Behavioral Problems

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Behavioral Problems

10 Bad Cat Behaviors (and What They Mean)

It is common for pet cats to exhibit bad behavior at some point in their life. However, sometimes what looks like a behavioral issue could indicate that something is not right – whether it is related to your cat’s behavior, environment or physical and mental health. Understanding different cat behavior types can help you get to the root of many feline issues. A combination of education and intuition is all that is needed to correct […]

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My Cat Swallowed String – What Should I Do?

Cats love to play with string. Many toys and games involve string or thread. This appeals to a cat’s hunting instincts using play, without putting human fingers at risk. Swallowing string has health consequences. There are many variables, depending on what string your cat ate and how much. This guide will discuss how to help your cat to recover. What Will a Vet Do for a Cat That Has Swallowed String? The priority will be […]

cat suddenly sleeping in litter box
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How Do I Stop My Elderly Cat Sleeping in the Litter Box?

Cats are known for their unusual behavior. Considering the time that cats spend in keeping themselves clean, it can be confusing for an owner to see their cat sleeping in the litter box. If you notice your cat resting in its litter box regularly, it may be time to determine the cause. In most cases, cats tend to seek refuge in their litter box because it smells like them and provides comfort, even if it […]

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

It’s a common sight to find a cat hunched over and cleaning its bottom. Felines have no love for being unclean. They are likely to bathe themselves every time they use their litter tray, but sometimes they stop doing it for some reason. Cats not cleaning their bottoms is not only concerning, but it’s also dangerous. Cat feces contains many harmful toxins. This guide will explain what to do when your pet loses the ability […]

How to Litter Train an Older Cat
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How to Litter Train an Older Cat

Toilet training is something that many cat owners take for granted. Even rescue cats often know how to use a litter tray, having copied their mothers. Some felines may not have experienced this essential socialization, though. Even older cats may need to be toilet trained from scratch, or they will defecate outside of their litter trays. Sadly, some cats are stray or feral. This means they never received the socialization required to become a pet. Sometimes, […]

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

Cats can fight with each other for many reasons. By far the most popular source of disagreement, however, is the territory. Cats are very protective of what they consider to be theirs, including terrain. The result will be constant squabbling, and physical battles between cats. Fighting over territory comes naturally to felines. This doesn’t mean that we should encourage it, though. Read on to learn why cats behave in such a way, and how to […]