A new study revealed that cats have a much more refined sense of taste than previously thought. In particular, cats seem to be highly sensitive to bitter flavors. Of course, this is probably not news to any cat guardian who has had to pill a cat, but the discovery may also explain why cats so often turn up their noses at certain foods that may be fortified with bitter-tasting vitamins and minerals. The findings also provide intriguing clues on how sense of taste evolved in all mammals, including humans. Read more about the study on the Discovery News website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I shared my experience of a weekend without Wifi, on Monday, we told you about new research that offers hope for treating oral cancers in cats, on Tuesday we introduced you to a new litter additive that prevents odors, on Wednesday, Ruby confessed her involvement in our recent internet outage, and on Friday, we reviewed The Old Man and the Cat. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a 3-month supply of Dookashi litter additive!
Remember Didga, the skateboarding cat from Australia? Didja has a new little brother named Boomer! In this video, Boomer is hanging out on a swing, and while I go ta little seasick watching it, Boomer seems to have a good old time!
Image via Discovery News. Look for an article on cat grass on Monday!
Have a great weekend.