Monday, April 22, 2013

Can a Cat Get Angry and Hold a Grudge Asks the Marietta Vet Clinic

Anyone that owns a cat will tell you they are independent, but many people believe cats have the ability to remember both the good and bad that happens to them.  In fact, some believe they have the ability to hold a grudge.

The Marietta Vet Clinic is interested in what cat owners have to say about their pet.  Is your cat intelligent enough to hold a grudge?  Let's take a look at some facts.

Cats have the same lobe in their cerebral cortex as humans. This part of the brain is called the seat of intelligence which explains a cat's ability to remember both pleasurable and  non-pleasurable events such as mealtime or an abrupt shooing away. Would a cat's intelligence make him smart enough to hold a grudge?

So it's been said a cat's memory is up to 16 hours in comparison to a dog's five minute memory span.  Does this ability demonstrate enough intelligence for a cat to maintain a sour disposition because of a grudge?

Interesting research points to what many cat owners think. Do cats remember and have the ability to hold a grudge?  If you think your cat is mad at you, you may be right.

The Marietta Vet Clinic and veterinarian, Julian Peckich DVM invite cats to join it's animal clinic in Marietta, GA.   It would be their great pleasure to have you join the family.