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Vala Faye
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My passion in life has always been communication and understanding, which lead me to pursue a Masters in Translation and later on my studies on animal behavior - in particular cats but also rabbits. As a trained cat behaviorist, I concern myself for the most part with helping cat owners strengthen their bonds with their feline friends by dispelling any and all misunderstandings and addressing problematic behavior on both sides. 
Combining my passion for languages and psychology, I've taken to writing articles in an attempt to help any cat owner on their way to understanding and perhaps even experiencing the way their beloved pet views the world. From there on, practical solutions  can be negotiated and new appreciation between owner and pet can be found.
As an aspiring freelance writer, I'm certainly open to the opportunity of writing commissioned articles, so do feel free to contact me on here.
Though I focus at the moment on cat behavior articles due to the vastness of the subject, some other potential subjects include rabbit behavior, human psychology, relationships, fairy tales, and so on.
You can of course find me and my work on Facebook, Twittter and Pinterest.
Lastly, you can hire me through Fiverr to answer questions on cats as a virtual Cat Behaviorist.

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Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Cat Communication: Recognizing The 7 Levels Of Stress In Your Cat

Scientists have developed a cat stress test with 7 scores which allow you to gauge what level your cat currently is at. This can be pivotal in recognising just what your animal is going through, what is causing it and whether or not this is the result of acute stress or chronic stress in terms of addressing the source.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Raising Kittens: The Importance Of Play

There are three different types of playtime that each kitten needs to experience in order to grow into a well-balanced adult. And as a concerned owner, it is important to expose them to these experiences in the right stage of their development to avoid behavioural issues such as aggression and depression later in life.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
How To Get Your Cat To Shut Up During The Night

Nothing can drive you more up the wall than a cat wailing at you during the night. Why do they do that? And more importantly - how do you get them to shut up? Before you toss out the cat along with your sanity, grit your teeth for 2-3 weeks of behavioral bootcamp to restore the peace, establish a truce and rediscover the joys of having a furry creature in your life.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
How To Get Your Cat To The Veterinarian At Least Somewhat Willingly

Getting your cat to the vet can be an ordeal. Those buggers somehow smell what is coming and evade capture if they can. But do you both really have to stress that much for that yearly trip? Turns out, while some stress will be unavoidable, there is a lot you can do to avoid it being that much of a nightmare for the both of you.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
How To Train A Cat To Come When Called

Training cats is supposed to be hard. It's also a myth. And being able to make your kitty come home when they need to be medicated, go to the vet or come in for the night is a really handy trick - so let's get started!

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Kids and Cats: Introductions, Boundaries And Lifelong Friendships

Kids and cats can be the best of friends. The best way to get them to that point though is to help them 'talk' to each other and respect each others boundaries. Have a look at how to introduce them and solidify their friendship.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Kids and Cats: Preparing Your Cat For The Arrival Of A New Baby

How do you prepare your cat for the arrival of a new baby? What is it like for them and what do they need as this big change heads their way? Learn how you can prepare everyone involved for the joyous occasion in front of you - including yourselves.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
How Chronic Stress Can Affect Both Your Life And Your Cat's

People are often surprised to find that cats can suffer from chronic stress. After all, what is so stressful about their lives? Sleeping in the sun? Having your food served to you on a silver platter? Well...as it turns out, there is a lot more to their lives than you'd imagine and just like us, they're susceptible to the stress that life throws their way.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
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How Environmental Enrichment Can Address And Prevent Feline Problem Behavior

Environmental enrichment is a buzzword online these days, yet many don't really know what to picture when they hear it. When it comes to cats - in particular indoor cats- environmental enrichment can be the key to preventing and resolving problem behaviour before it manifests - and actually seriously increase the psychological wellbeing of your furry companion.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Water Bowls And Pet Fountains For Cats

Picking a water bowl or fountain should be a snap - and it is, once you known which pro's and cons the options out there hold for both you and your kitty. Have a look at the options and see what is the best option for your household!

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Selecting Your Perfect Cat Scratching Furniture

There are many options out there with regards to cat scratching furniture. But what good is this furniture if your cats turn up their nose to it? Let's have a look at which piece of furniture is suited for what location and situation.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
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The Perfect Cat Food Bowl For Every Household

Serving your kitty their food can be as simple as grabbing a ceramic bowl from the cabinet. Yet there is so much you can do with such a small piece of equipment - like make eating a fun game for your kitty. Would it really hurt to have a look at all the other interesting options you didn't even know existed? Find the right system for you and your kitty!

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
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Cat Litter Trays: Selecting The Right One For You

Litter trays are disgusting. Smelly and unsightly, they require you to access them every day, and can leak urine and track litter all over your floor. Luckily, there are many creative designs which allow you to hide, deal with and generally avoid the issues associated with this necessary evil.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Cat Litter Trays: Selecting The Right Type For Your Cat

Buying a litter tray can be a daunting task these days - there are so many different options. So how do you find the right one for your cat. Time to list the different basic types which cater to your kitty in different ways so you can find the perfect one for your cat.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Introducing A Cat To A Dog

So you decided to bring home a cat to your dog? Ohhh boy...that should be interesting. However, with the right tricks - like bribing - it should be possible to mediate a win-win situation for everyone involved.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
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Hiring A Cat Behavioral Therapist - Why Should You?

Cat behavioral therapy is a relatively new field - and a new profession. Many are sceptical as to whether or not this is a fluff profession and a way to create a new luxury product on the pet market. Yet, how many owners struggle with litter box issues, aggressive animals or destruction of property on a daily basis? Could a cat behaviourist actually help them understand their animal and negotiate a truce - and solve the issue that is causing their beloved pet to act like this in the first place?

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Feliway Review: Useful Tool Or Scam?

Feliway has been touted as the solution to all problem behaviour in cats. Yet many have found it to be ineffective and lacking in results. Is Feliway a scam? Or could it be that the improper use of the product is the reason for these mixed reviews?

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Adopting A Cat: Preparing For Their Arrival

After you've decided to adopt a kitty, it is time to get yourself and your home ready for their arrival. These few steps will help both you and your new kitty get acclimatised to the new situation as soon as possible. Following those, you should be able to hit the ground running in building a relationship with your new companion.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
Adopting A Cat: 7 Things To Consider

Nothing is more exciting than picking out a kitty. Adopting a cat can be such a fulfilling experience as they have so much to contribute to our lives. However, much like you would interview a roommate, there are things to consider in this companion that will be with you for a hopefully a long time. So do your homework, before you jump in.

Pets & Animals
by Vala Faye
4 years ago
The Best Holiday Solution For You and Your Cat

What is the best solution for your kitty while you are on holiday? There are several options available to ensure you can enjoy your trip guilt-free. Check out the pros and cons of each one and find out which one fits you both best.

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