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Cat Eats With Paws

You just saw your cat eating with her paws and you do not know how to react. You are not sure if it is something that should be a cause for worry or if your cat is suffering from some kind of behavioral issue. In this article, we will try to unravel why cats tend

Why Does My Cat Rub Against My Dog

Why Does My Cat Rub Against My Dog?

Your cat rubs up against your dog to mark it as part of its territory or to identify it as a member of the household. It can also be viewed as a greeting. Cats greet each other by brushing their cheeks together to transfer their scents to one another. If your cat does this to

Why Do Cats Shake Their Heads After You Pet Them?

Why Do Cats Shake Their Heads After You Pet Them?

While petting your furry babies, you may be familiar with behaviors such as arching their back and closing their eyes. However, you may also notice that they are shaking their heads after you pet them.   Why do cats shake their heads after you pet them? Cats shake their heads after you pet them for the

Why Does My Cat Sleep On Me When I'm Sick

Why Does My Cat Sleep On Me When I’m Sick?

Cats are playful pets that can be a handful, but they can also exhibit mental and emotional intelligence. Even if they look aloof, they can be very affectionate and may sleep between your legs or beside you. Cat experts note that felines can detect ailments or diseases. Their superior sense of smell can sniff out

Cat Wagging Tail While Purring

Cat Wagging Tail While Purring

Cats are complex creatures and cat owners struggle to understand their behavior which can be quite unpredictable. Cats use various body language to communicate. Take, for instance, when they wag their tail and purr. Cat wagging tail while purring: What does it mean? If your cat is wagging her tail while purring it could mean

Why Do Cats Paw at the Ground?

Why Do Cats Paw at the Ground?

Cats paw at the ground to make sure a spot is comfortable and does not have any lumps. They also paw on the ground to mark their territory. This habit can also be their way of showing you that they are content, or they could be trying to cover something up. If you are wondering

Cat Meows With Toy In Mouth

Cat Meows With Toy In Mouth

Your cat may meow with a toy in its mouth for several reasons. It could be trying to show you affection, protecting its toys, inviting you to play, presenting you with a trophy, or teaching you how to hunt. It is also possible that the toy is broken or odd-smelling, or they are trading the

Why Do Cats Like To Sit On Laps

Why Do Cats Like To Sit On Laps?

Some cats may tend to be aloof, but most of them would willingly come up to their owner’s lap and relish the cuddles and snuggles.  Why do cats like to sit on laps? Cats like to sit on laps for the following reasons:  1. It provides warmth and comfort.  Cats like to sit on laps

Why does my cat nip me?

Why Does My Cat Nip Me?

Cats often exhibit surprising behavior like biting out of nowhere in the middle of a playing session. This may feel strange and even hurtful but does not necessarily show malice on the part of the cat.  Why does my cat nip me? Your cat may nip you for the following reasons: 1. She has enough

Why Does My Cat Jump On My Back?

Why Does My Cat Jump On My Back?

Have you been caught off-guard when your cat suddenly jumped on your back from out of the blue? Ever wonder why cats do that?  Why does my cat jump on my back? Your cat may jump on your back for the following reasons: 1. She wants your attention.  Your cat is jumping on your back

My Cat is Scared of Something I Can’t See

My Cat is Scared of Something I Can’t See

A surprisingly common issue that cat owners bring up when they take their kitty to the vet’s office is that their cat seems to be afraid of things they can’t see. The cat may seem to be constantly getting startled seemingly out of nowhere and for no reason. If this is such a common occurrence,

Why Does My Cat Reach His Paw Out to Me?

Why Does My Cat Reach His Paw Out to Me?

Cats constantly communicate with their humans using a combination of facial expressions, vocalizations and body language. Unfortunately, these messages can be sometimes hard to decipher because one vocalization or action can mean different things. For example, when a cat reaches out his paw to you, that action can signify different things. Why does my cat

Cat Keeps Spilling Water

Cat Keeps Spilling Water

Some cats have this annoying habit of swatting at their water bowl and spilling the water.  Cat keeps spilling water: What are the reasons? Cats spill their water for the following reasons: 1. Your cat is curious and has an impulse of manipulating things with its paws.  Cats are naturally curious and playful with an

Cat Jumping Over Fence

Cat Jumping Over Fence

There are few things a cat owner fears more than their cat not returning home. Cats are inherently curious creatures. They love to explore their surroundings, so when given the opportunity to go outside, there will always be a possibility of them going beyond your backyard.  While some people believe that letting your cat explore

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Sleep

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Sleep?

Cats can be the best cuddle buddies at night. They are soft and warm the perfect size to snuggle up to. Their sleepy purrs act like a white noise machine that ease most cat owners into dreamland. A downside to sleeping next to your kitty is when you are comfortably asleep, then all of a

Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes

Why Does My Cat Lay on My Shoes?

