Are cats who spray stressed out?

A new study compares cats who spray with those who urinate outside the litter box… and their feline housemates. As I like to say, nothing sends cats to the pound…

Would your cat eat you? Science says yes, but it’s nothing personal.

Being a cat behaviorist often means interesting conversations with strangers. People always have questions about their cats, but not always the questions I would like to answer, such as “how…

A new study suggests breed differences in cat paw preference

Most of us are right-handed, with 9% of humans being left-handed, and about 1% leaning toward some level of ambidexterity. But what about our pet cats? Well, thanks to science…

Getting a handle on cats: What types of restraint lead to stress?

If you’ve ever worked in a shelter or veterinary setting, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ve spent some time scruffing cats. Maybe you’ve taken your cat to the vet…

Does a litter attractant actually attract cats?

What do cats love about their litter box? Well it might dependas I’ve blogged about before, research as clearly demonstrated the importance of cleanliness, and we can use cats’ behaviors…

Do cats hold a grudge? Measuring stress responses to passive or full-body restraint

Did you know that cats should see their veterinarian at least once a year? That’s right, even if they are indoors only and seem healthy, it’s good to have a…