how do i get my kitten to settle down at night?
Behavioral Problems

How to Get a Kitten to Sleep Through the Night

Kittens may sleep a lot during the day, but they have a habit of suddenly coming to life when it gets dark. Felines are nocturnal animals that can unwittingly disturb your sleep and, as you know, this leaves you feeling exhausted the next day. So, coming up with techniques to promote sleep in kittens can make a world of difference for everyone in your household. A meal before bedtime, evening play sessions, increased daytime activity, […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

10 Reasons Why Your Cat Having Trouble Jumping on Things

It is hard to watch your cat struggling to jump up on things when it was once so active. Perhaps it can’t jump up on a chair or over the fence. Maybe it can’t jump as high, or has suddenly become more deliberate in its movements. Finding out the reason why is a priority for you. Arthritis, joint pain, ingrown toenails, cracked paw pads, pododermatitis, and nerve damage are among the many reasons that cats […]

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Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Groom Each Other and Then Fight?

Cats groom each other when they have bonded together. It means that they are very comfortable in each other’s company, so you’ll often see one cat licking the other’s face and ears. To your surprise, something happens suddenly and the fur starts flying. It is extremely rare for two cats who genuinely dislike each other to perform social grooming. The aggressive play includes kicking, pawing, rolling around, and chasing. All of the rough and tumble […]

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs When You Pet Them?

The lower back and base of the tail are highly sensitive areas of a cat’s body. Stroking this area with the hand will likely elicit a positive physical response. In most cases, the arching or raising of the back and tail is a natural response to an enjoyable experience. This is your cat’s way of telling you that they are incredibly happy and contented. Cats are complex animals, so the arching of the back and […]

why is my cat freaking out for no reason?
Behavioral Problems

Why Does My Cat Run Around Like a Maniac?

All cats run around like maniacs, darting across the room, from time to time. Even the most gentle domestic cat will appear to go crazy occasionally, running around frantically and clawing everything in sight. Referred to as ‘midnight crazies,’ it is most likely to happen during the nighttime hours. The cause of sudden frenzied activity is your cat’s instinctive desire to stalk, hunt, and gather prey. If prey does not exist, cats will make your […]

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Questions About Cats

Why Won’t My Cat Let Me Sleep Through the Night?

My cat won’t let me sleep through the night! Getting your cat to adhere to your sleep schedule can be tricky. The small hours of the morning appeal to your cat’s predatory instincts, desire to get your attention, hunger, and attraction to nightlights. While cats can be trained to accommodate your schedule, it can get be tough until the right routine has been established. Aggressive meowing, crying and whining, scratching the door, jumping on your […]