A Brief History of the Domestic Cat

Cat basking in the sun

Domestic cats are a fascinating species. They resemble wild cats, in part, due to their instinctual drive to hunt prey and their overall mystique. Most cat owners love their feline friends for their affection but also their desire for some solitary time. 

Cats hold the title of most popular pet, totaling 4 million in communities across the US, but do you know much about how these former wildcats turned into the domestic snuggle-faces we know and love?

Our veterinarians at Naperville Animal Hospital would like to treat you to a brief history of the domestic cat. What could be more purrfect?