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
Dr. Andy Roark understands cattitude and the way our furry little friends think. "Do you know who I am? I was worshipped in Egypt as a God!" So says the cat, in conversation with her petparent, in this hilarious video on an important topic, peeing outside the litterbox. Dr. Andy Roark is a practicing veterinarian at Cleveland Park Animal Hospital in Greenville, SC, who … [Read more...] about Conversations With My Cat: Peeing Outside the Litterbox
Q: I have a cat that I adopted almost two years ago, he spent some time in the pound and almost a year in the shelter. I think he developed some behavioral issues, like eating my hair to keep me awake at night, or knocking things off of my dresser. However, my biggest problem is every time he gets mad at me, he pees on my clothes! If I don't have clothes to pee on, he'll pee on … [Read more...] about Urinating on Clothes, Spanking & Spraying, Behavioral or Medical
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
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?