Domestic cats may have scars for a variety of reasons. It is therefore impossible to give an accurate answer without an examination and background history of the cat with the scars.
A cat with scars on its neck likely had an injury of some sort at some point. Cats that have spent any time outdoors are especially susceptible to injuries because of their extremely territorial nature, according to HowStuffWorks. Whether the cat fought with another cat or another animal, it is entirely possible for the cat to become injured in the fight. Sometimes, cat owners do not even know that the cat is injured until they find a scar. If the cat was adopted from a shelter, it is possible that the scar is the result of abuse or neglect from the cat's previous owners.
When a cat owner finds that his pet has scars on its neck, a trip to the cat's veterinarian is necessary to determine whether the scar has any lasting effects for the cat. The veterinarian may not be able to pinpoint exactly what caused the scar on the cat's neck, but he can determine whether there is a medical reason for the scar that may need to be treated. The ASPCA recommends that cats be kept inside to keep them safe.Learn More
Domestic cats typically live in homes or urban areas while feral cats live in forests, grasslands, tundras and wetlands, and big cats live in rainforests, deserts and in temperate climate zones. Where cats live depends primarily on the species. Domestic cats live in virtually every part of the world and primarily live indoors, which means that they can survive wherever humans live.Full Answer >
Domestic cats are naturally capable of swimming, although they typically do not enjoy water. One reason why cats avoid water is that their coats becomes waterlogged when submerged.Full Answer >
The composition of cat litter depends on whether it is clay-based or clumping. Clay-based cat litter is made of an absorbent, granulated clay, while clumping or scoopable litter is made of bentonite and silica. Greener, more eco-friendly options include wheat, sawdust, pine and cedar chips, newspaper and baking soda.Full Answer >
To groom a cat, brush it, put several inches of water in a bathtub, put the cat in the tub, pour water over the cat, shampoo and rinse and dry the cat. This 30-minute process requires a bathtub, a bath mat, water, a pitcher, cat shampoo and towels.Full Answer >