Behavior & Training

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?

8 ways experts say will tell if your feline friend is a happy cat.

Is My Cat Happy?

Unlike a dog that will show his happiness by wagging his tail or bouncing around, cats are more subtle in their approach to happiness…or any other emotion, really. Most cats go through life with dignity and reserve, so if you want to know if he is happy, then you’re going to have to know what to look for when asking yourself “is my cat happy?” We’ve scratched through the mounds of information from pet experts to put together a list of “happy” signs your cat is probably exhibiting on a daily basis.

No one wants a pet that is constantly nipping or biting; it's like playing with a cactus! Read on to discover 7 ways to stop your cat from biting.

7 Ways to Stop a Cat from Biting

Is your precious furbaby a biting machine? Do you spend more money on bandages and healing ointments then on hairball remedy? Then you may be living with a feline biter. No one wants a pet that is constantly nipping or biting; it’s like playing with a cactus! What can we do as pet parents to stop this nasty behavior?

Winning the affections of a feline is not always the easiest task on the planet. In fact, with some cats, you are going to work for it! If you're in the battle of Love-Me-Kitty, then you've got to check out these 21 ways to make your cat love you.

21 Ways to Make Your Cat Love You

Even though we know the personality of most cats can be demanding, aloof and more than a bit “me-centric,” we still want to feel, at least on some level, that our beloved kitty actually does view us as more than a feeding-machine. However, winning the affections of a feline is not always the easiest task on the planet. In fact, with some cats, you are going to work for it!

Find out how to tell if your cat is depressed an how to help the kitty blues.

Is My Cat Depressed?

We as humans have probably all felt a little sad or down at times, maybe even depressed. But according to studies done by animal behaviorists in the 1990s even cats can feel the affects of depression, too. To answer the question of “is my cat depressed,” we’ve compiled a list of symptoms to check for in your feline friend.

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

6 ways to tell your furry friend is bored and 7 tips that will bring joy back her life.

Is My Cat Bored?

We may wonder how our feline friend could possibly be bored, after all we’ve purchased every cat toy on the market (and made up a few of our own). However, the curiosity of cats goes well beyond the jingle balls and feathery tails of those retail finds. Cats need to be mentally and physically stimulated because it is hardwired into their DNA…

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

Why Do Cats Chase Their Tails

Why Do Cats Chase Their Tails?

A cat chasing his tail can be a funny sight. Kittens and young cats will chase their tails to amuse themselves. But as a cat grows older, they will usually stop this behavior. If your pet suddenly starts chasing his tail, it can indicate other problems like a flea infestation, stud tail, tail infection, or hyperesthesia,

Why Is My Cat Being So Cling All Of A Sudden

Why Is My Cat Being So Clingy All Of A Sudden?

Cats are affectionate animals and some can become extremely close to their owners. However, some cats may be extra clingy, and this is a cause for concern, especially if the cat was not previously acting that way. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons cats may suddenly become clingy.  Why is my cat

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

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hair?

Your cat 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 surprise us. Take, for instance, licking

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 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 Do Cats Make Weird Noises at Night

Why Do Cats Make Weird Noises at Night?

It is normal for cats to make the usual meows and other unique sounds but it can be annoying if they do it at night when you are trying to sleep. Why do cats make weird noises at night? Cats may make weird noises at night for the following reasons: 1. Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome This

How To Tell If Cats Are Bonded

How To Tell If Cats Are Bonded

You can tell if your cats are bonded by observing the following signs:  they are not hissing at each other they are rubbing against each other they are intertwining their tails  they cleaning, licking and grooming each other  they are sleeping and cuddling together  they are romping and playing in a restrained manner and without

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 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 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 at

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

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 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

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 Is My Cat Pooping in the House All of a Sudden

Why Is My Cat Pooping in the House All of a Sudden?

If there is one distinct advantage to owning a cat, that would be the fact that you do not have to go out and let your pet do his business. Cats do not need to be trained to use litter boxes as they usually know instinctively how to use one. That is why it often

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 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, showing 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

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

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 it, watch its body language. Contentment will show in

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

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

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 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 on 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

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 person’s kiss on the forehead

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 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

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 Does My Cat Act Like A Crackhead

Why Does My Cat Act Like A Crackhead?

