What Do You Think - Is Your Cat Happy?

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Is your cat really happy? Is it even possible to tell if a cat is happy?

What do you think? Take our poll - Is Your Cat Happy?

So let's see if we can answer this question. Is it even possible to tell if a cat is happy?

I believe the answer is yes!

Cats can be happy and sad. (Cats can even get depressed.) And yes, it is possible to tell if your cat is happy... if you know what signs to look for.

Today I want to talk to you about the "signs of a happy cat". Dr. Nicholas Dodman teaches at TUFTS University. He is a world-renowned animal behaviorist and a best-selling author that has written an article on this subject for our website. I have known Nick personally for many years and feel he is truly one of the best in his field. I asked Nick to write an article about whether a cat can be happy. I think you will really enjoy it. Go to: Is Your Cat Happy?

In his article Dr. Dodman suggests some practical steps you can take to make your cat happier. Some of you are certainly already doing some of these things, like making sure you provide a high quality diet and plenty of exercise. Other suggestions may surprise you.

For example, Dr. Dodman suggests that you have a daily routine for your cat. Why? So your cat will know what to expect – and familiarity breeds contentment.

There are a number of excellent suggestions in the article.

To learn more go to: Is Your Cat Happy?

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debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.