirdest looking cat in the world is the LaPerm cat which is a breed that is originally from Oregon USA which is named because of it's curly and long coat that looks like they had a perm.

Other weirdest looking cats are the Peter Bald Cat, Savannah Cat, Ukrainian Levkoy cat, Scottish Fold Cat, Elf Cat, Exotic Shorthair Cat and Sphynx cat.

Inbred cats are cats born to cats who are related closely that mated with each other.

For example a cat born from a brother and sister cat mating would be an inbred cat or father and daughter cat would be inbred cats or a mother and son cat or half sibling cats would be inbred cats.

Inbreeding could lead to smaller litter sizes, immune deficiencies, increased incidences of congenital abnormalities or cats that fail to grow to a normal, full size.

Cats typically live for 15 to 18 years although some have lived for 20 years.

As long as you take proper care of your cat they should live a long life.

The average lifespan of a cat is between 15 to 18 years although some have lived up to 20 years or longer.

The cat is a domestic species of a small carnivorous mammal. It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

Felis is a genus of small and medium-sized cat species native to most of Africa and south of 60° latitude in Europe and Asia to Indochina.

The genus includes the domestic cat.

The smallest Felis species is the black-footed cat with a head and body length from 38 to 42 cm.

The cat (Felis catus) is a domestic species of a small carnivorous mammal.

It is the only domesticated species in the family Felidae and is often referred to as the domestic cat to distinguish it from the wild members of the family.

Some interesting facts about cats are.

Cats can jump up to 6 times their height.
Cats have a total of 18 toes.
There are over 500 million pet cats!
Cats sleep for around 13 to 16 hours a day (70% of their life).
1 year of a cats life equals to 15 years of a humans live.
One of the largest domestic cat breeds is a Maine Coon.

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