Good Cat or Bad Cat?
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Good Cat or Bad Cat?

All domestic cats develop behavioral problems as their predecessors. They encounter both physical and behavioral changes. Cats are creatures of habit. they are doing what they have to try to do as their ancestors did from climbing to hunting to marking their territory. what's amusing to a cat is often an enigma for us. Some behavioral problems could also be perfectly natural for a cat. Prevention is simpler than cure; there are simple remedies. As a previous feline owner, I even have experienced most of those behavioral problems. My favorite defense was my infamous water gun.

Cats will climb as this is often one among their instincts. As a cat owner utilize implied corrections like making a bang or use a water gun. Cats will soon associate this activity with consequences. Satisfy your cats' desire to climb by providing a location for this natural activity. Some cats explore certain locations out of curiosity.

Cats claw our items to mark their territory and to go away from their original scent. Provide your cat with a scratching post to stop damage to your furniture. Always reward them with treats as a gift for utilizing their post rather than your favorite chair or couch. Another simple remedy is to massage catnip on the post to encourage further use of it. To discourage your cat from returning to an already defaced area you'll cover the world with two-way tape or plastic.

Cats will stalk and may ambush your ankles from a concealed place. this will be painful! Unfortunately, this is often a natural predatory activity. Direct your cats need by providing proper toys which will stimulate stalking and capturing their prey. If this is often unsuccessful either revert to the water gun or throw a toy.

I recall my cats had a habit of digging in my plant pots. plan to keep your cat far away from your plants or cover the soil with marbles or gravel. Cats hate to dig in gravel or marbles. Cats also find satisfaction with chewing on items because of the actual house plant. Some house plants are poisonous and may be potentially fatal like Lily of the Valley, Mistletoe, any flower bulb, Ivy, Rhododendron....just to call a couple of.

If you would like to stop a cat's instinct to explore you want to implement options. Jumping on counters or tables is often hindered by applying two-sided tape or revert to the water gun. Offer your pet a diversion.

Outdoors offer multiple interests to a curious feline. once you open a door a cat can dash before you realize what happened. A male that's not neutered will bolt to satisfy his mating needs or they will just exit to satisfy their curiosity with all those distractions. Give them food or a toy. Distract them as you depart. With a male not neutered there's just one option....take him to the vet and obtain him fixed.

If your attempts at resolving your cats' behavioral problems are unsuccessful, consult your vet. Maintain regular checkups to make sure there's not an underlying medical problem related to their specific behavior. Make your vet your friend as they will refer you to a professional cat trainer as required. For clawing and climbing your other option is to possess your feline declawed by your vet. Give the title good cat to your cat and luxuriate in those numerous, mischievous moments.