Cats’ territorial patrols

Have you ever noticed your feline friend patrolling around the house like they own the place? Well, that’s because they do! Cats are natural explorers and have a strong instinct to patrol and mark their territory. This behavior dates back to their wild ancestors who needed to protect their territory from other predators.

When your cat is on patrol, they are not only marking their territory with scent glands located on their face, paws, and tail, but they are also checking for any potential threats or changes in their environment. This behavior helps them feel secure and in control of their surroundings.

To support your cat’s territorial patrols, make sure they have plenty of vertical space to climb and perch, as this allows them to survey their territory from above. Providing scratching posts and interactive toys can also help satisfy their natural instincts and keep them mentally stimulated.

So next time you see your cat on patrol, remember that they are just doing what comes naturally to them – protecting and claiming their territory as their own.

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