Sometimes cats don’t know when you are coming home but they wait for hours behind the door

Cat howls when left alone for 30 minutes and carries a lead in their mouth

I will tell you why a lot of domestic cats give the impression that they know when their owner is coming home. They don’t know exactly when their owner is coming home. They might have a clue plus or minus an hour or two. That’s if their owner follows a routine. But if they …

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Emotionally cats help people to sleep but behaviorally they disrupt sleep

Man's sleep is disturbed by his cat! He can't breathe.

There appears to be two opposing forces in play when it comes to how cats and dogs affect human sleep. On the positive side, the emotional support and warmth that cats and dogs bring to their human caregivers promotes better sleep. On the negative side, the behavior of a companion animal – particularly cats …

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6 signs your cat might be lonely. Discussion.

Lonely cat

This is a commentary on Dr. Sarah Wooten’s thoughts on lonely domestic cats and how they tell us that they are lonely (see video at base of article). How many domestic cats are lonely and bored? We don’t know. We should know. This topic gets mashed up with the idea that domestic cats sleep …

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14 suggestions about domestic cats not using the litter box

It's not inappropriate elimination because for me it is appropriate to avoid the litter tray.

Introduction: The problem of domestic cats not using the litter box is the source of millions of articles. It is euphemistically called “inappropriate elimination”. It is an inaccurate description because from the cat’s standpoint it is entirely appropriate because there’s a reason behind their behaviour and this article sets out 14 different possible reasons. …

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Why is my cat anxious at night?

Yowling at night

Firstly, you got to be sure that your cat is anxious. You might be mistaken. But anxious cats tend to vocalise their anxiety through yowling at night or meowing. And they might find it difficult to settle down and therefore restlessness is a reasonable symptom of anxiety. Or a cat might hide to feel …

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Transitioning for cats and humans from lockdown life to the real world

Cat home alone

There is talk of anxieties in people and pets at the end of the Covid social distancing lockdowns which have been implemented in many countries. They are going to be separated after 18 months of being together far more often. Both parties to the relationship are going to be pulled away from each other. …

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Picture of a young cat with a large elderly dog whose separation anxiety was cured by this confident cat

Picture of young cat with large elderly dog whose separation anxiety was cured by this cute and confident cat

The backstory to this picture of a young cat lying next to an elderly dog who suffered from separation anxiety is a good one. Perhaps there was quite a lot of luck involved but the lesson is that sometimes a cat can cure a dog’s separation anxiety and I guess vice versa. If a …

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