Cat sniffing a person’s hand. Domestic cats sniff everything and anything to confirm what it is. They need to recognise it through the odour given off by the object in order to accept and if it is unusual and strange to them, they will explore it and begin to understand it.
The importance of smell to the domestic cat cannot be underestimated or understated. It is central to their lives and as important as their visual acuity.
Please click on the link above the photograph to read a story about my cat who became befuddled because some pine tree sap was stuck to his paw which masked his sense of smell and so for a while he was confused about his surroundings.
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