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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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? 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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
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?
Have you noticed some strange behavior on your pet cat lately? Cats may become jumpy and nervous because of anxiety, over-stimulation, being poorly socialized or because they have suffered abuse. But don’t fret, this type of behavior can be corrected with the right dose of awareness and understanding. My cat is very jumpy and nervous:
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 become less and less ‘cute’ when they
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 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
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
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
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
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?
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!
Cats may bite or lick the hair of their owner for many reasons including simply showing affection or letting of stress. On the other hand, this behavior can also be a sign of serious health issues or compulsions. They can also bite their humans’ hair as a sign of affection, just like they groom their
If you love cats, but hate that stinky litter box, then you may want to ponder the idea of housebreaking your feline (aka going outside). If left to their own devices, most cats would likely choose the great outdoor potty over the confinement of a litter box. However, there are ways to make the transition
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.
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.
It’s a myth that dogs and cats are mortal enemies. This terrible injustice of the truth may have been perpetuated by the cartoon industry or pet owners of yesteryear that didn’t perhaps have the time or inclination to help the two species become the best of furry pals.
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…