Cat Behavior Articles

What does Dr. Marci have to say about cat behavior? Check out these articles!

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Hiding Behavior in Cats

There are several reasons cats hide, and and most cats include hiding as a normal, healthy activity in their repertoire of behaviors. First, cats are both predators and prey in the wild – they are instinctually driven to hide and conceal themselves when they are sneaking up on a prospective prey item, and avoiding being prey for other predators (i.e., any carnivore that is larger than they are). Second, hiding in the home can be a stress-reducing, relaxing thing to do. Third, cats may hide when they are ill or not feeling well. If your cat all of a sudden decides to start hiding for long periods of time or changes her hiding behavior, you will want to make a trip to the veterinarian to make sure everything is ok.

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Moving With Cats: The Secret is Planning Ahead

Do you have a move coming up? Moving can be one of the most stressful things we do in our lives, but it can be even more stressful if you have fur-kids to worry about. But don’t despair – moving with cats doesn’t have to be another thing to be stressed out about. I’ve got a moving plan for you and your cats that will take the worry out of this part of your move, at least!

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Cat Safety on Halloween – It’s not that Scary!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I mean, come on: Costumes + Candy = PAWesome! But honestly, it’s probably not one of our pets’ favorite days – lots of noise (including fireworks and firecrackers in some areas), unfamiliar people wearing masks, and potential hazards abound! On a holiday that is meant to be playfully creepy, if we don’t keep the safety of our pets in mind, Halloween can be a truly frightening experience for them. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few tips to keep your cats safe and spook-free throughout the week prior to, and following, Halloween.

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