Cat clairvoyance, independence and territorialism

May 23, 2016

Cat clairvoyance, independence and territorialism

A cat who prowls the house and cries all night after moving to a new home might be staking out territory, but the cat should be checked by a veterinarian to rule out an underlying problem such as thyroid disease or hearing loss, say veterinarian Carlo Siracusa and fellow cat expert John Bradshaw. A cat who starts visiting a neighboring house might be staking out new territory. And a cat’s excellent senses of hearing and smell might make him seem clairvoyant when it comes to knowing when his particular human is the one who just stepped into the apartment building.

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