Videos on the internet in the thousands feature cats playing with all kinds of different footwear. From flip flops, to sandals, to sneakers, and even work boots. Cats find shoes absolutely irresistible. So, is this just another strange habit all cats seem to have innately? Or is there an explanation for their bizarre behavior? Let’s

Cats Pooping In Bathtub

Cats Pooping In the Bathtub

Are you feeling frustrated because your cat suddenly has a penchant for peeing in the sink or pooping in the bathtub instead of her litterbox? If your cat suddenly acts this way, it may be a sign of deeper issues with your cat.  Cats pooping in the bathtub: Why do they do that? Here are

Why Do Cats Put Toys In Water

Why Do Cats Put Toys In Water?

Does your cat like to put its toys in her water bowl? This behavior is quite common and cats usually do this during night time while everyone else is asleep or when they are about to eat their meal or drink water.  Why do cats put toys in water? Here are the most common reasons

Why Do Cats Slap Things

Why Do Cats Slap Things?

Your cat has made it a routine to slap the spring door stopper every time he wakes up from his mid-morning nap as if he were a boxer training with a speed bag. Every time you bring something new, he makes it a point to paw at each strange object after conquering his initial fear.

Why Do Cats Roll Around on Concrete?

Why Do Cats Roll Around on Concrete?

Cats sometimes exhibit strange behavior such as rolling around on the ground. Why do cats roll around on concrete? Cats roll around in concrete for the following reasons: Your cat is trying to catch your attention Your cat is marking his territory Your cat is in heat Your cat is trying to cool himself Your

How Do I Stop My Cat From Sleeping in the Litter Box

How Do I Stop My Cat From Sleeping in the Litter Box?

You were caught surprised seeing your cat emerge from his litter box, halfway between sleepiness and wakefulness. Over the next few days, you notice this is not an isolated incident. Sleeping inside the litter box has become a new habit for your pet. How do I stop my cat from sleeping in the litter box?

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Socks?

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Socks?

All cat owners have experienced their cats bringing them random things as “gifts”. It could be a dead rat, their toys or other items.  While most find it cute, your cat most likely has a message for you. How about when your cat brings you socks? Does it mean anything at all? Why does my

Cat Licking And Biting Self

Cat Licking And Biting Self

Licking themselves is part of any normal cat’s life especially since they are meticulous groomers. They may also lick their nose, bum and genitals. However, if your cat is excessively grooming herself and licking but also biting her fur and body parts, it could be a cause for alarm.   Cat licking and biting self: What

Why Does My Cat Lick Me When I Pet Her?

Why Does My Cat Lick Me When I Pet Her?

Getting licked by your cat is adorable although it may not be the most enjoyable feeling. This is because a cat’s tongue is covered with papillae that resemble tiny and backward-facing barbs which gives it a rough and sandpaper feeling.   Why does my cat lick me when I pet her? Your cat may lick you

Cat Biting Other Cats Bum

Cat Biting Other Cats Bum

It is normal to see cats licking or swatting each other. However, seeing a cat biting another cat’s bum may leave you perplexed. Why do cats tend to do that? Read on and let us discover why cats behave like this.  Why is my cat biting other cats bum? A cat may bite another cats

Why Does My Cat Meow Before Going to the Bathroom

Why Does My Cat Meow Before Going to the Bathroom?

Some cats have unique quirks associated with their bathroom habits, from running after doing their business to meowing before using the litter box. Why does my cat meow before going to the bathroom? Your cat meows before going to the bathroom because she feel vulnerable using the litter box, because she is old and confused

Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet

Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet?

Cats are unpredictable pets sometimes. One moment they ignore you, the next they start chasing you or biting your feet. If you have experienced this, you are certainly not alone. Why does my cat bite my feet? Your cat may bite your feet because it wants to play or get your attention or because it

Why Do Cats Meow Back At You

Why Do Cats Meow Back At You?

Do you talk to your cat as you would normally do to fellow humans? In many cases, your cat will answer you with sporadic or long meows. Why do cats meow back at you? Cats will meow back at you as a way of acknowledging you for talking to them in the first place. They

Cat Chewing Cardboard

Cat Chewing Cardboard

Cats may look docile and distant but they are playful and adventurous. They like to follow and observe their humans around the house and interact with them by rubbing their legs or through vocalization. They may also entertain themselves by playing with cords, climbing on shelves and chewing on things like a cardboard box.  Cat

Why Do Cats Flop Down In Front Of You

Why Do Cats Flop Down In Front Of You?

