Cats are gifted with real persona, catchy instincts, multiple times more olfactory receptors than humans, strong sense of recognition and interestingly, evocative body.
Cats do not use any redolent agent or fragrance invoking substance. They hardly bath and pay no heed to self-orientation.
However, cats do have a very practical approach and open mind to its circumambient.
They choose a very restricted diet and thus, are able to stay away from forcefully eating those items which smell unpleasant and after consumption, lead to the generation of repugnant by-product leaving the whole body awful and smelly.
Cats choose to roam and draw relations with those areas which are clean, clear and amusing.
Also, unlike rabbits and parrots, they do not fall an easy prey to their predators and to maintain this vigour and enthusiasm, they try to minimise their connection with others.
Also, their functional domain(where they rest, eat, etc) is short so that other predators can’t track and locate their place.
Astonishingly, it is also believed that the age of cats is determined by its ability to smell scents.
A gland named scent gland is present between the toes of cats. When cats scratch someone with their claws, the area stroken is not only bruised and reddened but also leaves an imprint in the mind of cats.
Cats are therefore, trained to declaw valuable possession of the owners!
The anal glands present in cats release pheromone. Pheromone secretion triggers sweet-scent and fragrance, making cats smell good.
Why do cats smell good when they wake up?
A parent always finds his child flourishing in the fragrance. This relationship resides between a kitten and feline ( or owner and tamed cat) too.
The addictive smell of cats when they wake up drown the parent into fathom less emotions and he ,altogether, becomes affectionate towards its pet, holding and rejoicing in the morning with it.
Cats mainly smell good when they wake up because entire past night they are made to sleep on a comfortable bed in an ambient aura on pillows and amidst flimsy toys which make cats excited and contented and induce them to release pheromone.
Pinna gland is located behind the ears of cats. They, too, release hormones which make cats smell earthy and nutty.
The fragrance from cats is more aromatic and startling when they are lightly rubbed by their owners. The fact behind this is their glands produce light oil followed by adrenaline hormones and these thus, fill the air with an addictive scent, delighting both owners and cats.
This essence not only pleases both but also nurtures their bond.
The secretion of adrenaline hormone makes cats more responsive to the actions of the owner.
However, the smell of a cat’s body largely depends upon its breed, food habit and its inclination towards regular cleanliness.
Any differentiation or deficiency in any of these areas deprive cats of its aroma.
What are the various things that cats usually smell like?
Cats huff, purr, growl and also produce different smells.
Tamed at home or wandering amidst lanes, Cats are keenly invited by the natural echo and encompassing area to indulge with them and their eternal fragrance.
▪ Cats are seen rolling and revolving on the grass to express their joy open-heartedly with their fur and flesh filling with the little irrigated seeds and strands, making them smell like grass.
▪ On venturing and wavering out, Cats uncontrollably contact dust, pollen and airy particles which stick to the fur of cats, making them sniff and smell similar to the encountered agent.
▪ Cats’ breath has a different smell when cats are done eating. The smell is not widely spread but felt only when someone comes in close contact with them.
▪ After body rubbing, sterilisation and cleanliness, cats smell fruity and sweet: no less than cotton candy!
▪ Perfume is volatile in nature and spreads widely in and around.
This passes on from humans to cats, making them smell the same.
Thus, cats are susceptible to external fragrance and thus, absorb and emit heavenly aromas.
How to keep your cat smelling good forever?
Everyone desires a simple and worth-living circumference with pristine and perfect ambience.
Cats urinate anywhere in the house, before complete training and learning. This makes the house foul and smelly.
To prevent the smell’s longevity, the carpet/sheet wetted by cat’s urine or by-product should be treated with enzyme cleaner.
The enzyme cleaner, first, ruptures the uric acid to gas. The gas, further, evaporates with the existing odour, helping carpet retain its smell back.
The enzyme cleaners are available both at the grocery shops and e-markets.
The litter box of the cat should be thoroughly treated with baking soda to kill the brood of bacteria reproducing and multiplying in it due to the contemptuous smell.
Also, once the litter box of a cat becomes three or four months old, it should be substituted with the new one to reduce the safety and sanitation concerns and provide a hygienic environment.
Cats grooming session, usage of thinning shears, cat-safe dry shampoo and hair brushes ( like Kong groom zoom for Cats and Christina’s perfect pet brush) under the head of cat wipe are excellent elements for keeping cats clean and deodorised even without bathing.
Why do Cats Smell Better than Dogs?
Both Cats and Dogs are unparallel to each other. They have different senses of understanding, reactions and ways to shower love.
Cats have self-grooming tendency which makes them free from visible germs and encircling dirt. They do not prefer or like obnoxious smell and in addition to this, their conscience trains them to choose an odourless land so that they can easily hunt and catch their prey. Also, they themselves avoid an unclean environment; unless persuaded or forced to enter in the same.
On pet side, it is said that cat lovers, might, are sufferers of parasite toxoplasma gondii, a symptom which makes them addictive to cat’s smell, which may not be very likeable to others.
But overall, cats do smell good as they have anal and pinna glands and other scrubbing agents supporting their aura and fragrance.
Cats have a better sense of smell and recognition than Dogs.
They can identify varied smells, humans and serious illness like cancer and tuberculosis and sometimes, fall under professional range when hired by employers.
V12 are a special sort of protein receptors present in animals. This helps them differentiate one scent from another.
Much to everyone’s surprise, cats have 30 types of V12 receptors; contrary to Dogs who have only 9.
Nonetheless, cats which remain in the confined quarters of four walls may not get the chance to socialise and explore the world outside and consequently, have less experience and sense of recognition.
Dim light is an aid to Cat’s hunting and allocating capacity as they become highly efficient in detecting and investigating at night.
This is the reason why cats mostly sniff and wander at night (but take recurrent naps throughout the day).
Dogs are called man’s best friend. The backbone behind this is the accuracy in their sense of smell. They have 400 million olfactory receptors, more than enough to detect the presence of an intruder from countless metres!
Contrary to this, cats have around 300 million odour sensitive cells.
But, cats are wiser and sharper than Dogs about the activities running parallel and collateral.
Dogs are more influential and intimate to human emotions.
Both Cats and Dogs are superlative in rendering their services and are a loyal member of the family taming them!
They, although, differ in their sections of identification and recollection but greatly contribute towards the protection of home and undergo sleepless nights for the greater good of their owners possessing them!