Behaviour

Cat lovers rejoice! Thanks to Basepaws, we now have the ability to learn the genetic makeup of our feline friends, just like our canine counterparts have been able to do since 2007 when dog DNA tests became commercially available. There are many compelling reasons why you need this information and the reporting at Basepaws makes
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There’s only one downside to being a cat parent: stinky, dirty litter boxes. In addition to the mess and odor, clay and clumping litters often contain potentially harmful chemicals that have no business near your family. That’s why iHeartCats partnered with PrettyLitter, a revolutionary new product that blows the competition out of the water when it comes to safety,
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Cats primarily communicate with one another using body language. They are far more vocal in the presence of humans, but they still utilize many of the same physical cues to express their feelings to us. Having a feline posterior directed at your face may not seem like a sign of affection, but rest assured, this
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Have you ever wondered why your cat kneads you with her front paws when she’s feeling particularly relaxed? Some people think cats only knead when they’ve been taken from their mother at too young of any age. It turns out, most cats knead regardless of how much time they spent with their mothers. So what’s
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Your bed is supposed to be the place you’re most comfortable, not where you jump up in horror realizing your cat once again wet the sheets. Inappropriate urination problems are unfortunately common among cat owners. Not only does cat pee in your bed pose obvious sanitation and general “ick” issues, the underlying reason could be
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Advertisement There are people proud to call themselves Team Dog and others firmly on the feline side of things, but the world doesn’t have to be split into dog people and cat people. In fact, if you’re an animal lover, you probably appreciate the jolly innocence of dogs just as much as a cat’s independent
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Advertisement Cat Communication Cats can communicate verbally in many ways. They can meow, purr, chatter or trill.  Cats have vocalizations that seem to have been tailored for use specifically for interaction with humans and not typically with other cats.  For example when scientist monitor interactions between adult feral cats, many of the sounds and vocalizations
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Advertisement While cats are known by all for their precious meowing, sometimes their meow can serve as an indication that your kitty companion is trying to tell you something. Cats use their meows as a means to express their emotions, so pay attention to these specific meows to let you know just exactly what your
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Advertisement Cats are finicky creatures with moods that can quickly change from happy to upset. The ability to see when your cat is angry will allow you to understand when to back off and give your cat space instead of escalating the situation. Continuing to prod a cat who is angry is not only disrespectful,
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Advertisement Cats don’t speak our languages, so it can be difficult to understand exactly what they’re trying to say. Although they’re known for being independent animals, they do need love and affection and enjoy being with their human family. In fact, there are many ways cats show their love for us, we just might not
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