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PetMD Editorial
Feb 02, 2018

By Diana Bocco While you might not think of prey and predators as the best of pals, friendships between cats and small animals do exist. Roy Cruzen, DVM, has extensive experience working with birds and exotic animals, as well as a background working with wildlife… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 29, 2018

By Kate Hughes For people, nail biting is a nervous habit that must be conquered. For cats, it’s a pretty normal grooming behavior. “Up to a certain level, it is a normal part of feline grooming routines,” explains Dr. Carlo Siracusa, clinical assistant professor of… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 29, 2018

By Kate Hughes Unlike dogs, which are notorious for their love of chewing, cats aren’t particularly known for nibbling on much other than food. However, chewing is a somewhat common behavior in cats. “Consider a cat’s prey,” says Dr. Carlo Siracusa, clinical assistant… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 22, 2018

By Christina Chan If you’re a cat owner, you likely know that the picture-perfect idea of a cat purring and laying calmly at arm’s length while you pet her is inaccurate—at least some of the time. Cats are known for getting the kitten crazies, or bursts of energy that range… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 19, 2018

By Maura McAndrew More than 47 million American households own at least one cat, with two on average per household, according to the American Pet Products Association. As these statistics—plus the cat’s status as the internet’s favorite animal—indicate, the house cat is… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Jan 18, 2018

Cuddling and petting our pets can be soothing and stress reducing for many people. It is a great way to strengthen the human animal bond. It is normal for social animals to exhibit behaviors that maintain social contact, but can too much petting and attention be harmful? It… Read More