Cats and Their Litter Boxes- The best thing about cats is that they don’t need to be potty-trained. Relieving themselves in soft, loose material and burying their waste is an innate behavior, so even young kittens know what to do without being shown. All you have to do is provide an acceptable place for the cat to do her … Continue reading "Cats and Their Litter Boxes"
Fear Aggression in Dogs-Dog fear aggression is the direct result of a dog’s fear. Just like their human counterparts, dogs have the ability to fear and can develop phobias towards certain elements. This is typically the case with dogs that have a history of abuse or neglect, but keep in mind that any dog can develop a fear. … Continue reading "Fear Aggression in Dogs"
Resolving Cat Behavior Issues-The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has prepared an extraordinary compilation of information on cat behavior counseling. If you’re having any behavior issues with your cat, please check out the guide and see if you can resolve the problem. Hopefully this will help keep more cats in their homes! Click here to check … Continue reading "Resolving Cat Behavior Issues"
Teaching Your Cat to Use a Scratching Post-Cats scratch on things for two reasons: to shed their claws and to mark their territory. To save your furniture from damage, you should provide your cat with a scratching post or two and teach him/her how to use it.
Urine Marking (Spraying) in Cats-Urine marking (spraying) is a normal feline behavior that is quite unacceptable in the human household. Cats urine mark primarily to advertise their presence to other cats and to establish and maintain territories. The most common triggers for urine marking include a new cat in the household, free-roaming cats outside, or social conflict between family … Continue reading "Urine Marking (Spraying) in Cats"
Why Do Cats Knead?-Cats are interesting creatures, with many traits and behaviors that are easily recognized as being uniquely feline-the way they curl up tightly to take a nap, for example, or their characteristic grooming rituals after enjoying a meal.