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Is it safe for your cat to eat fish?
Cat Nutrition

Is it safe for your cat to eat fish?

There are many myths surrounding the field of cat nutrition, such as: your cat can receive balanced nutrition only from commercial cat foods, meat-by products are evil, and cats love to drink milk and eat fish. We will talk about milk sometime soon, but, in this article, you are going to learn why raw fish is not safe for your cat, if cats should eat tuna in oil, and finally, whether or not fish is a safe food for cats at all.

How to remove cat urine stains from different materials
Cat Behavior

How to remove cat urine stains from different materials

Why are cat urine stains so hard to clean? Many cats use the same corner of the room again and again, and over time the urine odor is noticeable as soon as you walk in the door. Can you ever get rid of that smell? Yes!

Grroming is a completely natural behavior of cats. But if it's done too often, it becomes a problem. Photo by Takayuki Miki, cc
Cat Behavior

Why is your cat constantly licking itself and losing hair?

Grooming is a natural behavior of cats, but should a cat be licking its skin and perhaps even losing hair because of it? Of course not, that isn’t normal. In this article, you are going to learn about the most common causes of excessive grooming in cats, and several ways to prevent your cat from overgrooming itself.

Where to leave your cat during a vacation
Cat Behavior / Cat Safety

Where to leave your cat during a vacation

If you have a cat, traveling might be a problem, no matter if you’re gone for just a couple of days or the whole summer. Not knowing what to do with your cat while on vacation may even become a reason for you to cancel your plans altogether. But it shouldn’t be that way.

7 reasons why you shouldn’t toilet train your cat
Cat Behavior

7 reasons why you shouldn’t toilet train your cat

Our colleague veterinarian recently asked for Maris’ opinion as a cat behaviorist because she was invited to sell cat toilet training kits in her clinic. She already had her doubts and, after a short phone conversation, she was convinced. Selling toilet training kits  would sure bring in some extra money, but it would not be the best for her clients and patients.

Is your spayed cat in heat again?
Cat Health

Is your spayed cat in heat again?

Can a spayed cat go into heat? At first, this may sound like a truly ridiculous question, but if your spayed female cat suddenly begins to act like she is in heat, it becomes more a matter of logical reasoning.

Isn't litter box cleaning just lovely? No? Photo by: Napolean_70, cc
Cat Behavior

8 tips for quick and easy litter box cleaning

What is the most daunting task in caring for your cat? For many cat owners, the answer is cleaning the litter box. It has to be done regularly because, if it isn’t, it can create litter box avoidance or smell badly. And don’t forget that litter box cleaning can also be hard. But does it have to be?

Digging is a natural behavior for dogs. It provides physical exercise and exploration. Your dog will stop digging if you are able to provide these elsewhere. Photo by Stephanie Sicore, cc
Dog Behavior / Dog Training

How to keep your dog from digging holes in the garden

Digging holes in the garden is among the most commonly reported behavioral problems of dogs. It is also very disappointing to spend months on creating a beautiful flowerbed, just to discover a fresh hole in the middle of it. To make matters worse, dogs appear to have a natural willingness to dig on a freshly plowed soil. Made a new flowerbed or filled your dog’s yesterday’s pit? Expect to have some excavation in there.

Walking, running and even talking to your dog is the most effective way to calm her during the heat.
Dog Behavior / Dog Health

How to calm down a female dog in heat

Many things require your attention when caring for a dog in heat. Reducing her restlessness is among the hardest. We remember when our dog was in heat for the first time. It was driving her crazy. She was whining and crying most of the time, and it was hard to calm her down.

Lightning and thunder may be both beautiful and scary at the same time. The beauty, however, is not that much appreciated by cats. Photo of lightining in Insnsbruck by Martin L, CC.
Cat Behavior

What to do if your cat is afraid of thunderstorms

Thunder and lightning are scary! That’s a fact. The good news is that the storm will pass. Storms always do pass, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do something to comfort your cat during a thunderstorm.