CatsCats are pets that are valued by us because of their ability and desire to kill rats, mice and other large vermin. Cats are intelligent animals that know how to survive the harshest of weather when left outdoors. Cats like dogs use their body language as a form of communication. They also meow and purr when they are happy and growl when they are not. Other verbal communications of the cat are hissing, chirping, clicking, squeaking and grunting. Cats are typically not large animals they average anywhere between 5 and 16 pounds, though there are cats that are very huge but it is extremely unhealthy for them.
Cats do have loose skin on their bodies as opposed to dogs whose skin is tight. You have seen a mother cat pick up her young by the scruff of their neck. The loose skin of a cat can help a cat confront a predator or defend themselves in a fight. The loose skin also helps when a cat needs shots at the vet, the loose skin can bunch up and it makes it easier for a vet to inject them with vaccinations.