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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...
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
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?