All posts by: fwhyte

So you’ve got a new kitty! And she’s been in a separate room from the other felines, settling in. Everyone is eating normally, there is no more angst at the barrier.   Now we add some fun and interaction.  ...
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A new kitten can be an impulse acquisition. It’s not the wisest way to make this decision, but I’ve been there. As long as you understand this is a fifteen to twenty year commitment and that unexpected things can happen,...
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In a stable population, as long as each cat has a resting place, a hiding place, access to food and water and litter box facilities, I think the big limitations are your time and square footage. New kittens can always...
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Sometimes we see a cat because someone in the home noticed red urine. But there is a lot we can tell before urine looks abnormal to the eye. If your cat starts to urinate outside the litter box, prompt attention...
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Recent research has shown¬†that peeing outside the litter box, no matter the cause, can be improved by keeping the litter boxes really clean.   But what if there is a medical problem? Things such as urinary tract infections or crystals...
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If kitty suddenly starts missing the litter box, there are several things you can check about the facilities you’re offering.   Is the box big enough? It should be 2-3 times the length of kitty.   Is the litter acceptable?...
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One of the dreaded moments for a cat owner — kitty misses the box.   Cats are naturally fastidious creatures and will bury their waste if given the chance. And when they are outside, they prefer an easy-to-dig area.  ...
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I had an apostrophe catastrophe today. Does the play belong to the cat? How many cats? How much play?   Play is an important part of keeping cats healthy and happy. This is especially true for indoor cats. Play mimics...
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