12 Interesting Cat Facts That Will Blow Your Mind
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016, 12:15 pm
Approximately 90 million families in the United States have cats as pets. Millions more around the world love them. We all know how the Internet loves talking about those "purry" friends. We are also aware how procrastinators spend hours watching cat videos and pictures! Well, we aren't going to show you those cat pictures or videos instead, We have something else for you that we think will be an interesting and exciting read. How well do you think you know about cats? You may know a few things, but definitely not more than that! Hey, how about reading some interesting and little-known facts about cats? Well, you have 12 here if you want to explore!
4.Owning A Cat Reduces The Risk Of Stroke By One-Third
Professor Adnan Qureshi, from the Minnesota University, studied approximately 4,435 cat owners as well as their counterparts and found out that people who owned a cat had fewer chances of getting a stroke. He figured out that cholesterol levels in individuals who have a cat at home were considerably less when compared to the group that doesn't own a cat. Irrespective of their weight and other health conditions, cat owners found to have a good heart condition. According to Adnan Qureshi, people who had cats showed lesser levels of stress and anxiety, which was the main reason why they were not at the risk of a stroke.
5.Meet The World's Richest Cat
An Italian pet cat, Tommaso, was named as the world's richest feline a couple of years ago when its owner, Ms. Assunta, passed away and left a fortune of $13 million for him. Assunta was a 90-year-old childless widow who spent most of her life alone in a huge villa. She found a stray kitten during the final years of her life and took care of him as her own child. When she died due to age related issues, she made one of her most trusted friends and a fellow cat lover as the trustee of her property and made Tommaso its heir.
6.Most Cats Are Lactose Intolerant
Well, this may come as a big surprise to many, but it is true that most cats are lactose intolerant. Many pet health professionals suggest people not to give milk to cats at all. Cats miss an enzyme that aids in the digestion of lactose. When a cat drinks a lot of milk, lactose remains undigested in stomach, ferments, and causes bloating and diarrhea before it escapes out. Kitten can digest lactose, but as soon as they become adults, that digestive enzyme goes missing. Since milk is high in fat, it also increases a cat's weight over a period. Cats do enjoy drinking milk, though!