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Dear Dr. Schelling,

Cats seem to have heightened senses, but I've heard that their sense of taste is not as impressive. Do cats have a sense of taste?

Dear Brandon

To give you a comparison, humans have approximately 9,000 taste buds on their tongues compared to the paltry 470 that a cat has. Cats have a sense of taste, but it certainly is not as vast as our own. To learn more about what a cat can and cannot taste, check out this article on a cats' sense of taste.

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Dear Kathy

You may be surprised to hear that some of us cats like water. Sometimes water is just begging to have paws dipped in it and sipped on. Don't tell anyone, but I've been curious enough to check out the toilet myself. It's intriguing! To learn more about this behavior check out this article on cat toilet drinking behavior.


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