Sunday, September 23, 2018

cats poop outside the litterbox

When cats poop outside the litterbox

The “other” litterbox problem – causes and solutions. Urinating outside the litterbox is a fairly common issue in cats, so it gets the most attention....
kitten

Adopting a kitten into a senior cat household

Cats can get set in their ways. And the older they are, the truer this becomes. If you have an older cat, and are...
cats knocking things down

Why do cats knock things off shelves?

Anyone who has cats has seen them jump on a shelf, desk or table, only to start methodically knocking everything onto the floor. From...
naughty cat

Is your cat being naughty?

Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax any cat back to good behavior. Biting, scratching or hissing -- is your kitty misbehaving?...
understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Understanding anxiety and aggression in dogs and cats

Why are anxiety and aggression so common in dogs and cats, and how can they be resolved? About three years ago, our Irish setter Coral...
Choosing the right cat litter

Choosing the right cat litter

If your kitty is snubbing her tray, she may not like the cat litter you're using. Find out what to avoid and look for...
Make your own cat harness

Make your own cat harness

Soft, stylish and safe, this colorful DIY cat harness is the cat’s meow! Now that spring’s here, your kitty may want to go outside to...
Welcome to kitten kindergarten

Welcome to kitten kindergarten

Kitten kindergarten is a way to put an end to undesirable traits like unsociability or aggression and ensure a happy, well-adjusted kitten. We’ve all heard about...
How to handle cat fights

How to handle cat fights

When my two kitties kept getting into cat fights, I tried everything to solve the problem. The solution? I let them work out their...
How to toilet train your cat

How to toilet train your cat

Is it truly possible to toilet train your feline companion? Yes...as long as you use the right approach and have plenty of patience. Imagine not...
Solutions for your cat's annoying behaviors

Solutions for your cat’s annoying behaviors

It’s natural for cats to engage in these annoying behaviors, but they’re not ideal in a home environment. Here’s how to discourage and redirect...
acupressure

Acupressure for your new cat

Introducing a new cat to your feline household can rub everyone’s fur the wrong way. Acupressure helps ease the tension between your kitties. Cats are...
Take your cat on a bike ride!

Take your cat on a bike ride!

Meet Nymbus, the bicycle-riding cat. Learn how I trained him to safely enjoy bike rides, and how you can do the same with your...
Mentally stimulating dog toys

Mentally stimulating dog toys

This innovative company combines food and fun into mentally stimulating dog toys that prevent boredom and enrich his environment. If you’ve ever come to home...
Animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick

Animal communicator Sonya Fitzpatrick

An animal communicator to the stars who also has her own TV and radio shows, “pet psychic” Sonya Fitzpatrick has been conversing with critters...
Flying with felines

Flying with felines

Flying somewhere this holiday season? If your cat is going too, these tips will help him stay safe and comfortable. If you're flying somewhere this...
Should you buy a pet stroller for your cat?

Should you buy a pet stroller for your cat?

A pet stroller can be a perfect way to give your kitty some fresh air and a change of scenery. When I take my cats for...
Animal fireworks safety

Animal fireworks safety

Fireworks are fun for us, but they can terrify dogs and cats. The explosions of noise and light can be a genuine source of...
All about animal behaviorists

All about animal behaviorists

You’ve heard of animal behaviorists, but what exactly are they and what do they do? Most importantly, how can they help your animal companion? There...
Scratching posts for cats

Scratching posts for cats

“I can’t keep my cat from scratching the furniture,” one of my friends complained to me the other day. “My sofa’s in shreds. Do...
How to photograph your pets

How to photograph your pets

Cats and dogs are among the trickiest photography subjects. They squirm, protest, and look away right before the shutter clicks. Here's a few tips...

Cat training — an interview with animal behaviorist Bash Dibra

Cat training is a tricky business. To learn more about how to overcome this difficult challenge, we spoke to animal behaviorist Bash Dibra. My friend Sharon...