Cat Smell and Taste
Whether in a natural or urban jungle, a feline constantly
monitors the aromas around it to assess the risks and seize the opportunities
presented by its environment. A discriminating sniff will help a feline
determine if a morsel of food is fit to eat, just as surely as the
whiff of a predator provides advance warning of trouble. Even procreation
in cats owes much to the olfactory sense: The message that a female
is ready to mate is delivered to the male via the odor of her urine.