What's so special about black cats? A lot more than you could have imagined.
To honor the most important black cat holiday of the year, Meow Mix is sharing little-known facts about these mysterious felines:
1. BLACK CATS CAN 'RUST' IN THE SUN
Due to a special pigment called melanin in their fur, when out in the sun, many black cats will temporarily turn a dark brown color, as if they were "rusting."
2. BLACK CATS ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE YELLOW EYES
Black cats have an excess of melanin, a pigment that causes dark coloration. Coincidentally, melanin also causes their irises to be yellow.
3. LOOKING FOR A ROMANCE? SURROUND YOURSELF WITH BLACK CATS
There's nothing wrong with being a (black) cat lady! In Japan, young women are encouraged to own a black cat to increase their chances of romance. So black cats are not only great companions—but also fantastic wing cats!
4. IN SOME COUNTRIES, BLACK CATS ARE CONSIDERED GOOD LUCK
In Great Britain, black cats are thought to bring good luck, while in Germany, if a black cat crosses your path from the right, it is said to bring prosperity.
5. BLACK CATS ARE THE HEALTHIEST OF THEM ALL
Research shows that black cats may have developed dark hair to fight off disease, meaning they just might be one of the healthiest pets to own.
As it turns out, being a black cat is definitely something to smile about! And to celebrate the unique bond between black cats and their parents, while giving them the chance to smile on National Black Cat Day,
To get their fluffy friend's smile ready for this photo opp, cat parents can visit PurrfectTogether.com to learn about Meow Mix's newest product, Meow Mix Brushing Bites—a crunchy treat that's specially designed to keep kitty's teeth clean by controlling plaque and tartar. No toothbrush necessary!
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