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  1. Why Do Cats Knead

    Why Do Cats Knead? 5 fascinating reasons why your cat may be kneadingCats? Kneading? Has TheCatSite become a baking site? Not to worry, we're...
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  2. Stupid Cats

    It must be a serious question, because it comes up in our forums often enough. Cat owners misunderstanding cat behavior, wanting to know if...
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  3. Cat Aggression Toward People

    Fiendish Cats? Watching an enraged cat can be daunting. If you haven't seen one up-close, you've probably seen the image in some scary movie. A...
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  4. Spraying: When Your Cat Uses Urine To Mark Territory

    What is Spraying?Some cat owners are familiar with this scene: the cat backs up toward a vertical surface, holds up its tail and sprays urine in...
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  5. When Physical Problems Turn Into Behavior Problems

    Over the years, we've seen practically every possible behavioral issue in the Cat Behavior forum. Some of these behaviors can stem from stress,...
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  6. How To Solve Litterbox Problems In Cats: The Ultimate Guide

    One of the reasons cats make such great indoor pets is their natural way of using litter to cover their urine and feces. When they go outside the...
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  7. How To Stop Playtime Aggression In Cats

    Owners of new kittens can be easily identified all too often – all you have to do is look at their hands. Kittens are notorious for attacking...
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  8. The Dos And Don'ts Of Cat Behavior Modification

    Frustrated by your cat's behavior? Does she scratch that expensive leather sofa? Does he bite the hand that pets? Do you think you want to correct...
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  9. Your Second Cat: How To Choose The Best Friend For Kitty

    Ernest Hemingway, the famous ailurophile, said that "one cat just leads to another", a phrase I believe many of us can relate to. Cats are such...
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  10. How To Safely Break Up A Cat Fight

    In a multi-cat household, skirmishes tend to erupt. One cat establishes himself as the Alpha cat. The Alpha cat is the cat that automatically...
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  11. Six Surefire Strategies To Reduce Stress In Cats

    If you suspect your cat is over-stressed, please refer to this article first: How to tell if your cat is stressed out. Please note that your...
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  12. 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...
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  13. 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...
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  14. Cats As Individuals

    In an interview to a local newspaper, I was once asked what was the one thing I would define cat behavior by. My reply was "individuality". Each...
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  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...
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  16. How And Why Do Cats Play?

    Most cats love playtime! On their own, with other cats or with owners, younger cats in particular seem to be thoroughly entertained, as they...
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  17. 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...
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  18. 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...
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  19. 5 Reasons To Never Spray Water On Your Cat

    5 Reasons To Never Spray Water On Your CatSome cat owners believe squirting water from a handheld bottle can be an effective and harmless way to...
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  20. Your Cat Probably Hates It When You...

    Your Cat Probably Hates It When You... Learn what common things that cat owners do can actually upset your cat Cats are so insanely adorable, it's...
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  21. How To Deal With Non-recognition Aggression In Cats

    How To Deal With Non-recognition Aggression In CatsIt's a story we often hear on the cat forums. Two cats that used to get along suddenly turn...
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  22. How To Fix An Unsuccessful Cat Introduction

    How To Fix An Unsuccessful Cat Introduction - what to do if you tried to introduce a new cat to your resident feline but failedIntroducing two...
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  23. 14 Cat Experts Reveal: How To Get A Cat To Like Me

    14 Cat Experts Reveal: how to get a cat to like meSome cats are total love bugs and will gladly cuddle with any stranger. However, many seem more...
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  24. How To Stop My Cat From Waking Me Up At Night (step-by-step Plan)

    How To Stop My Cat From Waking Me Up At Night?Cat waking you up at night? Does he or she meow loudly seeking your attention? Or maybe Kitty jumps...
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  25. How To Train Kittens To Use The Litter Box

    How to train kittens to use the litter boxDo you have kittens that need to learn to use the litter box? Did you adopt a kitten who occasionally...
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  26. Cat Acting Strangely? Here's What It Could Mean

    Is your cat acting strangely? Is Kitty suddenly aggressive? Is she hiding from you, or perhaps she's stopped eating? Here's what changes in a...
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  27. Why Do Cats Attack?

