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Why Cats Purr

Do cats purr because they’re happy? That’s not always the case.

Paisley HoweFranny Spiefy, a cat expert on About.com, answers these and other questions in her post “The Remarkable Purr of a Cat”

“Do cats purr when they are alone?” What a great question! Truthfully, I don’t know if cats purr when they are alone. It seems likely that they do, if one understands a little about why cats purr.

Most experienced “cat wranglers” now know that cats don’t purr only when they are content and happy. They also purr during tense or traumatic moments. When suddenly and violently injured, even at moments near death, a cat will often purr. I’ve often likened this to saying, “Please don’t hurt me any more. I’ll  be good,” but studies have put a more scientific spin on this seeming anomaly.  [Read more…]

Litter Box Issues

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Having problems getting your cats to go in their litter boxes? Are you puzzled about what to do? FIRST check with your vet clinic to make sure not a medical problem.

If it’s not a medical problem, it’s likely behavioral. It could also be the type of litter pan you’re using, or it’s too high for your older cats, or where it’s placed (if it’s not easily accessible), and it could even be the litter itself. Click the link below (Home) for information on special types of litter that may attract your cat back to their litter box.

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