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Find Out About All Your Cat's Meows, Snarls, Screams, and Chirps

Some cats are particularly chatty and seem to meow a lot. But meows aren’t the only sounds a cat can use to express himself—he can actually employ dozens of different vocalizations to communicate with other cats. And with us.

Is your cat acting up, defending her territory, or otherwise being aggressive? Here are some of the reasons why this happens, and what you can do to help.
Grass juice contains folic acid, a vitamin that supports cats’ growth and helps increase oxygen levels in their blood. If your cat is grazing, it may be because he or she is battling a dietary deficiency and is in search of this vitamin boost.
Pica in cats is a condition of chewing and digesting non-food items. This might explain why your cat is licking and chewing. Learn more about dealing with pica.
Learn how to manage common behavior issues, such as scratching and spraying.
Cats can use vocalizations—like meows and purrs—to let us know what they want, like or dislike. But a large part of their communication is based on body language—much of it conducted through their tails.
Do you ever wonder why your cat moves socks around your house or likes to crawl into boxes? Here's insight into those curious cat behaviors and more.
Your cat's unique way of eating may be perfectly suited to her food.
Cats spray for a variety of different reasons, and this behavior is connected to their natural instincts. Learn more about why cats spray and how to control it.
Meowing is not part of natural cat language, it was developed almost exclusively for humans. Find out the answer to why do cats meow to people here.
Our cats at home display behaviors and preferences that go back to their wild roots. Learn how to make your home more appealing to your cat's natural instincts.
Learn how pouncing and stalking are part of your cat's natural makeup.