Archive | December, 2011

Separation Anxiety and Your Cat

If you’ve got a cat, you may have noticed that your cat doesn’t like to be alone. Some cats will cry out as you leave the house, destroy furniture when alone, knock things over, and generally are unhappy alone. These cats are often the only pet in the house. Obviously, no one can be home […]

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Giving a Cat a Bath

Giving a Cat a Bath

If you’ve ever attempted to bathe a cat, you might already know that generally, cats do not like baths. Most cats do not like to swim or be immersed in water and will fight it vigorously. A cat threatened with a bath may bite, claw and scratch to get free. It can be a very […]

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Is Your Cat a Bully?

If you live in a multi-cat house, you might find that one of the cats is aggressive and bullies the other cats in the house. This is usually called territorial aggression, but in reality, it is not always territorial issues that are the problem. Sometimes, the aggressive cat may pick on just one of the […]

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Excessive Meowing: What Should You Do?

Excessive Meowing: What Should You Do?

Some cats are very quiet, and others, well not so much. They meow and they meow loudly and frequently, seemingly for no apparent reason. All cats meow, but some are a lot louder and meow more frequently than others. Some individual cats as well as some breeds are just more vocal than others. While Maine […]

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Using Noise Aversion to Train Your Cat

While it is commonly believed that cats are very independent and dogs are much easier to train than cats, it’s not really true. Using the right techniques, cats are easily trained. They may not roll over and sit or lay, but you can deter them from problem behavior with a little persistence. As with all […]

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Correcting Problem Cat Behavior

While pain acts as a deterrent for bad cat behavior, beating or hitting a cat is not an acceptable way to train a cat. It is particularly ineffective to punish a cat after the fact. The cat will not know what it has done to deserve punishment, and will do nothing to change the behavior […]

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Litter Training and Your Cat

Cats are generally clean animals and instinctively want to “go” where they can bury it. The cat litter box filled with litter provides an area where the can bury their waste. Most cats quickly adapt to litter box use if you follow a few guidelines on litter box management. The litter box should be placed […]

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Punish Bad Cat Behavior or Reward Good Cat Behavior?

When learning how to train your cat and correct bad behavior, you might wonder whether it is better to take the strict disciplinary route (my way or the highway) or the reward route. Which one is more effective? Which method does a cat respond to better? Actually, a combination of both works well, depending on […]

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Training a Cat: Timing is Important

When you want your cat to behave in a sane, reasonable manner it is only right to teach it good behavior, and to give it the kind if conditions that allow it to feel loved and feel love in return – this way, it is a lot less likely to react to things in a […]

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Can You Really Train a Cat?

In the never-ending debate over cats and dogs, a theory frequently advanced by the dog fraternity is that cats are impossible to train, and for this reason dogs are better per se. The attitude is that, because you can find guide dogs and sniffer dogs, while there are no cats employed in these sectors, that […]

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