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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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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 ...

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Why Does My Cat Like to Knock Things Off the Table?

cat on table

You’ve seen it on countless videos and most likely witnessed it many times with your own cat. If a cat is on an elevated surface and there are small objects on there as well, he often can’t resist the urge to use his paw to push something over the edge. A person who doesn’t like ...

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8 Tips for Easing Tension Between Cats

8 tips for easing tension between cats

Living in a multicat household has many advantages. Cats learn from each other, play together, form bonds that can become incredibly close and they fill our hearts with so much love and joy. Living in a multicat household is not without challenges though.  Introducing a new cat requires patience and lots of finesse. Some cats ...

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Why Cats Do the Bunny Kick

why cats do the bunny kick

This is a behavior that can be seen during play and also during an aggressive encounter. The cat rolls onto her back or side and kicks with her hind legs. The motive behind the often-called “bunny kick” depends on the immediate circumstances. The Playtime Bunny Kick by Your Cat You may be playing with your ...

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How to Keep Your Cat Away From the Christmas Tree

how to keep your cat away from the christmas tree

Christmas is coming soon and everyone is so excited. To make the holiday even more spectacular, you found the perfect Christmas tree. You set it up, carefully decorate it and then stand back to bask in the beauty of the twinkling lights and delicate ornaments handed down from generation to generation. Your happiness may quickly ...

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Why Does My Cat Pee on the Bed?

why does my cat peed on the bed?

No one likes it when a cat starts eliminating outside of the litter box but the one place that really is difficult for cat parents to deal with is when kitty starts peeing on the bed. It seems to be the one location most cat parents take as a personal insult. As hard as it ...

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Is Your Cat Stressed Out?

is your cat stressed out

Listen to the audio version of this article When I talk to some people about how stress affects their cats, I sometimes get very strange looks. Back in 1982 when I first started my cat behavior consulting business, the idea of stress in cats was pretty much unheard of. I even remember being laughed at ...

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Cat Fights: What to do When Your Cats Turn on Each Other

cat fights: what to do when your cats turn on each other

It can be very confusing and frustrating when companion cats who have previously lived together in harmony, suddenly decide to engage in a turf war. In some cases, the cats have lived under one roof with an ongoing degree of tension that has now turned to outright hostility and aggression. Cat parents become understandably upset ...

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Is Your Cat a Thief?

cat in mask

Do you have a furry, four-footed thief in your house? Has the paper clip you just set down on the desk suddenly gone missing? Or maybe it’s some food from your plate that has vanished? Your keys? A sock? Your daughter’s hair bow? If you live with a very stealthy but oh, so adorable, feline ...

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