Behavior & Training

Cat Scratches Side Of Litter Box

Cat Scratches the Side Of Litter Box

If your cat is repeatedly scratching the side of her litter box may seems odd, but is usually not something to worry about.  Cat scratches side of litter box: The common reasons These are common reasons why your cat is scratching the side of her litter box: 1. She may be marking her territory.  Your

Cat Pacing Around The Room

Cat Pacing Around The Room

Cats are typically mellow and calm animals but when they act strangely there may be underlying issues behind the behavior.  If your cat attacks you for no reason or suddenly runs around like crazy it could mean that she is stressed or has an underlying health condition. But, what if you notice your cat pacing

Cat Biting Blanket While Kneading

Cat Biting Blanket While Kneading

Cats often exhibit quirky behaviors that baffle their humans. These include licking or biting blankets and kneading or what many people fondly refer to as making biscuits. But what does it mean when you see a cat biting blanket while kneading? When a cat sucks or bites a blanket while kneading it, it means that

Why Do Cat Fall Over When You Put Clothes on Them

Why Do Cats Fall Over When You Put Clothes on Them?

You have recently bought clothes for your feline. But when you put these on him, he freezes and lies on his side? This condition, jokingly called by pet owners as costume induced sideways cat instability syndrome, can be attributed to the fact that they may feel constrained or even threatened when they wear clothes or

Why Do Cats Close Their Eyes When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Close Their Eyes When You Pet Them?

Most felines enjoy being cuddled, petted and fussed over. Some may go to great lengths to let you know that they enjoy the cuddles and petting. They may purr, headbutt you, lick your nose or lay and get comfy on your lap while closing their eyes.  Why do cats close their eyes when you pet

Why Do Cats Raise Their Backs When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Raise Their Backs When You Pet Them?

Cats are famous for their unique and sometimes weird behavior and this holds true also for petting and cuddling time. Once cats become familiar with petting and cuddling they may react in many ways including by closing their eyes, sniffing your face, rubbing their faces against your hands and raising their backs.  Why do cats

Why Does My Cat Go Into Another Room And Yowl

Why Does My Cat Go Into Another Room And Yowl?

Cats are independent but they can also be clingy toward their humans. They tend to be vocal depending on their breed and if so, their meows and purrs may vary in tone and volume and in the manner with which they express it. A cat’s yowling is characterized by a long, throaty and low-pitched moan

Why Does My Cat Put His Paw On My Face

Why Does My Cat Put His Paw On My Face?

Most cats are affectionate by nature. They rub against your legs, headbutt you and curl into a ball in your lap. However, they have certain behaviors that are hard to understand such as when they bite your nose, sniff your face or put their paw on your face.  Why does my cat put his paw

Cat Suddenly Doesn't Want To Be Touched

Cat Suddenly Doesn’t Want To Be Touched

Cats yearn for human interaction but not all the time. They appreciate being cuddled and touched but only to a certain degree. If your cat suddenly doesn’t want to be touched, be vigilant. Observe and try to find out what triggered her behavior.  You may have touched her at a wrong moment and in an

Why Does My Cat Smell My Eye

Why Does My Cat Smell My Eye?

Unlike dogs that love to lick their owners, cats will not just lick but also sniff the human eye. Many cat owners find this habit endearing, but there are others who are curious about this habit. The number one reason why your cat smells your eye is because they want to show their affection. However,

Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep

Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep?

When you’ve lived with cats for a while, you become somewhat accustomed to their “weird” behaviors. One good example is walking on you while you sleep. Why do they do it? What does it mean when they walk on you? Why Do Cats Walk on You While You Sleep? Cats can walk on you for

Why Do Some Cats Purr Louder Than The Others

Why Do Some Cats Purr Louder Than The Others?

Cats usually purr as a sign of contentment. They may also be expressing calmness and happiness by purring although some cats also purr to indicate that they are hungry.  Even though it is normal among cats to purr, there are cats that do not purr while some of them purr louder than the others.  Why

Why Is My Cat So Needy

Why Is My Cat So Needy?

