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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?
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?
So how do you decide whether to get a gorgeous purebred kitten or have your heart melted by a sweet rescue cat? Learn about the hidden benefits and downsides of both choices, before making your final decision. And are those really your only two options?
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.
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.
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.
Is there such a thing as a free cat? What exactly will a cat cost you throughout its life, and what should you be ready for? Before you adopt, do the cost-benefit analysis and research you need in order to make an informed decision
So now that you've bought all this cat furniture, where will you put it in your home? And, what is the ideal placement for your cat? Let's have a look at what the perfect spot for each piece is.
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.
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.
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.