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?
It’s all too common for cat owners to struggle to get their cats to like carriers or to get their cats into them. The usual scenario is the kitty knows something is awry when the owner gets the carrier (usually stored in a closet, basement, or spare room) and upon seeing or hearing the carrier, runs terrified, and then hides under the bed or in a closet. Sometimes a death … [Read more...] about Getting Your Cat Acclimated to a Carrier
Q: "Why has my 6 year old male neutered cat suddenly decide to pee around the house? He still uses the litterbox, and doesn't pee outside of it every day. He is an indoor cat and spends time on the screened in porch. He has been to the vet, nothing medical going on. Thanks!" - Cindy M. L. A: Please see How to Resolve a Litter Box Problem for tips to help. Q: "We … [Read more...] about Litter Box Problems and Scared of the Ceiling Fan
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
Q: "Hi Alana. I have a female Calico, medium length hair, about 3 and a half years old. She will occasionally have hair balls even though we feed her Royal Canin food designed to control hair balls (it was worse before we added that to her diet). She only releases the hair balls when she's alone (either at night or when my husband and I are at work). I've started noticing … [Read more...] about Hairballs and Licking the Carpet