Behavioral Problems

do cats understand punishment?
Behavioral Problems

How Do You Discipline a Cat?

Cats have many great qualities, but some of their behaviors are undesirable. It’s quite common for cats to scratch the carpet, jump on kitchen counters, or urinate outside of the litter box. Many cases of bad behavior occur because the cat is expressing a natural feline instinct. Instead of punishing your cat, find alternative ways for your cat to express itself. Reinforce this new behavior with treats and affection. Behavioral modifications should be mutually beneficial. […]

why is my cat so affectionate towards me?
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Get in Your Face While You Sleep?

If you have a cat, you’ll be used to sacrificing personal space during the day and while you sleep. Many pet owners have always wanted to know why their cat wants to go to sleep on your face. Surely it’s uncomfortable for your cat, and it’s definitely not comfortable for you. It’s primarily for safety reasons. Unlike your body, which tosses and turns during the night, your head remains relatively still. Your cat doesn’t need […]

cat manipulation techniques
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How Cats Manipulate Humans

It’s no secret that cats use clever manipulation techniques. Felines are sneaky and crafty, and always find a way to get what they want from humans. You are a cat’s facilities manager. Even the sweetest, most domesticated housecat will be keen to remind you who is in control. Meowing is the most common way for cats to get a reaction. Felines do not meow at each other, reserving the sound for humans. Cats have mastered […]

How to deal with a demanding cat
Behavioral Problems

How to Deal With a Demanding Cat

A cat that needs constant attention and affection can quickly become overwhelming. We all love our pets, but also live busy lives. It can feel impossible to accommodate a difficult cat’s expectations while also fulfilling other work-related and family responsibilities. Discourage your cat’s begging for attention by not reacting to her tactics. Cat training involves rewarding the behaviors you like and ignoring the behaviors that you dislike. If this desire for attention seems to have […]

stop my cat from chewing cords
Behavioral Problems

How to Get Your Cat to Stop Biting Cords

If your cat won’t stop chewing cords, then her health is in real danger. Electrical cords carry live currents that will eventually shock your cat, so electrocution is a possibility. The most effective way to prevent your cat from chewing cords is to cover them with another material. Even the most determined cat cannot chew through wires that she cannot access. Alternatively, apply a strong scent to the wires to deter your cat. It’s vital […]

cat doesn't retract claws
Behavioral Problems

How to Teach a Cat to Retract Claws

When your cat’s claws are always out, your relationship with your pet can be compromised. Feline claws are sharp and dangerous, and must be kept to themselves wherever possible. If your cat’s claws don’t retract, you’ll need to take action to address this problem. A cat will learn to retract its claws when you cease to engage in any playtime that involves the use of claws. Cats need firm, clear boundaries. If you cease attention […]