A recent study of cats with a history of urinating outside of the litter box (called “periuria”) has shed some new light on the connection between feline health and litter box issues. A study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery examined cats from multi-cat households that exhibited two types of periuria—spraying their … Continue reading House Soiling an Indicator of Urinary Health Problems in Cats
Litter box issues, such as going outside of the box, are one of the most common cat behavior problems experienced by owners. Sometimes these problems are solved with an easy fix, like adding extra boxes in a multi-cat household, cleaning the box more often, or placing the box in a quiet, isolated area. Another major … Continue reading What Kinds of Litter Do Cats Like Best?
Most cat owners will tell you that there are some fairly common cat behavior problems they would like to solve…things like scratching the furniture, jumping on kitchen counters, or scratching/biting while getting pets are just a few examples. What impact does a little education for new kitten owners have on feline behavior problems? As one … Continue reading Owner Education Helps Prevent Undesirable Behaviors in Cats
A recent study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior demonstrates the importance of environmental enrichment in the well-being of indoor cats. Indoor cats lead longer, safer and healthier lives than outdoor cats. But what about their emotional health? An indoor cat who does not experience adequate play and interaction with his owners, and who isn’t … Continue reading The Importance of Play in Reducing Behavior Problems in Indoor Cats