Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:16:42 +0000
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCats are highly intelligent creatures who need little training or discipline to 'behave' the way their humans think they should behave. Learn how to separate undesirable behavior from communication of a cat's dissatisfaction, and how to correctly discipline a cat if indeed, a behavior problem exists.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIf you really want to PO your cat, make him think you are ignoring him. Cats thrive on attention, especially from their favorite people, so pamper him with attention or live to regret it.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThanks to the International Cat Care organization, some great new revisions have been made to the comparative ages of cats to humans. Welcome to Juniors, Prime cats and Mature cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThere is no need to suffer from cat-related sleep deprivation when she wants to play or be fed. Try one or more of these suggestions to get a full night's sleep, and still give your cat the attention she needs.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCats show their love in many ways, from their body language to their behavior when around their humans. Learn 14 ways cats love their owners to help your understanding of the ways cats show love.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThough cats vocalize with one another, they seem to reserve meows for their humans. If you understand cats' meows, you may empathize with an older, deaf, or sick cat, but practice tough kitty-love with other cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZBlack cats are rarely just ignored. They are usually loved beyond measure or feared beyond reason. Learn more with these 7 Facts About Black Cats
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThinking about giving a cat a forever home? Learn how long the common household feline lives in this article.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZYour cat turns up missing. Is he a runaway cat, a catnapped cat, or has he been injured? Here are some useful tips for searching for your lost cat.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZUh oh! Your cat decided to urinate on your clothes and/or linens. Here's how to thoroughly launder these items so they no longer smell.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZA reader asks if marijuana is toxic to cats, whether by eating the leaves of the plant, or inhaling second-hand smoke. See the reply of the Cats Expert.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn how to tell if your cat is sad, the reasons for sadness, what causes cats' depression, and more.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThe fact that cats develop and age so rapidly in a short time is both fascinating and sad to the people who love them. Learn more about cats' aging with these resources.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWorking cat parents often worry about their cats being bored when left home all day. Toys such as catnip cigars will keep cats happy and out of trouble.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn why cats show their butts -- aka butt presentation -- to humans and what cat butt communication, or tail-sniffing, means.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZEqually at home with children, dogs, or older persons, the Maine Coon is an ideal pet. Enjoy this picture gallery of exquisite Maine Coon cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThis list of the top 10 things cats like. We look into cats' minds, then observe their daily activities to determine the things they like most.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCats' mating is an amazing, complicated process, and can extend for many years, unless the cats are eventually spayed or neutered. Learn more about mating and conception in cats, for better knowledge of your own cat.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCats tell us that they are happy by vocalizing their pleasure, showing their moods by their body language, and plainly acting happy, and more.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn about the remarkable purring ability cats have that is shared by no other animal, except certain big cats and the raccoon.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZDid you know that tuxedo cats are 200% smarter than other cats? That the first cat in the new world was a Tuxedo cat named Asgerd aboard a Viking ship, or that the largest inheritance given a cat was to a tuxedo? Learn more amazing bits of fact and/or fiction about tuxedo cats, as researched by Dr. Magrathea Wallace, aka Maggie.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn how to silence cat wake up calls. Night time cat wake up calls can be stopped with these easy tips from Amy Shojai, CABC.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCat Allergies. Top Ten Steps for Reducing Allergies to Cats by guest writer Mercia Tapping.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWhat happens when cats mate? Is it true a litter of kittens can be fathered by different cats? Can my cat become pregnant while still nursing her kittens? Learn the answers to all these questions on mating and conception in cats, and much more.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZYour kitten's first year is the most important one, in terms of his physical development as well as the human-feline bonding you will develop, which will help mold his personality. These are months to cherish, as they pass by all too quickly. Here's what to expect in your kitten's development from three to six months and beyond. Page 2.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAmy Shojai's article explains cats' need to scratch, why it is important to provide legal scratching surfaces, and how to discourage illegal scratching.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn about cat sounds and get a better understanding of variations on cats' purring. Cats use purring to communicate, and even have special purrs.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZDid you know the Tabby cat is not a breed, but a color pattern? Many cat breeds include the tabby pattern, and yours may be among them!
