Domestic cats may have scars for a variety of reasons. It is therefore impossible to give an accurate answer without an examination and background history of the cat with the scars.Continue Reading
A cat with scars on its neck likely had an injury of some sort at some point. Cats that have spent any time outdoors are especially susceptible to injuries because of their extremely territorial nature, according to HowStuffWorks. Whether the cat fought with another cat or another animal, it is entirely possible for the cat to become injured in the fight. Sometimes, cat owners do not even know that the cat is injured until they find a scar. If the cat was adopted from a shelter, it is possible that the scar is the result of abuse or neglect from the cat's previous owners.
When a cat owner finds that his pet has scars on its neck, a trip to the cat's veterinarian is necessary to determine whether the scar has any lasting effects for the cat. The veterinarian may not be able to pinpoint exactly what caused the scar on the cat's neck, but he can determine whether there is a medical reason for the scar that may need to be treated. The ASPCA recommends that cats be kept inside to keep them safe.Learn more about Cats
Cats lick humans for a variety of reasons, most commonly out of a desire to groom or bond with them. It is a sign of affection that usually does not occur unless the cat feels completely safe in its owner's presence. However, stressed cats will also suckle and lick objects that provide comfort, including human skin.Full Answer >
Whiskers serve a variety of important sensory functions for cats, and a cat without whiskers will suffer from several adverse effects, including a sense of disorientation that can make it seem unbalanced. Feline whiskers are essential appendages that are connected to powerful nerves, making the whiskers extremely sensitive to touch. Cat owners should never trim their cat's whiskers, even if they appear to be overgrown or curly; these are not decorative hairs, and even a mild trim will have a strong impact on the cat's ability to sense their environment and move around in a safe and comfortable manner.Full Answer >
While it is true that cats come in a variety of types and weights, most healthy, non-obese domestic cats weigh in the range of 8 to 10 pounds. Some breeds are a little heavier, such as the Maine Coon, which weighs 10 to 25 pounds at its ideal weight.Full Answer >
A cat's eyes may be watery and runny for a variety of reasons, including a clogged tear duct or irritation from debris. One cause to rule out is crying, because cats do not cry the same way people do.Full Answer >