Cats may not always show their affectionate side but they are adorable all the same.  They may rub against your legs, sit on your lap and knead you. It is also a nice surprise if your cat suddenly flops down in front of you, also called the social roll, when she greets you at the

Cat Swallowing Hard When Purring

Cat Swallowing Hard When Purring

Cats have distinct personalities and temperaments. They also vary when it comes to being vocal and while some tend to purr louder than the others, some will rarely meow or purr at all. However, if you notice that your cat not only purrs but also swallows hard, take special note. It may be telling you

Cats Swatting Each Other

Cats Swatting Each Other

If you have a multi-cat household, conflict and aggression may erupt once in a while. Your cats may chase, nip and swat each other. This is perceived as normal cat behavior and a part of rough play, due to curiosity or a result of one of the cats being under socialized. While it may be

Why Does My Cat Watch Me Shower?

Why Does My Cat Watch Me Shower?

As a cat parent you may have been surprised being followed and watched by your cat as you shower. If it sort of freaked you out, you are not alone. Many cat owners share this experience.  Why does my cat watch me shower? Your cat watches you shower for the following reasons: 1. She may

Why Do Cat Cover Their Face When They Sleep

Why Do Cats Cover Their Face When They Sleep?

Cats cover their faces when they sleep for the following reasons: 1. It gives them a sense of security.  Cats tend to cover their face when they sleep as it provides a layer of security for their face which is a vulnerable part of their body.  While they may be known as predators, felines are

Maine Coon Chirp

Maine Coon Chirp

Maine Coons are known to be more vocal than other breeds and they have various vocalizations such as chirping and trilling aside from the usual meowing and purring. Maine Coon Chirp: What it is and why cats do it  Maine Coons love to interact and talk to their humans through vocalizations. Their trademark sounds are

Cat Humps While Kneading

Cat Humps While Kneading

You have probably seen your cat kneading a few times but what if your cat humps while kneading? You may find it disgusting or shocking and your reaction would be to stop or reprimand your cat. However, this is normal cat behavior and there is nothing wrong with it at all.  Cats hump while kneading

Cat Humping Blanket

Cat Humping Blanket

Feline behavior can sometimes be complicated for owners to understand. While cats are normally playful they may also do bizarre things such as running around like crazy, licking the walls and burrowing under blankets which owners may find puzzling. But how would you react if you suddenly see your cat humping the blankets or pillows

Why Do Cats Scream During Mating?

Why Do Cats Scream During Mating?

A female cat screams during mating because the male’s penis hurts her. The penis of a tomcat is covered with thorn-like keratinized spines. These spines begin to appear when a tomcat reaches puberty, typically at around six months of age. This coincides with the male cat’s sexual maturity. Neutering a male cat before he reaches the

Why Is My Cat Scratching The Walls

Why Is My Cat Scratching The Walls?

Is your cat scratching the walls or just about anything she lays her eyes on? Cata scratch due to a lot of factors. If you are wondering why cats do this, read on and let us discover the reasons why cats like to scratch.  Why is my cat scratching the walls? Your cat is scratching

Cat Peeing Over Edge Of Litter Box

Cat Peeing Over the Edge Of the Litter Box

If your cat has always been a devoted litter box user but suddenly resorts to queer behavior like peeing on its edge, you need to step in and do something about it. This kind of behavior may imply underlying behavioral or health concerns. Cat peeing over the edge of the litter box: Common reasons  Here

Why Do Cats Thump Their Tails When Lying Down

Why Do Cats Thump Their Tails When Lying Down?

A cat’s tail is a vital part of their body because it provides balance while walking in narrow spaces and while jumping on prey. It is also a communication tool and an indicator of a cat’s moods.  If you are wondering what it means when a cat swishes or thumps its tail when lying down,

Why Do Cats Go Crazy At Night?

Why Do Cats Go Crazy At Night?

Ever wonder why your cat suddenly runs around like crazy at night when you are just about to sleep? Have you been awakened for the nth time by your cat when she starts pushing or knocking things and making loud noises at midnight? Here is why cats tend to get the zoomies and crazies at

Why Does My Cat Meow When I Sneeze

Why Does My Cat Meow When I Sneeze?

Cat meows to communicate. However, adult cats do usually not meow at other cats, they communicate through scent, body language, facial expression and touch. The meow is a human-directed communication. When someone sneezes, some cats react to it by meowing. What could this mean? Below are the most common reasons why cats meow when someone

Can Cats Be Bipolar

Can Cats Be Bipolar?

Sometimes, it feels like you are living with two cats: the sweet and mild-mannered Jekyll and the surly and rude Hyde. Cats are known for having mood swings. Dealing with those are an integral part of living with felines. What may seem like a mental disorder is normal for cats. Can your cat be bipolar?

Why Does My Cat Meow at The Wall?

Why Does My Cat Meow at The Wall?

It is downright weird catching your cat meowing at the wall as if he was communicating with an invisible being. But your cat has a reason behind this seemingly odd behavior. Why your cat is meowing at the wall Cats meow at walls for a variety of reasons, from detecting pests to cognitive disorders. 1.