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZHelp for cat lovers in cleaning up the messes cats sometimes leave, such as pee, barf, and poop. An essential guide to keeping a happy kitty and a clean house.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIf you have more than one cat, you might be familiar with cat fights or inter-cat aggression Learn how to stop cat-to-cat aggression in your home.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn why cats poop outside the litter box and how to solve it. Learn about cat pooping behavior problems.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZFemale cats that are not spayed will eventually come into heat, and the signs are not entirely ambiguous. Here are some behavioral symptoms to look for if you suspect your diva is in heat.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCat have been domesticated for thousands of years, and dozens of breeds exist. This article covers the different breeds and their characteristics
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZHow to determine your cat's age in human years, including an attached conversion chart.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAggression between cats sharing a household can come in several forms, including play aggression, redirected aggression, and territorial aggression. Understand the kind of aggression before attempting to intervene.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn how cats use cat smell to communicate. Understand how cats talk with scent. This article explains cats' scent language of scratching, urine and bunting cat behavior.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZOver-grooming behavior in cats can be caused by stress and anxiety. Amy Shojai, former Contributing Writer on Cat Behavior for About.com advises how to relieve stress that causes over-grooming behavior problems in cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZA reader asks Amy Shojai for help with her young cat, Cooper, who has suddenly taken to pooping on an antique Moraccan rug instead of in his litter boxes. Learn more from Amy's considered reply.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZRead this article about 12 weird cat behaviors as cat communication, and what they mean. Learn why cats perform these weird cat behaviors.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZTuxedo cats are only one of many color patterns of bi-color cats, but in my opinion, the most beautiful. Tuxies have sweet, loving dispositions, but have a streak of mischief which can be challenging to their humans.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZTranslate cat talk and understand cat language with this illustrated cat language dictionary. Learn how to understand cat purrs, meows and body language with this how-to article.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZBreed information about the Savannah cat breed. Read about this hybrid cat breed's standards, profile, history, and personality traits.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAmy Shojai, cat behavior expert explains why cats solicit attention in bathrooms and how cats behave when their human companions are in the bathroom.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZRefer to this cat talk article to understand cat eyes. Understand how cats talk with their eyes, from arousal and trust to dominance and aggression.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZSo you think you might want to get a cat, and don't know where to start. Here are the answers to some of the questions likely running through your mind.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZMany human foods are toxic to cats. Avoid feeding cats table scraps. Instead, feed a nutritious cat food created for their specific nutritional needs.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZPart 2 of a series on tracking the development of a kitten from birth to one year: what to expect. This part discusses the important first six weeks.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZOur Cats Expert answers a reader's question on how often and how much a cat should be fed, giving details for both kittens and adult cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZDespite their popular use among people, many essential oils used in aromatherapy are toxic to cats. Learn which essential oils are dangerous.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThis article by Amy Shojai, CABC about catnip teaches how to use catnip to train cats. Catnip can also help build cat confidence, as explained here.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAre cats better than dogs? It's an age-old dispute among pet lovers, and one that may be settled, but here are ten reasons why cats are better, to help you state your case.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn where declawing is illegal and what the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) believes when it comes to declawing cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZNext to a raw food diet for cats, experts agree that canned food should be the staple. Here are some top personal picks of premium canned cat foods.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn about cat stranger danger and why cats fear strangers. Learn how you can make visits from strangers something to look forward to rather than to fear.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZHow long after giving birth will a mother cat have her next heat period? It's much sooner than many cat owners think, and makes the case for neutering cats early.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZGetting a new cat, especially if it is your first cat, is a huge step, and not to be taken carelessly. This article will help prepare you against making the 10 most common mistakes made by new cat owners.
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2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIf you are new to cat breeds, but like the look of a particular breed, you'll want to learn more about its personality characteristics to see if this breed of cat would fit into your home.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZCat pee, poop and vomit stains and odor can cause major headaches. Use one of these odor- and stain-removal products on your carpet.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZUnderstand cat language and what cat tails mean. Learn how to translate cat tail positions, and why dogs may misinterpret various cat tail talk.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZRefer to this Ask Amy article to solve cat pooping outside the litter box. Understand why cats poop outside the litter box, and how to solve it.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn more about cats' unique use of body language to communicate and develop an intricate system of cat hierarchy, using cat body posture and language.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZStep by step instructions on how to bathe a cat with a minimum of fuss and bother, from your About.com Cats Expert.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZScruffing is one of the best ways of discouraging undesirable behavior in cats, as it is one of the ways mother cats discipline their kittens.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIs your cat peeing outside of his litter box? Don't get rid of the cat! Instead, find out why -- and what to do about the problem.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWhile ranking among cat breeds often varies, most of the same breeds appear every year in the CFA list of the 10 most popular cat breeds. I added another type of cat to this list, as more homes include these cats than any recognized breed.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZBacterial contaminants in processed meats can be problematical. However, raw food diets can be successful by taking certain precautions. Page 2.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZExtremely cold weather can be a killer for managed feral cat colonies or strays. A reader is concerned over a young stray she's caring for but can't bring indoors because of her allergies.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZDry food is the staple in many cats' diets -- here are some top picks. Alternate with premium canned food for a well-balanced diet for your cat.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZFemale cats can start heat cycles at a very early age, and, until spayed or they become pregnant, the cycles will occur with frequent regularity. Learn more about heat cycles, also called oestrus, or estrus cycles in cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLitter box issues can develop as your cat ages. While many older felines never have problems, it's a good idea to know about toilet challenges.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAfter a pet has died at home, dealing with the remains can be an emotionally draining process. There are options that will make the process easier.
