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How to Introduce Your Cat to Puzzle Feeders

how to introduce your cat to puzzle feeders

Why Use Puzzle Feeders? It’s certainly easier to just put food in a bowl but puzzle feeders can provide multiple benefits for your cat. Here are just some of the benefits: They help combat boredom or separation anxiety when your cat is alone Puzzle feeders encourage a cat to eat slowly Stress relief Puzzle feeders ...

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How to Stop Play Aggression in Cats

how to stop play aggression in cats

What is Play Aggression? This is when playful bites, scratches and ambushes become more serious and can actually cause injury. It’s something cat parents tend to notice more when the aggression is directed toward them, usually in the form of ankle attacks, ambushes or biting and scratching that break the skin. This type of aggression ...

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Are My Cats Playing or Fighting?

are my cats playing or fighting?

Playtime is an important part of cat life. It’s something that benefits cats, starting in kittenhood and extending all the way through the geriatric years. The way a cat plays as she ages may change but the desire to play should hopefully remain throughout a cat’s life.   If you live with more than one ...

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Pick Toys That Match Your Cat’s Play Style Preference

pick toys that match your cat's play style preference

In last week’s article I covered tips on choosing the right toy for your cat. Several factors go into making that decision such as your cat’s general personality, mobility, texture preferences, size, shape and sound preferences. That article can be accessed by clicking the following link: Choosing the Right Toys for Your Cat This week, let’s talk ...

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Choosing the Right Toys for Your Cat: My 12 Tips

choosing the right toys for your cat

It can be extremely confusing when you stand in the cat toy aisle at your favorite pet supply store or browse the internet in search of a toy your cat will like. Advertising on packages claim their toys are irresistible to felines but how do you decide? Perhaps you’re enticed by the picture of a ...

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Why Cats Do the Bunny Kick

why cats do the bunny kick

This is a behavior that can be seen during play and also during an aggressive encounter. The cat rolls onto her back or side and kicks with her hind legs. The motive behind the often-called “bunny kick” depends on the immediate circumstances. The Playtime Bunny Kick by Your Cat You may be playing with your ...

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A Ball of Yarn Isn’t a Safe Cat Toy

kitten with red yarn

You’ll find pictures of kittens playing with balls of yarn all over the internet, in magazines and in advertisements. It has become an image as classic as kittens lapping at a saucer of milk. It’s very odd though that these two very classic, cute and seemingly harmless activities are actually not healthy. In previous articles ...

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Why Does My Cat Need a Puzzle Feeder?

why does my cat need a puzzle feeder

I’ve written before about the value of incorporating puzzle feeders (food-dispensing toys) into your cat’s daily life but if you’ve been reluctant to try it or are confused about how to begin, this article will take you through it step-by-step. What’s a Puzzle Feeder? A puzzle feeder is simply a food-dispensing toy. The cat figures ...

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Cats Can Have Toy Preferences

playful kitten on his back

Playtime is a very important part of your cat’s daily life. No matter how old she is, she’ll benefit from having frequent opportunities to stalk, chase, pounce and capture. In an outdoor environment a cat would typically engage in about 12-20 hunting attempts. That doesn’t mean she’d successfully capture 20 mice, but she’d give it ...

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