How To: Stop A Cat From Peeing On Everything

There’s nothing like the smell of cat pee to make you drop everything to search for an answer. A cat that is peeing outside the litter box can do damage to both your house and your relationship with them. Finding a solution to get them back in the box, and quickly, is important.  Peeing outside … Read more

Stuck in a Chain: When the Behavior Just Keeps Happening

Does your cat continue to do the same unwanted behavior, even with repeated attempts to train them to do something different? Feel stuck in a loop you can’t seem to change? You might be experiencing a behavior chain! Your Cat is Training You! A behavior chain is a sequence of behaviors that leads to reinforcement … Read more

Unstacking Triggers: Reducing Stress to Resolve Behavior Issues

Behavior issues in cats are often rooted in stress. What does this mean? Something, or more likely things, are causing the cat to feel unsafe, frustrated, uncomfortable, painful, annoyed, or bored. Stress reduction may be necessary to resolve behavior problems. It may also be recommended by your veterinarian for health reasons. Why can tackling stress … Read more

Don’t Make Your Cat Ask: A Case For Routine Playtime

Play is an essential part of a cat’s life. It provides an outlet for energy, a way to build confidence and trust, and fills a natural need to hunt. Interactive play between you and your cat is typically the most valuable form of play you can provide.  However, there’s another layer to the story. Routine … Read more

Go Play on Your Own: Independent Play for Cats

The past few months have brought me many cat guardians looking for help with annoying or aggressive behaviors. There are many reasons for these behaviors, but typically one of my first recommendations is around increased play. Behavior problems in cats can often be tied to boredom or lack of outlets for necessary behaviors. The next … Read more