Posts filed under: Cats

Sometimes stress and fear are obvious in our feline friends. But sometimes the signs of stress and fear are more subtle, because the cat is hiding.   There is a promising new study on a supplement that may help reduce fear and...
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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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