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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

How the Persians Defeated the Egyptians With Cats

07 Dec 2015 16:27

The Ancient Egyptians so revered cats, that the Persian army is said to have defeated them using cats. No, the cats did not fight. You can't train a cat to be a soldier.

According to this legend, which has several different versions, when Great King Cambyses, heir of King Cyrus, of Persia, invaded Egypt, the Persians well knew of the Egyptians reverence, and laws concerning cats….

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My Cat Can't See Her Treat, Is Her Eyesight Bad?

05 Dec 2015 23:00

Has this ever happened with your cat? She meows at you until you give in and give her some treats from the special bag, you drop one in front of her, and she doesn't seem to see it at all. She looks up at you like you just played a dirty trick and gives you a plaintive meow. You point at the treat. "Its right there!"…

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Advantages of a Sisal Rope Cat Scratching Post

04 Dec 2015 20:37

Your cat needs a place to scratch. Many people consider their cat's scratching behavior to be "bad" but for a cat, it is natural and necessary to scratch. Not all scratching is the same. Cats scratch to sharpen their claws and remove the old sheath, and they also "scratch" when they stretch. They also scratch to mark their territory. One of the best ways of preventing a cat from scratching for claw sharpening or stretching is to provide good cat scratching post….

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Why Does My Cat Drink Out Of The Toilet?

03 Dec 2015 20:16

Having a cat drinking out of the toilet bowl is a perplexing problem. Your cat has a nice full bowl of water at all times, after all. Why, then, would he insist on trying to drink out of a disgusting toilet bowl? How can you solve this problem?…

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Are Cats Allergic To Chocolate?

03 Dec 2015 07:15

Never give cats chocolate! Never give dogs chocolate! Most pet owners have had this warning drilled into them. But few people, including veterinarians, ever explain why you should not give cats (or dogs) chocolate. It seems quite logical to assume, then, that cats are allergic to chocolate and will have a dangerous reaction to it….

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My Cat Suddenly Bites Me When I'm Petting It!

02 Dec 2015 22:43

Lots of highly affectionate cats will enjoy a nice head rub, and then after a while decide to start playing with your hand and gnawing on it. A cat that has been taught appropriate play can often modulate their biting so that it does not hurt. This is not what we are talking about here, though, is it? What we want to know is why your cat will sometimes, after seeming to enjoy being petted by you, will suddenly snap at your hand and bite you very hard. Or, she will swipe at your hand, or both. Cats often send what seems like mixed messages. But in truth, they communicate a lot, we just have to learn their language. But, why do cats bite when being petted?…

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When My Cat Rolls Over on His Back Does He Want a Belly Rub?

01 Dec 2015 23:32

You ever noticed how quick we are to recognize the differences between cats and dogs in terms of they way they each behave, but not in terms of how we behave towards them? The belly rub is one such instance of this….

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Why Does My Cat Sit On Everyone Else's Lap But Mine?

01 Dec 2015 20:55

So many people who have never adopted a cat imagine that their first cat will be what we tend to call a lap cat. Lots of people love to have a warm ball of fur settled in their lap, perhaps while making a comforting purring sound. It is not only beneficial to the cat, who enjoys the closeness and warmth, but it's beneficial to the human….

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