While some cats are quite introverted and prefer their own company some can be very affectionate and never leave your side to the point of being clingy. They can purr and meow consistently, demanding your attention. There are occasions when a cat becomes too needy and annoying, and something must be done to correct her

Cat Scratching Litter Box Excessively

Cat Scratching Litter Box Excessively

A cat excessive digging in litter box is unusual and you may be wondering why she is doing that, especially during the night time. Aside from the annoying scratching sounds, a good amount of litter gets scattered everywhere. As discussed below in more detail your cat may be scratching the litter box excessively due to

My Cats Doesn't Like To Be Touched

My Cat Doesn’t Like To Be Touched

Cats are sociable and affectionate but they can also be unpredictable. Your usually friendly cat suddenly becomes aloof, runs away from you, and avoids you as much as she can. This can be heartbreaking for you especially if this happens all of a sudden. Your cat may not like to be touched because she may

Why Does My Cat Sniff My Face?

Why Does My Cat Sniff My Face?

Cats can be super affectionate with their humans and tend to be clingy, too.  If your cat always follows you around and would sit at your lap, you are one fortunate pet parent. Your cat may even smell your face and proceed to lick your nose.  Why does my cat sniff my face? Your cat

Cat Drooling Excessively Suddenly

Cat Drooling Excessively Suddenly

A cat that is suddenly drooling excessively requires emergency veterinary care if it persists for any length of time. It is not a normal behavior and a cause for concern. Prompt medical attention should be given especially if you suspect the ingestion of a foreign body or toxins.  Cat drooling excessively suddenly: What it is

Why Does My Cats Run Around Like Crazy

Why Does My Cat Run Around Like Crazy?

Your cat may be running around like crazy to release some pent-up energy, as an expression of its age-old instincts, or in some case due to a medical condition.  Why does my cat run around like crazy? A cat running around like crazy is said to have the crazies or zoomies. As a cat parent,

Why Does My Cat Lick Me Then Bite Me

Why Does My Cat Lick Me Then Bite Me?

Your cat may lick and bite you as a way to bond by grooming you, to show affection, or as an invitation for playtime. She may also be licking and  biting you to show that she’s had enough of your attention and it is her way of telling you to stop petting her.  Why does

My Cat Sits Next to Me But Not On My Lap

My Cat Sits Next to Me But Not On My Lap

Have you ever wondered why your cat sits next to you but not on your lap? Your the most common reason is that the cat is showing you affection but still has trust issues that prevent her from closer contact. It is also possible that you are not handling her right.   My cat sits next

Why Does My Cat Bite My Head

Why Does My Cat Bite My Head?

Your cat bites your head because it is expressing its affection and possessiveness. However, it could also be that it is bored, stressed or even sick including pica. Knowing why your cat does this is important and can help you to take the right action. Why does my cat bite my head? Cats can be

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair?

Your licks your hair usually because she is attracted to its scent or taste, as a way to show her affection to you, or as a way to bond with you as her preferred human. Why does my cat lick my hair? Cats have endearing behaviors that sometimes surprises us. Take, for instance, licking your

Why Do Cats Push Things

Why Do Cats Push Things?

Cats may be pushing things to get your attention, to express her prey drive, or because she is hungry.  She may also be practicing paw maneuvers, she may be bored, or she may be just doing it for sheer fun.  Why do cats push things? Cats are sometimes queer and they tend to exhibit behavior

Cat Sideways Hop

Cat Sideways Hop

A cat sideways hop can mean that your cat is in a playful mode although some may also consider it a form of intimidation. This particular cat movement and posture is usually observed among kittens although adult cats also manifest it.  What is a sideways hop? The sideways hop is a favorite movement among young

Why Are Siamese Cats So Vocal

Why Are Siamese Cats So Vocal

Siamese cats are so vocal because they are more social than other cat breeds which causes them also to communicate more vocally. They like to seek attention and tend to be more interactive and communicative with their owners compared to to other breeds. Why are Siamese cats so vocal? Siamese cats are known for their

Why Do Cats Arch their Backs When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Arch their Backs When You Pet Them?

