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why cats purr when you pet them?
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Purr When You Stroke Them? (Pleasure vs. Pain)

Conventional wisdom dictates that a purring cat is a happy cat. It’s true that cats purr when contented. As cats enjoy being petted, the noise often accompanies stroking. Just be aware that this is not always the case. Cats purr for two different reasons – pleasure and pain. Stroking your cat will initially release endorphins. Your cat may even grow so relaxed that it dozes off. You may be mistaking snoring for purring. Also, petting […]

How to Litter Train an Older Cat
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How to Litter Train an Older Cat

Toilet training is something that many cat owners take for granted. Even rescue cats seem to instinctively know how to use a litter tray, having copied their mothers. Some felines may not have experienced this essential socialization, though. So, older cats may need to be toilet trained from scratch or they will defecate outside of their litter trays. Don’t use a covered litter box as this may intimidate a cat that’s unfamiliar with the process. Use […]

how do i get my kitten to settle down at night?
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How to Get a Kitten to Sleep Through the Night

Kittens spend up to 20 hours a day asleep. When a kitten is awake, it will have energy to burn, and you will need to entertain it. You need to change your kitten’s sleep cycle so it’s awake at the same time as you. Routine is key to getting a kitten to sleep through the night. Tire your kitten out, especially later at night. Play with, feed, and pet your kitten before bed. Providing calming […]

cat sleeping on back stretched out
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Why Do Cats Sleep on Their Backs?

A cat lying on its back exposes its soft, delicate underbelly. Offering a cat a tummy rub will usually end with scratches and bites. Despite this, cats sometimes doze on their backs when they’re feeling particularly relaxed. If your cat sleeps on its back, it feels at ease. Cats sometimes sleep on their back for comfort, relieving pressure on their legs and tummy. Your cat may be sleeping on its back to regulate temperature. If […]

will my cats ever get along?
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How Long Does it Take for Cats to Get Along?

Cats can be notoriously prickly when asked to share space. So, introducing a new cat to a home can be a very difficult process. It will be some time before the two cats accept each other and develop a bond of friendship. It can take up to a year for cats to get along. It depends on personality compatibility, and the work you put into encouraging a bond. Cats of similar temperaments and ages will […]

kitten licking older cat
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Why Do Cats Groom Each Other and Then Fight?

Cats groom each other when they have bonded together. This means that they are very comfortable in each other’s company, so you’ll often see one cat licking the other’s face and ears. To your surprise, something happens suddenly and the fur starts flying. Your two friendly cats are now fighting. It is extremely rare for two cats who genuinely dislike each other to perform social grooming. The aggressive play includes kicking, pawing, rolling around, and […]