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What will your kitty say when you bring home a stranger into their sanctuary? And how do you make sure that the two will get along and fur doesn't go flying everywhere? A proper introduction is definitely in order. Here you will find the steps to take in order to maximise your chances of a peaceful household instead of a war zone in your happy home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Why would you bother introducing cats properly? Well, once you understand how cats operate, you will see that that little bit of effort can save you and your cats a world of trouble by following just a few simple steps. They'll be purring on your lap in no time.
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.
So when is the best time to adopt a kitten? 7 to 8 weeks? Or are you better off waiting until 13 weeks when they've had all their vaccinations? Both answers have their merit, depending on the circumstances...
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.
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.
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.
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.