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PetMD Editorial
Aug 07, 2018

Reviewed and updated on August 7, 2018 by Jennifer Coates, DVM. The best way to avoid cat bites is to learn the cat behavior signals that indicate that a cat is starting to feel uncomfortable in a particular situation. By understanding your cat’s body language, you can… Read More

Ken Lambrecht, DVM
Aug 02, 2018

Cat suckling is a common, generally non-harmful cat behavior that occurs in all breeds and all ages of cats. When cat suckling behaviors occur in adult cats, though, it tends to gets more attention and can be viewed as abnormal. Cat suckling can be directed towards humans,… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 30, 2018

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on July30, 2018 by Katie Grzyb, DVM. As a species, cats are known for their grace, agility and athleticism. However, there is one physical feat with which many cats have struggled—getting down after they climb a tree. Why does a cat… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jul 02, 2018

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on July 2, 2018, by Jennifer Coates, DVM. Nature or nurture? That’s the question when it comes to cat affection. The simple answer is that it’s both. Dr. Shannon Stanek, DVM, owner and head veterinarian of Exton Vet Clinic in Pennsylvania,… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 29, 2018

Image via David Lade/Shutterstock By Nancy Dunham Many people who do not consider themselves to be cat people see cat behavior as random and unpredictable. But for those paying attention, understanding cats’ reactions and behaviors isn’t all that mysterious. Problems arise… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 15, 2018

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on June 15, 2018, by Katie Grzyb, DVM. Most cat lovers don’t need to be told that a steady supply of cuddles and cat treats will keep their feline friends happy. But what are some methods to show your cat signs of affection that go a little… Read More