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Can Your Cat Imitate You?

A new dog training technique is called “do as I do.” The trainer does an action, basically demonstrating it to the dog. Then the...

5 Unique Cat Behaviors

Burying urine and feces. Cats are believed to have evolved to bury their eliminations to keep their presence hidden from predators. Those that...

Feline Social Head Rubbing

It’s a feline thing: Rubbing against you leg or other objects. “Head rubbing is a normal social behavior,” says Leni Kaplan, DVM, MS, behavior...

When Kitty Won’t Scratch

Q. Thanks for the recent article on getting cats to stop scratching (June 2020). I have the opposite problem: I need to encourage a...

How Do I Know She Loves

While jokes abound about how cats just utilize humans as their slave caregivers, cats do care about and get attached to their owners. They...

Panting a Cause for Concern

When cats get hot, their preferred means of cooling down are lounging in cool or shady areas (such as your bathroom or kitchen floor)...

The Problem with Pica

Cats often use seemingly odd ways to cope with stress, such as sucking on fabric (wool is a kitty favorite) or eating bizarre items,...
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Stop Scratching Everything!

Scratching furniture and curtains is a feline trait that has frustrated cat owners for many years. Luckily for you, behaviorists, veterinarians, and owners have...
Dr. Perry’s cat , Pippe

Cats in Tight Places

Cats have a talent for disappearing, especially when we need to give a medication or take them somewhere. As frustrating as this can be,...
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Feline Behavioral Drugs

Q. We have 11 special needs cats.  One has obsessive compulsive disorder licking, hypersensitivity, and aggression. Our veterinarian prescribed neurotin, Prozac, and amitryptiline, but...

So Your Cat Thinks He’s a Tiger

Your young cat likes to dart out from under the table and grab your pant leg like a lion taking down a gazelle. This...

Resource Guarding

Multiple-cat households can experience squabbles similar to two toddlers fighting over the last cookie. That’s because cats need their own stuff, and they’re going...