Understand Your Cat

Expert advice and top tips on how better to understand your cats behaviour. 

Why does my cat scratch the carpet?
Why does my cat scratch the carpet? People often think cats only scratch on vertical surfaces, but they are equally keen…
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Why does my cat lash out when I stroke her?
Does your cat lash out when you stroke them? Find out why your cat might lash out when you go to give him a stroke.
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Why does my cat chew everything?
The consumption of non-food items can become a serious obsessive problem, explains behaviourist Jon Bowen.
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Why does my cat miaow at me?
The exact meaning of a miaow remains a bit of an enigma, explains behaviourist Celia Haddon.
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Why does my cat chew paper?
Cats are playful animals and some discover that there is fun to be had from shredding paper.
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Why does my cat hate the local stray?
Some cats are very keen to make friends with other cats, and some are more independent and aloof.
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Help! My cat is licking ash out of the fireplace!
Has your cat developed a strange habit? There can be all sorts of reasons behind a cat's behaviour, our expert explains.
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Why does my cat lick me?
Ever wondered why your cat licks you? Is your cat just licking you to show you affection? Behaviourist Jon Bowen…
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Why is my cat hissing at my other cat?
When cats go to the vets, they can pick up scents from other cats or the hands of the staff, says behaviourist Jon…
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