It’s common knowledge that dogs have pack structures and social hierarchies, but what about cats? Consider a group of big cats, such as lions, and how they live in the wild, ‘The Lion King’, anyone? Domestic cat families are no different. Although cats have individual personalities and social graces, and some cats seem to prefer […]
Calling a cat ‘aggressive’ can seem a little harsh, as very few cats are naturally aggressive or bad tempered. If your cat is displaying aggressive behaviour, it’s important to understand what’s motivating this behaviour, so that you can figure out how best to deal with it. Below are some of the most common causes of […]
You’re sure you put that hair tie down somewhere, but now you can’t seem to find it. You turn your back on your dinner plate for a minute and there’s suddenly less food on it. You always seem to have one sock missing from a pair, where do they all go? If this sounds familiar, you may have a cunning cat burglar in the house.
We all want our cats to be happy, healthy and stress-free, and as a responsible pet parent we do everything we can to make this possible. However, just as stress is a common issue for humans, it can also be a problem for cats. Let’s talk about what causes stress and anxiety in cats, and what you can do about it.
Unlike dogs, which are demonstrative in showing their love and affection, cats can be a little more stand-offish which makes them much harder to read. So, how do you know if your cat really loves you? Read more to uncover the 10 signs of true kitty love.
How many times have you bought your cat a new toy or invested in a scratching post or cat tree, only to find that they’re much more interested in the box that it came in? Cats of all ages, love empty cardboard boxes and it doesn’t matter what size or shape they are. So, what is it that makes cardboard boxes so attractive?
Cats that bunt their owners are displaying their unconditional love, affection and trust. Even if this does come with a mouthful of cat hair, enjoy this special moment between you and your cat – it’s the next best thing to a warm hug and a kiss on the cheek.
Cats have a complex and varied range of sounds which they communicate with, although most of this chatting is reserved for their owners and they rarely ‘talk’ to other cats. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common sounds a cat makes…
Cats knead for a number of reasons: evolutionary, instinctive and practical. Kneading is also a way that cats mark their territory — when your cat is comfortably kneading your lap, what he’s saying to other cats is ‘paws off—she/he is mine’.
Have you ever wondered why your cat likes to suck your wool blanket or favourite mohair jumper and how you can discourage this behaviour? Surprising enough, wool sucking is relatively common amongst cats.