Guest post by our sponsors and friends at World’s Best Cat Litter
Ever pause to think about why cats are so picky when it comes to climbing in a litter box?
While there are undoubtedly numerous answers, one is … well … their paws.
Most of us know that a cat – whether it is a tiger or a tabby – has sharp vision, great balance, and a highly developed sense of smell. Cats of all shapes and sizes also have a great sense of touch and one of the most sensitive areas on a feline are the pads that grace the bottom of their front paws!
Cats use their paws to literally feel out different situations, and their pads are one of their primary tools in judging their surroundings. Hmmm…no wonder why some cats don’t approve when you touch their paws.
An Animal Planet article on a cat’s sense of touch notes feline paw pads are loaded with touch receptors that are hypersensitive to texture, temperature and density. A cat’s paw pads are the only place that produce sweat!
Some researchers say a cat’s sense of touch is so sensitive that they can pick up the minute vibrations preceding earthquakes, so you can imagine how they react to different textured cat litters. What may seem like a slight change to you, can feel huge to your feline friend!
If your cat is turning up his nose at your litter choice, it might have as much to do with its feeling about the product as its opinion on the smell.
World’s Best Cat Litter ™ is designed to meet the standards of felines and their owners and has a soft texture that is easy-on-the-paws and tough on odor. Cat’s love to dig and cover with it!
How does your cat feel about the litter you’ve chosen for him?
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