If you have already been a cat owner for some time, you probably know how unpredictable cats can be. One minute they are purring and sleeping calmly on your lap, and then suddenly you see them jumping up and running around your house as if possessed! These sudden bursts of energy can be amusing, but

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cat Walking With Arched Back

Cats exhibit unique behaviors that can sometimes border on queerness. They have 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 arched

The Meaning Of Cat Sitting Positions

The Meaning Of Cat Sitting Positions

Cats are notoriously mysterious, and often behave in ways that we both find odd and adorable. And, when it comes to sitting positions, they really have got some quirky ones! For example, you might find your cat reclining on the couch with its hind legs spread out, almost like a human. Some cats even relax

Cat Doing Weird Thing With Tongue

Cat Doing Weird Thing With Tongue – Is It Normal?

Every cat has their own unique quirks – from twitching in its sleep to lounging in tight spaces such as shoeboxes. While some of these antics are just funny or cute, we might find certain other behaviors completely strange or even worrisome. For example, why do some cats do weird things with their tongues? For

How To Stop Your Cat Pooping In The Sink

How to Stop Your Cat Pooping in the Sink?

Picture this: It is early in the morning and you are about to use your bathroom, when all of a sudden you see a dark lump perched in your sink – Fluffy has left you an unpleasant gift! Cats pooping in the wrong places, like the bathtub or the sink, can occasionally be an issue

Cat Making Weird Mouth Movements

Cat Making Weird Mouth Movements

Most fur parents agree that they love their feline companions all the more for their oddly amusing behaviors. From head bumping to crazy cat zoomies, their unpredictable natures tend to leave everyone smiling. One of these strange behaviors you might notice is when Fluffy starts making weird mouth movements as if she is chewing on

Cat Acts Like Something Stuck In Mouth

Cat Acts Like Something Stuck In the Mouth

As a fur parent, it can be alarming to see any behaviour that suggests your cat may have something stuck in her mouth. If she starts gagging, opening her mouth to breathe, or showing signs of pain and distress, then her behavior might warrant a visit to the vet. Dental problems are the most common

Why Is My Cat Chattering Her Teeth

Why Is My Cat Chattering Her Teeth?

Cats produce many different vocalizations to express themselves – whether they are feeling happy, excited, frustrated, or angry. But do you know that they also make specific sounds when they spot potential prey? Cats often chatter their teeth when their urge to hunt or chase is triggered, either by a small animal or an interesting

Why Does My Cat Hate Me But Love Everyone Else?

Why Does My Cat Hate Me But Love Everyone Else?

Cats have so much love and cuteness to offer.  But, as much as you love and care for your furry friend, sometimes she might not reciprocate your affection in the way that you expected. There might be times when Fluffy walks out of the room the minute you come in. She might also bite your

Do Cats Get Bored Of Their Food

Do Cats Get Bored Of Their Food?

If you have been living with a cat for some time, you are probably well aware of its quirks and meticulous behaviors. And, while they have a strong disliking for change, cats can also get bored of eating the same food every day. Just like us, our furry companions prefer some variety in their diet.

Why Is My Cat Clingy After Spay

Why Is My Cat Clingy After Being Spayed?

Spaying your cat is beneficial in many ways. First, it reduces her chances of developing reproductive and kidney-related cancers. Additionally, she will not have to go through heat cycles that trigger unwanted behavior, leaving her a healthier, happier cat overall. Knowing how important this procedure is, most cat owners see no option but to have

Are Siamese Cats Affectionate

Are Siamese Cats Affectionate? Yes, and Here’s Why

Searching for the ideal furry cuddle buddy? Then you might be considering a Siamese cat – not only for its friendly nature but also its beautiful looks. Cats, no matter the breed, are often stereotyped as aloof and do not always seem to care much about people. However, this is just a misconception – they

Why Is My Cat Chewing On Metal?

Why Is My Cat Chewing On Metal?

If you notice your cat chewing on metal objects such as jewelry, zippers, or little trinkets you leave lying about, this may be a concern due to the associated risk of ingestion, which can cause internal damage to your cat. Naturally, cats are not supposed to chew on metal objects; they would not taste good,

Why Does My Cat Hate My Phone

Why Does My Cat Hate My Phone?

Cats make wonderful companions at home, but they can also engage in some rather different and strange behavior. An example of such is blocking or biting your phone, especially if you have been on it for a long time. If you notice your furry friend suddenly showing up whenever the phone rings or when you

Cat Clingy After Vacation

Cat Clingy After Vacation – Reasons and How to Deal With It

Nothing can be more exciting than coming home after a long trip. Finally, you can cuddle with your furry best friend and spend some time playing your favorite laser point game together. But then you notice that your cat’s behavior has suddenly changed. After your return, he will not stop following you. He sleeps on

Why Do Cats Bring You Dead Animals?

