Questions About Cats

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Questions About Cats

What Can I Do if My Neighbor Keeps Feeding My Cat?

Cats are rarely shy about inviting themselves into other people’s homes. It could become an issue if your neighbor feeds your cat, though. It can mean that your cat wants to spend less time with you. It can also lead to weight gain, and health complications, if your cat has a special diet. Have a civil conversation, asking them to stop offering your cat food. If you’re unsure which neighbor is giving them food, attach […]

why does my cat lick my blanket and purr?
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Cat Kneading with Blanket in Mouth, But Why?

Cat owners spend hours watching their pets, equally entertained and bemused by their behavior. Cats have many quirky habits, but among the most notable is kneading and sucking on blankets. Felines have scent glands in their paws. This means that they can claim the blanket as their ‘territory’ by kneading it. Also, kittens knead their mother’s nipples to release milk. If your cat is sucking on the blanket while kneading, it’s a comforting behavior. There […]

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Why Do Cats Kiss You on the Lips?

Anybody that says cats are unaffectionate has not experienced the simple pleasures of a feline kiss. Cats have been known to show their love by kissing. Sometimes, they even kiss you on the mouth. Why does a cat kiss you on the lips? Usually, they are imitating human behavior. Cats pick up certain habits from their owners. If your cat has watched you kiss your partner, they may copy the action. Likewise, a cat may […]

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What Temperature is Too Hot for Cats?

Cats are sun worshippers that are happiest when they’re warm and cozy. Unfortunately, cats aren’t good at judging when their body temperatures are too high. Signs that a cat is too hot include panting, drooling, sweaty feet, and excessive grooming to cool the surface area of the body. The average cat has a rectal temperature of 100OF. If your cat is hotter than 105OF, then she is overheating. Longhaired cats will have a higher body […]

will a cat get rid of mice in my house?
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What Cats Make the Best Mousers?

Since longer than anybody can recall, cats and mice have been natural enemies. Cats that catch rodents are called mousers, and are vital to many homes and trades. Some breeds of cats are more inclined to hunt mice than others, though. American Shorthairs, Siamese, Maine Coons, Chartreux, and Burmese are all renowned mousers. However, the cat’s age, temperament, and background need to be considered. Every cat is unique based on their personality and experience. If […]

Do cats recognize their owners?
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Do Cats Recognize Their Owners?

Cats have an unfair reputation among some as being cold. They may not react when you call their name, but cats are still loyal, loving pets. Despite their independent nature, they’re perfectly capable of forging a bond with a human. Cats recognize their owners, but not necessarily by sight. Cats tend to differentiate humans by scent and the unique sound of our voices. This is due to their hunting instincts. Over generations, cats have learned […]