Cat Articles – Overcome Common Cat Problems

Overcome Common Cat Problems

Common Cat Problems: Litter Box Issues

The most commonly discussed behavioral problem in cats is improper elimination. When a cat does not use the litter box it is enough to drive even the most devoted cat lover crazy. You may wonder,  why isn't my cat using the litter box? More importantly, how do I change this behavior?]
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Cat Diet Essentials

Cats are true carnivores. They love meat and they need a high protein diet to survive. What you feed your cat is often highly contentiously debated. You want a healthy cat, but with so much information out there, how do you choose?

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Kitten Socialization Tips

Ideally, your kitten should stay with his or her mother for the first 12 weeks of life. During this time, kittens learn valuable social skills from their mother. Socializing at a young age is very important for their development. There are several things you can do to socialize your kitten.

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Common Cat Problems: Allergies and Cat Hair

Cat hair is a common issue with cat owners. Sometimes it seems like it is everywhere. If you have a cat there is no denying you will need to deal with cat hair. Shedding cannot be prevented, but it can be reduced.

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Common Cat Problems: Inappropriate Scratching

One of the top complaints about cats is the damage they can do to furniture. Cats need to scratch and your furniture may often be their favorite thing to claw. Why is your cat tearing up your furniture? What can you do about it?

Cat Aggression

Stress

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.

Boredom

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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