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 more New 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 more Starting 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 more Why Does My Cat Bite Me When I Pet Him?

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 more The Great Outdoors: Giving Your Cat Safe Outdoor Time