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Why Does My Cat Dip Her Paw in the Water Bowl?

why does my cat dip her paw in the water bowl

For many cats, drinking water is a simple process. They walk over to the water bowl, lower their faces near the surface of the water and stick out their tongues to get a little drink. For other cats though, a front paw becomes a vital tool when thirst strikes. Why do these cats dip a ...

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Multicat Households Need Multiple Scratching Posts

If you live in a multicat environment you may be fortunate enough to have cats who are completely happy sharing one scratching post. In most cases though, one or more of the cats may not feel comfortable using the “community” post. Just as with litter box placement, it may cause anxiety for one cat to ...

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The Science of Cats and Dogs (photos)

Here are some photos from the 2017 Beakerhead Festival in Canada. The event, “The Science of Cats and Dogs,” was a huge hit with a wonderful mix of entertainment and education.                

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Pictures from The CatWise Cat Cafe Tour

We completed the CatWise Cat Café Tour sponsored by Wellness Natural Pet Food and it was an amazing experience to have the opportunity to do a book tour at some of the most popular cat cafés around the country.  We went from coast to coast, where I signed copies of my latest book, CatWise, met ...

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How Often Should My Cat Poop?

how often should my cat poop?

It’s not a fun subject to talk about but just as a popular children’s book states, everyone poops. Since your cat can’t tell you whether she’s having trouble with elimination, it’s up to you to monitor the litter box, not only to keep it clean, but to notice the appearance, smell, and frequency of her ...

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How to Pet a Cat

  I know this may seem very obvious and something you certainly wouldn’t need instructions for, but surprisingly, there are people who do it wrong. When it’s done incorrectly, kitty isn’t happy and people end up scratched or bitten. Cats are social creatures. They have often been mislabeled as solitary animals but they form social ...

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The Proper Way to Pick up and Hold a Cat

the proper way to pick up and hold a cat

In general, if cats had their choice, many would probably prefer to never be picked up and held. For a cat, there’s tremendous security in having all paws on the ground and the ability to move at will. For many cats, being picked up and lifted off the ground creates stress. If the cat is ...

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Tips for Calming Your Cat During Fireworks

tips for calming your cat during fireworks

When you think of a pet being fearful of fireworks, the image of a trembling, whining or drooling dog may come to mind, but what about cats? Your cat may also be frightened by fireworks. It makes sense that July 5th is the busiest day at the shelters due to dogs and cats who have ...

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How to Introduce Your Cat to Puzzle Feeders

how to introduce your cat to puzzle feeders

Why Use Puzzle Feeders? It’s certainly easier to just put food in a bowl but puzzle feeders can provide multiple benefits for your cat. Here are just some of the benefits: They help combat boredom or separation anxiety when your cat is alone Puzzle feeders encourage a cat to eat slowly Stress relief Puzzle feeders ...

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Why Does My Neutered Cat Try to Mount Other Cats?

why does my neutered cat try to mount other cats

If this behavior happens out in a free-range environment with intact cats, or if we see it on a nature program, it’s something we understand as normal animal behavior. However, when it’s a neutered male cat attempting to mount a female or even another male in the household, it causes concern for many cat parents. ...

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