Every cat is different, which is something that I explain to customers when they purchase our supplements or have questions about the effectiveness of our products. Each cat has their own metabolic make up which determines their response to holistic or commercial treatments. There's also something else that makes cats different and that's their print. Humans have finger prints, no two people have the same print. The same goes for cats, however, their individual indentifying mark is on their nose. The nose pad of a cat is ridged in a pattern that is unique, like a finger print.
Speaking of noses, did you know that a cat's nose is 14 times more sensitive than a humans. This is part of the basic survival of cats. Right after birth the first sense to develop, before sight, is smell. This is so the cat can lead himself to latch onto his/her mother for milk.
Just like humans release a pheromone combination when we're in heat, the same goes for cats. They will exude a powerful sexual pheromone much like humans and can scent a "mate" within a certain distance.
They also establish territory with pheromones through their urine, scented by other cacts. On the same note, their nose is responsible for warning the cat against danger.
Cats noses have a "leathery" tough feel to protect the curious cat, especially if he/she is sniffing where heshe shouldn't be. If your cat has a light colored nose they're more likely to develope squamous cancer of the nose and ears, especially when exposed to sun over a long period of time.