“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: 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?
Q: My part Himmy cat has PICA. What can I do in addition to removing anything that he will eat? Are there any treatments for this? – Stacey A: Have you seen a veterinarian or consulted with a behaviorist to determine if your cat has ‘pica?' There is no formal treatment for ‘pica,’ since pica simply means ingestion of non-food items. Therefore, what your cat is eating, how … [Read more...] about Possible Pica, Dog Chases Cat and Urination Problem
Q: My 1 year old cat likes to chew. He chews cords, wood, plastic, anything! How can I get him to stop chewing? A: This could be related to diet, boredom, and/or displacement behavior from stress. It could also be a sign of an underlying medical problem, depending on the severity and exactly what he chooses to digest. Depending on other behaviors, it could also be influenced … [Read more...] about Chewing, Banging Doors, Cat bites other Kitties, and Dog Chases Cats