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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.