Tag: cat behavior

5 Things Dog People Don’t Understand About Cats

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If you’re used to that big smile and wagging tail when you come home, and you love long dog walks in the park, you might find it hard to understand why anyone would ever want a cat – especially after experiencing the love of a dog. The truth is, cats have just as much to…

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Why Your Cat Isn’t Using the Litter Box

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When it comes to housebreaking, cats are supposed to be easy. Their natural instincts drive them to neatly bury their wastes in loose soil. If your cat is having occasional accidents, or has stopped using the litter box altogether, it could be a sign of an underlying issue. Punishing your cat won’t help – they’ll…

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5 Surprising Differences Between Cats and Dogs

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Cats and dogs bring different gifts to our lives. Each species has unique traits that make living with them a special privilege. Research shows some very interesting, less-obvious differences between our furry friends. As it turns out, they’re even more different than we thought. 1. Cats sip, dogs slurp. If you have both a cat…

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Are Laser Pointers Good Toys for Cats?

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When you have a pet with boundless energy, anything can be a toy, even a beam of light. Laser pointers have become so commonly used as pet toys that they are even manufactured specifically for pets. However, just because you can find them in the toy aisle at the pet store does not mean that…

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Sure Signs Your Cat Loves You

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Cats are known for being aloof and fickle in the way they show affection. Unlike dogs, they don’t seem to live to please us. It makes sense, in a way – cats were domesticated about 4000 years ago, while humans and dogs have been living together for twice as long. A cat’s love may not…

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Why Does Catnip Make Cats Go Crazy?

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Everyone knows that cats love catnip, but what’s really going on when your cat starts “rolling”? Catnip is a member of the mint family. The stem and leaves contain nepetalactone, an oily substance that seems to emulate feline pheromones. Nepetalactone acts as a stimulant when your cat sniffs it, and they may react by rolling…

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