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Cats are some of the most complicated animals on this planet. Cat-loving humans adore the mystery and marvel that is the household feline. And yet, so much about what cats do and why they are the way they are doesn’t seem to make logical sense to people. For example, why do cats lick each other? What is the motivation for behavior that, to humans, seems unpleasant at best? In this article, we dig deep to…

Cats are definitely a species apart. To most people, cat behavior is the ultimate source of mystery. While dog behavior makes perfect sense most of the time, the majority of cat behavior often leaves owners confused and bewildered. Even the cutest cat behavior traits – smelling shoes, chasing string, crawling inside shopping bags – don’t seem to add up to anything their humans understand. Why are cats so curious? What could be driving these well-documented…

Cats are talented sleepers. If you have kept company with a pet cat for any length of time, you probably already realize that cats sleep a lot. Sometimes it also seems like cats can sleep anywhere, anytime, and in any position. But the real question is, what do cats dream about? For that matter, do cats dream? If yes, how do we know cats are dreaming when they are asleep? Find out the answers to…

Cats and dogs are necks in the neck in the race to see what animal is the world’s most popular pet. But to cat people, cats are the ultimate companion animal – no contest. Why are cats so cute? The truth is, non-cat people don’t get it and cat people can’t get enough of their feline friends. But science has some interesting things to say about why people find some things a lot cuter than…

Cats and shoes don’t seem to go together. A cat living in the wild would likely never encounter a pair of shoes. So an affinity for shoes certainly isn’t hidden somewhere in the modern pet cat’s list of evolutionary favorites. Cats don’t wear shoes and they don’t have any context for what shoes are used for or even why they exist. But give a cat a shoe and you might as well be invisible for…

No cat parent ever wants to worry about their kitty. But there are some signs and symptoms that just can’t ever be safely ignored. Many first-time cat owners don’t even know if cats pant. Most people associate panting with dogs, not cats. Even experienced cat owners may wonder if what they are seeing is cat panting and if they should worry. In this article, we define what cat panting is, why cats do it, what…