Sweat?! : Talk to my Paws

Sweating and panting are two mechanisms for regulating  body temperature. When sweat evaporates, it cools the skin, and panting releases heat through the mouth. So how do cats keep from overheating if they don’t sweat or pant? Cats Do Sweat =^_^= Cats don’t have sweat glands over their bodies like humans do. Instead, they sweat […]

“Sweet” means nothing to Cat

Genetic studies conclude that cats cannot sense “sweetness”. Not only cat actually, but also most of its family such as tiger, lion, and cheetah. They are unable to recognize sweet taste; although “attractive” and “tasting” ability are used for mammals to detect calories. Researchers looked into the genetic of cat family and found that they lack the 247 pairs of genetics called Tas1r2 gene, which encodes T1R2, one of two protein subunits that make […]