Why Do Cats Bring You Dead Animals?

One morning, you wake up and almost step on a dead mouse next to your bed. You are grossed out and frustrated, and you know that no one else could possibly have done this but your whiskered pal, sitting right next to you, awaiting your praise. Felines have long been appreciated for their agility and

Why Does My Cat Eat Leaves

Why Does My Cat Eat Leaves?

Plants and cats do not always mix well. If you have felines at home, then bite marks on your precious houseplants might be a regular sight. There are a lot of theories as to why cats manifest this strange behavior. Felines are naturally carnivorous and do not need plants to stay healthy; nonetheless, you will

Cat Panting After Playing With Laser Pointer

Cat Panting After Playing With Laser Pointer – Is This Normal?

Picture this. You just played a laser pointer game with your cat for the first time. Both of you enjoyed the moment as your furry friend pulled off some amazing aerial stunts chasing that alluring little beam of light. But, all of a sudden, your cat starts shaking and panting with his tongue out. This

Why Does My Cat Put Her Toys In Her Food Bowl?

Why Does My Cat Put Her Toys In Her Food Bowl?

Cats are picky eaters and conscious of their food, although this does vary from one cat to another. Cat experts note that felines select their diet based on factors such as taste, temperature, smell and texture, and if they find it unappealing they will not eat it. Strangely, some cats develop a habit of putting

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Stop Petting Him

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Stop Petting Him?

Cats are affectionate and playful, but they can also be quite unpredictable. One moment they enjoy being petted and touched, and the next they are biting and hissing at you. A cat’s behavior can be difficult to decipher if you are not familiar with its body language and vocalizations. For instance, you may be confused

Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me To The Bathroom

Why Does My Cat Always Follow Me To The Bathroom?

Despite being fiercely independent animals, some cats can actually be quite clingy toward their owners or other favorite humans. They want to be the center of attention and, to achieve this, they will follow their owners all over the home and even into the bathroom. If you have a cat that likes to follow you

Why Does My Cat Follow Me Everywhere

Why Does My Cat Follow Me Everywhere?

Some cats can be quite clingy toward their owners, and they might vocalize or follow them around to get their attention. While this can be cute for a while, it could also become annoying, especially if you have chores to do. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons your cat may be

Why Are Cats Hard To Train

Why Are Cats Hard To Train?

Cats are affectionate and playful animals, but they are also independent and tend to do things on their terms. This is why many people claim that cats are hard to train. However, some cat owners refute this, saying that the desired results can be achieved, based on the cat’s personality and appropriate training methods.  Why

Do Scratching Posts Trim Nails

Do Scratching Posts Trim Nails?

Cats have a natural urge to scratch furniture, carpets and other rough surfaces. It allows them to mark their territory and to remove the outer layer of their claws to free the healthier nails underneath. Scratching is not just for fun, and cats may do it not only when they feel good but also if

How To Entertain A Cat That Doesn't Like Toys

How To Entertain A Cat That Doesn’t Like Toys?

Play time is essential for felines; it reinforces social bonds and relieves tension and stress. It also boosts cats’ confidence and exercises both body and mind. Apart from playing with other cats, most cats really enjoy playing with toys. However, not all cats are the same and do not take to toys at all.  How

Non-recognition Aggression In Cats

Non-recognition Aggression In Cats

It is common for cats to indulge in rough play from time to time. However,  it is a different situation entirely if they actually become aggressive toward one another. If you notice your cats suddenly growling and fighting each other, you need to assess the situation. Such behavior may be attributed to something called non-recognition

Cat Eats Too Fast

Cat Eats Too Fast

Cats are solitary eaters who prefer dining alone, although they may be willing to share food with their offspring. They have strict individual routines when it comes to hunting and feeding, even though domesticated cats no longer really need this. Isolated eating aside, do you sometimes think your cat is eating too fast? Read on

Can Male Cats Still Spray After Being Neutered?

Can Male Cats Still Spray After Being Neutered?

Urine spraying is a cat’s way of marking its territory, which is why your cat might spray urine in certain areas of your home. Both male and female cats exhibit this behavior, which is most common among intact, or unneutered, male cats. Felines mark territory to signal ownership and to “advertise” their sexual availability. They

Why Does My Cat Lick Me After I Shower

Why Does My Cat Lick Me After I Shower?

