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PetMD Editorial
Jul 05, 2017

By Helen Anne Travis When it comes to understanding how our pets think, much more research has been done on the minds of dogs than cats. But that doesn’t mean we’re completely clueless about cat cognition. Here are five facts we do know about how our cats understand and… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 28, 2017

By Monica Weymouth To us humans, a refrigerator is simply a kitchen appliance—no more, no less. But to some cats the top of the refrigerator is the Promised Land, a must-visit destination to be reached at all costs. What’s behind the strange choice of hang-out? It’s not… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 16, 2017

By Helen Anne Travis It’s not always easy to keep the peace in a multi-cat household. Hissing, biting, and scratching can be as hard on pet parents as it is on the cats. Fortunately, there are ways to stop cat fights before they start. Why Do Cats Fight? The first step to… Read More

Jessica Vogelsang, DVM
Mar 06, 2017

You’re on the couch, petting your purring cat just like you have on many previous quiet evenings. She turns on her side as you rub her belly, and she kneads her paws in contentment. Then, before you know what happened, she hisses and bites your hand. What gives? What… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 20, 2016

By John Gilpatrick It’s hard to say if Garfield started the stereotype of the mischievous, anti-social cat, but he certainly reinforced it, and to be fair, there’s some basis in truth. While some cats are friendly and cuddly, many others spend their days in dark enclosed… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 12, 2016

By Carol McCarthy If your typically fastidious cat is ditching the litter box and peeing just about everywhere else in the house, it can easily become a problem for pet parents. Between the constant cleaning and the strong smell, a cat that is not using the litter box… Read More