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Life Sciences => Plant Sciences, Zoology & Evolution => Topic started by: iacopo.russo on 13/10/2021 15:06:18

Title: Can a cat sense when we are ill?
Post by: iacopo.russo on 13/10/2021 15:06:18
John asks:

Can a cat sense when we are going to die or when we are ill?
How do they do this? Is it through their sense of smell or can they sense things which we cannot?
Why were cats so revered in Egypt in ancient times?


What do you think?
Title: Re: Can a cat sense when we are ill?
Post by: Zer0 on 19/10/2021 10:40:00
Perhaps All pets can perceive it.
Changes in behavioural pattern.
Distress, discomfort & pain might be recognisable vice versa.
(Like you would know your pet is ill without a veterinary diagnosis)

Not just Cats, Dung Beetles & others were reverred too.
Possibly, a cat dying, & later on it's critter appearing that looks identical might have felt like the dead cat somehow resurrected & came back to life.
Fun Fact - Dung Beetles use light from the stars to navigate.

Ps - Hello @iacopo.russo !
🙂
Are you a New Intern at TNS?
(Hoping you'd respond, Thanks!)
Title: Re: Can a cat sense when we are ill?
Post by: iacopo.russo on 21/10/2021 10:37:09
Hello @Zer0!

Yes, I am a new intern, I started a couple of weeks ago and I'll continue posting some questions from listeners in the coming weeks :)

Thanks for engaging with them - I'm already learning a lot of new science from this forum! 
Title: Re: Can a cat sense when we are ill?
Post by: Zer0 on 21/10/2021 21:10:59
Aha!
You Responded.
That's a First!
👍
(Generally i do not get a response from Interns)

Well... Congratulations...& From US All, a very warm Welcome to you Russo!
🙂
🙏

You are doing a fantastic job!
👌
I shall try my Best to provide factual answers for your OPs.

Ps - Thank You for your Response.
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(Live Long & Prosper)