A cat not using its litter box is among the most commonly reported cat behavioral problems. The good news is that in most cases the problem is easy to fix. It is often only necessary to identify and resolve the cause of the problem: additional training or re-training to use the litter box is rarely necessary.
Do you have an older cat in your household? Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, a 15+ year-old cat is no longer a rarity. That being said, cats can be considered seniors as early as seven years of age; in fact, wild cats rarely live that long. The result is that a cat may spend more than half of his lifetime as a senior, and there are a few things to keep in mind when you share a home with a senior cat
Do you hate it when your cat comes to you, sniffs your nose in greeting, then turns his back on you and sticks his butt right in your face? Is that impolite or what? Well, actually, it is extremely polite and shows the great respect and trust he has in you. Not all cat owners are lucky enough to get such appreciation.
Not all cats like boxes. In fact, only two of our three cats like boxes; the third one is ecstatic about them! He would sit in a box of any size. In addition to large boxes, he also dives into the smallest boxes he can squeeze a few parts of his body into, or he may sit “inside” a box cover with sides only a couple inches tall. But what is about boxes that draws cats to them? Let’s find out.
Is your cat snatching kibbles out of your dog’s food bowl? You are not alone. Stealing is a common behavior problem reported by cat owners, and, if your dog happens to be a lazy “I don’t give a bark” guard, then nothing is there to stop your cat from grabbing some extra bites at the expense of your pooch.
Do cats dream? Most pet parents will swear that their cats definitely do. They have seen their pets’ paws twitching while they sleep, so what else could it be if not a dream?
Even though some animals can go with extremely little sleep, all known species on the planet (including plants) need it. Among all pets, cats are known for being very sleepy. And indeed they are.
How old is an old cat? It’s a relative measure, but in general, most pet cats are considered seniors when they reach seven to nine years old. Since a well-cared-for house cat can live up to 20 years or more, a cat can spend more than half its lifetime in its golden years.
When you ask why cats have nine lives, it isn’t really a single question, but a series of them. Do cats indeed have nine lives? Why do people believe this? Why cats and not other animals? Why exactly nine lives?
Since the early recognition that sound can influence human moods and health, people have wondered whether music therapy can be effective on pets, in particular on dogs and cats. Let’s find out.