By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Does your cat have a mind of its own?

Feline communication, behavior problem prevention, and environmental enrichment are what Dr. Carlo Siracusa of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital knows a lot about.

He says many times a cat will give polite signals like running away to try to tell humans how they feel.

“A very common example is that our cat is on the lap and we are petting him and at some point the cat just turns around and bites us. So that is not an abnormal response, the cat is just trying to tell us I like when you pet me but just once or twice is enough you don’t need to go so far”.

Dr. Siracusa is holding free public seminar on feline behavior on April 21st at 10 a.m. at Penn vets Hill Pavilion. Registration is required. Call (215) 898-1480.

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