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Those Things They Do

 Subscribers OnlyZooming. Splaying. Kneading…Let’s face it: cats can be weird. Or seem weird, if you don’t understand why they engage in...

About Those Sandpapery Tongues

 Subscribers OnlyYou know those spikes in the ground as you leave the airport car rental parking lot with the signs telling you not to back up?...

Overcoming Litter Box Aversion

 Subscribers OnlyWhen a cat will not relieve herself in her litter box, it’s either for a medical or a behavioral reason.

Dear Doctor: Ruining the furniture

My cat is driving me crazy with the scratching. She has ruined not just upholstered furniture but also the wooden legs on my piano. Would...

Purring Has More Than One Meaning

Many cat lovers assume felines purr only when they’re content. And while it’s certainly true that a cat basking in the sun,...

When the cat gets into the dog food

 Subscribers OnlyIf your cat gets into your dog’s food here and there, it’s not something to be alarmed about. But dog food is most certainly...

Anxious Cat? Try Music

We’re all looking for that special bond that allows a cat to fall asleep in our lap, or initiate play. If that bond seems to be...

Walk This Way

A cat, a giraffe, and a camel walk into a bar…in exactly the same way. These are the only three species who move the front and back...

Dear Doctor: Stoner Cats

 Subscribers OnlyQ. Just what is it about catnip that gets cats high? And why do they go from being so intrigued by catnip to bored by it so quickly?...

‘Play Therapy’ for Our Pets

 Subscribers OnlyAprevalent myth about house cats is that felines are low-maintenance pets (or an even worse assumption: no-maintenance pets!). Perhaps...