Behavioral Problems

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Behavioral Problems

How Cats Manipulate Humans

It’s no secret that cats use clever manipulation techniques. Felines are clever and crafty, and always find a way to get what they want from humans. You are a cat’s facilities manager, not their master. Even the sweetest, most domesticated housecat will be keen to remind you who is in control. Cats have further manipulative techniques than just meowing, however. Some pets combine their meows with purring to confuse the human brain. Others use physicality […]

How to deal with a demanding cat
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How to Deal With a Demanding Cat

A cat that needs constant attention and affection can quickly become overwhelming. We all love our pets, but also live busy lives. It can feel impossible to accommodate a difficult cat’s expectations while also fulfilling other responsibilities. If this desire for attention seems to have come from nowhere, you need to consider the cause. If a cat’s behavior changed drastically all of a sudden, there is a reason. Your pet may be in physical or […]

stop my cat from chewing cords
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How to Get Your Cat to Stop Biting Cords

If your cat won’t stop chewing cords in the home, their health is in genuine danger. Electrical cords carry live currents that will eventually shock your cat. Electrocution is also a possibility. It’s vital that you protect cords from pets. Learning how to cat-proof electrical wires and cords may save their life. You also need to understand why your cat is chewing wires, though. This complete guide addresses this high-risk behavioral problem, from cause to […]

cat doesn't retract claws
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How to Teach a Cat to Retract Claws

When your cat’s claws are always out, your relationship with your pet can be compromised. Feline claws are sharp and dangerous, and must be kept to themselves wherever possible. If your cat’s claws don’t retract, you’ll need to take action to address this problem. Retracting claws is a behavior that cats learn as kittens. They need to be trained to remember it, however. Older cats also struggle to retract their claws, so they’ll need help […]

Why Does My Cat Yawn When He Sees Me?
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Why Does My Cat Yawn When It Sees Me?

It seems strange that your cat would yawn when they see you, but it often happens when you walk over to your cat. You’d think that your feline would be pleased to see you after being gone for hours, but they appear to be indifferent or disinterested in your presence. Why Does My Cat Yawn At Me? Expressing relaxation and contentment Trying to stay awake (release of oxygen) Notifying you that they’re tired Another cat […]

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Why Do Cats Sleep on Their Backs?

Cats spend the vast majority of their day asleep or relaxing in the warmth. The position that a cat adopts for a nap says a lot about how they’re feeling and whether they’re comfortable. Whether your feline is curled into a ball of sleeping on their back, there is always a reason. This position comes with certain responsibilities. They are placing their trust in you, and expect you to respect this unwritten agreement. If you […]