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
Fleas not only make your cat extremely uncomfortable, but flea infestation and flea bites can also cause allergic reactions, feline worms or anemia. Flea treatment for cats is important whether you use natural flea control or conventional treatments.
When waging the war against fleas it’s important to treat the 3 areas they inhabit: your cat, your home and your cat’s outdoor environment. For every flea you see there are likely a hundred flea eggs, flea larvae and flea pupae, in your home and yard on their way to full flea maturity. These eggs, larvae and pupae are found Continue reading
While it’s pretty frustrating to us when it happens indoors, cat spraying is a natural behavior for cats; it’s the way they mark their territory. Spraying is done on vertical surfaces like curtains furniture or even walls, unlike inappropriate urinating which is done on horizontal surfaces like floors.
One of the best ways to prevent this often male cat behavior is by neutering your cat by the time he is 6 months old. Cat’s rarely start spraying if they are neutered before the behavior begins. If your cat is already past 6 months old neutering can still help reduce or eliminate cat spraying, plus it has a great deal of other benefits. Continue reading