Research indicates that cats use their eyes rather than their nose to find food. So why doeating cats in the clinic on an exam table many times search all over to find the treats that we put right in front of them? I have thought that the cats are using their nose rather than eyes. Apparently, I have been wrong. Is the cat nervous or excited and cannot locate a treat right in front of them? I had this discussion with a client recently when her cat could not find her treats. Now, I do not have an explanation.
Joan M. Freesh, DVM