Urine spraying is a common behavioural problem, which isn’t limited to un-neutered male cats. It’s a natural feline behaviour in both male and female cats, and can be caused by a variety of factors. If you’re having problems with your cat spraying indoors it’s important to understand the cause of the problem, so that you can take steps to put a stop to it. What is … [Read more...] about How to Stop Cat Spraying Behaviour
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You probably already know whether or not your cat goes crazy for catnip, but if you haven’t yet experienced the joy of watching your cat get high on catnip, then now could be the time to experiment. Although many people refer to it as a ‘drug’ for cats, you can be rest assured that it’s neither addictive nor harmful. If you’re still not sure, here’s the lowdown on catnip, its … [Read more...] about Why Cats Go Crazy for Catnip
Keeping your cat indoors protects them from road traffic and other dangers and keeps bird and wildlife safe, but what should you do if your cat seems to yearn for the great outdoors? Leash training is the perfect way for your cat to explore the outside world in safety; simply follow these five steps for leash training and your cat can have the best of both worlds. The … [Read more...] about Train Your Cat to Walk on a Leash in 5 Easy Steps
Unlike dogs, which are demonstrative in showing their love and affection, cats can be a little more stand-offish which makes them much harder to read. Not all cats will pose for a photo shoot with a declaration of their love and a back-drop of heart-shaped cushions. So, how do you know if your cat really loves you? Head Butting When your cat rubs his face … [Read more...] about 10 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Cat Loves You
How many times have you bought your cat a new toy or invested in a scratching post or cat tree, only to find that they are much more interested in the box that it came in? Cats of all ages love empty cardboard boxes and it doesn’t matter what size or shape they are. So, what is it that makes cardboard boxes so attractive? CARDBOARD BOXES... Provide a sense of security … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Love Cardboard Boxes?
Does your cat like to jump up on your lap and head-butt you? Often accompanied by loud purring, this act of rubbing or nudging their face against your cheek or chin is referred to as ‘bunting’ and is your cat’s way of communicating with you and showing affection. Cats communicate in a number of ways – by talking to you (vocalisation), via body language and by scent. … [Read more...] about Bunting – the Purrfect Compliment
Unlike dogs who love to go for a ride in the car, most cats do not enjoy car travel and would far rather stay at home in their own environment. It doesn’t help that many cats associate a ride in the car with unpleasant activities such as going to the vet, the grooming salon or being left at the boarding cattery whilst you go on holiday. Here are a few tips to help make car … [Read more...] about Car Travel With Cats – Tips & Advice
Cats have a complex and varied range of sounds which they communicate with, although most of this chatting is reserved for their owners and they rarely ‘talk’ to other cats. Oriental breeds such as Siamese are usually more talkative than other cats, although any cat can become a chatter-box. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common sounds a cat makes: Meow – The … [Read more...] about Cat Speak 101 – Understanding What Your Cat is Saying
Have you ever wondered why cats knead, or what you can do to make it less uncomfortable when they're kneading your lap? What is kneading? Kneading is a natural instinct for cats – it’s when they rhythmically alternate their paws, pushing one and then the other against a soft object such as your lap. All cats knead slightly differently, some don’t retract their claws at … [Read more...] about Why Do Cats Knead?
Have you ever wondered why your cat likes to suck your wool blanket or favourite mohair jumper and how you can discourage this behaviour? Surprising enough, wool sucking is relatively common amongst cats. Felines with a tendency towards this behaviour usually prefer to suck on items such as wool blankets and jumpers but some will suckle another cat’s tail, or their own paw. … [Read more...] about Understanding Wool Sucking Behaviour in Cats