Why Do Cats Like Boxes?

It's no secret that cats love boxes. In fact, most cat lovers have seen at least one cartoon depicting a cat sleeping in a box instead of the expensive cat bed that was inside that box. Why do cats love boxes so much? The reasons can be multifaceted, but basically…

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Why Do Cats Chase Lasers?

All cat parents are familiar with the eternal struggle between cat and laser pointer. For something so small and scentless, that little red dot sure can keep cats busy—in spite of (or perhaps because of) the fact that they never really can catch it. Interestingly though, there’s some debate about…

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How to Stop Crazy Behavior in Cats

In This Article Expand Why Cats Act Crazy Predatory Instinct Nocturnal Instinct Senility Fleas FHS Next Steps Read Your Cat Back to Top Does your cat suddenly run around the house or get a nightly burst of energy, complete with a chorus of meows? This "crazy" behavior in cats may…

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How to Solve Aggression Between Household Cats

While it can be upsetting and frustrating, fighting between cats that live in the same household is a problem that in many cases can be prevented and resolved with the help of a cat behavior professional and veterinarian. Cat behavior is complex and there are a variety of reasons why…

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How to Stop Cats From Pooping on Rugs

Is your cat pooping on the rug or floor instead of in the litter box? When litter-trained cats poop outside the box, it's called inappropriate elimination. Litter box problems are among the most common behavioral issues experienced by cat owners. This yet frustrating behavior can be difficult for cat owners to…

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Why Is My Cat Eating Litter?

Cats may eat litter—and other undesirable materials—for a variety of reasons. This behavior is referred to as pica, the eating of non-food items. Pica has a variety of causes and may stem from a mom abandoning her kittens, which can manifest itself in nursing behavior. Cats with pica can target…

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Reasons Why Your Cat Meows at Night

Cats aren't usually as noisy as dogs, but that doesn't mean they don't vocalize. Cats will meow, scream, yowl, cry, and make other noises. Sometimes these noises are during the day in response to various stimuli, but many times they are at night when you are trying to sleep. Why…

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How to Stop Your Cat From Pooping in the Sink or Bathtub

There are a few explanations as to why your cat might suddenly have abandoned its litter box and started pooping in the shower, bathtub, or sink. It's a frustrating, smelly, and all-around unpleasant turn of events. Fortunately, if your kitty is healthy, you can probably stop this unwanted behavior by…

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Cat Butt Presentation

Dogs, we usually understand, mostly because they are so easy to understand. They have expressive faces and body language that we can read pretty accurately. Cats, on the other hand, are known for their emotional vagueness and standoffishness. There is a growing belief that cats are as expressive as dogs. It’s just…

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How to Stop Destructive Chewing in Cats

While it's normal for cats to chew on things—even things that aren't meant to be chewed—sometimes, the behavior can get out of hand. It's potentially dangerous to the cat, not to mention damaging to your belongings. However, since cats explore with their mouths, they're going to chew on things. There…

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