The bond between cat and pet parent is a wonderful thing, but what happens if it goes a step too far? Like dogs, cats can suffer from separation anxiety if they become over-attached to a human family member or even another companion animal. So, what should you do if your cat has separation anxiety? When Separation Anxiety Occurs Separation anxiety in cats most commonly … [Read more...] about How to Deal With Separation Anxiety in Cats
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It’s common knowledge that dogs have pack structures and social hierarchies, but what about cats? Consider a group of big cats, such as lions, and how they live in the wild, ‘The Lion King’, anyone? Domestic cat families are no different. Although cats have individual personalities and social graces, and some cats seem to prefer a solitary lifestyle, you’ll certainly be able to … [Read more...] about Who’s the Boss? Cat Family Hierarchies
The domestic cat as we know him today is believed to be a descendant of African wild cats, and with the big cats such as lions and tigers often exhibiting similar behaviour to our beloved pets, it’s time to ask just how close is the link between them? In 2013, a scientific study discovered that tigers and domestic cats share over 95% of the same genes. Cats remain very close … [Read more...] about What Traits Have Domestic Cats Inherited From Wild Cats?
The classic view of cats is that they’re fiercely independent, and do what they want, when they want. Dog training? Why of course, but talk about training cats and people tend to look at you like you’re mad. Training cats is possible however; you just need patience and the right kind of motivation. Unlike a dog, cats won’t work simply for praise, you’ll need to be more cunning … [Read more...] about Clicker Training For Cats in 3 Easy Steps
Calling a cat ‘aggressive’ can seem a little harsh, as very few cats are naturally aggressive or bad tempered. If your cat is displaying aggressive behaviour, it’s important to understand what’s motivating this behaviour, so that you can figure out how best to deal with it. Below are some of the most common causes of aggression in cats. Pain-Induced … [Read more...] about Understanding Common Causes of Aggression in Cats
When it comes to pets chewing things they shouldn’t, it’s usually dogs that come to mind, but cats are just as likely to demonstrate destructive chewing behaviour. There are a number of reasons why cats chew things they shouldn’t, and not only is it destructive it can be extremely harmful. So what causes destructive chewing behaviour in cats, and how can you stop it? What … [Read more...] about Why Cats Chew Things and How to Stop Destructive Chewing Behaviour
Cats are fastidiously clean by nature, and most are fussy about their toilets – it’s therefore important to understand the litter tray essentials to help you train your cat to toilet in the right place and avoid accidents. Litter Tray Basics Location. Your cat obviously won’t want to go to the toilet near his sleeping or eating areas, and he’ll appreciate a bit of peace … [Read more...] about How to Litter Train Your Cat
You’re sure you put that hair tie down somewhere, but now you can’t seem to find it. You turn your back on your dinner plate for a minute and there’s suddenly less food on it. You always seem to have one sock missing from a pair, where do they all go? If this sounds familiar, you may have a cunning cat burglar in the house. Why do cats steal things? How can I stop … [Read more...] about Kleptomaniac Kitties: Cats That Steal
One minute you’re stroking a contented, purring cat alongside you, and the next minute your cat’s teeth are in your hand or arm. We’ve all experienced this puzzling phenomenon at some point, so what exactly does it mean? The good news is that it doesn’t mean your kitty is a psycho-cat; it’s actually perfectly natural behaviour. As long as you learn what triggers your cat to … [Read more...] about How to Stop Biting Behaviour in Cats
If your cat seems to constantly want your attention, and does crazy things to make sure he gets it, you may think that it’s simply a cute sign of his affection for you. A cat that displays some attention-seeking behaviour isn’t necessarily a problem, but it can soon move from cute, to annoying, to a serious problem, and may even indicate a medical issue. It’s essential to work … [Read more...] about What to do When Your Cat Demands Attention