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Cat Behavior

Sorry, But Your Cat Really Doesn't Need You Around

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.07.2015 | Science

What does your cat think of you? Maybe not too much. A new study suggests that cats don't need their owners to feel secure and safe -- the way d...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Befriending Strange Cats

Quora | Posted 08.15.2015 | Green

One of the ironies of cat behavior is how cats are attracted to people who don't like them. By deconstructing the behavior of cat haters, we cat lovers can learn a thing or two.

Here's Why Cats Keep Rubbing Against Our Legs

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science

Ever wondered why your cat keeps rubbing against your leg? Or why kitty goes crazy over catnip? Well, you're in luck. A new YouTube video (above) ...

Veterinarian Opens Up About Why Pets Misbehave

Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

From VetStreet's Dr. Patty Khuly: Veterinarians are in a unique position to observe unfortunate pet-related behavior on a daily basis. Here are my ...

Cats Probably Think We're One Of Them

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

Your cat probably thinks that you are a cat yourself -- albeit a much larger one. That's according to British biologist John Bradshaw, who says th...

Cats Being Cats

Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy

Who can ever truly understand the mind of a cat? No one. We may only observe their catishness from afar and marvel at its endless complexity. Via...

The Weird, Wonderful Ways Your Pet Shows Love for You

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The behavior of the companion animals we share our lives with is at times fascinating, frequently entertaining, and sometimes downright puzzling. Here are a few examples of how the furry love of your life shows affection.

14 Things My Cat Taught Me

Carine Fabius | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

1. If you're going to scratch someone, wave your tail first. If someone you know annoys you enough so that you want to pounce, claws first, to make th...

When Purr Turns to Bite: How to Deal With a Cranky Cat

Sophia Yin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophia Yin

A reader of one of my pet columns recently asked me about the stray cat she had taken in. "She's very affectionate," she stated, "however occasion...