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A Bored Cat Can Wreak Destruction on Your Home

Cats are largely independent creatures, opting to do their own thing and spend time on their own. This might lead cat owners to believe that their cats are perfectly fine on their own most or all of the time, but this is not true. Without enough stimulation, cats can quickly become bored—especially when they’re inside-only […]

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Your Cat Needs a Private Space, Just for Him or Her

Cat owners quickly get accustomed to saying “where’s the cat?” throughout the day. It’s no surprise to cat lovers when their feline friend doesn’t emerge from its hiding space for hours on end. This is because it needs personal space. Your cat might not always act like it cares about private space—maybe it likes to […]

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Making Multi-Animal Households Work with an Overactive Prey Drive

Pet owners who love animals often don’t stop at one or two pets. With careful attention and patience, a devoted pet parent can safely introduce new pets into the home with minimal issues and create a big, happy family with multiple dogs and cats. However, all of this can be thrown off if one or […]

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Catnip Makes My Cat Ornery. Should I Still Give it to Him?

Cat owners are well aware of the mysterious substance called catnip and its intense effects on our four-legged friends. While some cats won’t react at all, some get playful, some get mellow and others get…downright mean. If your cat gets ornery or aggressive when you give it catnip, you’re not alone. It’s actually a pretty […]

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On Top of Everything: Why Do Cats Like to Climb Things?

For cat owners, it’s no surprise to enter a room and see our beloved feline friend hanging out in a box, basket, countertop or other strange place. More often than not, these hiding spaces are up high—on top of a refrigerator, on a high shelf in a closet or on the tallest perch of a […]

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Why Is My Cat Peeing Around the House?

Cat owners spend a lot of time training their pets to use the litter box appropriately. We place the litter boxes in the most convenient locations for our pets and our families, stock up on kitty litter and wait for the day that the new kitten will “go” where it’s supposed to. Once litter box […]

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If Your Cat Has Started Hiding, It’s Important to Understand Why

Cats aren’t always the most social creatures. They often spend most of their days lounging around in sunny spots or curled up in small places within your home. Your cat probably hides for a while during the day, out of sight, either napping or observing the world around it. However, if your cat is starting […]

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What Is it About Catnip that Makes Cats Crazy? And Is it Safe?

If you venture down the cat toy section of a pet store, you’ll notice that a lot of the toys will be branded with the word “catnip” on them. Catnip is a familiar term to pet owners, as it is well-known to produce a “high” effect in cats, but the reason for the effect is […]

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If It Fits, I Sits! Here’s Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

Cat owners love to spoil their precious feline companions. You buy them toys, catnip, cozy beds, tree-like perches and much more. However, it’s all too common among cat lovers to notice that your cats want little to do with these things day after day. One thing you are sure to see your cat gravitate towards […]

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Why Does Your Cat Leave Its Mouth Open While Sniffing?

Cats are curious animals—they roam around your home and outdoors, investigating just about anything they can find. With their extraordinary sense of smell, they are able to navigate their surroundings and learn more about other animals. Every once in a while, you might notice that your cat will smell something, then leave its mouth hanging […]

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