Category: Cat Diet and Nutrition

What is the Dewclaw on Cats?

What is the dewclaw? The dewclaw is a rudimentary claw attached to a short digit located on the inside of the cat’s front leg at the wrist. Unlike the other four claws, the dewclaw is non-weight-bearing and doesn’t make contact with the ground. While some dog breeds such as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Cao Fila […]

How To Determine The Sex Of A Cat

Determining the sex of a cat can be confusing, particularly in young kittens where the anatomy is small and under-developed. Not only that, but a desexed male will look different from an entire male cat. Both will have their scrotum intact; however, the desexed cat will have had his testicles removed, resulting in a small […]

Are Cats Nocturnal?

Are cats nocturnal? Cats are crepuscular (active at twilight and dawn) and not nocturnal (active at night). This offers our cat’s desert-dwelling wild ancestors an evolutionary advantage. By sleeping during the day when temperatures are at their highest, the feline conserves energy.  A crepuscular cycle also matches that of their preferred prey, small rodents and […]