Turn Down the Television! And Other Ways to Keep Your Cat Happier

Cats live in a sensorial world of which we are only dimly aware. Here’s how to be considerate of the way they perceive their environment.


Sounds, scents, sights — all of these are much different for a cat than a person because they hear, smell, and see things very differently than we do. Moreover, they often perceive things through their senses more acutely than we do, meaning that what’s just right for us may be too much for them. Here’s a look at some of the differences, along with how to accommodate your cat’s exquisitely tuned sensorial attributes so that your pet will feel more comfortable and relaxed in your home.

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