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How to help a cat that is afraid of noiseRead more

How to help a cat that is afraid of noise

Cats instinctively have natural reactions to loud or unexpected noises, but some cats have an excessive fear of noise which leads to skittish behavior. Sometimes, that fear is so extreme that it affects a cat’s ability to enjoy daily life. In most cases, a fear of noises is caused by deep seeded insecurities and a lack of trust in humans. If your cat has a fear of noises, there are steps that you can take to foster a trusting relationship with your cat and methods that will help your cat to feel more secure in its environment. It takes time and patience, but eventually your cat will be able to overcome these fears.

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Aggression between CatsRead more

Aggression between Cats

Bringing a new cat into a home where there is already a cat, or cats, can cause some problems -- both passive and active aggression. Females will usually live peaceably with each other. However, if aggression and conflict rear their ugly heads in a household of formerly nonviolent female cats, it’s probably because one has reached the status of social maturity, which occurs at around four years of age. In addition, non-neutered males will aggressively compete for mates. When the cat is introduced to your other pets, the most typical behavior is active aggression -- the resident cat goes after the intruder, biting, hissing, and scratching. Some cats are very confident and will not back down, regardless of the size of the other cat. Also, very confident cats will often use passive aggression. In this case, a stare and a lowering of the head are all that are required to bring the other cat into submission.

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How to  stop cat spraying?Read more

How to stop cat spraying?

Urine marking is a primal urge, but if you have trained your cat to use the litter box, and it continues to mark the home or squat and urinate any place except the litter box, there may be something else going on. For example, the cat may not be satisfied with the litter box (i.e., its location or its environment) or it may have kidney stones, bladder stones, urinary crystals or feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is associated with painful urination. What is Cat Spray? Cat spray is inappropriate urination on objects or areas to mark territory. It can occur in any age, breed, or gender, and urine spraying is more common with males than in females. Spraying around doors or windows might be a marking response to the presence of a cat outside. Marking in the home may be a response to another cat, either in the home or outdoors. Also, due to competitive behaviors, the probability of urine spraying indoors is directly proportional to the number of cats in the household.

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Efficient litter training for your kittyRead more

Efficient litter training for your kitty

The most common reason a cat will not use its litter box... Because the litter box is dirty - from the cat's viewpoint, not yours. Cats often react to any type of stress by suddenly urinating or defecating outside the litter box. The stress may be caused by a new cat in the neighborhood; children home on vacation; too many cats in the house; your going away on vacation or a new piece of furniture. Urinary tract problems also cause cats to urinate in places other than the litter box. Any sudden change in elimination habits should be discussed with your veterinarian.

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Why cats hate waterRead more

Why cats hate water

Cats are notorious for hating water. Luckily, bathing a cat is rarely needed. But have you ever wondered why they hate water so much? There are probable behavioral and possibly biological reasons for this. Some cats actually like the water!

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Black cats: myths and scienceRead more

Black cats: myths and science

One of nature's prettiest sights is that of a sleek, shiny black cat with deep amber eyes. But as pretty as they are, they don't come without controversy, and it can be hard to decipher the difference between black cat myths and facts. One thing is certain, black cats stand out. They are sweet, smart, funny and affectionate.

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Is it OK to let the kitten sleep in my bed?Read more

Is it OK to let the kitten sleep in my bed?

Letting your kitten sleep in your bed might sound like a great way to snuggle and bond, but you and your kitty might be better off if he sleeps in his own bed. Snuggling with a kitten is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world. Kittens are sweet and cuddly and soft. I’m pretty sure that simply holding a kitten can help lower your blood pressure and reduce your stress level.

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Five stories about phantom petsRead more

Five stories about phantom pets

Do animals have spirits? Do they also become ghosts after they die as many people believe about humans? Perhaps yes. There are many instances, where humans have experienced or felt their pets, better to say apparition of them, long after they have gone to their heavenly abode. It is believed that owners with strong bond with their pets, who suffered great loss after their sudden death, are often approached by ghosts of their pets to remind them that they are alright wherever they are and not to worry about them. It can be a made up story and hypothetical theory, no one knows. Also there are many contradictory questions to it like can only animal pets return as ghosts or if even insects like mosquitoes can come back as phantom animals from the afterlife. Below is a countdown of stories that make you twitch in your seats and leave you baffled. Have a look.

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Cats of warRead more

Cats of war

War horses, war dogs, and even war pigeons are known through movies and books, but are you aware that there are also many famous cats in war?

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Help, my cat keeps chewing things!Read more

Help, my cat keeps chewing things!

Destructive chewing in cats is a behavior that is far easier to prevent than to correct. To prevent destructive chewing behaviors from developing, pet owners should provide their cats with a fun and stimulating environment, provide teething kittens with plenty of chewy toys, and address any obsessive compulsive chewing with medication and behavioral modification techniques.

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