Ah, the joys of litter box training… Adopting a new kitten may be one of the most delightful experiences a person can have—the sweet cuddles, the awkward playfulness, the spontaneous naps, the doe-eyed stares, their curiosity and wonder, and, oh, the joys of litter box training! What’s that? You’re not equally enamored with the idea
The hot product in cat accessories these days is the food puzzle. Yes, it’s a toy and a feeding device. And not just any toy—it’s a toy your cat has to figure out in order to get a treat. Food puzzles make cats work for a snack while simultaneously building their brainpower. In short, the
By Arna Cohen Read the full article at Animal Sheltering For 11 years, everything was copacetic in Marrakech and Samsara’s world. Together from kittenhood, the sisters loved cuddling, playing with mousie toys, and “singing” in typical Siamese style. But two years ago, their lives changed dramatically when their owner committed a crime, at
By Debbie Glovatsky This article originally appeared in Hamptons Pet magazine. Falling in love with Waffles, the therapy cat in training. Late one night while browsing Petfinder.com, I immediately fell in love with a tiny, orange kitten. The next day, I could not get to the shelter fast enough to scoop up this
Hiding, scrambling, freezing in place. If you have a skittish kitty, you know how heartwrenching it can be; you think you’ve created a safe environment for your cat, but Kitty just won’t come out of her shell. Why is your cat so fearful,...
By Sophia Yin, D.V.M., M.S. Read the full article at The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Sheltering. Behavioral issues are one of the most common reasons that cats are returned after adoption or relinquished to a shelter in the first place....
When you first brought your cat home, she was probably a shy, playful little kitten. Play time with your pet was enjoyable and downright adorable. Your tiny kitty was infatuated with you and fascinated by the fluttering movements of your fingers and toes. Her pouncing was cute and playful. So small and innocent, you never
If you’re looking for a way to make your new cat or kitten more obedient, then you may want to begin with the most basic trick in the book. Today, with the assistance of Dr. Sophia Yin, an acclaimed veterinarian and animal behaviorist, we offer a few pointers on how to train your cat to sit and
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