Behavior

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Grumpy Cat or Are Cats Loners?

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Grumpy Cat or Are Cats Loners?

Is it true that cats are solitary creatures and the prefer to be alone? That’s part of the conventional wisdom isn’t it – cats are crabby and don’t want to interact with you or with other pets. I mean look at Grumpy Cat as an example.   But is it true? Are cats grumpy lo... »

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

How High Can Your Cat Jump?

SlimDoggy Jack is not a big jumper. He weighs 80lbs and can barely get all four feet off the ground at once. But cats have a natural jumping ability and can jump up to five or six times their body length. World record for human vertical jump is 60″, on a 5′ tall person that is only 1X bo... »

Do cats sweat?

Do cats sweat?

Most of us know that dogs don’t sweat like humans do…they release heat by panting and maybe through the sweat glands in their paws…but what about cats? I never see cats panting – do you? So does that mean they don’t sweat? Cats are pretty cool…so maybe they don... »

How much do cats sleep

How much do cats sleep

Both cats and dogs sleep a lot, I mean A LOT. The average adult cats sleeps about 16 hours per day, a kitten and senior cat even more. In order to understand sleep behavior in cats you need to know a few things: Wild cats have few known predators which affords them the ability to nap often. Even dom... »

Why Your Cat Thinks You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape

Why Your Cat Thinks You’re a Huge, Unpredictable Ape

I recently read an article with the above title in WIRED magazine.   The author interviewed veterinarian, Dr. Buffington regarding his research into interstitial cystitis, a painful and chronic inflammation of feline bladder tissue. His findings point to stress as a major culprit in the conditi... »

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

Why Do Cats Like to Sit in Boxes?

When cats explore, they are always watching out for a potential hiding space. The experience of jumping out from or sliding into a box resonates with their instinct to find protected spaces where they are able to see their environment without being seen. Providing boxes and other similar confined sp... »

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Should I hire a pet sitter for my cat when I travel?

Guest Post from Lindsay Stordahl of That Mutt   One of the nice thing about cats is they’re usually able to take care of themselves for a few days while their owners travel. Well, that is, if you have a normal cat who won’t eat all his food immediately like my cat Beamer. But even he does OK ho... »

Do Cats Smile?

Do Cats Smile?

Dear Tabby, We always see lots of posts about dogs smiling or laughing. But what about cats – do they smile?   Smiler   Dear Smiler, Good question. Since we don’t have a lot of experience with cats, we looked to the internet for some evidence. We found a lot of Grumpy Cats̷... »

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