Cats are complex creatures and their behaviour never ceases to amaze. But there are 10 interesting things you may not have known about your cat.

– Most cats are lactose intolerant and should never be given cow’s milk

– An adult cat has 30 teeth

– A cat can jump approximately seven times their height

– A cat’s heartbeat works nearly twice as fast as a human heart at 110 – 140 beats per minute

– Cats can run up to 48km per hour

– The average cat sleeps 16 – 18 hours a day

– Cats have more than 100 different vocal sounds

– A cat’s nose pad is ridged with a unique pattern, just like the human fingerprint

– Cats cannot taste anything sweet

– Cats spend nearly 1/3 of their waking hours cleaning themselves