Cat Behavior Problems

If your cat is exhibiting one of the dreaded cat behavior problems — urinating outside of the litter box — take her to the veterinarian first to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing the problem. Once you’ve ruled that out you’ll need to be a bit attentive to find the root of the behavioral problems.

Cat stress, cat aging, and litter box preferences are some of the main factors that commonly contribute to cat behavioral problems like peeing outside of the litter box. There are some specific things to watch for to determine if one of these things may be the root of the problem. Once you find the cause of the problem you can work to remedy it. Continue reading

Feline Arthritis

If you have any suspicions of feline arthritis in your cat pay close attention. Cats are great at hiding pain so it can be difficult to tell sometimes until the arthritis has really progressed. Because cats are so good at keeping their pain or physical limitations a secret it’s important to pay close attention to your cat and note any little changes in routine or they way they carry themselves. The earlier you can catch a feline health problem the better your chances of treatment.

Degenerative joint disease is one of the main causes of arthritis in cats. This disease occurs when Continue reading

Elder Cats & Mental Decline

As our felines are getting better cat health care, and more are indoor cats, they are experiencing a greater lifespan. It’s not as uncommon anymore for cats to live into their twenties. Having your kitty around longer is great, but the downside is with the longer lives cats may experience more age-related cat health problems like arthritis, hearing loss, vision loss, kidney disease and a decline in their mental state. A mental decline may also be referred to as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). Continue reading

Elder Cat Not Using the Litter Box?

As cats get older they may start to change their behavior or even develop what we see as cat behavior problems. But with the right diagnosis, treatment and some patience many of these problems can be resolved.

Urinating or defecating outside of the litter box is one of the main behavioral problems in elder cats. There are many possible reasons for this, including a possible medical condition. It is important to have your cat checked by her veterinarian in case there is a medical condition causing the litter box problems. Diagnosis and treating a health condition can help stop the litter box problems, or help you make adjustments in your home that may help curb the problem. Continue reading

Facts About Cat Urine

Having a better understanding of something, no matter how unpleasant it may be, can help you better handle it. Understanding how to remove cat urine may hot be the most fun topic, but unfortunately it may be an important topic to understand if you have one or more kitties in your household.

Cat urine is the liquid waste that is produced during the metabolic process and excreted by the kidneys. Cat urine is generally amber in color, which creates the stain, and as you probably know from experience has a strong odor that is difficult to get rid of. Continue reading