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Why Does My Neutered Cat Try to Mount Other Cats?

why does my neutered cat try to mount other cats

If this behavior happens out in a free-range environment with intact cats, or if we see it on a nature program, it’s something we understand as normal animal behavior. However, when it’s a neutered male cat attempting to mount a female or even another male in the household, it causes concern for many cat parents. ...

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Your Cat’s Personal Space: Why it Matters

Your cat's personal space: why it matters

When it comes to our own personal space, we tend to feel most comfortable when the ability to choose how much we need is in our own control. It’s much more comfortable, for example, when we enter a waiting room that isn’t crowded so we can choose where to sit and how far away we ...

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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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8 Tips for Easing Tension Between Cats

8 tips for easing tension between cats

Living in a multicat household has many advantages. Cats learn from each other, play together, form bonds that can become incredibly close and they fill our hearts with so much love and joy. Living in a multicat household is not without challenges though.  Introducing a new cat requires patience and lots of finesse. Some cats ...

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Adopting a Kitten? Make it a Double!

adopting a kitten? make it a double

If you’re thinking about bringing a kitten into your life, there are many reasons why you should actually consider doubling that and bringing home a pair. Yes, think two instead of one.  starting off with two may actually be much easier and more beneficial… for the kittens and for you. I’ve done countless consultations over ...

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How Cats Create a Group Scent

how cats create a group scent

Scent plays a huge role in a cat’s life. To highlight that point, here’s some interesting information. Cats have about 200 million scent receptors in their nostrils and humans have about 5 million. Think about all the scents our noses are missing. Your cat’s scent-marking and scent-detection capabilities are always working. An environment surrounded with ...

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Cat Fights: What to do When Your Cats Turn on Each Other

cat fights: what to do when your cats turn on each other

It can be very confusing and frustrating when companion cats who have previously lived together in harmony, suddenly decide to engage in a turf war. In some cases, the cats have lived under one roof with an ongoing degree of tension that has now turned to outright hostility and aggression. Cat parents become understandably upset ...

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Pam’s “Think Like a Cat” Reintroduction Method

pam's think like a cat reintroduction method

When you have two cats (or more) who aren’t getting along and all your attempts at behavior modification have been unsuccessful, it may be time to do a reintroduction. If the aggression between your cats is severe or if they can’t even be within sight of each other without an immediate brawl taking place, then ...

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Why Your Cats May Not be Getting Along

Hissing cat

Listen to the audio version of this article Have you ever wondered why your two cats don’t get along and yet your neighbor’s four cats all live in harmony? Many cat parents live in households with more than one cat and there are no issues, but for others, tension is ongoing. What causes some cats ...

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