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  • Cats are mysterious creatures. One of the most mysterious things about them is their habit of sipping from the porcelain goblet—the toilet. Gross? Disgusting? Baffling? Check out why cats like to party in the potty.

    Why in the World Do Cats Drink From Toilets?

    Why in the World Do Cats Drink From Toilets?

    by Rainbeaux0

  • If you're a cat owner, you probably know all about catnip. It's that herbal magic that gets your cat all kinds of funky and funny. Cats are said to get "high" on catnip—interpret that as you like. Let's discuss the biology and chemistry behind catnip.

    How Does Catnip Work and Do Cats Like It?

    How Does Catnip Work and Do Cats Like It?

    by Layne Holmes5

  • Is your cat scratching its ears and shaking its head? If so, it might be a sign of a problem. Learning about the causes of your cat's itchy head will help you determine the problem and alleviate your pet's irritation and pain.

    Why Is My Cat Scratching Its Ears and Shaking Its Head?

    Why Is My Cat Scratching Its Ears and Shaking Its Head?

    by angryelf10

  • The professional term is "inappropriate elimination" and what cat owner hasn't dealt with it? It's a frustrating problem that, unfortunately, can lead to relinquishment. Here's some information that may prevent you from reaching the end of your rope.

    Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box? Suggestions That May Help

    Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box? Suggestions That May Help

    by Bob Bamberg16

  • Is your cat not using the litter box? Learn the most common possible causes for this frustrating problem and some simple solutions you can try that might help solve it.

    Cat Not Using Litter Box? Try These Solutions

    Cat Not Using Litter Box? Try These Solutions

    by carolynkaye7

  • Cats provide inside information about what they're thinking so you no longer have to guess. Here are 10 things your cat wants you to know.

    Top 10 Things Your Cat Wished You Knew

    Top 10 Things Your Cat Wished You Knew

    by FlourishAnyway108

  • Cat owners whose cats urinate on the bed instead of the litter box are often upset and confused. Here are a few reasons why a cat may be urinating in your bed!

    Why Does My Cat Pee on My Bed?

    Why Does My Cat Pee on My Bed?

    by Bridget F8

  • Why would your cat attack you while you're petting him? Understanding the reason for this type of cat behavior can change your relationship with your furball for the better.

    Why Does My Cat Attack Me When I Pet Him?

    Why Does My Cat Attack Me When I Pet Him?

    by Darlene Norris1

  • When a cat bites us it can seem to come out of nowhere and it's not a pleasant surprise! Here is an explanation of the types of cat bites as well as some of the reasons your cat may be biting you.

    Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

    Why Does My Cat Bite Me?

    by Bridget F9

  • Cats are wonderful pets and can bring great joy to your life, especially through their odd behavior. So why do they do such oddities as self-pet or knead on a blanket?

    Why Does My Cat Do That: Odd Cat Behaviors

    Why Does My Cat Do That: Odd Cat Behaviors

    by Angela Michelle Schultz75

  • So, you've discovered that your cat is peeing outside of the litterbox, but you don't know why or how to stop it. Well, you've come to the right place. In just one read, you can crawl into their little kitty minds and figure it all out.

    Why Is My Cat Spraying and How Can I Fix It?

    Why Is My Cat Spraying and How Can I Fix It?

    by Theophanes Avery64

  • Why does my cat meow so much? Some cats just love to meow, and some suddenly become vocal superstars seemingly overnight. Here we discuss a few of the main reasons that some cats meow so much.

    Why Does My Cat Meow so Much?

    Why Does My Cat Meow so Much?

    by Bridget F5

  • How can you stop a cat from attacking a dog? Yes, you read it right, some cats do attack dogs. Learn why cats may do this and some strategies to stop the attacks and break up fights.

    How to Stop a Cat From Attacking Dogs

    How to Stop a Cat From Attacking Dogs

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli54

  • Raising an indoor cat can be a hair-raising experience! Here is an unofficial analysis of the indoor cat personality and how to cope with it.

    The Adolescent Indoor Cat

    The Adolescent Indoor Cat

    by Leafy Den16

  • What is your cat saying? A cat's meow is iconic. Every children's book will tell you that a cat says "meow". But cats have a wide vocabulary and they don't just employ their voice to use it.

