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What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

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Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

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Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

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How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

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Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

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cat-eye-pupil-contracted.jpg

What Do Cat's See?

Cats have tremendous eyesight, as any well-adapted carnivore should, but they see differently than humans. You may not realize it, but your cat's eyes are only slightly smaller than your own, even though his body and head is so much smaller than yours.

Read on...

cat-with-catnip-plant.jpg

Why Do Cats Love Catnip?

Ever seen your cat get high? If you've ever given your cat some catnip or let her play with a catnip toy, then you have probably enjoyed the amusing "drunken" antics that occurred shortly afterwards.

Read on...

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Is One Cat Year Really Equal to Seven Human Years?

We often measure pet years in human terms, especially when it comes to our dogs or our beloved cats. It is an easy heuristic to help us understand the life expectancy of our cat. The most frequent way of stating this rule of thumb is that "seven cat years equals one human year." Is this accurate?

Read on...

stray-cat.jpg

Do Domestic Cats Living Outside Really Become Feral?

The word feral refers to a domestic animal that has escaped or been freed from its domesticated state and returned to an outdoor or natural environment, and so has reverted to a wild state. Does a former house cat who ends up living outdoors really become a wild animal?

Read on...

cute-kittens-in-basket.jpg

How Early Should Cats Be Handled By Humans?

Cats are more aloof compared to dogs. They do like to spend more time alone than dogs. But how they behave towards their humans has much to do with just how young they are when they are handled by humans. This very important period in a house cats life is called the socialization period. The question is, how early should this be?

Read on...

cute-kitten-in-litter-box.jpg

Why Do Cats Bury Their Poop?

We accept that most cats will know exactly what to do with a litter box. And its true. Most of the time, all you have to do is show them where the litter box is and they are good to go.

Read on...


More Articles for the Cat Curious

Should You Use a Covered Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 19:46

Lots of people imagine that a covered litter box makes kitty feel safer when they are using it. It's a nice cozy place there they can have privacy, and feel protected. That's the rationalization, but the practical reason for using a covered box is because the enclosure helps control odor and the high sides help contain litter and urine spray….

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How Often Should You Scoop a Cat's Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 18:44

So you've been scooping your cat's litter box every couple of days? And it's a stinky mess? And, what's more, it's a royal pain in the butt? You've already discovered, then, that once every couple of days is not enough….

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How Much Litter Do You Need in A Cat's Litter Box?

05 Jun 2016 17:58

How much kitty litter to use is a fairly common question. I must admit, though, that I was prompted to write this explanation after seeing Jackson Galaxy on "My Cat From Hell" talking about how much cat litter to use. This guy…does he just make stuff up (that would be yes, it seems so)….

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Why Do Cats Wiggle Their Butts Before Pouncing?

05 Jun 2016 17:02

The wiggle of the cat's butt seems like an Mohammed Ali taunt. It's like they are saying, "I'm gonna get you sucker." When you play with your cat, perhaps dangling a mouse on a string, or when your cat plays with another cat, she may rear back, lowering her front and digging in her claws (if possible), and placing her weight on her hind legs, head low, butt high. Then, she wiggles her butt. You know she is about to pounce….

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Poinsettias And Cats: What Do You Need To Know?

09 Jan 2016 21:34

Every year, thousands of Poinsettia plants, or "Christmas Poinsettias" are brought into homes for the winter holidays. Many of use with cats are concerned about the poinsettia's poisonous reputation, especially concerning cats and dogs. Are poinsettias poisonous to cats? Should you not bring the plant into your house at all? Or, should you make sure to keep your cat away from it?…

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Why Does My Cat Suddenly Groom At Odd Times?

24 Dec 2015 22:25

Most cat people have noticed that cats pick the strangest times to suddenly start grooming a paw or licking themselves at random places on their body.

Have you ever seen this happen? Your cat is having a play fight with your other cat, he reaches out to swipe her on the head, and instead he pulls his paw back and starts licking it. Or, in the middle of an intense stare-down with his play-mate, he looks away and starts licking….

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Does Your Cat Think You're a Giant Furless Cat?

23 Dec 2015 07:31

It has been a running joke at our house for many years. Our cats think we are giant, oddly shaped cats with an unfortunate fur deficiency. They also think that we are the dumbest cats they've ever known. Sometimes it seems like more than a joke. We often wonder what our cats think of us. Do they recognize us as another kind of animal? Or, since they are "part of our family" do they think of us as weird, lumbering cats?…

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Why Do Cats Meow?

17 Dec 2015 19:32

We say meow. The Japanese say nyaa. This is how we interpret that sound that our pet cats make. Oddly enough, cats do not often "meow" to other cats! It is a sound that seems to be reserved mostly for humans. It also seems as if cats were using this sound on humans in ancient times….

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