Wouldn’t it be ‘convenient’ if your cat used the toilet? Imagine a world where indoor cats no longer need litter boxes and cat litter tracking through the house was a thing of the past. Instead, they squat over the toilet bowl meaning a quick flush is all it takes for you to get rid of their offering. Unfortunately this golden age may not be all that it’s cracked up to … [Read more...] about Should You Train Your Cat to Use the Toilet?
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What do you do when two cats that were firm pals, start to fight? Consider the following scenario: You hear yowling and screeching coming from the sun room. You rush in to find two best buddies with claws drawn going for each other’s throat. In fact, blood is shed and only with difficulty do you break up the fight. This deeply shocking experience upsets both cats and … [Read more...] about How to Deal with Redirected Aggression in Cats
Do you have a door darting cat that makes a dash for the open door at every opportunity? This dangerous behaviour can have an unhappy ending if kitty dashes out the door into the path of a car. Or alternatively the cat may slip out, lose her bearings, and get hopelessly lost. Both options are a cat guardian’s worst nightmare, and that’s without the increased risk of the cat … [Read more...] about How to Stop Door Darting Behaviour in Cats
If you thought training was only for dogs, then think again, because cats are trainable too. The Secret to Training Cats The secret to training cats isn’t really a secret at all, but about thinking like a cat. We love our feline friends for their independent spirit and how they do what they want. And there we have the key right there: You have to motivate your cat so that she … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Can Train Your Cat to Do
A beautiful velvet-soft cat sits blinking, sleepy-eyed on the sofa. Her coat is so invitingly sateen and her look so relaxed that you can’t help but reach out and stroke her. But ten seconds later, out of the blue, she undergoes a personality change and lashes out, badly scratching your hand. At some point in our lives we’ve all met a cat like this. It might be our own cat … [Read more...] about How to Stop Your Cat Biting and Scratching During Play
Have you heard the expression: “As hard as herding cats”? This sums up so much about what we love about our feline friends, such as knowing their own minds and refusing to run with the crowd. But doesn’t this imply cats are difficult to train? Well, yes and no. If you try to impose your will on a cat you’ll get nowhere fast. But if you work with your cat’s psyche … [Read more...] about Top 10 Training Tips for Kittens
You see a cat in the corner of the yard. She is hunched up, head lowered, whiskers flat against her muzzle, looking directly at you with dilated pupils. You want to pet her, but then you notice the tip of her tail is swishing from side to side. What should your next move be? Should you go ahead and pet her, or is it best to back off? If you read her body language right, … [Read more...] about How To Read Your Cat’s Body Language
According to the ‘Law of Cats’: The more cats you own, the more likely they are to fight. This might seem unduly pessimistic, but the truth is cats are generally solitary creatures with social tendencies. Most cats are happy as loners – they enjoy being the only-cat and demanding affection on their terms. Why Cats Don’t Fight The independent nature of cats can … [Read more...] about How to Stop Cat Fights in Your Home
Earlier this week when I was driving home from a shopping trip there was a ute (pick-up truck) in front of me with a medium sized mixed-breed black dog unsecured in the back. We were both travelling at around 60 kms (37 miles) per hour and the dog ahead was happily darting from the left to the right side of the truck, with his ears flapping in the breeze. A … [Read more...] about Secrets to Successful Car Travel With Cats
Whether your cat’s tail is long, skinny and jet black or short, fluffy and ginger, it’s an amazing and fascinating thing. Not just for tickling your nose as part of her morning wake up call, it’s made up of lots of small bones (about 10% of the total amount of bones in her entire body), along with muscles, nerves and ligaments that all help to make it so fantastically mobile … [Read more...] about Tail Talk – Your Cat’s Tail and Why it’s Important