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. Here are some common reasons that cats avoid their litter … [Read more...] about Why your cat is not using a litter box
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. What does it mean for you? Well, there are … [Read more...] about Seven tips for owners of older cats
Do you love it when your cat comes to you and sniffs your nose in a greeting? But what if they turn a back on you and stick their 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. This weird behavior comes from the … [Read more...] about Why does your cat stick his butt right in your face?
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. Most cat owners will agree that you only need to … [Read more...] about Why do cats love boxes and tight places so much?
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. Or is there? In this article, you will learn how to stop your cat … [Read more...] about How to stop your cat from stealing dog food
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. But, as we all know, old age doesn’t come alone. The issues that affect elderly people, such as … [Read more...] about How old age affects your cat’s behavior
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? Do people believe this? Why cats and not other animals? Why exactly nine lives? Today, most people know it, but if anyone still asks: cats have only one life. When it is spent, the cat dies for good. With that cleared up we can now freely … [Read more...] about Why do cats have 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. With a varying degree of success, music therapy is widely used for humans: starting from the ability to alleviate stress and increase work productivity and ending with the treatment of serious … [Read more...] about Can you use music therapy on dogs and cats?
The largest motivation in animal training, no doubt, is food. Food rewards have achieved seemingly impossible results—teaching pigeons to play table tennis, crows to pick locks using tools, and cats to come when called. It is no secret that cats are less responsive to rewards for learning dubious tasks, which is understandable, if you consider their hunting methods—their … [Read more...] about What treats to use in cat training
Regardless of the reasons why you have decided that, instead of staying safely indoors, your cat will be allowed to roam outside, you might still be concerned about his or her wellbeing, health and safety. In this article you will learn eight things to keep in mind when letting a cat outside. Feed your cat on a schedule. First, it gives you control over when your cat … [Read more...] about Seven tips for outdoor cat owners