- 8th August 2017
Tuesday 8th August 2017 is International Cat Day. First set up in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, International Cat Day is an entire day dedicated to everything thats great about one of our most popular pets.
Here at Trakz we’re helping to celebrate by reminding ourselves as to why our feline friends are so great (as if we need reminding) and learning about our top 10 amazing cat facts in the process.
Cat Fact 1: Cats (Felis silvestris catus), known in ancient Egypt as “Mau”, were considered sacred in ancient Egyptian society. Praised for controlling vermin and its ability to kill snakes such as cobras, the domesticated cat became a symbol of grace and poise.
Cat Fact 2: Cats conserve energy by sleeping for an average of 13 to 14 hours a day.
Cat Fact 3: Cats have flexible bodies and teeth adapted for huntingsmall animals such as mice and rats.
Cat Fact 4: Cats have 5 toes on their front paws and 4 on each back paw.
Cat Fact 5: Sir Isaac Newton invented the cat “flap” door.
Cat Fact 7: Over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year.
Cat Fact 8: Less than 2 percent of lost cats that entered animal shelters were reunited with their families.
Cat Fact 10: Cats are the most loving, cuddly and adorable creatures on the planet (not strictly a fact but we think we’re allowed one nearly-fact)
Cat Fact 11: Cats are superstitious animals and find the number 6 unlucky
So for cat lovers everywhere, have a fantastic International Cat Day from everyone here at Trakz.
Trakz – Safer, Healthier, Happier Pets.