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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...
A too busy “bathroom” will cause your cats to look for alternatives. You need a litterbox for each cat, plus one spare.

When Good Cats Go Bad

We love our cats, but when one of them pees or poops outside the litterbox, it is easy to get frustrated. Cats eliminate inappropriately...
Meow Talk

Want to Know What Your Cat Says?

Javier Sanchez, a program manager at the tech company Akvelon (Bellevue, Wash.,) who previously worked on Amazon’s Alexa voice service, developed an app called...
Black cat laying down

Time to Practice Your Slow-Blink Technique

A recent study by animal behavior scientists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Sussex shows that cats respond to eye narrowing, generally with a...

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...