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You may have noticed your cats being irritated when their paws are being touched, rubbed or played with. This is because their little paw pads contains large concentrations of nerve receptors which helps them in hunting and maintaining balance.
Cats feel the texture of the ground, vibrations, and gravity through their paws. These sensations help them evaluate their prey and stay in balance. Their sensitive paws also test for safety, temperature and texture.
Cats are Digitigrades, which means that they stand walk and run on their tippy toes. Walking and running on toes boosts a cat’s speed and lengthen its strides.
It also helps them become sneaky and stealthy as walking on toes are quieter which is always an advantage during hunting.
A study conducted by Queens University in Ireland suggests that cats have dominant or preferred paws. They’ve even correlated a cat’s gender to its dominant paw.
Studies showed that a male cat prefers to use their right paw while the females go with their left. Discover which paw your cat prefers by giving it difficult tasks such as fishing or reaching for yummy treats.
Aside from helping them move and hunt silently, a cat’s paw acts as shock and sound absorbers. Paw pads soften landings when cats jump and walk on rocks, weedy ground, and on rough places.
Notice wet paw prints on the floor during a hot summer day?
These may be coming from your cat’s sweaty paws. Felines sweat from the bottom of their paw pads. This cooling system helps keep them from over-heating.
They also sweat when they are frightened and stressed if you take your kitty somewhere that is stressful to them.
Like dogs, cats also mark their territories and give information about themselves to other cats or even other animals by scratching objects within the area.
Pheromones are deposited on these scratched surfaces form their scent glands located between their paw pads. This is why cats scrape their litter on the ground after peeing.
Look closely at your cat’s paws. They match the fur patterns and colors. The pigments that make up the fur are the same that colors the skin.
Usually tuxedo cats come with black spots on their paw pads and cats with grey or white fur have grey or light colored paw pads. Those who have orange have matching pink little ones.
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