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2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAmy Shojai explains understanding sexual behavior of neutered cats, and why cat neutering may not stop the mounting behavior of female cats.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZA positive test for FIV is not a mandatory death sentence for your cats. With proper diet, elimination of secondary health threats, and a program of constant veterinary management, cats with FIV can survive many years.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZSimple, effective ways to discourage your cat's bad behaviors. Get advice on cat training and stopping inappropriate cat behavior.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWhether you are thinking about getting a cat, or have just adopted your first one, this tutorial has been designed to make your relationship with this special cat a lasting one.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIf you've never heard of these famous felines, you're going to want to follow all of them for the cutest and silliest cat photos on the internet.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZGrain-free cat foods address the concerns of cat owners about the effect cat foods containing excessive carbohydrates such as corn and wheat have on cat health.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZOne of the most rewarding aspects of living with a cat is watching him play. Gary Loewenthal, former forum host, wrote an article on how to join in with the fun, to maximize your bond while giving kitty a good exercise workout.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThis week marks World Autism Awareness Week. This amazing true story will open your eyes to the possibilities of cats' usefulness as therapy for autistic children.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAmy Shojai, the cat expert, explains in this article why cats potty in sinks and bathtubs, and how to correct this behavior.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn why cats sometimes use excessive meows and cat vocalization to wake up owners, and how to stop their meowing, from this Ask Amy Column.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThis article explains cat sex, including cats in heat and reproduction behavior. Learn why spayed and neutered cats also react to cat sex.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn about aggressive cat behavior and how to introduce a new cat to your household. This article explains cat social dynamics and how to resolve aggressive cat behavior.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIf you are thinking of declawing a cat, or a veterinarian suggests declawing at the same time as neutering, before you make a decision for non-reversible surgery, please consider these reasons NOT to declaw.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn how cats play, and how to encourage cat play. This article explains some favorite cat toys and cat games. How to encourage your cat to play with this article from Amy Shojai, noted cat behaviorist.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZA reader is interested in getting her first cat and asks whether an adult cat or kitten is the best choice. Read my reply to this cat FAQ.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZA reader asks how best he can support a friend whose cat is terminally ill, or whose cat has recently died. I told him in part that there isn't a huge amount of difference from comforting a friend over the loss of a cat than for the loss of a human family member. As you are aware, I'm sure, most of us consider our cats as family members, and you wouldn't have asked unless you felt the same way. Read the rest of my reply with specific suggestions.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZRead this cat sleep article for understanding your sleepy cat. Learn about sleep cycles of cats, how cats sleep, do cats dream, and why they sleep so much in this cat sleep article by Amy Shojai, CABC.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZThe all-important first six weeks in a kitten's life will do much in determining his personality, health and character for the rest of his life.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn why gift giving cats bring owners hunting gifts. You will also learn to give whole-hearted thanks to your personal hunter-cat.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWhite cats have long been loved for their pristine beauty. Because of their snow-white coats, we have celebrated white cats in February for years. Unfortunately, sometimes along with that glistening coat come some serious genetic conditions.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZHow many cans of food would I have to feed to meet an adult cat's daily nutritional requirements? Cat Food FAQ and answer from About.com.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZAmy Shojai responds to a readers question about her cat's drooling when being petted. She tells why cats drool when happy being petted.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZIdentify and solve cat behavior problems using the H.I.S.S. (Health, Instinct, Stress, Smyptoms) Test, as described by Amy Shojai, CABC.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZRead this article by behavior contributor Amy Shojai to learn why cats roll. This article explains cat attention seeking behavior with rolling.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZWhy is my cat acting crazy? Learn about rippling skin disorder, its symptoms, possible causes, and treatment.
2017-01-23T11:16:42ZLearn about cat bunting, allorubbing behavior, and cat rubbing body language in this cat talk article.