Category: Cat Behaviors

Cat: Play Aggression

Contrary to popular belief, play aggression can occur in a cat of any age. The term “play
aggression” can be deceiving, as this type of aggression can sometimes be extremely intense, especially if the cat has started to target people in the household.

Cat: Overstimulation

Overstimulation refers to a cat’s normal response to being petted or handled in areas or ways the cat finds uncomfortable or have gone on for too long. A majority of cats exhibit overstimulation or petting-induced aggression to some degree.

Cat: Nocturnal Behavior in Cats

Has your kitten been waking you up at 5 AM for food and a good play session or even keeping you up all night playing vigorously with toys he ignores during the day? Pouncing on your feet the moment you finally fall asleep?

Cat: Litter box problems

If your cat is urinating or defecating outside the litter box, we certainly understand your
frustration. Luckily, this is a treatable condition in most cases. A medical exam, as well as a few simple changes can help to re-establish proper litter box use.

Cat: Introducing Dogs and Cats

Find your pet’s perfect match. Before taking the plunge, it’s important to know whether the
dog you’re considering is a good candidate to live with your cat and vice versa.

Cat: Introducing Cats

Help your new cat settle into your home by keeping her in a small room with a litter box, food, water, toys, and a safe place to hide (such as a cat carrier with a towel inside).

Cat: Hiding Behavior

Cats normally take a while to adjust to a new environment. If you have recently acquired your
cat, you should be aware that acclimation can take anywhere from a few hours to a few months.

Cat: Excessive Meowing

Compared to dogs, cats are not as obviously vocal. However, certain cats are more vocal than
others, and cats can learn to use vocalization to communicate with humans. Some breeds, such as the Siamese, are known for their vocal demeanor.

Cat: Correcting your cat’s behavior

There might be times when you find yourself at wit’s end with some of your cat’s unwanted

Cat: Cats and kids

A very sociable cat or a kitten over 4 months is a good choice for families. Avoid cats that are
fearful or don’t like being handled.