Cats lick themselves constantly to keep clean. However, some also do this to their owners and other people they are bonded to. They may lick not only for grooming purposes, but also as a sign of affection. But what does it mean if your cat licks you after your shower? In this article, we discuss

Why Do Cats Rub Against You Then Bite

Why Do Cats Rub Against You Then Bite?

Although some tend to be a bit aloof, cats are generally considered to be affectionate animals. Those that are socialized at a young age, usually before eight weeks old, usually grow into affectionate adult cats. Felines display their affection for humans by licking them and rubbing their faces and bodies against them. However, it can

Why Do Cats Twitch In Their Sleep

Why Do Cats Twitch In Their Sleep?

Cats love to sleep; in fact, they can spend up to 16 hours a day just napping. They do this to conserve energy for hunting and killing prey, as well as to regulate their temperature. Although domesticated cats do not need to hunt, they still carry this predatory instinct. You may have noticed that your

Why Does My Cat Bury His Face In My Arm

Why Does My Cat Bury His Face In My Arm?

Cats are known for being aloof, but many are also affectionate. Certain breeds tend to be more affectionate than others, such as the Ragdoll, Scottish Fold and Maine Coon. Lovable cats can bond closely with their humans and will happily hop into their laps or even sleep next to them. They also tend to bury

Why Do Cats Cover Their Mouth

Why Do Cats Cover Their Mouth?

Have you ever noticed your cat sleeping in weird positions? Some cats curl up like a ball when they sleep, while others nap in a ‘loaf’ position. Still others snooze in a very cute pose, covering their mouths and faces with their paws.  Why do cats cover their mouths and faces when sleeping? It gives

Why Do Cats Knead Their Owners

Why Do Cats Knead Their Owners?

Cats are curious, affectionate and playful animals, but they have certain behaviors that still puzzle their owners. Take, for instance, when your cat kneads you. Most cat parents find this behavior cute, but do you really know what your cat is trying to convey? In this article, we uncover the reasons cats do this, and

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me Without Blinking?

Why Does My Cat Stare At Me Without Blinking?

Cats are playful animals, but they can also be mysterious and hard to fathom. Their piercing, unblinking eyes tend to freak some cat owners out. But what do felines want to convey when they stare at you without blinking? In this article, we’ll get to know some interesting facts about a cat’s intense, unblinking gaze. 

Why Does My Cat Stare At The Litter Box

Why Does My Cat Stare At The Litter Box?

Have you ever seen your cat sitting outside her litter box and staring at it intently? If this freaked you out, you are not alone. Some cat owners say that they have witnessed their cat staring at the litter box on several occasions. In this article, let us explore what was on your cat’s mind

Do Cats Eat Grass When They Have Worms

Do Cats Eat Grass When They Have Worms?

Cats are smart, inquisitive animals that love to explore, especially in the great outdoors. While outdoors, you might have noticed your cat eating grass, and if so, you may have wondered what would prompt such odd behaviour. It might surprise you to know that, just like humans, cats have natural ways of healing themselves from

Is It Bad To Hiss Back At Your Cat

Is It Bad To Hiss Back At Your Cat?

Cats have various vocalizations to express their emotions. They meow, trill, chirp, purr and hiss. Each of these cat sounds has a corresponding meaning. For instance, if a cat hisses, it means that she is trying to defend herself and is feeling threatened. Some cat owners tend to imitate this and other sounds that their

How To Punish A Cat for Hissing

How To Punish A Cat for Hissing?

Cats are playful and affectionate animals that display numerous quirks and antics. While mostly pleasant to be around, they may sometimes misbehave, pee in the house, or hiss at you. While these are unacceptable behaviors, you need to understand what triggered them in the first place before you react negatively toward your cat.  How to

Why Do Cats Lay In The Sun

Why Do Cats Lay In The Sun?

Cats love to lounge near windows and in spots where they are hit by direct sunlight. Cat owners find this an endearing sight, but did you know that there are reasons felines do this? In this article, we discuss the mystery behind this behavior.  Why do cats lay in the sun? Cats prefer warm temperatures. 

Can Kittens See In The Dark

Can Kittens See In The Dark?

Kittens, like other baby animals, are very vulnerable because of their small size and their not-yet-fully-developed systems. They need to be checked on from time to time, especially during the night. If they are under six months old it is advisable not to leave them alone at night, especially since they still do not have

How To Get Your Cat To Let You Hold It

How To Get Your Cat To Let You Hold It?

