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Preventing Finicky Felines

Got a picky cat? If you do, you’re not alone. We know of one cat who refuses to eat her food if the kibbles...

Sit, Stay, and Come

Cats are smart, and extremely good at training us. But cats can also be the trainee and can learn pretty much any skill that...

Don’t Leave Me Alone!

Cat lovers have long known that cats are attached to us and research has confirmed this (see “The Cat-Human Bond” at catwatchnewsletter.com/behavior/the-cat-human-bond/). But sometimes...

Reduce Litter Tracking

Cat litter belongs in the litterbox, not scattered across the floor of your house. While it is impossible to eliminate all litter tracking, you...

Cause of Fearful Cats

Researchers used a survey to find connections between feline fearfulness, aggression, and excessive grooming. The fearfulness factor included the cats’ reaction to strangers, sudden...

What’s That Racket?!

During the day, your cat lazily strolls from one napping spot to the next. But as soon as the sun goes down, he turns...

Risk Factors for Cats with Cognitive Disorders

Colorado State University researchers looked at records from past clients to determine risk factors and common complaints for feline cognitive disorder syndrome. Owners cited...

Please, Don’t Eat the Hamster

Cats are hunters, born and bred. Even as tiny kittens who can barely stand, they practice stalking and pouncing behaviors. These traits have served...

Who Let the Cat Out?

You hit snooze one too many times on your alarm, so you grab an apple to eat in the car as breakfast, figuring you...

How Cats Land on Their Feet

Cats are well-known for their ability to land on their feet almost all the time. This talent has fascinated people for centuries, and as...

Adding a Pet? It Takes Time

Cats have strong opinions that can become apparent when you add a new pet. To avoid hissing, spitting, and scratched noses, “Be patient, do...

Cat Colors and Personalities

Ask any veterinary or shelter staff person and they will tell you, “Orange cats are sweet,” and “Calicos and tortoiseshell cats are tough.” These...