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Mapping the Feline Brain: How Smart Is Your Cat?

cat health brainCat owners have looked at their pet and wondered how smart the cat is. Some of the cat’s behaviors may often seem beyond his/her capabilities.

Key takeaways:

  • Cats have smaller brains but the brain’s surface folding is quite similar to that of human being’s. Cat brains have cerebral cortices and lobes similar to human brains by up to 90 percent.
  • Brain structure and surface folding is a more important indicator of intelligence as compared to brain size.
  • Cats have the cerebral cortex that is responsible for memory, meaning they can store both short-term and long-term memory. In essence, memory increases the ability to learn.

Further, a cat’s brain is separated into different areas that each perform specialized tasks. These areas are all interconnected and can easily and rapidly share information. This exchange of information gives your cat a valuable perception of his surrounding environment and allows him to react to and even manipulate his environment.

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Dr. Deepak Songra BDS (WALES)

A true professional. Deepak has a reputation of being friendly, gentle and understanding dentist. Throughout his career, he has been involved in continuing professional development and enjoys a rewarding and challenging role in training newly qualified dentists and dental therapists in their careers. Dr. Songra enjoys general dentistry and all aspects of cosmetic dentistry, especially in facial aesthetics and teeth whitening.

Pet Dentist was founded in 2015 by Dr. Songra and his wife, Dr. SmitaSongra, also a dentist who has specialized in in the field of facial and dental cosmetics for the past 25 years. Pet Dentist is a family-run business with the aim of offering the best dental products available on the market at very reasonable prices!