Your Cat’s Unique Ears

Your cat’s ears evolved to provide her with an incredible sense of hearing. Her ears are five times more sensitive than human ears. The ears can rotate 180 degrees to help your cat pinpoint the source of any sounds. Her ears move independently to help her determine a sound’s direction and distance. The fluid in your cat’s inner ear aids in balance. This fluid also helps your cat right herself to land on her feet during a fall. Keep an eye on your cat’s ears to see how she communicates with you and other animals. Erect ears indicate intense attention. Your cat is frightened or annoyed if her ears are pinned back. Understanding this body language helps you bond with your cat so you can learn to interact with her. Cats are born deaf for their first two weeks of life until the ear canals open up. Learn more from your Fox Chapel, PA veterinary clinic.


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