Cats tend to be aloof and snobbish, although this may depend on their breed and how they were raised as kittens. Some are okay with being picked up and held, while others do not relish physical interaction. If you are a first-time cat parent, it could be a struggle if your cat avoids you rather

Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails

Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails?

Have you noticed how your cat’s tail gets all puffy when she is caught by surprise or when she sees an unfamiliar dog? Cats tend to display their emotions using their tails. Read on for some interesting facts about why cats puff up their tails. Why Do Cats Puff Up Their Tails? Your cat is

Where Do Cats Like To Sleep

Where Do Cats Like To Sleep?

Cats are crepuscular animals, meaning they are most active during the hours of dawn and dusk. This explains why they are asleep for most of the day. Felines can sleep up to 16 hours per day, and even more for some.  You can spot them sleeping comfortably anywhere, be it in a hanging bag or

Why Do Cats Like The Bathroom

Why Do Cats Like The Bathroom?

Cat owners find it spooky when their cat follows them into the bathroom or the toilet. While many cats love to follow their humans around, some develop a special fondness for the bathroom. In this article, we discuss the reasons cats like the bathroom and why they love to hang around it if you are

Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food

Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food

Cats may develop a special liking for human food. While most are content with their own wet cat food, some tend to favor human food. This could become annoying, especially if your cat starts naging and following you everywhere for a taste of your food. Cat Keeps Trying To Eat My Food: What Are The

How Do Cats Balance?

How Do Cats Balance?

Cats are agile jumpers and climbers, and their level of agility may also depend on their specific breed. These furballs can scale great heights and still land on their feet with balance and grace. If you are wondering about the magic behind this skill, read on to find out just how felines achieve it.  How

Why Are My Cat's Ears Itching?

Why Are My Cat’s Ears Itching?

If your cat has been constantly scratching her ears or the area around them, you should be concerned. It could be due to mites, infection, or another underlying medical issue. In this article, we discuss some of the reasons your cat’s ears may be itching, and some common remedies for this condition.  Why are my

Why Does My Cat Eat Toilet Paper

Why Does My Cat Eat Toilet Paper?

Cats tend to be playful and curious about their surroundings. They waste no time exploring every nook and cranny in the house and will tinker with things that are new to them. Giving them access to your bathroom could put you in a dilemma, especially if your cat gets hold of toilet paper and proceeds

Why Does My Cat Lick My Dog

Why Does My Cat Lick My Dog?

Cats and dogs have been considered arch enemies since time immemorial. However, this may not actually be the case: these two species can live harmoniously together in one household. The secret is to introduce them properly, or ideally to raise them together from kittens and puppies.  Why does my cat lick my dog? Your cat

Why Do Cats Hate Being Flipped Off

Why Do Cats Hate Being Flipped Off?

Cats are affectionate animals with their individual quirks and personalities.  At least five personality types have been identified by cat experts, including neurotic, dominant, extraverted, impulsive and agreeable. Felines hate certain smells, and they express their like or dislike for common human behaviors through body language and vocalizations.  Why do cats hate being flipped off?

Why Do Cats Hate Each Other

Why Do Cats Hate Each Other?

Cats are affectionate creatures and can develop close bonds with their owners. However, some cats tend to hate one another. In a multi-cat household, the cats will either get along really well, or they will be arch-enemies. Read on to learn the reasons cats hate, and fight with, one another.  Why do cats hate each

Why Do Cats Hate Dogs

Why Do Cats Hate Dogs?

Pet owners find it a real struggle when their cats and dogs do not get along. The endless bickering, fighting and chasing can get too much, and it could come to a point where the pets are seriously hurting each other. In this article, we will try to find out why cats hate dogs and

Why Do Cats Hate Baths

Why Do Cats Hate Baths?

Most cats dislike water instinctively. They will do anything to avoid getting wet and will stare at you accusingly if you attempt to bathe them. There are exceptions, however: Some cat breeds, like the Maine Coon and Turkish Van, love water and would willingly swim in a filled tub. In this article, we get to

Why Do Cats Hate Singing

Why Do Cats Hate Singing?

Cats are smart, independent animals with unique characters and a penchant for napping. They tend to bond closely with their owners and are affectionate, although some tend to be aloof and snobbish. But beware of belting out a high-pitched song, as you might just get attacked.  Why do cats hate singing? It bothers their sound-sensitive

Cat Loaf- What Does It Mean

Cat Loaf – What Does It Mean?

