Category Archives: Behavior – Cats

Articles and information regarding feline behaviors

Introducing your new dog to your cat

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Before bringing your new dog home, make sure your cat has a refuge. When you bring the dog home do not let him have full access to the house. Confine him to one or two rooms using baby gates. Let your cat investigate this newcomer at her own pace. Keep the dog confined until the […]

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Reading Cat Body Language

by The Humane Society of the United States Body language, behavior, and vocalizations are keys to understanding the feline mind. You and your cat might speak different languages, but you can still communicate with each other. Indicators such as the look in your cat’s eyes, the tone of her voice, the position of her ears, and […]

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Training a Cat to Be Quiet

You think YOUR cat meows too much?! Is he a Bengal or Siamese? Believe it or not, yelling at him or hurling (soft) objects usually doesn’t work. And even though it may make your feel better, in fact doing so may make the cat worse! Yelling and tossing things at them make it clear to the cats […]

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Kitten Socialization

Every year, thousands of stray kittens are fostered and adopted out. The foster caretakers do their best to address the kittens’ medical health, but did you know that perhaps the most important action a caretaker can take that will help kittens find a permanent home is to actually socialize them. That is, give the kittens […]

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Train Your Cat to Scratch What You Want

Some people think a cat’s scratching behavior is a reflection of his dislike of your favorite piece of furniture or an attempt to get even. Cats actually scratch objects in their environment for many reasons. For instance, cats scratch to remove the dead outer layer of their claws, mark their territory by leaving both a […]

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