Is Adopting Another Cat The Right Choice For Your Kitty?

It’s not unusual to wonder if our cats get bored when their entire worlds are only as big as our homes. We have an entire planet to explore and wander, and the thought of being confined to a house our whole lives is enough to drive us crazy! How do our cats stand it? Just like people, cats require stimulation to live a happy life. This means more than just treats and TV. We can offer toys, cat trees, exercise, … Read more

Why Is My Cat Over-Grooming Herself?

Does your cat seem to spend more than half of her waking hours grooming herself? She may not resort to so much grooming when you’re around, though. Maybe you’ve noticed that she’s developing bald spots. These are signs that she may be over-grooming. Cats spend 30-50% of their life grooming themselves, but more than that may be problematic. What are some of the reasons that cats take up this behavior? Is it dangerous? Does it require a trip to the … Read more

4 Reasons Why Kitty Housemates Fight

Households with multiple feline family members enjoy more kitten cuddles, love, and companionship, but having more than one cat often leads to kitty quarrels. Cats are social creatures, but getting into fights isn’t unusual. Even cats who’ve lived in the same shared space for long periods of time can end up duking it out. Sharp claws and teeth mean all cat fights are dangerous. Putting a stop to the aggressive behavior is in everyone’s best interest. But before you can … Read more

How The Winter Solstice Might Affect Your Pet

The Winter Solstice is upon us, and with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it typically comes and goes without notice. On this day, those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be as far away from the sun as we have been all year. It’s also the official first day of winter, and the day with the least amount of sunlight. Although we may not mark the occasion with a party or give it much … Read more

Why Do Cats Have Such Strange Sleep Habits?

Have you ever noticed that your cat seems to be gearing up for a big hunt while you’re getting ready to go to sleep? Why do cats seem to sleep all day, then go crazy in the evening or very early morning? For that matter, why do they sleep so darn much in the first place? All in all, why do cats have such strange sleeping habits? For starters, cats are crepuscular, which means they are most active during dawn … Read more

Why Do Cats Love To Knock Things Over?

Watching videos on YouTube of cats knocking stuff over is hilarious (don’t worry, there’s one included at the end of this article)! Watching your own cat knock over a glass of water or a priceless vase is less amusing. Why do cats insist on knocking things over, anyway? Are they just being jerks, or is there more at play? In the wild, cats are known for toying with their prey before (or even after) killing it. Domesticated cats have the … Read more

Why Are Some Cats Obsessed With Plastic Bags?

One human’s garbage is one cat’s treasure, apparently. Some cats can’t seem to get enough of plastic bags. But why? Pet Behavior Expert Mychelle Blake explains at PetHealthNetwork that it’s not the bag that some cats love – it’s the smell that remains on the bag. Cats have a powerful sense of smell, and are big fans of “people food” (whether they should have it or not). We bring home all our yummy groceries, and when we take them out … Read more

Why Do Cats Groom Themselves So Much?

Cats sleep an average of 15-20 hours a day. That means they’re only awake for 4-9 hours every day, and they spend up to half of those hours grooming themselves. At a minimum of 2 hours a day, that’s a lot of licking! So why is grooming so important for a cat’s health? And what could it mean if your cat seems to be under- or over-grooming herself? Here’s what you need to know about why grooming is important to … Read more

Why Do Cats Like Some Humans But Not Others?

Cats have a reputation for being picky about the people they choose to be around. When you finally win a finicky feline’s affection, it’s a great feeling. Family members compete to be number one in a cat’s heart, but not everyone ends up with the prized position. The person who feeds them and cleans out their litter isn’t always the one who the cat prefers. It can seem unfair, but for your cat, bonding with humans is about more than … Read more

5 Weird Reasons Why Your Cat Licks You

You’re sitting with your feet up, relaxing and watching television, when suddenly you feel the sandpaper tickle of your cat’s tongue on your toes. Why do cats lick us anyway? The papillae that help them rasp meat off of bone don’t feel very pleasant on our skin, and cats aren’t usually as exuberant about their affection as dogs, so what is it that makes cats lick people? Here are 5 weird reasons why. #1 – They’re cleaning you One of … Read more