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?
"I have a 10 month old male cat. He bites me all the time and if I get up and reprehend him he will growl and attack my legs. I think he's just trying to get attention but I need to fix this, he hurts me sometimes. He came to our home 4 months old and I think he never played with brothers/sisters so he doesn't know that biting can be harmful... He only does this to me and not … [Read more...] about My Cat Bites Me. What Can I do?
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