True or False
1.Cats only purr when they are happy? FALSE
Cats will sometimes purr when in pain!
2.Cats with the tails straight up and ears erect are happy? TRUE
3.Only male cats will urine mark? FALSE
Some female cats feel a need to mark territory as well!
4.Cats only urinate outside the litterbox when stressed? FALSE
Cats will urinate outside of the litterbox for multiple reasons including, UTI, stones/ or crystals etc.
5.Vomiting and hair balls are a normal behavior? FALSE
Vomiting and regurgitation is never normal and can lead to other issues if your pet vomits frequently always discuss it with your veterinarian
6.Cats pin their ears back and crouch when angry or upset? TRUE
7.Hiding or being less social can be a sign of an issue? TRUE
8. 2 cats can share a litter box with no issue? TRUE BUT,
While it is possible for 2 cats to share a litter box with no issues it is highly unlikely that there will not be some issue at some point in these cats relationship, the rule is 1 litter box per cat plus 1, so 2 cats would need 3 litterboxes.
To learn more about your cats specific behavior bring it up at you next appointment! Another very interesting source of information on feline behavior is the documentary called, “ The Lion in the Living Room” available on Netflix.