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
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
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
For anyone that has ever pet parented a feline, they will be the first to tell you what odd behaviors their furry housemate may engage in. Cats live to the “purr of their own drummer” so what may seem odd to one person, may be just typical for a cat person. One habit some people’s
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
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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?
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!