Some of you may have a bored or depressed kitty, or maybe you took in a kitty and live in a small apartment or just recently decided to keep your kitty inside when s/he previously had access to the outdoors. If you have a singleton kitty, work long hours, have a young kitty who is restless and bored, or are keeping your outdoor cat now inside, here are some tips to … [Read more...] about How to Engage a Bored Cat
Q: "I just read your scratching article and yes, my declawed kitty wants to chase the ball, but can't grasp it, and gets frustrated (even "embarrassed"). I think the laser light, which is uncatchable, also must be frustrating. He gets tired of the pole toys. What should I do???" - Beth A: Declawed kitties are definitely at a disadvantage compared to cats with claws. Declawing … [Read more...] about Playing with a Declawed Cat
Q: I just saved a kitten, maybe about 3 months old, from a household that kept it locked in a bathroom. Kids there may have been rough on it too, whiskers have been cut. The kitten bites randomly and is extremely violent. My other cats are a year older and gentle, calm lap cats. I have been pulling the more aggressive kitten away from the docile cats when they hiss and growl … [Read more...] about Integrating Kittens with Older Cats
Q: "I have a three year old female puddy who is a rescue cat and she has come leaps and bounds in the year since we adopted her. She constantly keeps me and my husband up at night meowing and scratching the wallpaper and knocking things off the cabinets to get attention from us. At first I was talking to her to try and reassure her that we were there but I think I have done the … [Read more...] about Kitty Waking us up at Night and Cat dislikes Dog
My cat is peeing outside of the litter box. How do I get him to use it? Q: "Please I need help! My 18 week old kitten is peeing outside of his box. I am using the pine pellet litter, same as he had in the shelter and he has been fine for 6 weeks. This week he peed in a cat bed that had some papers lying in it and early this morning he peed in my bed. Right up by my face. My … [Read more...] about How do I get my cat to use the litter box?