New Friends: The Art of Introducing Cats

Although generally thought of as solitary animals, cats can certainly enjoy the company of other cats.  The key is having appropriate expectations and creating the right first impression. Considerations for New Roommates You may not a have a choice about the cats you are trying to introduce.  If you are blending families or trying to … Read moreNew Friends: The Art of Introducing Cats

Starting on the Right Paw: First Days with a New Cat

You got a new cat! Congratulations! Start off on the right paw by making the most of your cat’s first days in your home. Whether you’ve welcomed home a kitten or an adult, a shy friend or a confident companion, a few steps will make the transition smoother and protect against future behavior problems. This … Read moreStarting on the Right Paw: First Days with a New Cat

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Pet Him?

It’s so common it’s almost a joke – the cat that you can pet exactly 3 times before “chomp”! Petting Aggression When cats go quickly from enjoying petting to swatting or biting, we call it “petting aggression” or “overstimulation”. This behavior is distinct to cats that have this love/hate relationship with petting. A cat that … Read moreWhy Does My Cat Bite Me When I Pet Him?

Resolutions Worth Keeping: Improve Your Cat’s Life in 2019

It’s that time of year again – New Year’s resolution season. Love them or hate them, resolutions let us identify the things we value and the ways we can bring more peace and happiness into our lives. Don’t worry though, I’d never suggest you should eat fewer brownies or go for a jog! This year, … Read moreResolutions Worth Keeping: Improve Your Cat’s Life in 2019

Is This Normal? Expectations for a New Cat

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 moreIs This Normal? Expectations for a New Cat

The Great Outdoors: Giving Your Cat Safe Outdoor Time

In urban and suburban areas of the US, the general recommendation is that cats live fully indoors. This is for their safety as while as in consideration of all of the other living beings in the area. However, in other countries around the world, it is considered inhumane to deny a cat outdoor access. So … Read moreThe Great Outdoors: Giving Your Cat Safe Outdoor Time

Growing Up Together: Cats and Toddlers

When a baby begins to move around, everything changes. Toddlers are grabby, loud, and move strangely. Your cat, who was perfectly content with a baby, may be wondering what alien creature in the house now. Take a few steps to keep the friendship on the right path now and avoid problems later. This is part … Read moreGrowing Up Together: Cats and Toddlers