Overcome Common Cat Problems
Common Cat Problems: Litter Box Issues
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- Read More: Cat Scratching Problems
Many common behavioral problems in cat can stem from stress and boredom. If your cat is stressed or bored they may resort to aggressive behavior.
Medical concerns should be ruled out. Once this is ruled out, look at things from your cat's perspective to try to determine if there are stressors in the home.
Does another cat pick on him? Have you recently moved? Cats are very aware of their environments and any changes can be disruptive to them.
Some use their hands to play with a kitten, this can encourage inappropriate play and lead to aggression. Encourage appropriate play that doesn't involve your hands or feet.
Cats can also become aggressive and destructive out of boredom. Despite what many think, cats are social creatures. They enjoy human interaction. Some breeds are very demanding and may require more play time and human interaction
In addition, if you share your home with one feline and spend many hours away from home your cat would be happier with a buddy to hang out with while you are away. Consider adopting another feline to keep yours company. This can reduce boredom and aggression in cats.
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