• I Asked 2 Vets to Explain Why My Cat Is So Obsessed With Catnip

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    There are only two times a day when my cat transforms from a lazy, judgmental loaf of bread to a Hot Wheels racer burning track marks into our living room carpet: during her habitual 2 a.m. zoomies and whenever catnip enters her graces. She, like most cats, prefers only the finer things in life - ranging from cold tap water to a good cardboard box that's two sizes too small - and the dried green delicacy known as catnip is no exception.
    Catnip drives her wild and seems to give a wonderful euphoric feeling, whether it is sprinkled around her or buried within an unsuspecting toy. But, why...
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  • We Asked 2 Vets Why Our Cats Rubs Their Faces Against Us, and the Answer Was Very Sweet

    We Asked 2 Vets Why Our Cats Rubs Their Faces Against Us, and the Answer Was Very Sweet

    1 month ago - By PopSugar

    If your cat likes to push the side of its face up against you, we have some good news: it turns out that cheek rubs are cats' way of making you family , so we reached out to the experts to learn more.
    Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM, who serves on the advisory board for Cat Life Today , told POPSUGAR that when cats rub their faces on humans, they are marking you as part of their group. She explained that cats have glands around their mouth, ears, chin, cheeks, and forehead that produce pheromones. "Pheromones are a means of chemical communication between cats. Feline facial pheromones are used to...
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