Is your cat threatened by your toddler? Many believe toddlers are vulnerable ones who must be protected from claws of aggressive house cats. However, it's not uncommon when tables are turned, and the cat becomes in need for help. Remember a TV film "Shrek the Halls"? When Puss in Boots arrived to Shrek's house, he spotted three ogre kids and declared: "Okay, I will assume … [Read more...] about How to save your cat from your toddler
Have you ever tried to keep your cat out of a single room without closing the door? Even if you close AND lock the doors, your cat's scratching and meowing at them may become unbearable pretty soon. But it is possible to keep a cat out of a room. The most popular room from which to exclude cats is, no doubt, the bedroom. People don’t want cats bothering them during … [Read more...] about How to easily keep a cat out of a room
In he wild, hunting is essential to survival in any species eating meat, including cats. If the cat would not hunt, it would starve to death. However, in the household environment, cats receive their food from humans. But, if you do let your cat outside, you will know, he still hunts, no matter how well fed he is. So why does this happen? Hunting is an innate behavior of … [Read more...] about Why cats still hunt even if they receive food from you?
What happens when you reach for a pet carrier and place it in the room right before getting your cat in it? It's highly likely he is now under the bed. In this article we are going to, first, explain why cats are afraid of pet carriers, and, more importantly, what can you do to make your cat's fright go away. Your cat does not hate pet carrier - it's the places you take him … [Read more...] about Why your cat hates his pet carrier?
A twitter follower recently tweeted to Māris that his cat constantly claws and lifts the carpet, and asked if there is something to do about it. Since twitter medium is too short for such a comprehensive topic, we will try to provide an answer here, and hopefully, this article will be a good help for anyone else, who's cat is clawing the carpet or any piece of furniture. We … [Read more...] about How to stop your cat from clawing carpet?
In our recent newsletter, we talked to our readers about introducing cats. One of your responses led us to a question, whether it is necessary to feed cats together or separately? No matter if you just want to know if it's okay that your cats eat in a separate room, should each of them have his own plate or do you need to force your cats to eat together, you will find your … [Read more...] about Do cats share food or should you feed your cats separately?
One of the scariest vocalizations made by cats is hissing. Sometimes, if you enter an empty room and hear a sudden hiss, skin or your neck may crawl. It's that horrifying for a good cause and very well relates to the reason why cats hiss in the first place. But have you ever got angry at your cat just because he hisses at you? It comes naturally because we tend to … [Read more...] about Why hiss of a cat makes your skin crawl?
Depending on the part of the world, some ten to 20 years ago, seeing a cat on a leash would undoubtedly cause an amaze and videos uploaded on YouTube (if there were one back then) with a title "Dogcat" or similar. Nowadays, however, seeing a cat on a leash is not so strange (well, it actually is here, where we live), while, on some occasions, cat owners might wonder is it … [Read more...] about Isn’t it dumb to walk a cat on a leash?
When a cat is reported to urinate outside the litter box, the solution includes a decent amount of investigation, as there may be many causes of inappropriate elimination in cats. However, the task becomes even more advanced, if the inappropriate elimination is confused with an urine spraying, which is totally different behavior of a cat and require different solutions. In … [Read more...] about How to know if your cat has trouble finding the litter box, or is he marking territory?
In many cases, the only reason for neutering a male cat is to stop the urine marking. However, sometimes owner may be left disappointed if it's long since the surgery is forgotten, but the spraying still remains. Let's take a look how soon will a cat stop spraying after being neutered Urine spraying, in most cases, indeed is induced by a hormone called testosterone, which is … [Read more...] about How soon will a cat stop spraying after being neutered?