Relationship Building Among Cats

Our client Tom adopts older cats from animal shelters.  This is not common, because most people want to adopt younger animals.  For his devotion to older cats, he is to be commended.  There are plenty of older cats that need homes but not many p...

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Celebrating Adopt A Cat Month

June has been Adopt-A-Cat Month – and we almost did.  But after visiting a beautiful Siamese mix who needed a home, and a tearful conversation between the two of us, we decided the time just wasn’t right.  This is about the third time we&...

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Preventing Re-directed Aggression in Cats

Redirected aggression problems between cats that have previously lived together amicably is a problem we see fairly often.  One case involved two female Siamese littermates who had been best friends and playmates for 2 ½ years.  Subsequent to ...

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Cats and Personal Space

Our good friend Mel sent us a sequence of photos of her four cats that are both interesting and enlightening.  ...

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Simple Principles for Litterboxes

Many cat litterbox problems can be prevented and even resolved by following these five guidelines ...

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Oh, The Stories Cat Tails Can Tell

If you are a Jimmy Buffett fan like Suzanne is, you'll immediately recognize the title of this article as a modification of a line from the Buffett song, "Stories We Can Tell".  One key to understanding the motivation and emotions of animals...

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Who’s Flehmen Who?

If  you’ve owned cats for a while, you’ve probably noticed a strange behavior that happens once in a while.  Your cat will appear to be sniffing something, then she will open her mouth a little, wrinkling the skin on her nose as she retra...

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Genetic Influences on Cat Behavior Traits

Have you ever wondered why some cats are so friendly while others seem to be poster-cats for that aloof, untouchable attitude cats are famous for?  Not much research has been done into cat personalities, but one important study looked at the effects of pa...

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Popeye, Brutus and How to Create an Attack Cat

In their relationships with people, most cats take a “live and let live” approach. Cats usually do not show aggression toward people over food, toys or space the way dogs sometimes will. While some cats may hiss, growl, bite or scratch if we try to...

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What Makes Cats Who They Are?

Cats are sometimes said to be aloof, untrustworthy, difficult to 'read', and untrainable.  Cat lovers of course know these claims are not true, but what is true is that cats are clearly not small dogs.  Part of what makes cats their own "...

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