Cats and dogs have unique patterns on their nose pads that are like human fingerprints.

Fun Facts About Pets

Pets bring so much joy, chaos, and laughter into our lives! Have you ever wondered why they do some of the silly things they do? Here are a few fun facts about your furry friends.

How are cats so flexible?

Cats’ bodies have over 230 bones (humans only have about 206)! Additionally, their pelvis and shoulders are loosely attached to their spine, adding to their ability to squeeze into very tight places.

Cats vs. Goldilocks

Cats prefer their food at room temperature. Like Goldilocks, they do not want their meals to be too hot or too cold.

One of a kind

The nose pad of each cat has a unique pattern like each human’s distinctive fingerprints.

Are tigers a close ancestor to domestic cats?

House cats share almost 96% of their genetic makeup with tigers. They also have many of the same behaviors such as scent and urine marking, prey stalking and pouncing.

We hope you enjoyed learning some interesting traits about your pets. If your pet is due for a wellness exam with Oly Cats Veterinary Hospital or you have any questions about their health, please call 360-584-9901 to schedule an appointment!

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