The cat loaf is a cat’s sitting position where her paws and tail are not visible because they are tucked under her body. The position resembles a loaf of bread, thus, the name. It is also known by other names such as bread loaf, meatloaf, kitty loaf, hover cat and the Sphinx.  Reasons why a

Why Do Cats Shake Their Paws

Why Do Cats Shake Their Paws?

Cats sometimes have mannerisms that are also observed among humans and other animals. Take, for example, when they shake their paws. If you take some time to observe it, you start to realize that it is quite similar to a dog shaking its fur during bath time or humans shaking off soil or debris from

Why Do Cats Rub Their Teeth On You

Why Do Cats Rub Their Teeth On You?

As a cat owner, it is normal to see your cat rubbing on your legs and furniture in your home. Your cat may also rub her face on things.  However, your kitty may also tend to rub her mouth and teeth on you which you may find confusing or even alarming.  Why do cats rub

Cat Yawning and Stretching

Cat Yawning and Stretching

A cat yawning and stretching is also called pandiculation. It is an involuntary behavior that allows your cat to communicate with other animals and humans. It combines stretching, contraction, and breathing, which humans also tend to do. Cats do it as part of their daily ritual upon waking up to prepare for the day.  Cat

Kitten Attacks Older Cat

Kitten Attacks Older Cat

When kittens are introduced into a home with an older cat, they can be needlessly aggressive towards the older cat. This is because the kitten still has all of its feral cat instincts and has not been taught to rein in this behavior. In this article, we will discuss why your kitten is attacking your

Cat Keeps Licking Lips

Cat Keeps Licking Lips

Cats lick their lips due to a variety of reasons. It can be because of displacement behavior, compulsive disorders, nausea, dental disease, oral ulcers, a funny taste, wounds, or a foreign body. Cats also lick their lips when they are anxious or if there is something around their mouth that is bothering them. Have you

Kitten Food Aggression

Kitten Food Aggression

Kittens can exhibit food aggression when they are separated from their mothers or abandoned at a young age without being properly weaned. It is also observed in cats who are forced to live outdoors and forage for food, as well as in those who have lived in a shelter. Being the new cat in a

Does Catnip Make Cats Sleepy

Does Catnip Make Cats Sleepy?

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) is a weedy plant and a member of the mint family. It is native to Central Asia and the Middle East, but it is easy to cultivate in other countries. The plant has light-green foliage with lavender flowers, and is also called catswort or catmint. This plant has surprising effects on a

Why Do Cats Get In Your Face While You Sleep

Why Do Cats Get In Your Face While You Sleep?

Do you allow your cat to sleep with you in your bedroom at night? Chances are, you may have caught them a few times getting in your face while you sleep. Whether it is to check on you, smell you or snuggle, you can never tell. In this article, we will try to find out

Can Cuts Purr in Their Sleep

Can Cats Purr In Their Sleep?

Cats have various vocalizations, the most recognizable being the meow and purr. Cat experts note that when a cat purrs, she is relaxed, happy, and content. It is associated with positive social situations like grooming and nursing. However, it could also communicate other emotions and needs.  Can cats purr in their sleep? Yes. Cats purr

Why Does My Cat Like My Feet

Why Does My Cat Like My Feet?

Cats sometimes have a penchant for sniffing, licking, and biting the feet of their owners. If you are clueless about why your cat tends to do this, read on to discover why your cat fancies your feet.  Why does my cat like my feet? These are the reasons why your cat likes your feet: 1.

Raising a Bengal Kitten

Raising a Bengal Kitten

 Are you fascinated with Bengal cats and want to own one? Bengals have distinctive leopard-like fur and wildcat looks that always deserve a second glance. These cats are also extremely smart, energetic, loyal and get along well with families and other pets. Read on for some helpful information on how to raise a Bengal kitten. 

Do Cats Like Singing

Do Cats Like Singing?

Pet owners adore their pets and oftentimes want to express their love for their fur babies through song. They can sing a pop song with a great hook, or a made-up song with the pet’s name included in the lyrics. Cat owners have shared that they get different reactions from their cats when they sing,

How to Keep Cat Claws Dull

How To Keep Cat Claws Dull?

You can keep your cat’s claws dull by trimming them regularly, applying plastic nail caps, and providing your pet with a scratching post. Most cat owners do not see clawing as normal cat behavior, especially when cats get destructive. If you want to know how to keep your cat’s nails in check, as well as

Why Does My Cat Grab My Hand And Bite Me

Why Does My Cat Grab My Hand And Bite Me?

