All animals have the ability to learn, even snails! You can learn by trying out new things or just by looking at others that have already mastered a specific skill. The second option is perhaps the easiest one, because you already have the right example in front of you. Are cats able to learn new behavior by observing other cats? And do cats mirror their owner’s (yes, you!) personality?
Have you ever wondered how much cats can remember? It might actually be more than you think. If we compare it to dogs, a cat’s memory is thought to be at least 200 times (take that, dogs!) better. But what can they remember exactly? And how long?
We have already mentioned this in previous blogs: cats are experts when it comes to hiding their pain. Especially (painful) dental problems. Roughly 70-80% of cats have encountered dental issues, but most cat owners have no clue. Unfortunately, a cat is not able to say when it’s in pain. Even when they could, they would probably still try to hide it! In this blog we will discuss some common dental issues and how to recognize them.
Every loving cat owner knows the feeling of the following situation: Your cat is meowing by their bowl because they want food. When you check their bowl, it seems to be almost completely filled. Usually, there is just a little bit of food in the middle missing. Hold on, is there something humans are not able to see with our eyes? Why are cats demanding more food when there is still plenty left?
Suddenly without any warning, your cat decides to not use the litter box anymore and it starts peeing everywhere in your house. As a cat owner, it’s never fun to constantly clean up after your cat, but why is your purry friend doing this? First of all, it’s important to realize your cat is not doing this on purpose to annoy you. Every cat that shows this behavior has a good reason to do this. And don’t worry, they are not mad at you!