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can cats have learning disabilities?
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Can Cats Have Special Needs?

Caring for a pet is a fun and rewarding experience. You’ll be repaid for your efforts with years of loyalty and companionship. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s easy, though. A cat with special needs will require additional care and attention. Felines cannot be diagnosed with autism or Down syndrome. They can show similar symptoms and experience learning or mental disabilities following trauma to the brain. Special needs apply to physical disability too, i.e., blindness, […]

is purring a sign of happiness?
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Why Do Cats Purr When You Stroke Them?

A purring cat is considered to be a contented cat. If your cat starts to vocalize while being petted, many experts believe that she’s expressing her gratitude for the attention. Like many feline behaviors, purring is often misunderstood by pet owners. It’s often a cat expressing her happiness. A purr is the feline equivalent of a human smile or dog wagging its tail. However, cats also purr to self-soothe discomfort when in pain. If your […]

how to find a cat hiding in your house
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How to Find a Cat in Your House

A cat going missing suddenly is a worrying time for any owner, but it’s much more likely to happen when you have an outdoor cat. However, indoor cats can also disappear for hours, and even days. Cats are incredibly good at avoiding detection inside the family home. Walk around your property shaking a bag of kibble or their favorite food. If this doesn’t work, sprinkle catnip in various open spaces to lure out your pet. […]

how to stop a cat from meowing for food
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How to Train Your Cat to Stop Begging for Food

Cats are extremely food-focused animals, so it’s common to find that a cat constantly begs for food. Sometimes, this plea is due to genuine hunger. Your cat is wondering where their dinner is, and is reminding you that it’s long overdue. On other occasions, however, a feline may just be greedy. Never let your cat get their own way as it will reinforce negative behavior. If your cat learns that making a nuisance of itself […]

How to Stop Your Cat from Getting Run Over
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How to Stop Your Cat from Getting Run Over

Owning a cat near a busy road can be a nerve-shredding experience for a pet owner. Cats are always at risk of being hit by speeding vehicles or hiding under cars and trucks. This rarely ends well for the feline, and not every driver is conscientious and caring enough to stop. Keeping cats indoors is effective, especially at night when visibility is particularly poor. A bright, reflective collar will make it easier for vehicle drivers […]

my cat gets poop everywhere?
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Why is My Cat Dragging Poop Out of the Litter Box?

Cleaning up after your cat can be a chore, especially if they’ve dragged poop all over the house. Cats are usually very clean animals, so it’s worrying to see feces outside of the litter box. Cats may accidentally kick poop out of the litter tray when they’re trying to bury it. This is especially if they have mobility issues or the kitty litter is very fine-grained. Also, cats with parasites or constipation might accidentally trail […]