Arching may signal pleasure and contentment A cat arching its back can signal pleasure and contentment. The cat can even do it simply to adjust its position so you can continue stroking its favorite spot. To make sure that your cat is happy while you pet, watch its body language. Contentment will show in its

Cat Hissing At New Cat

Cat Hissing At New Cat

A cat may hiss at a new cat because of territorial aggression, feeling unsettled and your cats unwillingness to share its space with the newcomer. This is very normal behavior from cats and not a reason for concern as such. Reasons why your cat is hissing at the new cat Cats are well-known for being creatures

Why Does My Cat Sleep Between My Legs

Why Does My Cat Sleep Between My Legs

Why does my cat sleep between my legs? Your cat likes to sleep between your legs because it is one place where she feels warm, secure and protected. It also provides comfort and warmth while trying to convey to you the message that she trusts you completely.  While it may be true that cats can

Why is My Cat Peeing in The Sink

Why is My Cat Peeing in The Sink

At least 10 per cent of all cats develop an elimination problem. Some cats only use their litter boxes for urination or defecation but not for both. Some completely ignore using the litter box. This could be troublesome especially if you found your cat peeing right in the sink. There are many reasons that may

Cat Hissing At New Kitten

Cat Hissing At a New Kitten

A cat may hiss at the new kitten because she is expressing territorial aggression, feeling unsettled, and unwilling to share her space. This is a normal cat behavior when there is a new kitten in the household and can best be addressed by properly introducing the cats to each other.   Why is your cat hissing

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cats exhibit unique behaviors that can sometimes border on queerness. They have a diverse body language that only cat experts can truly understand. Even experienced pet parents are sometimes at a loss on why your cat is acting a certain way. One particular feline behavior that many find puzzling is when cats walk with an

Cat Sticks Tongue Out When Petted

Cat Sticks Tongue Out When Petted

Reasons why your cat sticks out her tongue when petted include that she may be analyzing pheromones, tastes, and textures in connection with the “Flehmen response” behavior, there’s food stuck between her teeth, or because of dental issues. Your cat may also be sticking her tongue out when petted because of health concerns like dementia

Why Does My Cat Knead Me But Not My Husband

Why Does My Cat Knead Me But Not My Husband

Your cat kneads you because she feels secure and shares a bond with you. She also sees you as her caretaker and mother. In the truest sense of the word, she kneads you because she needs you and your loving care.  Why does my cat knead me but not my husband? If you’re wondering why

Why Do Cats Roll in Dirt

Why Do Cats Roll in Dirt?

Many cats frequently roll in the dirt which seems opposite to the common behavior of grooming and licking its fur to keep itself clean. While it may seem odd for cat owners, dust baths are fun, quick ways for your cat to feel good and to help them remove parasites from their fur. Reasons why

Find out the 7 signs that tell your cat loves you.

How do Cats Show Affection?

The idea that cats don’t show affection is simply not true. Sure, they may not always exhibit their feelings in the all-out exuberance of their canine counterparts, but it’s there; you just have to pay attention. Let’s take a journey through all the ways your feline friend is saying “I love you.”

Why Does My Cat Run Away From Me

Why Does My Cat Run Away From Me

If you’re a new cat parent you may be having a hard time getting your new cat settled in. Worse, if she doesn’t want to be cuddled and runs away the moment you come near her. Why does my cat run away from me? Cats are known to be social creatures but they can also

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys

Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys

Your cat is bringing you toys because she may want to play with you, may want to teach you how to hunt or may simply want your attention. It may also be that she’s responding to a prey-retrieval instinct and a mother cat instinct of teaching her young how to hunt.  Whatever her intention may be, 

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me While I Sleep

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me While I Sleep?

