Does it appear that your cat wants to eat all the time? Does it seem he is hungry, no matter when you last fed him? Increased appetite is a common eating problem, or should we say "a feature" of cats. In this article, we are going to discuss possible causes and, most important, solutions for addressing increased appetite in cats (also known as polyphagia). Remember, … [Read more...] about What to do if your cat is always hungry
Are you an owner of an indoor cat and struggle to entertain him? Many indoor cats are bored, and that’s one of the most negative aspects of keeping your cat inside. At the same time, indoors means safety, and we would surely love if every cat were kept safe indoors and happy and active as well. Here is a list of things that will reduce your cat’s boredom: Play. … [Read more...] about 8 ways to entertain a bored indoor cat
Did you neuter your male cat but he is still spraying urine around the house? Unfortunately, it happens from time to time: An owner neuters his cat with big expectations of him to stop urine marking, but even some time after the surgery, spraying is still there. Familiar? In this article, you will learn why your neutered cat is still spraying urine and is there something … [Read more...] about Why neutered cats spray urine and how to make them stop
Cats do yawn. Maybe not that often, but there are many individual cats that do yawn a lot. If your cat yawns at you, does this mean they find you boring? Well, that might be true, but the funny thing is that explanations for why cats yawn are not that different from the reasons why humans and several other animals yawn. Yawning is an involuntarily action. That is, the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat yawn at you? Are you that boring?
“Do my cats understand their names, or do they just come when they hear my voice saying random words” is a question that cat owners often ask themselves. Conveniently, a recent publication in Scientific Reports tried to answer just that question. At first, the idea that cats recognize their names seems undeniable. After all, when you call them, they come or turn their heads … [Read more...] about Does your cat know and recognize his name?
Why do cats scratch? At a first glance, this looks like a question, but we all know too well that it’s more a cry of despair. “Oh, why!? Why does my cat scratch? Why can't he be normal and not destroy my sofa, carpet, doors, table legs and other pieces of furniture – especially the new and expensive ones?!” Many pet owners suspect that scratching is a biological need for … [Read more...] about Why do cats scratch and what it means for your sofa
Finding a good cat breeder isn't easy. Among the list of many places to get a healthy kitten, cat breeders rank at both the very top and the very bottom. That's because they vary in their attitude towards animals and their business motives. You may find a breeder who invests a lot in their animals in terms of money and time. On the other hand, you're just as likely to find … [Read more...] about How to find and identify a good cat breeder
In our country, there is a song where a cat tells the story about his life and mentions that he used to see over a kilometer at night and three at dawn when he was young. Impressive, even though it is only poetry and likely some other round number would be used if the author preferred miles over kilometers. Regardless, are cats really good at seeing distant objects? Could they … [Read more...] about How far can your cat see?
A cat not using its litter box is among the most commonly reported cat behavioral problems. The good news is that in most cases the problem is easy to fix. It is often only necessary to identify and resolve the cause of the problem: additional training or re-training to use the litter box is rarely necessary. Here are some common reasons that cats avoid their litter … [Read more...] about Why your cat is not using a litter box
Do you have an older cat in your household? Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, a 15+ year-old cat is no longer a rarity. That being said, cats can be considered seniors as early as seven years of age; in fact, wild cats rarely live that long. The result is that a cat may spend more than half of his lifetime as a senior. What does it mean for you? Well, there are a … [Read more...] about Seven tips for owners of older cats