Cats are social creatures that like to be caressed and petted. Cat experts note that specialized nerve cells evolve to relay a pleasant sensation when humans touch their cats.  However, petting can become too much for cats. If overstimulated, they may react by grabbing or biting your hand.  Why does my cat grab my hand

Cat Attacks Dog Unprovoked

Cat Attacks Dog Unprovoked

Having both a cat and dog as pets has its challenges. One of these is when your cat attacks your dog unprovoked. This behavior from your cat could be due to the following: feeling threatened, being territorial, or having an underlying medical issue. Other times the cause of the aggression does not have anything to

Cat Drooling While Sleeping

Cat Drooling While Sleeping

Drooling, or the uncontrollable dropping of saliva from the mouth, happens to cats when they are kneading or purring, and is a sign of contentment and relaxation. However, if your cat drools while she is sleeping, it may simply mean she is in a deep sleep or in some cases it could indicate a serious

Why Does My Cat Smell My Breath?

Why Does My Cat Smell My Breath?

Your cat smells your breath because he wants to learn more about you. Your scent is very telling for a cat. They want to know what you have been eating. Cats like warmth so they are drawn towards your breath. Your cat could also be checking up on your well-being through the smell of your

Why Does My Cat Huff At Me

Why Does My Cat Huff At Me?

A huff is when a cat exhales through its nose. A cat huffs to tell its owner how it is feeling. It can mean that they are relaxed, or annoyed, or it can indicate an underlying health issue. In the same way that a hiss is a warning for aggressive behavior and a chirp is

Why Does My Cat Sit On Me?

Why Does My Cat Sit On Me?

It probably gives you quite a heartwarming feeling each time your cat comes up and sits on you. Cats can sometimes act aloof and nonchalant, so it is a nice surprise when your furry friend sits on your lap. Read on and let us get to know the reasons why cats do this to their

Why Do Cats Paw Before Lying Down

Why Do Cats Paw Before Lying Down?

Cats are affectionate and lovable companions with unique personalities. They also have adorable behavior that is sometimes hard to comprehend, such as pawing or kneading. Unlike scratching, pawing does not always involve the use of their claws. In this article, we will get to know the reasons why cats exhibit this particular behavior. Why do

Do Cats Eat Hamsters

Do Cats Eat Hamsters?

Yes, cats do eat hamsters, but they are more likely to attack and kill hamsters than actually eat them. To keep your cat from attacking or eating your hamster, train your cat or help protect your hamster with a cat-proof cage. If you have both a cat and a hamster and wish to learn more

Why Do Cats Bite Blankets

Why Do Cats Bite Blankets?

Cats bite blankets because they are creatures of comfort. When they bite and knead on a blanket, they are showing that they are relaxed and appreciative of their current situation. A happy and content kitty often cannot resist biting and kneading a blanket that has been warmed up by their favorite person. If your cat

How To Train A Siamese Cat

How To Train A Siamese Cat?

You can train a Siamese cat by clicker training. When your cat does something positive, click the clicker and give your cat a reward. When you keep marking desired behavior with a click, eventually, your cat will repeat the action to get a treat. You can even train your Siamese cat to walk on a

Why Do Cats Make Muffins

Why Do Cats Make Muffins?

Cats are unique creatures with a lot of mystifying behavior, such as the habit of “making muffins.” Other terms for this behavior are making biscuits, milking, playing the piano, and mashing potatoes but it is most commonly called kneading or kneading dough. When cats knead, they push their front paws in and out, alternating the

Bengal Cat Behavior Problems

Bengal Cat Behavior Problems

Bengal cats are well-loved for their wildcat look and exotic leopard-like fur that shimmers in the light. They also adore the water and are highly intelligent, trainable, athletic, loyal, and playful. However, like most cat breeds with a wildcat lineage, they tend to have behavior problems. Read on and get to know what these problems

Why Does My Cat Scratch The Floor Before Drinking Water

Why Does My Cat Scratch The Floor Before Drinking Water?

Have you noticed your cat acting queerly before drinking water from her water bowl? Many cats tend to scratch the floor before drinking water just as they would paw the ground before lying down. Read on for a detailed discussion on why cats behave this way. Why does my cat scratch the floor before drinking

Why Do Cats Stick Their Bum In The Air When You Pet Them

Why Do Cats Stick Their Bum In The Air When You Pet Them?

