Behavioral Problems

Cat Not Cleaning Bum Properly
Behavioral Problems

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  want to remain clean. They are likely to bathe every time they use their litter tray, but sometimes they stop doing so for some reason. If your cat is not cleaning itself, it’s likely to be because it’s no longer able to do so. This may be due to stiff joints, excessive weight, or a medical concern. Clean its bottom […]

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. Don’t use a covered litter box, as this may intimidate a cat that’s unfamiliar with the process. Use an unscented […]

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 is territory. Cats are very protective of what they consider to be theirs, including terrain. The result will be constant squabbling, and physical battles between rival local cats. Spaying and neutering are helpful. This will stop cats attempting to impress potential mates with displays of strength and dominance. Beyond this, always separate fighting cats quickly. Fighting over territory […]

will my cats ever get along?
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How Long Does it Take for Cats to Get Along?

Owning multiple cats is undoubtedly rewarding, but it can come with challenges. Cats can sometimes be just as moody with each other as they are with humans. This means that bringing two or more cats into a home can result in fighting and aggression. It takes a minimum of eight months for a feline friendship to develop. This does not mean that the two cats will be firm friends after this time. They may just […]

cat is very jumpy and nervous
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Why is My Cat So Scared of Everything All of a Sudden?

It can be very concerning when a cat undergoes a sudden change in behavior. A placid cat that becomes aggressive can frighten its owners. A brave and independent feline that suddenly appears racked with anxiety is almost as concerning. The most likely explanation for sudden fear is that your cat’s routine has changed in some way. New people, pets, or locations can play havoc with a feline’s sense of structure and security. It’s also possible […]

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

If your cat spends a lot of time indoors, you’ve probably noticed some damage to your carpets, drapes, or furniture. Cats who venture outside can find trees and fences to sharpen their claws on, but even outdoor cats will scratch the carpet from time-to-time. Cats scratch in order to sharpen their claws, mark their territory and exercise their limbs. Studies have shown that shouting at your cat is not an effective deterrent because cats need […]