Questions About Cats

why do cats eyes glow at night?
Questions About Cats

Why Do Cat’s Eyes Glow in The Dark? (Eyeshine)

Cats are often erroneously considered nocturnal due to their night vision. If you have ever watched a cat in the dark, you will notice its graceful movement. In addition, a cat’s eyes tend to glow like tiny torchlights. This glowing effect, known as eyeshine, is a natural occurrence. When a cat widens its pupils to adjust to dim illumination, light enters the retina. It then bounces off an additional layer behind the retina, called the […]

Where do cats go when it rains?
Questions About Cats

Where Do Cats Go When It Rains?

Cats will usually seek out a dry, safe place when it rains. Anxious owners may wonder where this place is, or where their outdoor cat hides from the rain if it hasn’t come home. Typically, a cat will come home when it senses rain on the horizon. But, if your cat has been missing for a few days after it rained, it may have gotten lost or be too afraid to come out of hiding. […]

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

There is an old joke that cat owners start to resemble their feline companions. The reality is, cats do pick up cues from humans. Cats are observant animals, in addition to being born imitators. This is how they learn about the world around them. Cats emulate the behavior and moods of their owners. Cats can naturally fall into step with human patterns surrounding food, sleep, and physical exertion. Felines also reflect the emotions of their […]

how to cope with losing a pet suddenly
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How To Cope with The Sudden Death of a Cat

Losing a cat suddenly is the biggest fear of many owners. If a cat is taken unexpectedly ill or experiences an accident, the impact can be severe. A sudden cat death will understandably take a psychological toll on the humans it leaves behind. Treat the death of a cat the same way you would a human. Say goodbye, acknowledge your grief, and allow yourself to feel sad. At the same time, focus on the good […]

why do cats meow at humans?
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Why Do Cats Meow Back When You Talk To Them?

Meowing is a sound that’s unique to cats. Felines have carefully developed and engineered their meow to communicate with humans. This means that if you meow at your cat, it is likely to meow back at you. Cats meow at humans for attention. The cat is either saying hello or asking for something. If a cat returns a meow from a human, it is responding in kind. Cats love to imitate owners, so they will […]

can you cut cat ear hair?
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Should You Trim Your Cat’s Ear Hair?

Ear hair on a cat can be incredibly cute. While it can give your cat a kind of quirky mad professor look, a cat’s ear hair has a surprisingly important job. But because it can look overgrown or messy, cat owners often wonder if it’s safe to trim. Quite often though, this can do more harm than good. Cats have two types of ear hair. This includes ear tufts, which pedigree cats tend to have, […]