Cat Anatomy and Fascinating Facts

Having produced a few fun and interesting infographics on our canine friends, we thought it was high time we did the same for those felines.

We know that you loved our light-hearted look at the difference between Human and Dog anatomy and thought it would be fun to do the same with cats.  So here it is.  A fun and fascinating look at the cat and it’s anatomy, we hope you’ll be as amused and surprised at some of the facts that we found.

With the largest eyes of any mammal, a top running speed of 31mph and a similar body temperature to the human body, the cat is more than just an adorable furry friend.

Cat Anatomy





Posted in: Infographics, Pet365 News

About the Author:Matt Beswick

Animal lover, web geek, and co-founder of Pet365. On a mission to make pet sites more interesting and, hopefully, put a smile on people's faces along the way. @mattbeswick on Twitter.

16 Responses to “Cat Anatomy and Fascinating Facts”

  1. Fuzzy Tales
    November 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    We really like this graphic presentation of cat facts.

    The mom says she’ll check out your site when she gets a chance (she’s at work now). We tend to steer clear of featuring business sites on our own blog, as ours is for entertainment purposes only. But have you sent your site link to the Cat Blogosphere? There are a number of cat bloggers in the UK. :-)

    • Matt Beswick
      November 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

      Hi Fuzzy Tales :) I did send this off to Blogosphere yesterday but didn’t get a reply… I might give it another go. Thanks!

  2. KatzTales
    November 11, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    Hi Matt, ncie page. One thing: most cats are not solitary by nature. That “fact” went out in the 70s when animal behaviourists started proper studies of cat colonies. Some big cats are solitary by nature but not /*Felis catus*/.

    And I’m amazed that Russians aren’t more into cats. Always thought they were a bit suspicious :-)

  3. Cat’s Cats
    November 11, 2011 at 4:22 am #

    Wow, this is so great….interesting cat-facts and cute graphics too!!! Well done :-)

  4. caren gittleman
    November 11, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    really enjoyed this, thanks for sharing!

  5. Zoolatry
    November 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm #

    Very cute and very clever ~ and fun to read! We agree with Fuzzy Tales comments about including anything on our own blog; however, we will add your link to the blog roll. Thanks for getting in touch with us …
    The Zoolatry Girls

    • Matt Beswick
      November 11, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      An addition to your blog roll would be fantastic – thank you :)

  6. Father Tom
    November 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Hey, Matt, glad you made it to the ‘sphere! It’s good to see facts depicted graphically. Wait a minute, that didn’t sound right. Well, you know what I mean! We enjoyed reading them very much.

    Tom & Julie

  7. The Island Cats
    November 13, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    Great site!! We actually learned a thing or two about cats!! Like Zoolatry, we’ll add you to our blog roll!

  8. Laura and Taffy
    November 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

    We knew about the diesel engine and a few other things, but learned something, too. Nice presentation!

  9. cinnamon chaisson
    November 16, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    if cats can’t taste sweets, why do two of mine have to eat everything that i do? if i have a donut (especially timbits) they won’t leave me alone until i give them a little piece. love the article. interesting to know how old my cats are in cat years. the oldest is 75, no wonder he is becoming so cantankerous (MOL)

  10. Nikita Cat & Elvira Mistress of Felinity
    November 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    We think this is a very entertaining way to give away the State Secrets of Felinity Assembled, so we forgive you…

    And now we are going to spend some time getting acquainted with the rest of your website! ;-D

  11. Woofy
    November 24, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    Hey cinnamon chaisson,

    The reason why cats do eat sweets even tough they don’t sense their taste, is because they’re intrigued by the lack of taste and keep asking for more hoping that they’ll sense something, someday (they think that the sweets must have some taste since we, humans, like them so much :D )

  12. mariodacat
    December 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    This is so fascinating. Thanks for posting. I’m going to refer pals back to this site in my next blog post.

  13. Sandra@all natural dog treats
    January 17, 2012 at 8:47 am #

    I love cats and it was fun to read about them. Your post is amusing and informative.

  14. Somerset wedding gal
    February 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm #

    Amazing facts! Will never think of that food pouch I open for my cat in the same way again now thought – I’ll just imagine that I’m pouring out five mice for her!

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