Cats stick their bum in the air when you pet them because that is a cat’s positive response to the fact that you have hit the right spot when petting them. This action is lovingly called “elevator butt.” Not all cats enjoy being scratched along the spine or at the tail base, but if your

Why Do Cats Stop Moving When You Grab Their Neck

Why Do Cats Stop Moving When You Grab Their Neck?

Scruffing a cat means taking her by the skin on the back of the neck, aptly called scruff, and holding her. A cat’s skin in the scruff area is loose, so some cat owners tend to hold on to the scruff as a handle so they can pick up the cat easily. This is not painful

Cat Digs Excessively In Litter Box

Cat Digs Excessively In Litter Box

Are you always awakened by irritating scratching noises in the middle of the night? Most likely, it was your cat digging and scratching excessively in her litter box. Aside from the bothersome sounds, the mess that your cat makes from all the digging can be annoying. In this article, get to know why cats act

I Got A New Kitten And My Cat Hates Me

I Got A New Kitten And My Cat Hates Me

Kittens are adorable and fuzzy, but the real challenge is how to properly introduce them if you have another cat at home. Your resident cat may avoid the new pet, or become aggressive and hiss at the new kitten.  She may also become resentful of you for bringing home a new kitten.  I got a

Cat Cries When I Leave

Cat Cries When I Leave

Cats that cry when you leave probably have separation anxiety. Single indoor cats can become anxious when they are left all alone for long periods of time. These cats are unusually sensitive to their surroundings and can become very attached to their owners. When the owner is about to leave through the front door, these

Cat Scratching Paper

Cat Scratching Paper

Cats are frisky creatures that need constant stimulation. They are always active and they tend to swat, bite, and poke things as an expression of their hunting instincts. Objects like string, balls, and paper appeal to them. Read on to discover why cats are attracted to paper and why they like to scratch it.  Cats

Why Does My Cat Lick My Kitten's Bum

Why Does My Cat Lick My Kitten’s Bum?

Your cat will lick your kitten’s bum to clean the kitten. A mother cat will also lick its children’s bums to stimulate the urine hole and anus, so the kittens can pee and poop more easily. If your cat is exhibiting this type of behavior and you want to learn more about it, keep on

Cat Peeing on Dog Bed

Cat Peeing on Dog Bed

When your cat pees on your dog’s bed, it usually means that it is marking its territory or there is an ongoing rivalry between your pets. Cats are very specific when it comes to their hygiene, so if they pee anywhere but their litter box, there is usually a good reason for it. If your

Why Do Cats Try To Trip You

Why Do Cats Try To Trip You?

Cats are not really trying to trip you when they start walking in a zigzag pattern in front of you. They are actually trying to get your attention because they want you to notice them. They probably just want some pets or some food. But sometimes, a cat walking in front of you is their

Why Do Cats Love Bite

Why Do Cats Love Bite?

Does your cat suddenly bite you while you are petting her? Cats tend to nip or give “love bites” to their favorite humans or owners for a variety of reasons. These love bites are not meant to hurt you, but are more to “jolt you out of your senses” and act as “gentle reminders” while

Why Do Cats Grab Your Leg?

Why Do Cats Grab Your Leg?

Are you often “ambushed” by your playful kitty while walking down the stairs or as you pass by a dark nook in your kitchen? Many cat owners are appalled when their pets suddenly grab their legs. Some cats even go further by biting their owner’s feet. In this article, let us try to find out

Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden

Why Is My Cat Ignoring Me All Of A Sudden?

Cats are loveable companions and they can be a source of immense happiness for their owners. They can be affectionate, playful and might snuggle and sit on your lap on their terms.  However, this may not always be the case and your furry friend may suddenly avoid you and ignore you completely.  Why is my

Cat Tries To Bury Water Bowl

Cat Tries To Bury Water Bowl

Are you confused as to why your cat exhibits queer behavior before eating food or drinking water? Seeing your cat digging and trying to bury their water bowl before drinking from it can be alarming. Cat tries to bury water bowl: What does it mean? These are the probable reasons why your cat tries to

Cat Meowing While Playing

Cat Meowing While Playing

Your cat might be meowing while playing because they are treating their toy like prey and calling on you, their owner, to either share with the “food” or to praise them for their accomplishment. They might also be meowing to call your attention to something they want addressed, like an empty food bowl or if

cat eats with paws

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