Questions About Cats

how do cats assert dominance?
Questions About Cats

How Do Cats Show Dominance to Other Cats?

While not the cold, unfeeling animals that some would have you believe, cats are very independent. A big part of this is the territorial nature of felines. Once a cat has declared a location theirs, they’re reluctant to share it. This leads to dominant behavior, which is how they show authority. This behavior is hardwired into felines, whether domesticated or feral. If you have multiple pets, you’ll notice a cat dominance hierarchy in your own […]

why do cats have rough tongues?
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Why Do Cats Have Such Rough Tongues?

Being licked by a cat is an honor and a privilege. A cat flicking their tongue over your hand means that they accept you as part of their family. However, the sensation can feel strange due to the coarse texture of a cat’s tongue. Cat tongue spikes feel a little unusual, but they’re pivotal to your pet. Your cat’s tongue essentially makes up for their lack of opposable thumbs, and serves many uses. How Do […]

why do cats meow at humans?
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Why Do Cats Meow Back at You?

If you have ever engaged a cat in conversation, you will know that it’s rarely one-sided. Even though cats cannot speak English, they will communicate with a range of meows. Understanding what a cat’s meow means plays a big part in bonding with your pet. A language barrier may separate our species, but you can still effectively communicate with pets. This guide will help demystify what cats are saying when they meow. Do Different Meows […]

why do cats eyes glow at night?
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Why Do Cat’s Eyes Glow in the Dark?

Anybody that lives with a cat will be familiar with their nocturnal nature. It’s common for a cat to be active after their owners have retired for the night. If you leave your cat indoors, you’ll often find them staring out of the window at what’s happening outside. A wandering pet’s eyes can give the impression of a pair of torches penetrating the darkness. The anatomy of feline vision is fascinating, and can appear very […]

cat mirroring behavior of owner
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Do Cats Become Like Their Owners?

You will be familiar with the expression, “monkey see; monkey do.” Cat lovers may wonder why the idiom has not been adjusted to accommodate felines. Domesticated cats often imitate other pets – and even humans. Of course, this isn’t always good news. Cats can take on their owner’s less desirable characteristics too, which must be managed carefully. This guide will discuss cat imitation, and how to prevent your pet from adopting bad habits. Do Cats Act […]

do cats like summer heat?
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Why Do Cats Love the Sun?

If you have a cat, you’ll be familiar with their love of sunlight. Outdoor cats are prone to basking in the sun for hours, as though they’re partly lizard. Indoor cats will find a ray of light through a window, and refuse to be moved. Like anything, it’s possible to get too much direct sunlight. As much as the sun benefits your pet, it also presents many dangers. This guide discusses how your cat can […]