Category Archives: Cat Behaviors

How to Help an Anxious Cat Relax

Anxious CatHas your cat been meowing more than usual lately? Has she become aggressive towards other cats, pets and even people? Has she exhibited a change in her eating habits? If you’ve noticed any of these things, you could have an anxious cat on your hands. The good news is, there are a few simple steps you can take to help your cat to relax.

Spend more quality time with your cat.

One of the easiest ways to help relieve your cat’s stress is to simply spend some extra time with her. Whether you choose to sit quietly with her on your lap or play with her in your living room, showing your cat some love and attention will put her mind at ease and help her unwind. Remember: cats are most likely to get anxious when they’re bored and under-stimulated.

Provide your cat with toys and play equipment.

If boredom is the source of your cat’s anxiety, making sure she gets enough playtime and exercise can make a huge difference. Keep toys and play equipment around the house so that she’ll always be able to climb, scratch and indulge her hunting instincts on a regular basis. This will allow your cat to blow off some steam and keep their anxiety at bay.

Schedule a veterinarian visit for your cat.

There are also certain health-related issues that can cause anxiety in cats. If you make an effort to reduce anxiety and stress on your own and don’t see results, take your cat to the vet for a check-up. The vet may find an underlying health issue that is causing the anxiety and stress to manifest.

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An Explanation of Feline Headbutting Behavior

From paw kneading to slow blinking, cats exhibit a variety of curious social behaviors that can seem pretty mysterious to humans. One such behavior that is particularly common is headbutting, or “bunting.” You might notice your cat headbutting your legs when you get home from work, or headbutting another one of their feline friends before… Continue Reading

Cats May Not Be So Good at Catching Rats After All

In addition to being great companion pets, cats have long been held in high regard for their ability to control rodent populations as well. Many generations of farmers have relied on their cats’ natural hunting instincts to keep mice and other small pests out of their barns, for example. But as it turns out, cats… Continue Reading

New Research Sheds Light on the Unique Structure of Cat Tongues

If you’ve ever received an affectionate lick from your cat during one of their grooming sessions, you probably noticed that their tongue is covered in an array of curved spines that feel rough to the touch like a strip of Velcro. It’s common knowledge that the spines on a cat’s tongue aid in the grooming… Continue Reading

Make More Feline Friends With These Tips!

Having trouble getting a friend or family member’s cat to warm up to you? Many cats are very friendly and affectionate, but they can be a little hesitant to trust people when they first meet. The good news is, by learning how to approach cats in a friendly and non-threatening manner, you can make new… Continue Reading

Animal Behaviorists Find Cats Can Be Right or Left-Pawed

If you own a cat, you’ve probably watched her use her paws to do all sorts of things. From grasping toys to knocking things off counters, cats have learned to use their paws in a variety of creative—and sometimes frustrating—ways. But did you know that most cats prefer to use one paw over the other?… Continue Reading

Does Your Cat Like to Run Around at Night? Here’s Why.

Although cats can spend anywhere from 16 to 20 hours a day sleeping, they’re not always such docile creatures. In fact, many cat owners find that their kitties start sprinting around the house as soon as their human companions are ready to go to bed. Affectionately known as the nighttime “zoomies,” this behavior isn’t always… Continue Reading

Scientists Investigate Why Cats Love Boxes So Much

Of all our cats’ curious behaviors, their fondness for cardboard boxes is one of their most peculiar traits. If you’ve ever left an empty box out after receiving a package in the mail, chances are it didn’t take long for your cat to make themselves at home in it. Even big cats like tigers and… Continue Reading

Why Won’t My Cat Use Her Litter Box?

Have you noticed that your cat doesn’t seem to want to use her litter box anymore? There are a number of reasons why this might happen. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common reasons cats suddenly refuse to use their litter box. The litter box isn’t clean. Cats are known for… Continue Reading