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Cat Behavior

  1. Why Do Cats Paw At The Water Dish?

    You would expect drinking to involve only your cat's mouth, wouldn't you?

    Well, for some cats, drinking water can involve their paws as well. Members sometimes ask in the cat behavior forums about "weird" cat behaviors associated with drinking...
  2. 5 Reasons To Never Spray Water On Your Cat

    Some cat owners believe squirting water from a handheld bottle can be an effective and harmless way to teach a cat to avoid certain behaviors. The truth is that using the water bottle as a tool for disciplining cats is not a good idea. Yes, in...
  3. 7 Proven Ways To Get Your Cat To Be More Active

    Does napping seem to be your cat's favorite sport? Does he or she spend most of the time keeping an immobile vigil on everyone around? We have some ideas for you on how to make your cat more active. Exercise should be part of your cat's life, and...
  4. Cats And Babies: All Your Questions Answered!

    Expecting a new baby? Congratulations! If you're a first-time parent and a cat owner you probably have a few questions about cats and babies and how to make sure yours get along. The good news is that in almost all cases, cats and babies mix very...
  5. How To Safely Introduce A Cat And A Dog

    Do you have your heart set on being the proud owner of both a cat and a dog? Cats and dogs can and do happily share their lives together in the same household, but establishing a safe environment for both can be a challenge.

    There is something...
  6. How To Deal With Cat "love Bites"?

    You and your cat are enjoying some fun one-on-one interaction. You're petting her and she purrs in return and maybe head butts against your hand. At some point, while still purring, she grabs your hand with her teeth. She seems to hardly apply...
  7. 16 Top Cat Experts Share Tips For Dealing With Timid Cats

    When they consider adopting a cat, most people fantasize about a friendly, outgoing and confident one. Reality is often different. If your cat is the kind that shies away from human contact and spends more time hiding under the bed than in your...
  8. Solving Cat Behavior Problems: The Key Ingredient

    Some say the cat is the most popular household pet in the world. At the very least, it certainly is a contender for the title, side by side with the dog. That in itself tells us that cats are well suited for living with human beings. Their...
  9. Why Is My Cat Growling?

    We all love seeing our kitties relaxed and happy. That is when interacting with a cat is the most fun, when it's all purrs and head butts. Alas, just like people, cats can have their "bad moments" too. These bad moments can include times when...
  10. How To Stop My Cat From Waking Me Up At Night?

    Does your cat wake you up at night? Does he or she meow loudly seeking your attention? Or maybe Kitty jumps on your bed and bats your face with a curious paw? You're not alone. Many owners come to this site with a similar complaint, asking how...
  11. 25 Signs That Your Cat Loves You

    Experienced cat owners can easily tell what their cat's body language and gestures mean. They know when Kitty is angry, hungry, sad or happy and they can tell when he or she is doting all over them, sending a crystal clear message of love....
  12. How To Stop Problem Chewing In Cats

    Everyone knows dogs will chew on pretty much anything. Shoes, stuffed toys, your eyeglasses, everything is fair game to an untrained pup. But what about cats?

    With most kittens inappropriate chewing can indeed be a problem. In some cases,...
  13. How To Set Healthy Boundaries For Your Cat

    Too often we have people joining the forums begging for help with feline behaviors which disrupt their lives.

    "Help! I'm about to lose my mind because my cat won't let me sleep at night!"

    "Why can't I have any nice things? Kitty keeps breaking...
  14. You, Your Cat And Stress

    Occasionally, a member posts in the cat behavior forum asking for advice on what is clearly a stress-related behavioral issue. It soon becomes evident that the member is stressed too, often not due to the cat's issue but to other life...
  15. 10 Must-know Tips For Happy Living With A Shy Cat

    Most cats are fairly confident creatures. Once accustomed to their people and their territory, you can expect them to strut around as if they owned the place, calm and fearless. Most new things and people will be met with inquisitive sniffs and...
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