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Cat spraying

8 Tips To Stop A Cat From Spraying

Cats come from wild cats and it is a natural behavior to mark their territory. For a cat, spraying an area is like leaving their personal calling card. However, in our civilized world, marking inside your home by urinating is not very pleasant. But the good news is that there are ways to stop a cat from spraying. Read on...

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The 5 Best Carpet Cleaners For Cat Urine

If you are a cat parent, you absolutely love your fur babies with seemingly unconditional adoration. Cats all have their own, unique personalities and, despite their individual quirks, we can’t imagine our lives without them. However, as with all animals, cat ownership is never perfect and, ‘accidents will happen,’ as the saying goes. This is definitely true when it comes...

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Do Bobcats Make Great Pets?

The bobcat (Lynx rufus), also known as the red lynx in North America, is a species of small wild cat. The bobcat is the smallest of four related lynx species (the other three are the Canada lynx, Eurasian lynx, and Iberian lynx). With their short, spotted coats and tufted ears, bobcats look a lot like our domestic cats, though they...

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Do Cats Feel Sadness?

How can we know if cats feel sadness, love, happiness, and all the rest? Is it just pet parents’ intuition or is there real evidence out there? Read on for insights into how we know cats feel emotions, why they might be feeling low, the signs of unhappy cats, and how to help. Can Cats Feel Emotions? Cats can live...

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Why Is My Cat Sniffing Everything All Of A Sudden?

A cat’s sense of smell is quite simply amazing. It is far superior to a human’s. In fact, cats have around 200 million scent receptors in their nasal cavity, whereas humans have just 6 million scent receptors. That means a cat’s nose is almost 40 times more sensitive than ours. It’s no wonder that cats rely heavily on their sense...

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Why Do Cats Roll Around On Their Back?

There's nothing more adorable than when your cat greets you by rolling around on their back and showing you their fluffy belly. You might also observe your pet cat rolling on their back in other situations, such as when they're outside, or when they're nowhere near you or anyone else. So why do cats roll around on their backs? In...

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Do Cats Have Scent Glands In Their Paws?

Cat behavior and cat communication are complex topics, and even qualified feline behaviorists are learning new things regularly. When your cat rubs against your legs, lovingly headbutts your forehead, or kneads their paws on your lap, they’re not just showing affection. As well as being your kitty’s way of saying "I love you," they’re also releasing their scent from their...

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Do Female Cats Spray?

Cats spray urine to communicate with other cats. When a cat sprays, it lifts its tail straight up and shoots a stream of urine, sometimes quite a distance, generally on vertical surfaces. Urine marking is how cats claim their territory or send warnings to other cats to back off. Spraying also lets other cats know if a cat is available...

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motion sickness in cats

Motion Sickness In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

Motion sickness is a common issue in pet cats. While our canine companions tend to “outgrow” motion sickness, it's not the same for kitties. Kitties, for the most part, don't tend to go on regular car trips compared to pooches; so they don't have the same opportunities to learn positive associations with car trips. What Causes Motion Sickness? Motion sickness cases in cats tend...

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Do Cats Enjoy Sex Or Mating?

If you’ve ever witnessed the act of feline mating, you would be forgiven for thinking that you were watching a prime fight instead. What with all the biting, screeching, and writhing around, even just being in heat seems quite a drama for cats. Female cats are polyestrous (they have multiple cycles each year) and allow multiple matings per heat cycle,...

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