do cats understand their names?
Questions About Cats

How Do Cats Learn Their Names?

Some people believe that cats never bother to learn their own names. This view is based on the fact that cats rarely seem to respond. This is untrue. Cats do recognize their names and respond in subtle ways. Oftentimes, a cat will prick up its ears at the sound of its name. Choose a short name that contains hard vowels and consonants. These are easier for a cat’s brain to differentiate from general human conversation. […]

do cats get sinus headaches?
Cat Health and Wellness

Do House Cats Get Headaches?

Little research has been done into how cats experience headaches, so the knowledge we have is limited. However, much of what we know about how and why humans experience headaches is applicable to felines. House cats get headaches, although it isn’t always easy to tell when they occur. Cats react to pain differently to humans. A cat will hide its pain and seclude itself somewhere it feels safe and secure. There are many different causes […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

Do Older Cats Lose Their Sense of Smell?

Some signs of aging in cats can be mitigated while others can be treated. As age does impact cats in several life-altering ways, you might wonder if senior cats lose their sense of smell and what can be done about it. Older cats may lose part or all of their senses. In large part, this is degenerative as the body ages and loses its ability to replicate cells. However, a cat is unlikely to lose […]

will cats stay away from the fireplace?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Know To Stay Away from Fire?

Humans know that fire can be deadly. It spreads fast, leads to untold damage, and can cause a serious amount of pain if it burns the skin. But do cats have the same understanding of the dangers of fire or are they drawn to its alluring flicker and cozy warmth? Cats have strong instincts and will stay away from an open fire thanks to the smoke and spitting embers. This will alert a cat that […]

why do cats rub the floor after pooping
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cats Scratch The Floor After Pooping?

Cats are particular about their cleanliness and grooming, but they can exhibit confusing behaviors, like scratching the floor after pooping. While this can be baffling, this is usually because their litter boxes are not enough to mask the scent of their excrement. Solving this problem is a matter of removing the smell of your cat’s poop, primarily by changing its litter box. Cats will do anything to hide the smell of their poop. Sometimes, their […]

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Behavioral Problems

How Do Cats Behave When They Are in Heat?

The behavior of a cat in heat can be surprising as some cats seemingly undergo complete personality changes. Cats enter heat multiple times a year, between spring and fall. It is critical that you recognize the signs. Cats in heat are more affectionate, although they can become aggressive without warning. The cat will lose interest in food. Cats in heat start urinating outside the litter box to announce their presence to intact toms. The main […]