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Kitten Enrichment

Kittens are a ton of fun, but they can also get into a world of trouble. Enrichment activities encourage kittens to be kittens in...

Handling Stranger Danger

Cats aren’t crazy about having new people in their house to begin with. But workers—be they contractors helping with your renovation, window washers, appliance...

One Cat or Two? Or 10?

We all love photos showing a group of happy, lounging cats, each in their own patch of sunshine. We also know homes with two...

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...

Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

Play is a big part of a cat’s quality of life. In a recent study, researchers looked at four measures in cats: quality of...

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...

Strange Afternoon Antics

Q: Allie, our female Russian Blue mix, is about 7 years old. She’s a strange one, as she must be close to us but won’t...

Where Did That Floss Go?

Cats are curious by nature and love to investigate objects with different shapes and textures. This includes picking things up, tasting them, tossing them...

The Great Indoors

There are many solid reasons to make your cat an indoor-only companion, and the Cornell Feline Health Center recommends it. Unfortunately, many people feel...

New Cat Friendly Veterinary Guidelines

Two new Cat Friendly Guidelines protocols for veterinary clinics have been released to promote positive, respectful interactions with feline patients and to reduce the...

Inside the Mind of the Cat

The Netflix documentary “Inside the Mind of the Cat” entertains, educates, and positively delights the viewer. It focuses on “what makes cats special,” says...