Cats can find their way home, but it can take a long time even if the cat is still in the local area. A lost cat usually ventures out only at night and moves slowly from safe hiding place to safe hiding place until finding home or getting picked up by someone.Continue Reading
There are many stories of lost pets, including cats, finding their way home; some of which have traveled hundreds of miles to find their owners. Most pets get lost in their own neighborhood, which makes it much easier for the cat to find its way home.
Both indoor and outdoor cats can find their way back home, however, the outdoor cat has an advantage because it is more familiar with its own territory and the nearby territories of other cats. An indoor cat has a more difficult time because all of its scent markings are inside the home. Consider placing some of the cat's toys and other possessions in the yard. These possessions carry the cat's scent and provide something familiar to help a lost cat get its bearings.Learn more about Cats
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the majority of neutered male cats do not spray. Those that do usually use it as a form of communication. It informs other cats of their presence, how long they were in an area and when they will return.Full Answer >
While cats can verbalize their feelings through meows, chirps and growls, being able to interpret their body language is key for communication. Over time, cats can learn to understand and recognize tones of voice and mood, especially when their owners use them consistently. Keep in mind that cats and humans sometimes have contradictory body language, and while a human may stare at their pet to show affection, a cat often interprets direct eye contact as a challenge or threat.Full Answer >
Female cats should be spayed before they are 6 months old to prevent urine spraying and to stop them from becoming pregnant. It is not a good idea to spay cats that are in heat, because they are vulnerable to increased blood loss.Full Answer >
The Pet Health Network explains that shivering in cats can be an indication of pain, anxiety, fear, nervousness or low body temperature. The website notes that an endocrine disorder known as Addison's disease can cause cats to shiver as well.Full Answer >