Exploring the Cat Industry. Lesson 8. Next Generation Science/Common Core Standards Addressed!.
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mature male cat
mature female cat
baby cat of either sex
a group of kittens born to the same parents
any domestic animal kept for enjoyment and companionship with humans
the cat’s claws have been surgically removed by a veterinarianWhat are terms unique to cats?
60 million are used for companion animals
Can live up to 30 years
average is between 12 and 18 years
weighs from 6 to 15 pounds
have 250 bones and 500 muscles
Extra sensitive ears, noses, and paws
cats are carnivores that can feed on mice and rats but food has been designed especially for their needs
have an extra taste organ and can distinguish between foods
have 3-dimensional vision
whiskers are attached to nerves to help find their way in the darkWhat are terms unique to cats and their anatomy?
Similar to these wild animals because their foot structure are closely designed.
Outside cats need to be quick and agile.
House cats are declawed to protect carpeting furniture, and curtains.
Keep declawed cats inside because they no longer have their most important defense mechanisms.What are terms unique to cats and their anatomy?
Purebred or the common house cat
Two classes of cats
36 breeds in the U.S.
popular because less work
require little to no brushing
less hair to shed
require more work
need to be brushed frequently
often get hairballs
wads of hair that collect inside the digestive tract and block the digestion of foodWhat are the classes and breeds of cats?
litter box training
buy a litter box and some litter
place in a spot out of your sight
place cat in box
show how to scratch paws
watch cats for signs it has to urinate and place in box
reward the cat
brush your cat’s coat daily
trims nails with a special trimmerHow do I train and groom my cat?