Why Do Cats Purr?

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Cats ability to purr is one of the most distinctive features. It is the most common sound but also one of the most puzzling. The question why cat purr has been contemplated for centuries and there are several theories derived. The triggering mechanism of the purring is speculative. Some say the lulling noise is caused by the cats blood vessels, while …

Aggression Between Housemate Cats

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Aggression between housemate cats comes in several forms, with associated causes. As cat owners, it behooves us when our cat pounces on his feline housemate or sibling, who counters with a paw in the face. Stalking, chasing, and sometimes roughhousing are common in multi-cat household. We need to fully understand these kinds of aggressive behavior so that we can take …

Keeping Cats Off The Computer

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Cat owners often realize their cat seem to be fascinated with computers. Cats like two things, warmth and security.  It is cat’s nature to have the tendency to jump up on your keyboard while you are working to get closer to you. Your computer poses risks for her as cats can wreak havoc with electronic harming herself. To avoid risk of …

Maintaining A Multi-Cat Household

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Multi-cat households can work well under the right circumstances.  A harmonious multi-cat household can also run into fair share of upsets at times. Cat siblings that have been brought up together can develop strong bonds and become best pals. Even so they still disagree sometimes aggressively. Then there are cat sibs that cannot be in the same room without hissing or instigating a …

Cat Urine Odours

Cat urine odours are notoriously difficult to remove. Male cats contains hormones which make the urine smell much stronger than that of females or neutered males. These hormones serve a purpose, to enable the male cat to mark his territory.  Male cats exhibit this behaviour to attracting females and deterring any possible competing males. Cat urine smells the moment after she urinates or sprays. …

Essential Playtime For Cats

Obesity and behavioral problems are much more common in indoor-only versus indoor-outdoor cats, probably in large part because of inactivity and boredom. So play is essential to any cat’s health and sanity. Toys that stimulate the prey drive will get cats chasing, stalking, pouncing, and generally burning off energy and steam. A bored cat will find ways to “keep busy,” and …

Why Does Cat Eat Dirt

Cats explore with their paws and mouths. They explore the world for themselves by sniffing and tasting. It is normal for your cat to chew on bits of cloth, eat paper, or take in a mouthful of dirt from time to time. But there are cases when a cat’s nibbling habits are cause for concern. A cat that eats dirt …

The Sleepy Cat

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When your cat is not eating, grooming himself, or playing with his catnip mouse, chances are he’s sleeping. Most cats sleep twelve to sixteen hours a day, or more. Cats are crepuscular, meaning they are most active around dawn and dusk and less active in the middle of the day and the middle of the night. They alternate periods of activity …

Interesting “Tell Tail” Signs

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A typical cat’s tail has twenty to twenty four bones. The position of a cat’s tail can give you insight into your feline’s mood. It offers clues about what kind of behavior to expect from your cat. The flexible tail helps a cat balance, it is also an important communication tool. One of the best ways to get insight into …

Traveling With Your Kitten

Most cats hate traveling in the cars. The noise and the sudden change of direction affect their orientation.  The unfamiliar experience of the scenery beyond the windows moving by extraordinarily quickly are unsettling for cats.  By setting and accustoming them to the experience in the correct way, ensure her comfort and taking care of her needs while traveling will creates a strong …