    Why Do Cats Attack? The reasons for feline aggression explainedIf your cat bit or scratched you - or perhaps someone else - your first goal is to...
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  28. Why Do Cats...? The Ultimate Guide To Feline Behavior

    Ever wonder about why your cat behaves the way he does? We’ve put together a concise FAQ in alphabetical order to answer the most commonly asked...
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  29. Are My Cats Fighting Or Playing?

    It’s common to see cats roughhousing, but that often leaves cat owners wondering: Are my cats fighting or playing? After all, if they’re playing,...
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  30. Do Cats Like To Be Petted?

    Do cats like to be petted?If you love cats, chances are that you love petting cats. But is the feeling mutual? Do cats enjoy being petted? Let's...
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  31. Playing With Your Cat: 10 Things You Need To Know

    Playing With Your Cat: 10 Things You Need To KnowAs a cat owner, you probably know that you need to play with your cat. But are you doing it...
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  32. How To Successfully Introduce Cats: The Ultimate Guide

    Many of our members will tell you that "one cat just leads to another", and that "cats are like chips, you can't just stop at one". People get a...
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  33. How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching The Furniture

    Many owners wonder sometimes if it's at all possible to have a cat and nice furniture at the same house. When cats cause damage to furniture some...
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  34. How To Stop Problem Chewing In Cats

    How To Stop Problem Chewing In Cats Everyone knows dogs will chew on pretty much anything. Shoes, stuffed toys, your eyeglasses, everything is...
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  35. Potential Stressors In Cats - The Ultimate Checklist

    [ATTACH] Does your cat have behavioral or health problems? Could they be due to stress? Litterbox issues, aggression, skin disease and bowel...
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  36. How To Prevent Your Cat From Darting Out The Door

    How to prevent your cat from darting out the doorAs you walk in or out of your home, does your cat dart for the door? Kitty's habit of trying to...
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  37. Re-directed Aggression In Cats

    There are several possible causes for feline aggression. While an attack can seem unprovoked, there is almost always a reason for it. We just need...
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  38. 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....
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  39. Do Cats Get Jealous? (and What To Do About It When They Do)

    Do cats actually get jealous? We've reviewed the evidence and have some answers for you.
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  40. Why Does My Cat Chase Its Own Tail?

    Why Does My Cat Chase Its Own Tail?Is your kitten going round and round in circles, trying to catch its own tail? Wondering what's going on? Is he...
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  41. How To Get A Cat To Come Out Of Hiding?

    How To Get A Cat To Come Out Of Hiding?Having "invisible cat" problems? Is your cat nowhere to be seen? Wondering if and how to get your cat to...
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  42. Introducing Cats To Cats

    [IMG]You have gotten so much satisfaction out of your one resident cat; you decide it's time to introduce another feline into your home. So you go...
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  43. How Well Do You Speak Cat?

    Understanding cats can be challenging but cat lovers often pick up the main phrases in "cat language" over time. So, how proficient are you? Take...
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  44. 7 Proven Ways To Get Your Cat To Be More Active

    How Does Catnip Affect Cats?7 Proven Ways To Get Your Cat To Be More Active. These methods can help your cat become healthier and more energetic...
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  45. Do Cats Mourn?

    [ATTACH] Cats have “besties,” BFFs and buddies. They have family and roommates. Just like humans, they grieve when a friend passes away. What can...
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  46. 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...
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  47. Kittens Bonding With Humans

    Research shows that how a cat bonds to humans is partly determined by how they interact with humans as kittens. Dr. Dennis Turner, coauthor of:...
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  48. Cats As Hunters

    Felines are predators. In the wild, all felines hunt. The silent paws, sharp teeth, excellent night vision and incredible physical abilities are...
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  49. Cats Napping Spots

    You can buy the most luxurious cat bed for your cat, but will she actually choose to sleep in it? The only thing we can predict with any amount of...
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  50. Wool Sucking Cats

    Sucking on wool or other fuzzy fabrics seem to be a common occurrence among cats. This can be merely an annoying habit, potential health issue or...
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