Pet Library

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: Moving with your cat

When introducing any cat into a new home, there is one thing all cats need—time to adjust to his
new space. You can make the adjustment period shorter by letting your cat get to know his new home slowly.

Cat: Mental Enrichment

Satisfies cat’s predatory drive, increases physical fitness, and encourages cats to play
appropriately.

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: Leash training

Teaching your cat to walk on a harness and leash is a great way to let your cat safely enjoy the
outdoors. It can also come in handy during trips to the vet, other necessary travel, or even when safely introducing two cats to each other.

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: Indoor vs. Outdoor

Indoor cats and outdoor cats encounter different challenges and risks. An indoor cat might
suffer from boredom and medical issues such as obesity leading to stress, behavior problems, and early death; the outdoor cat is at higher risk for diseases, injuries, and getting lost.

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.