Why Does My Cat...
Why Do Cats Knock Things Off Desks?
Our veterinary behaviorist shares reasons felines engage in this funny — but sometimes dangerous — habit.
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Like to Sit in High Places?
Your kitty’s penchant for high perches is linked to her species’ fascinating existence as both predator and prey. Why it persists in domesticated cats ›
Drink From Weird Places?
Do you ever catch your kitty sipping from a kitchen or bathroom faucet? There’s actually a fascinating reason for it. Why some prefer running water to bowls ›
Much of your feline’s preening habits are probably normal — but you should know how to tell if there’s a problem. One position that’s concerning in males ›
Like to Pounce on Me?
Our veterinary behaviorist reveals why cats like to jump out at their owners and what you can do to prevent the behavior. Signs that she’s being aggressive ›
Blink Slowly at Me?
Our veterinary behaviorist reveals what it means when your cat looks at you, does a "slow blink" and sometimes looks away. Learn more about the common kitty habit ›
The idea that cats don't like water is somewhat of a myth. In fact, certain breeds actually enjoy taking a dip. Our veterinary behaviorist explains ›
Pull Her Hair Out?
If you're finding clumps of your cat's fur around the house, she probably has a medical issue and needs to see a vet. A veterinary dermatologist explains ›
Snoring in cats may be harmless, but it can also indicate a health issue. Our vet reveals when you should worry. Breeds that are prone to snoring ›
Hate My New Cat?
It may seem like your old cat doesn't like your new kitty, but that may not be the case. Our veterinary behaviorist explains. Tips for a smooth introduction ›
Always Like to Curl Up in Small Places?
It’s more than just cute when your kitty naps in a box — it’s an instinctive behavior that’s hardwired in her species. Hear from our veterinary behaviorist ›
Kick Litter Out of Her Box?
Does your kitty fling litter out of her box like party confetti? If so, there are some very simple reasons why. What we can learn from feral cat habits ›
Kick Her Back Legs?
Has your kitty ever rolled onto her back, wrapped her forelimbs around your hands and kicked at you with her hind legs? Our expert explains this peculiar behavior ›
Ever wonder why your cat goes into a crouch and then suddenly leaps? Our veterinary behaviorist has the answer. Learn more about this predatory habit ›
Rub His Face on Everything?
The act of a cat rubbing her face on a item is called bunting — and there are many reasons she does this. Why males are more likely to bunt ›
Arch Her Back?
There are many reasons why cats arch their backs. Our veterinary behaviorist shares her top three explanations. Why it could mean “stay back!” ›
Pee on My Bed?
Our veterinary behaviorist explains why some kitties go to the bathroom on furniture instead of in the litterbox. Strategies for solving this problem ›
Our veterinary behaviorist explains the innate reasons for this instinct — plus how to protect your expensive sofa. How to pick the best scratching post ›
Stick Her Butt in My Face?
Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Wailani Sung explains why this habit may seem strange to you — but perfectly normal to cats. Learn even more cat communication cues ›
Our expert explains why your kitty’s fun little game is actually an inhibited form of her instinctual hunting behavior. How to keep it from becoming an attack ›
Roll Around on His Back?
Behaviorists think cats twist and shimmy on their backs to scratch itches, invite play or do it simply out of enjoyment. More reasons she does this behavior ›
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