Posts in the ‘Cat Behavior’ Category

My Cats are Hissing

So why is it that when I bring home my cats that have been groomed the other cats hiss, or they hiss at each other? Jealousy perhaps? No. Cats have very poor eyesight by nature, yet their sense of smell is 40 times that of a human being. They don’t recognize each other. Even if

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Many of you have experienced this with your cats and are undergoing treatment. It is one of the most common diseases of the middle aged cat. It is a multi-system disorder caused by an increase in the amount of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) produced by an enlarged thyroid gland. Although the enlargement in the

Cats Need Their Space

All cats have territories, which they defend and depend on for food, safety, and other resources. Cats establish their territories by scent marking and scratching. Hormones are released through the cheek pouches as well as the pads of the feet. So when your cat scratches, it is not to “sharpen their nails” as we have

My Cat Loves Me

My Cat Loves Me

Here are the 9 signs your cat loves you according to Modern Cat magazine: Following you around (Everywhere) Leaving you gifts (Also known as dead things) Belly up Head Butts and Cheek Rubs Visiting you for nighttime cuddles Offering a slow blink Tail signs of greetings Kneading or “Making Biscuits” We get cats in the

Cat Behavioral Training

Understanding how a cat’s mind works is a fundamental key to training. Positive training and reinforcement is what is recommended. Let’s look at a scenario. You have worked hard all day, you come home and your cat has peed on your bed. You are infuriated. Who wouldn’t be? So you yell at your cat, all

Cat in Tree

Only Up from Here

Your cat needs vertical perching space. The need to perch can be traced back to his wildcat ancestry. In the wild cats climb trees to escape predators and to gain good vantage points to look for prey. The need to climb is so deep rooted in your cat’s genetic make-up, they will actually seek high

Feline Asthma

Feline Asthma

For any of you that have a cat dealing with this issue I wanted to address this from a personal standpoint. Let’s first take a look at the disease itself. Feline Asthma has been called by many names, including chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and allergic bronchitis. Regardless of the name, it is a common feline

Alternative Medicine

Alternative Medicine

Have you ever thought of treating your kitty for what ails it with a natural approach? Herbal Tinctures, Homeopathic, acupuncture and more are great alternatives to drugs. I know from personal experience that acupuncture has done miracles on several of my cats. I started doing acupuncture over 30 years ago, so I was more than

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Choosing the Right Breed

We all the love the cat we see on the Fancy Feast commercials, but how realistic is owning a cat that is so high maintenance? All the long haired breeds require a lot more grooming than a short haired cat. And a Persian is at the top of the high maintenance list! Trust me, I

Kibble versus Cans

One of the most important reasons we recommend a grain free can food versus dry food, is kidney function. Since cats are not water drinkers by nature, they should be getting their moisture from their food. A cat will never drink enough water to make up for the dehydration that dry food causes. It is

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