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Category: Behavior

5 Humane Alternatives To Declawing Your Cat

5 Humane Alternatives To Declawing Your Cat

It might be tempting to consider having your cat declawed. After all, those pesky claws are responsible for shredded drapes and scratched furniture. However, declawing is one of the worst decisions you can make for your cat. After reading about the resources we’ve included here, hopefully you’ll abandon the idea of declawing your cat and …

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Why Do Cats Hiss?

Why Do Cats Hiss?

All cat owners have experienced the hiss of their cat at some point (probably more than once). Hissing is a defensive position. Fear is a common reason that cats hiss, but it’s not the only one. Read on to find out how and why cats hiss and what you should do when they hiss at …

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Why Do Indoor Cats Live Longer Than Outdoor Cats?

Why Do Indoor Cats Live Longer Than Outdoor Cats?

You have probably heard that indoor cats tend to live longer than outdoor cats. We can now confirm that this is true (by an alarming number), but did you ever wonder why? Read on to find out some of the reasons why indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats. There isn’t just one reason why …

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13 Common Assumptions That Could Harm Your Cat

13 Common Assumptions That Could Harm Your Cat

As good cat parents, we try to stay educated on what is best for our cats. B ut due to the fact that cats can’t talk, it’s difficult for us to really understand what our cats are going through. This leads us to make assumptions that might actually be harming our cat. We’re taught that …

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Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

Cats have a strange relationship with grass. They seem so determined to devour it only to throw it up hours later. Cats regurgitate grass because because they do not have the enzymes required to digest it. So why would cats want to eat grass?  As often happens with cat behavior, scientists can’t explain this behavior …

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7 Signs Your Cat Needs Help

7 Signs Your Cat Needs Help

Cats have their own special form of communication, but it’s our responsibility as cat owners to learn how they communicate so we can help them when they need it. Unfortunately, sometimes when cats are sick or injured, they withdraw from people and hide. This is why you need to be aware of all the signs …

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Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

Anyone who has ever owned a cat knows that all the all the cat toys in the world world don’t compare to greatest toy of all – the cardboard box! But why are cats so enchanted by a mere cardboard box?  Keep reading to discover why cats are obsessed with boxes. 1. Cats Use Boxes For …

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How to Litter Box Train Your Cat

How to Litter Box Train Your Cat

Litter box training is an important step in your cat’s life, and if you’re lucky, there’s not that much “training” involved. C ats have a natural instinct to use the the litter box; they just need the right encouragement, environment, and time to learn. Teaching a kitten how to use the litter box and teaching …

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Why Do Cats Have Rough Tongues?

Why Do Cats Have Rough Tongues?

Everyone loves a kitty kiss every once in a while! But tongues feel like…well…sandpaper. You might have noticed their tongues are prickly and rough. After a while, those kitty kisses are not very comfortable. So, why do cats have rough tongues? Read on to find out why something so soft and cuddly has such an …

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Do Cats Know When You’re Sad?

Do Cats Know When You’re Sad?

Almost all cat owners will tell you that their furry friends know when they’re sad. It’s almost like cats have a sixth sense because they seem so in-tune with us, but can they really tell when we are sad? It’s been known for some time that dogs are able to recognize changes in their owner’s …

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