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How Your Cat Knows Where You Are in the House

In a study from Japan, researchers looked at whether cats can track the location of their owners via sounds and a mental map of...
Scratching is normal and natural for a cat. It’s important to work with them, not against them, in directing the desire to scratch.

How to Get Scratch Relief

Scratching things is normal. Some cats scratch during a wake-up stretch. Others scratch before heading off into a playful set of zoomies. Scratching is...
With a little time, patience, and gentle interaction, your new kitty will leave her favorite hiding spot and soon be everywhere you are!

All My New Cat Does is Hide!

Cats can be elusive, especially when they are nervous and don’t want to be found. We understand that if your new cat spends most...
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Some Cats Prefer Not to Work for Dinner

A recent study from the University of California at Davis published in Animal Cognition demonstrated what most cat lovers intuitively know: Cats prefer to...
If your cat seems depressed, she may well be. Humans are not the only ones who mourn loss of a loved one.

The Cat-Human Bond

Science is slowly approaching proof of what many cat lovers already know: Cats form close bonds with their owners or other chosen special people. By...
Cats that are buddies may be curled up together with tails intertwined or draped over each other. That is a trusting friendship.

Learn to Read Your Cat’s Tail

Cats are sometimes considered mysterious, inscrutable creatures. But, if you carefully observe body language, cats are quite open with their behavior, especially through the...
Torn ears are a frequent result of a cat fight.

Has My Cat Been in a Fight?

Yowling, and crashing into things. But, unless you were present, cats can be secretive about any altercations they have. They’re also stoic and try not...

Testing for Paw Preference

Dr. Mikel Maria Delgado recently posted a fun blog at WhatYourCatWants.com about “pawedness” in cats. Researchers in Turkey studied 41 cats (ages 6 months...
We’re not so sure this cat’s perch inside a birdfeeder is going to pay off, but you have to admire his moxy.

Natural Solutions for Cats That Hunt

Outdoor cats taking down birds has long been a point of contention between bird lovers and cat lovers. Feeding a cat premium commercial food...
At first glance, this kitty looks angry, but if you look closer at her crouched position, ears out to the side, tucked tail, she’s more likely scared.

Angry, Aggressive Cats

About 27% of cat surrenders to shelters are due to aggression problems. That’s sad, really, as most cats provide a warning before an attack,...
Most cats are attracted to the scent of a catnip plant.

Why Cats Are Crazed for Catnip

About 60 to 70% of cats react playfully to catnip. Some rub their face on it and go to sleep. Other cats toss it,...
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Facial Expressions

Researchers in the United Kingdom devised a study to look at the impacts of human selection and animal breeding on animals’ abilities to communicate...