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Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Mar 03, 2020

Why do cats purr? Do they only purr when you pet them? Many people think of purring as the sign of a happy, contented cat. But did you know that cats also purr when they’re in pain or frightened? Here’s what we know about cat purring—how cats purr, why they do it, and how… Read More

Monica Tarantino, DVM
Feb 24, 2020

Cats use dozens of different meows to communicate. But did you know that the majority of cat communication from one cat to another is through body language and scents? In fact, cats rarely meow to each other, but will often meow to humans. Why is that? What are cats trying… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 23, 2020

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on January 23, 2020, by Dr. Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB At some point, you’ve probably caught your cat kneading—rhythmically pushing their paws in and out against a soft object, which could be a blanket or even your lap. It’s also… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 22, 2018

Reviewed for accuracy on October 22, 2018, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM We’ve seen the videos. One quick search on YouTube for “cats swimming,” and next thing you know, that’s two hours you’ll never get back. Since cats have a reputation for not liking water, we seem to be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Sep 17, 2018

Cats are adorable. Often pictured as soft, cuddly, sweet companions who curl up against us and purr us to sleep, cats are unsurprisingly the subject of many viral photos shared across the internet. But then, you notice them digging their little claws into your furniture,… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Aug 29, 2018

Reviewed for accuracy on August 29, 2018by Katie Grzyb, DVM Humans are not the only ones that deal with anxiety issues; cats can suffer from anxiety, too. As a pet owner, keeping your cat’s anxiety under control is important for establishing and maintaining a positive pet… Read More