Do Cats Snore?

Do Cats Snore?

Just like humans and dogs, cats do snore. However, cats do not snore as often as dogs. In fact, even people with multiple felines in their households can be caught by surprise by just one snoring cat. Do cats snore? Yes cats can snore. Some felines snore right from the moment when you bring them

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Avoiding Me?

Why Is My Cat Suddenly Avoiding Me?

It can be disheartening to see that your once sweet pet becomes lukewarm toward you, especially if you cannot remember anything in particular that has possibly led to this change in behavior. Reasons why your cat is suddenly avoiding you Your cat may be suddenly avoiding you for the following reasons: Your cat does not

Only One Cat Grooms The Other

Only One Cat Grooms The Other

Cats are fastidious animals. As such, it should not come as a surprise that they spend a substantial chunk of their waking hours grooming themselves and each other. But for cats and other social animals, grooming is not merely an act of keeping themselves clean and pest-free. More than that, there are social aspects involved

Why Does My Cat Swipe at Me When I Walk By

Why Does My Cat Swipe at Me When I Walk By?

In case you did not deliberately or accidentally step on your cat, the reason behind a cat swiping at you when you walked by is human-directed aggression.However, if your cat has been acting aggressively lately, it is also possible that he has succumbed to a medical condition that merits immediate veterinary attention. Human-directed aggression is

Cat Walking in Circles and Meowing

Cat Walking in Circles and Meowing

What does it mean when you see a cat walking in circles and meowing? Without proper context, it can be hard to determine the underlying cause of this behavior. Walking in circles while meowing is a behavior displayed by felines in different situations. And to decipher this behavior in a specific cat, you will need

Why Do Cats Slap Each Other

Why Do Cats Slap Each Other?

Often, it can be hard to decipher the reason behind your cat’s actions. The main reason behind that is that a single action can mean different things. For example, if your pet slaps another cat, the meaning of the action can be interpreted differently depending on the context. Reasons why cats slap each other Cats

Why Do Cats Lick Their Nose

Why Do Cats Lick Their Nose?

Cat owners are always alerted by unusual behaviors in their pets. Sometimes, these unusual things are a cause of concern, but in many instances, you have nothing much to worry about. Take nose licking, for example. Nose licking is a behavior that is quite common in house cats. You probably may not have noticed it

Why Do Cats Try to Bury Their Food

Why Do Cats Try to Bury Their Food?

Just a few seconds after setting down your cat’s food bowl, he comes close. But instead of wolfing down his meal, he scratches the ground around the food bowl, as if he was trying to bury his meal. In most cases, you do not have to worry about this behavior which is driven by his

Why Does My Cat Scratch the Window

Why Does My Cat Scratch the Window?

Your cat has claimed the living room window as his territory. And it shows, with the scratch marks on the sill and glass.  For countless times, you have seen him paw and scratch on the glass to the point that you can barely see what is going on outside if you peer from it. Apart

Neutered Male Cat Behavior

Neutered Male Cat Behavior

Are you unsure if neutering your cat is the best option for the both of you? Maybe you are wondering what is the difference between neutered male cat behavior and intact toms’. Neutering a tomcat can alter some of a cat’s unwanted behavior. However, you should not view the procedure as a magic pill that

Why Do Cats Rub Their Faces on Things

Why Do Cats Rub Their Faces on Things?

Every time your cat enters the room, he makes it a point to rub his squishy face against the couch before jumping onto your lap. And it is not just the couch. Your cat seems to rub his face on practically anything that he comes near. You are wondering why do cats rub their faces on

Why Do Cats Poop When Scared?

Why Do Cats Poop When Scared?

You were clearing the table after dinner when a plate slips off your hand, crashing hard to the floor.  Before you can even pick up the shards of the broken plate, you catch your cat, frozen and stiff before he poops and darts away. And now he has left you with another big mess to

Cat Keeps Going to the Litter Box But Nothing Happens

Cat Keeps Going to the Litter Box But Nothing Happens

Your cat keeps going to the litter box but nothing happens. No poop, no pee. Normally, you would have something to scoop out of the litter box at the end of the day. But today, there is nothing there. You could have sworn that your cat has gone in and out of the box several

Why Does My Kitten Fart So Much?

Why Does My Kitten Fart So Much?

First came the familiar sound. And then the unmistakable stench. And then the accusatory stare. Before you even say a word to your spouse, you realize that it was your kitten that dealt it. And that was not the first time your pet did that. It may come as a surprise to new cat owners,

How Long Does It Take to Potty Train a Kitten?

How Long Does It Take to Potty Train a Kitten?

One advantage of owning a cat over a dog is that you do not have to go out to let your pet do his business. With a litter box, your pet cat can relieve himself indoors no matter what the season or weather is. But if you are planning on adopting a kitten, you are