International Cat Day is celebrated every year, on August 8 the initiative belongs to International Fund for Animal Welfare – IFAW. For the first time, Cat Day was celebrated on August 2, 2002.
The cat is part of the feline breed and is a very clean animal, quietly faithful and independent. Studies show that owning a cat as a pet has led to improved mental health but also fights with stress, anxiety and depression (modern diseases of the 21st century).
Cats are famous for their specific purring which is considered relaxing and has a mild pain relieving effect.
5 facts you didn’t know about the cats
There are many facts we don’t know about cat, here is a list of 5 facts regarding the cats:
1. Cats cannot taste sweets
Surely you have noticed that cats are not tempted to eat sweet. Cats get their energy from protein and not from carbohydrates. They are not sweet taste.
Yes, just as some people are allergic to cats, cats can also develop allergies to humans. They may suffer from respiratory problems due to dust, cigarette smoke or human dandruff.
3. Why cats always land standing
Not because of the 9 lives. When they fall from a great height the cat rotates its body in the air, first the front and then the back, always landing on its feet.
4. In Egypt, killing a cat was punishable by death
In ancient Egypt the cat was deified. The export of cats was forbidden and the killing of cats was punishable by death. Cats were mummified after death and buried only in sacred pits, where mummified mice were often placed.
5. Cats are lactose intolerant
If you ever wondered “is milk bad for cats?” the answer is yes. Milk, cheese, sour cream are not good for cats because they do not have the ability to digest lactose. Suitable for cats would be a special milk powder that does not contain lactose.