Questions About Cats

What does it mean when your cat's nose is wet?
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cats Have Wet Noses?

If your cat brushes its nose against you, it may feel damp or wet. A cat’s nose will fluctuate between damp and dry throughout the day. As long as the nose is not dripping, there is no need for any concern. Cats perspire through the nose, which naturally makes it damp. Cats also frequently lick their nose or get their face wet while drinking water. A cat’s environment will affect its nose. Warm weather creates […]

why do cats flop down in front of you?
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Why Do Cats Roll Over When They See You?

The reason for a cat rolling onto its back when it sees you is often misinterpreted. Your feline friend is very unlikely to be requesting a tummy tickle. It will usually be rolling over to demonstrate an emotional response. A cat rolls over to denote excitement or contentment. It is happy to see you, especially if you’ve been out. The cat may also be looking for attention. Consider whether the cat wants to play or […]

cats ears won’t stop twitching
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Why Do My Cat’s Ears Keep Twitching?

Cats rely on their ears. Cats use their hearing for hunting and survival on a daily basis. Sudden ear movement and twitching mean that something has captured your cat’s attention or is irritating the inner ear. If your cat’s ears twitch, it likely that it has heard something outside the human range. Cat ears can also twitch due to infection, polyp growths, or infestations of ear mites. Cuts, plant or insect stings, or embedded foreign […]

Why Does My Cat Have Long Whiskers?
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Why Does My Cat Have Long Whiskers?

Whiskers are one of a cat’s most identifiable features. They serve more purpose than mere aesthetics, though. Cats rely on their whiskers (vibrissae) to negotiate the world and remain safe. Whiskers must be as long as a cat’s body. This helps a cat assess if it can fit into a space. They also help with hunting and movement. Cats cannot see in pure darkness and are nominally far-sighted. Very long whiskers enable a cat to […]

how do cats assert dominance?
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How Do Cats Show Dominance To Other Cats?

Cats are solitary creatures, often unused to sharing. This means that cats attempt to dominate each other. Some cats are happy to be submissive, while others will fight back and assert their own dominance. Spraying and marking objects is a classic sign of dominance in cats. The cat is claiming an object through scent, warning other cats away. A dominant cat will also hoard food or toys, and block another cat’s path to restrict movement. […]

cat's meow is weak and raspy
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Why Can’t My Cat Meow Anymore?

Your cat has stopped meowing all of a sudden. This isn’t normal feline behavior because cats verbalize to let humans know that they want food or attention, or to express annoyance with a situation. If your cat no longer meows, check if it has a foreign object trapped in its throat. If this is not the case, your cat likely has laryngitis. Some cats develop laryngitis due to meowing too much or ingesting an irritant. […]