The way a cat looks at you can feel cute and warm at day time but can also feel creepy at night, especially when you are sleeping. Lets look at some reasons why your cat is staring at you while you sleep, how to prevent this in case you find it creepy and also what

Why Does My Cat Bite My Nose

Why Does My Cat Bite My Nose

Your cat may bite your nose for many reasons including to transfer her scent on you, marking you as her property and as a part of her territory or simply as a a substitute for pacifier especially if she was separated from her mother at a young age.   Is your feline friend a nose

Why Does My Cat Lay On My Stomach When I'm Pregnant

Why Does My Cat Lay On My Stomach When I’m Pregnant?

You’re a few months in the family way and the household is abuzz with excitement. But other than that, you are concerned why your pet kitty suddenly becomes extra clingy. So why does a cat lay on your stomach when you are pregnant? The reason is, your cat senses that there’s something different in your

Why Does Mother Cat Move Only One Kitten

Why Does Mother Cat Move Only One Kitten

Can’t wait to see and hold the newborn kittens of your pet cat? Well, you may have to be patient for a while. Mama cats are very sensitive when it comes to their young and socializing with them too soon may prompt her to move her young elsewhere. But why does mother cat move only

Why Do Cats Burrow Under Blankets

Why Do Cats Burrow Under Blankets

Cats are playful but they can also be unpredictable. They have habits that some may find strange like giving gifts in the form of captured prey, and they manifest some unique behavior like burrowing under blankets. So, why do cats burrow under blankets? They may be looking for warmth, want to engage you with playtime,

Why Does My Cat Lick The Shower Curtain

Why Does My Cat Lick The Shower Curtain

Cats are known to be very particular with their habits like licking their fur but it’s another thing when they start licking items like plastic bags and shower curtains. The most common reasons why a cat licks the shower curtain are that she may have developed a liking to it because of its texture or

Why is My Cat Licking the Walls

Why Does My Cat Lick the Wall

Cats are known to be clean animals because of their habit of grooming themselves. A normal cat can spend us much as 50% of its waking time licking itself. It’s natural for a cat to lick itself regularly to be clean. Sometimes, curious cats lick other stuff also such as plants, furniture, clothing and walls.

Why Do Cats Lick The Ground

Why Do Cats Lick The Ground

Cats are known to be finicky eaters, but did you know that they also tend to lick and eat unedible things as well? Take for instance their fascination for licking plastic bags, concrete, and even soil! So, why do cats lick the ground? The most common reasons why cats lick the ground is a dietary

Ever wondered why your furry friend likes to share your bed? Ever wondered are there any pitfalls to this? Read and find out.

Why Do Cats Sleep on You?

For most pet parents there’s nothing quite like the feeling we get when our beloved feline friend decides to curl up on us. The soft vibrations of a purring kitty can do wonders to soothe our jagged nerves or just reassure us that we are loved by a different living species. But what does all this furry attention really mean?

My Cat Is Very Jumpy And Nervous

My Cat Is Very Jumpy And Nervous

Have you noticed some strange behavior on your pet cat lately? If so, and if you answered, “my cat is very jumpy and nervous”, then don’t panic. Cats may become jumpy and nervous because of anxiety, over-stimulation, poorly socialized, or has suffered abuse. But don’t fret, this type of behavior can be corrected with the

Cat Purring With Mouth Open

Cat Purring With Mouth Open

Cats usually purr when they feel relaxed, comfortable, contented, and happy. But, there’s more than meets the “purr”, especially if your cat is purring with mouth open. So, what might be the best explanation for this cat behavior? What do cat experts have to say about this? Let’s all find out together and unravel the

Why Does My Cat Attack Me And No One Else

Why Does My Cat Attack Me And No One Else

Have you ever experienced being attacked by your pet cat without any warning at all? Do you find it unnerving when your pet suddenly lunges at you when just a moment ago you were just playing with her or cuddling her? Then you’re not alone. Most pet parents have encountered this at least a few

Why Do Stray Cats Rub Against Your Legs

Rubbing against your legs is very typical cat behavior that we often see and experience yet something that we do not understand fully. So, what if the cat rubbing against your legs is a stray cat? What Are the reasons why she is doing that?  Let’s start by getting to know more what a stray

Why Does My Cat Lick My Nose

Why Does My Cat Lick My Nose?

