Hot Weather and Cool Cats!

Make sure your cats stay cool in the summer heat! Wait a minute - are we talking about the same creatures who reach near-spontaneous-combustion temperatures when they bask in a sunny […]

Litterbox Lessons: The Litterbox Location

People love their cats. But people generally don’t love litterboxes. And that’s understandable – they can be dusty, smelly, sticky, and just unpleasant to deal with. Which means that litterboxes […]

Litterbox Lessons: Litterbox Access For All!

I'd like to tell you a short story.  I'm sharing this story with you because cat behaviorists are people too, and the cats they live with are, well, also cats.  […]

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do is euthanize my 14-year-old tortoiseshell cat, Zoe. My petite little Zoe had been with me for some of the most […]

Specially-Abled Cats are Pawesome!

May 3 is National Specially-Abled Pets Day (formerly Disabled Pets Day)!  I'm so happy that I get to write about this nationally-recognized day, since cats with special needs or handicaps […]

Caring for Cats in Winter

In the Pacific Northwest, the coldest months are probably in January and February.  However, the next couple of months can still be chilly and wet, and we've been surprised more […]

Don’t be rude: how to meet a cat

Between volunteering with a cat rescue organization and my cat behavior consulting business, I interact with A LOT of kitties during any given week.  And this means that I need […]

Play Aggression in Cats: Don’t be a Victim!

You love your kitty, and he's normally a very sweet cat.  You can cuddle with him, he sleeps on your bed, he stays off the counters, and he makes the […]

Giving Medicine to Your Cat Doesn’t Have to be a Pain!

Is giving medicine to your cat something on your daily to-do list?  If so, do you anticipate the event with dread as medication time approaches, or are you worried about […]

Paws Need Claws – Prevent Scratching without Declawing!

Biologically, cats have claws for many important purposes: they use their claws to catch prey, leave visual and scent marks through scratching various objects, and defend themselves from other cats […]

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