Curling up with a cat for a cuddle is a wonderful part of any day. You probably think you know how your cat likes to be pet and cuddled but would you listen if they tried to tell you something different? How often do you ask them what they want? Listening to and respecting your … Read more Kitty Cuddles: What Does Your Cat Like?
Does it matter if your cat really likes their box, as long as they are using it? With all of the litter box products and marketing out there, how can you tell what’s right for your cat? How about letting your cat tell you what they prefer? The right litter box setup can prevent and … Read more The “Perfect” Litter Box
Confession time: I can be kind of lazy! When I train cats (or any animals), I prefer to get the most out of my time in the easiest way. That’s one of the reasons I’m all about rewards-based training! Rewards-based training (teaching an animal by creating positive consequences for desirable behavior) has many major benefits. … Read more A Very Rewarding Training Method
“How to Deal with an Alpha Cat” “Fixing Your Alpha Cat’s Behavior” “Taming your Alpha Cat” The internet is full of articles meant to help you deal with your “alpha” cat. Unfortunately, much of this advice misses an important point: actually identifying the root of the problem. What is an “alpha” cat and is there … Read more Do You Have an Alpha Cat?
It’s a question every cat owner has asked at some point: why does my cat do [that thing]? Sometimes it’s with a laugh when the cat is doing something funny or weird (and there are so many cat behaviors that fall into this category!) but sometimes it’s a serious question. Why does my cat pee … Read more Why Does My Cat…?
It’s spring and that means prom season! But not all teenagers are donning dresses and taking pictures. If you have a feline teenager, they may be terrorizing your household instead. Cats have a much longer adolescent (or teenage) phase than most people realize and it can affect them, and those around them, in many ways. … Read more Living with Teenagers: The Joys and Challenges of Adolescent Cats
You are so excited to bring home your new cat. You’ve been looking for just the right companion for a while and today is the day! But your new cat immediately hides under the sofa and won’t come out. What gives? Did you just make a huge mistake? Who Are Your Calling Feral? Working at … Read more Is This Normal? Expectations for a New Cat
You may have heard of the famous experiment where a scientist trained a group of dogs to drool when they heard a bell ring. But do you know what that experiment was really about? And do you know how this knowledge can change your cat’s behavior? A Brief History of Drooling Dogs Ivan Pavlov was … Read more Why You Should Care About Drooling Dogs
It’s pretty obvious when your cats are fighting and the fur is flying. But cat conflict can be subtle so how do you know when trouble is brewing? A Quick Reference Guide For Identifying Problems As with any individuals who aren’t ourselves, it can be very difficult to get inside the minds of your cats. … Read more Are Your Cats Really Getting Along?