“Alana, I volunteer for a trap neuter release org outside of Philadelphia, so I spend a lot of time around feral cats. If you are able to provide tips/info to the readers here about taking in/ "rehabbing" ferals, it would be appreciated. I know many people try to open their hearts to all kinds of cats, and it would be great to have guidance that would help them develop a … [Read more...] about Tips to Socialize Feral & Frightened Cats and Kittens
Q: I have twin tabby cats and they both lick people constantly! I'm curious to know why they do it. - Shannon A: Kitties can lick for many reasons. Since both kitties enjoy licking people there can be a few reasons behind it. If you had them as kittens or obtained them later on, they were raised with kindness and a lot of handling and affection. You and your friends must … [Read more...] about Tabby cats licking people and older cat accepting a rescued greyhound
Q: "My cat suddenly attacks me out of nowhere. There is no reason for it. I'll be sitting there and he will look at me and pounce. He bites my ankles when I walk downstairs or come out of a room. It's not all the time. It's like he's looking for trouble. When I yell No, he bites or attacks harder and runs away. I tried blowing on him, scruffing him, squirting him. When I try to … [Read more...] about My Cat Suddenly Attacks Me, What Can I Do?
Q: "My wife and I have two 2 yr old males, litter mates. One will let you pick him up and pet him but the other when you go to pick him up, he becomes very stiff, puts his ears back and meows/cries, is this normal?" - Adam A: If your cat is unsettled or uncomfortable with being picked up, it could be behavioral or medical. Your cat may dislike being handled or picked up … [Read more...] about When I pick my cat up he cries/meows, is this normal?
Q: My daughter rescued a litter of 4 kittens which we hand raised. Each kitten went to a daughter and I kept the smallest which I had to bottle feed. We have all stayed in-touch about our kittens' behaviors. The one behavior that all these kittens share is biting.... Most of the time not hard enough to break the skin. Can you please explain this behavior and how to discipline … [Read more...] about What do I do when kittens bite?