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Why Does My Cat Lick Me So Much?

cat muzzle with tongue out

Oh, the cat’s tongue. It’s as cute as can be when it’s peeking out just a bit from the cat’s mouth as she drinks water or delicately grooms herself. It’s small and pink and so adorable. Yet, when that little tongue starts licking you, that little sandblaster seems as if it could take off several layers of skin. Licking serves many social and practical functions. It’s how cats remove meat from bones and also how they maintain their coats. Licking removes the scent of prey after a meal, it’s how ...

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Why Does My Cat Chew or Lick Plastic Bags?

why does my cat chew or lick plastic bags?

Plastic bags are dangerous to your cat for so many reasons. If chewed, there’s a risk of choking and intestinal blockage. Playing with plastic bags creates a risk of strangulation and suffocation. Not every cat does this behavior but if your kitty does, it can be a seemingly endless battle to keep plastic bags out of reach. The Appeal of the Plastic Bag Each cat is different when it comes to the attraction to the plastic bag but there are some common reasons: Plastic bags contain lubricating chemicals known as ...

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Why Your Cat May Carry Food Away From the Bowl Before Eating

gray tabby with tongue out

You’ve set up the ideal feeding station for your cat. You picked the perfect bowl and maybe even put a placemat underneath to catch any food or water spills. You’ve done your research and picked top quality food for your cat. Instead of enjoying her meal at the feeding station though, your cat grabs a chunk of wet food or several pieces of dry food in her mouth and dashes off to another location to finish eating. When she has swallowed that food she comes back to the bowl, takes ...

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Why Do Cats Groom so Much?

why do cats groom so much?

There are so many things to love about cats. One thing cat parents truly appreciate is that cats are very clean and take meticulous care when it comes to personal hygiene. In fact, grooming takes up a big chunk of a cat’s day. It’s estimated that cats can spend as much as 30-50 percent of their waking hours involved in grooming. All that grooming isn’t done just to look good. The grooming a cat does serves many important functions. Good Coat Condition Daily grooming helps the cat remove dander and loose ...

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How to Give Your Cat a Bath

how to give your cat a bath

Why Would Your Cat Need a Bath? For most cats, a bath will never be necessary. Cats do such an amazing job of grooming their coats and keeping themselves very clean. There may a situation however, where you have to bathe your cat. If you allow your cat outdoors you may find she had an unfortunate close encounter with a skunk. A cat with a severe flea infestation may also need a bath to provide some immediate relief before you use a topical flea prevention product. If your cat has ...

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Why Some Cats Look as if They Have a Flabby Belly

Why some cats look as if they have a flabby belly

As your cat walks by, you can’t help but notice what looks like a flabby belly that seems to sway with every step he takes. Does all that loose skin mean he’s fat or out of shape? Has your mighty feline hunter gone soft? Not at all. That loose flap of skin and fat on his belly is called the primordial pouch and it actually serves important functions.   Protection During Cat Fights The abdomen is a very vulnerable area because injury can cause severe damage to the delicate organs ...

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How to Feed Different Diets in a Multiple Cat Household: Eight Quick Tips

how to feed different diets in a multiple cat household: 8 quick tips

  Living in a multiple cat household has so many wonderful rewards and benefits but it also comes with a few challenges. One of those challenges many cat parents face on a daily basis is how to manage feeding time. It can become a struggle to keep one cat out of another cat’s food bowl. A cat parent begins to feel more like a kindergarten playground monitor or even a traffic cop whenever mealtime comes around. The mealtime routine can get even more complicated when one or more cats must ...

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Signs of Stress in Cats

signs of stress in cats

Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. 

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Christmas Safety Tips for Cat Parents (Infographic)

kitten sleeping on red blanket

Wishing you and your cats a safe and happy holiday season   Please note that Pam is unable to answer questions posted in the comment section. If you have a question about your cat’s behavior, you can find information in the articles on our website as well as in Pam’s books. If you have a question regarding your cat’s health, please contact your veterinarian. 

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12 Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Cats

12 thanksgiving safety tips

When we think of the Thanksgiving holiday, we think of food, family, friends and celebration. Did I mention food? This should be a time of feasts and fun, whether you are enjoying your holiday in a big or small way. One thing you don’t want to have to deal with on Thanksgiving is a trip to the pet emergency clinic so here are 12 simple tips for keeping your cat safe so everyone, including kitty, can enjoy the holiday. 1. Protect your cat’s tummy You and your guests should enjoy all ...

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