can cats sense when you are sick?
Questions About Cats

Can Cats Sense Illness in Humans?

Cats can detect illness in fellow felines through scent and behavior. This suggests that cats may also be able to detect sickness in humans by utilizing the exact same techniques. As cats have a superior sense of smell, they can detect ill health in humans by picking up on hormonal changes. Cats also understand facial expressions, so a grimace of pain will not go unnoticed. The cat may try to draw your attention to particular […]

do cats attack squirrels?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats Kill Squirrels?

Squirrels aren’t commonly known as a cat’s enemy, but cats are instinctual predators. If presented with the opportunity, cats may choose to hunt a squirrel for its dinner. Cats also hunt squirrels for fun. While birds, mice, and other small mammals are preyed upon much more often, it’s not unheard of for a cat to kill a squirrel. Cats prefer to prey on smaller mammals that are easier to catch and kill. However, cats can’t […]

what are the causes of urinary tract infection in cats?
Cat Health and Wellness

How Do Cats Get Urinary Tract Infections?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria find their way into a cat’s urinary tract. The bladder and urethra are the body parts most commonly affected. UTIs can also be connected to a cat’s kidneys. Some cats just develop UTIs idiopathically. More often, unsanitary living conditions, stress, poor diet, dehydration and excess weight will be the cause of a cat’s urinary tract infection. Alternatively, the infection may be a secondary medical concern. UTIs sometimes […]

cat's meow sounds weird
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Has My Cat’s Meow Changed?

A meow is one of the most common and recognizable features of a cat. Understanding the sound and tone of your cat’s meow can alert you to several things. There are times when you might notice your cat’s meow changes quite quickly and suddenly. If so, you might wonder why. Laryngitis, which is an inflammation of the larynx, is one of the most common causes of a cat’s changing meow. But there are many factors […]

how does a cat use its whiskers?
Questions About Cats

Do Cat’s Whiskers Provide Balance?

A cat’s whiskers (vibrissae) are an often-misunderstood part of the feline anatomy. The whiskers have long been considered essential to a cat’s sense of balance. However, the whiskers are actually sensory organs that play no part in a cat’s balance and coordination on narrow surfaces. A cat’s sense of balance stems from the inner ear. If a cat is losing balance, the vestibular apparatus sends a warning message to the brain. The cat then rights […]

my cat gets poop everywhere?
Behavioral Problems

Why Is My Cat Dragging Poop Out of The Litter Box?

Under ideal circumstances, a cat owner will rarely encounter poop. Cats are secretive about their elimination habits. Most felines quietly and efficiently eliminate in their litter boxes and bury the evidence. Unfortunately, some cats track poop around the home for a variety of different reasons. Your cat may be dragging poop out of its litter box unwittingly because it’s immobile. If waste clings to its fur, it will lack the flexibility to clean it off. […]