    How to Understand Cat Language

    How to Understand Cat Language

    by annerivendell71

  • I can't help wondering where on earth cats go when they head "through the cat flap". Quite often they are gone for days at a time, and when they do return they are frequently not hungry and seem pretty content with life. So where do your cats go when they leave your home?...

    Where Do Your Cats Go When They Leave Your Home?

    Where Do Your Cats Go When They Leave Your Home?

    by Cindy Lawson164

  • I love cats, but nothing is more irritating than a cat that constantly meows. It is a sound that can grate almost as much as someone dragging their fingernails across a blackboard. What can you do?

    How to Stop a Cat From Constantly Meowing

    How to Stop a Cat From Constantly Meowing

    by Galaxy Harvey2

  • It can be difficult to tell whether cats are fighting or playing, especially because their interactions involve a lot of wrestling, batting at each other, growling, and biting! Here's how to tell!

    Are My Cats Fighting or Playing?

    Are My Cats Fighting or Playing?

    by Bridget F2

  • Learn the number one way to stop spraying! Spraying is typically on a vertical surface and is a normal, although undesirable, behavior in cats. Cats use spraying as a method of communication.

    How to Stop a Cat From Spraying in the House

    How to Stop a Cat From Spraying in the House

    by aricelia4

  • The five methods listed here have, after extensive research and field tests, been found to be extremely effective in getting under a cat's skin. Read on for creative suggestions for annoying your cat!

    5 Ways to Effectively Annoy Your Cat

    5 Ways to Effectively Annoy Your Cat

    by Jason Reuter159

  • Cats love interactive feeder toys, which help to keep them active; also great see them play and feed at the same time. This is an in-depth review based on our experiences with our Maine Coon cats.

    Interactive Feeders and Toys That Cats Love

    Interactive Feeders and Toys That Cats Love

    by Arthur Russ3

  • Just like their lion cousins, they may sleep 60% of the day. They will sleep up to 16 hours in a 24 hour day. Instinctively, they are conserving energy so they can concentrate on hunting.

    Interesting Facts: Cats and Their Sleep

    Interesting Facts: Cats and Their Sleep

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli6

  • Did your cat run away? Maybe your cat disappears for a few days at a time but returns home shortly after? You may be wondering what causes this behavior. It can be quite distressing for the pet owner. Sometimes we are left with unanswered questions.

    Why Do Cats Leave Home or Run Away and Not Come Back?

    Why Do Cats Leave Home or Run Away and Not Come Back?

    by Layne Holmes0

  • When it comes to our cats, there's no clear way for them to tell us how much they love us, however, just because they can't speak our language doesn't mean they don't show us in other ways. Here are five great ways that our cats show us that they love us every day.

    5 Signs That Your Cat Adores You

    5 Signs That Your Cat Adores You

    by Megan Nelson3

  • Is your cat hissing at you? Is your cat hissing at other cats? Sometimes this behavior is totally warranted, but other times it's a cause for concern. If your cat is constantly stressed out, you will want to find out why. Here's how to get started.

    Why Do Cats Hiss for No Reason?

    Why Do Cats Hiss for No Reason?

    by Layne Holmes2

  • Do cats feel real love? My stand is that they actually do. Living with cats and watching them everyday is good evidence that cat love is a real thing.

    Cat Love: Do Cats Really Love?

    Cat Love: Do Cats Really Love?

    by Sharilee Swaity81

  • Have you ever wondered how your cat communicates with you? Their body language says a lot about how they feel about you and what their needs are. Learn to decode the secret of their behavior.

    How to Decode Your Cat's Behavior

    How to Decode Your Cat's Behavior

    by HighPriestess32

  • Though cats are often called aloof and unaffectionate, they can be just as loving as dogs. It can be difficult to know if your cat really loves you, but there are many signs if you know what to look for.

    Twelve Signs Your Cat Really Loves You

    Twelve Signs Your Cat Really Loves You

    by Jennifer Wilber7

  • Can cats remember well? Learn how good a cat's memory is and what they are more likely to remember.

    Do Cats Have Good Memory?

    Do Cats Have Good Memory?

    by Adrienne Janet Farricelli79

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