Behavioral Problems

will my cats ever get along?
Behavioral Problems

How Long Does it Take for Cats to Get Along?

Cats can be notoriously prickly when asked to share space. So, introducing a new cat to a home can be a very difficult process. It will be some time before the two cats accept each other and develop a bond of friendship. It can take up to a year for cats to get along. It depends on personality compatibility, and the work you put into encouraging a bond. Cats of similar temperaments and ages will […]

why do cats lick each other then hit each other?
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Why Do Cats Groom Each Other and Then Fight?

Cats groom each other when they have bonded together. This means that they are very comfortable in each other’s company, so you’ll often see one cat licking the other’s face and ears. To your surprise, something happens suddenly and the fur starts flying. Your two friendly cats are now fighting. It is extremely rare for two cats who genuinely dislike each other to perform social grooming. The aggressive play includes kicking, pawing, rolling around, and […]

how to prevent cat scratching the carpet
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How to Stop Cats from Scratching Carpet on Stairs

Cats scratch to mark territory and keep their claws sharp. Carpeted stairs are a great place for this instinctual activity. Unlike other parts of the house, stairs have not been claimed by human occupants. Train your cat out of scratching the staircase carpet. This involves providing alternative scratching surfaces, such as cat trees and posts. Teach your cat that scratching is fine, but only on appropriate surfaces. Do not tear the carpet up from your […]

Cat Not Cleaning Bum Properly
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Cat Not Cleaning Bum Properly – What Should I Do?

If your cat is unable or unwilling to clean its bum, clear any lingering feces immediately. Ignoring a dirty bottom increases the risk of toxoplasmosis. Wipe away any fresh poop from your cat’s bum with wet wipes. Trim dry, clinging feces from the fur with scissors. Once done, you need to work out why your cat is not cleaning its bottom. Chronic diarrhea, arthritis, obesity, and issues with the anal glands can all make life […]

How to Stop Cats Fighting Over Territory
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How to Stop Cats Fighting Over Territory

Territorial aggression in cats is commonly caused by not neutering or spaying, or a lack of socialization when cats are young. Of course, some cat combinations just don’t get along well. The good news is that there are ways to stop territorial cats from fighting with each other. Reduce territorial fighting by spaying or neutering your cat if it is still intact. Cats are more dominant and protective of their turf when their hormones are […]

why is my cat bringing me things?
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Why Does My Cat Bring Me Toys and Meow?

Playtime is part of a daily routine for most cats. Your cat will relish the chance to interact with you in this way. Some cats are also content to play with smaller toys alone. Your cat may approach you with its favorite toy and meow, seeking your immediate attention. Your cat may just be sharing its toy or presenting it as a trophy. Play with toys replicates the hunting experience for cats, so your cat […]