Contrary to popular belief cats are not small dogs. Out of all our domesticated species they are the last to be domesticated and because of this they retain so much of their wild ways. Cats may play the role of predator and prey which promotes a strong desire to hide all illness and carry on like usual.

They are desert animals that have a great ability to concentrate their urine. This attribute can lead to urinary tract problems if they don’t drink a lot of water and void often. In a cat’s natural environment they hunt for food, hide from predators and defend their territories. With an indoor cat, they have the same instinct but show it in different ways. Indoor cats tend to appear more hostile or spiteful because they show their instinct in other ways, such as scratching, biting, climbing or marking. By understanding cat behaviour, you can provide a great living environment for you and your beloved feline.