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How Black Cats Came To Halloween

Black cats are a classic Halloween symbol, but how did their special place in the fall come to be Black cats have long served as objects of superstition In Medieval France and Spain, black...

Helping Your Cat Get Exercise This Winter

Cats and people share a lot in common, but one thing you might’ve noticed this winter is that you and your kitty are spending more time indoors on the couch But while you have the gym...

Celebrate the Holidays Safely with Your Cat

The holidays can be a wonderful, but sometimes dangerous, time for cats As a member of your family, your pet is part of the celebration But when holiday visitors come and go, consider...

The Joys of Catnip

Not all cats respond to catnip, but those that do, exhibit a boundless joy Catnip or catmint, as it is known in some areas, is a gray-greenish herb from the mint family, and is safe and...

Games to Play with Your Cat

Other than sleeping and eating, play is a major part of a cat's life Playing with your cat strengthens your bond, helps disperse aggression, reduces fear, builds trust and confidence in...

Choosing Toys for Your Cat

Between hiding, chomping, or just getting bored with them, your cat can never have enough toys Your cat is innately curious and naturally playful She will play with you, another cat, or...

Putting the Brakes on Feline Aggressive Behavior

There’s a reason - and a resolution - for most types of aggressive feline behavior Fortunately, most aggression can be stopped or modified once you understand the trigger(s) that drive...

Territorial Marking Behavior in Cats

Marking may have evolved to minimize contact with other cats Experts believe that cats developed marking behaviors to minimize contact with other cats, thus enhancing their odds of...

Your Cat’s Body Language

Cats communicate with humans and each other in many unique ways The wild ancestor of the housecat was a solitary creature Unlike dogs or horses, they were not pack or herd animals and...

Teaching Your Cat Tricks

With patience and practice, you can train your cat to become a world-class performer Everyone is familiar with the saying that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks But what about...

Keeping Your Home Odor Free

Regular litter box maintenance and careful clean-up can keep your house smelling fresh No one likes a home that smells of cat odor Cat odor can come from a variety of places: litter boxes,...

How to Stop Your Cat From Biting

Cats bite for a variety of reasons It’s important to understand why if you want to stop it Some cats love to bite their owners Some biting can be playful, but biting for the most part is...

When Your Cat Won’t Use the Litter Box

Paying attention to a few litter box specifics can eliminate a common pet peeve of cat owners Poll any group of cat lovers on which feline behavior is most irksome and you will find that...