10 most-searched cat questions

  • 1. Why do cats purr?

    Purring occurs as a result of vibration of vocal cords due to neurological stimulation from brain activity. The purpose of purring is uncertain but it does seem to be associated…

  • 2. How long do cats live?

    Average life span in cats is around 15 years of age. However, this can vary widely depending on the health of the cat, nutrition and preventative care. We have had…

  • 3. Why do cats knead?

    Kneading behavior in cats is a reflection of instinctual behavior from the time of kittenhood. Kittens knead the mammary glands of the queen as a means of stimulating milk production…

  • 4. Why do cats sleep so much?

    Often they appear to be asleep but are instantly awakened, this type of sleep varies with another deeper one. They tend to sleep in short increments of 10 to 30…

  • 5. Why do cats have whiskers?

    They are very sensitive sense organs and tell a cat a lot about his position in space and what is going on around him. They appear to be particularly useful…

  • 6. What does catnip do to cats?

    Catnip is an herb. Some say it is related to mint, oregano or basil. About half of cats are genetically likely to respond to the effect of the active oil…

  • 7. Why do cats hate water?

    Not all do. There are many types and breeds of cats that are comfortable around or in water. Many cats will fish for food. The Turkish Van and Maine Coon…

  • 8. Why do cats eat grass?

    For cats that eat grass, it seems not to be associated with illness or dietary deficiency. One theory is that it is an evolutionary adaption to intestinal parasites and may…

  • 9. Why do cats like boxes?

    Cats like to hide and yet be able to see what is going on around them. A box is a perfect place to do that. The opening gives them the…

  • 10. What is a group of cats called?

    They are called a clowder or a glaring. —John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB A group of cats is a clowder. A group of related kittens is a litter. A few litters…