Ever wonder why your cat is licking your nose whenever you cuddle her? Cats express their feelings using different, rather subtle methods. Head butts are a form of greeting and rubbing against each other’s heads transfers their scent to the other, thus bonding the two. Nose licks are like a people kiss on the forehead

Want to have more than one feline friend? Read on to find helpful steps, tips and tricks to introducing your cat to a new cat.

Introducing two cats to each other

Cats are a lot like potato chips…you can’t have just one. The trouble with this notion is, unlike their canine counterparts, cats aren’t always too quick to accept another cat “invading” their home turf. However, don’t let that specific trait of the feline nature discourage you from adding another cat to your family.

Learn how to teach your cat to use a scratching post.

How to Get a Cat to Use a Scratching Post

So you’ve just brought home your bundle of furry feline joy and the first thing he does after investigating his new home is to start scratching the corner of your sofa. This is a common complaint among pet parents and not just for those folks with kittens, full-grown cats can be the culprits, too. In

How To Tell If Cats Are Bonded

How To Tell If Cats Are Bonded

Have you noticed some unusual behavior from your pet cat lately? If you see her scratching more often than usual, excessively sleeping, or if you observe a decrease or increase in her appetite, then you should be cautious. These are just some of the tell-tale signs of a bored feline. Cats usually become bored if

Pheromones for Cats Side Effects

Do Pheromones for Cats have Side Effects?

Cats use a variety of signals from body language to vocalization to communicate. In addition, cats use pheromones by transferring them to objects, people, other pets, or their surroundings to mark them as safe, important parts of their world, and to warn of potential dangers. Sometimes, these markings are becoming less and less ‘cute’ when

Thunderease vs Feliway

Thunderease vs Feliway: What Is the Difference?

Cats tend to display unusual behavior like urine spraying and inappropriate scratching when to anxious or stressed. Similarly, conflicts may happen in a multi-cat home. The use of synthetic pheromones like ThunderEase or Feliway can help solving these issues by mimicking cat pheromones to make felines calm and relaxed.  They work by copying the natural

Feliway vs Comfort Zone

Feliway vs Comfort Zone: Differences and Which one Is Better

Feliway and Confort Zone are artificial pheromones that can mimic the scenting process that helps stressed, anxious and aggressive cats to adapt to their environment and to feel comfortable. If the cat feels anxious due to new places, pets, people or even rearranging stuff at home, she may start scratching, urine marking, or even experience

Why Is My Cat Scared All of a Sudden

Why Is My Cat Scared All of a Sudden?

After living together under the same roof for years, your cat who is usually bold and playful is suddenly acting weird and scared.  Although some cats may recover from this themselves, some may need help or even professional treatment to regain their previous self. Read on to find why cats get scared all of a

Find out why your cat may smell smell of this bodily fluid and ways to combat the problem.

How to stop My Cat from Peeing Everywhere

Cats are typically very clean and meticulous creatures who would rather pee in an area where they can easily cover it up, so if your cat has taken to urinating outside the litter box or on other areas of your home, you will want to discover why. Read on to explore the possible reasons behind

Find out the most common reasons for lack-of-purry response from your feline friend.

Why Doesn’t My Cat Purr?

Cats and purring go together like peanut butter and jelly. This unique-to-feline vibration is produced when the animal is content, happy or even when the cat is nervous or in pain. However, even though it is a common behavior, there are some cats that simply don’t purr. If this describes your best furry friend, we