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Cat Care Center - Training

Cat Care Center - Training

Litter Training Kittens 101: When to Start and How to Do It
Most adult cats will naturally seek out a sandy, granular place to eliminate, but young kittens might need a little help figuring out proper litter box habits. When litter training kittens, there are a few things you can do to help set your kitten up for success. Here are some cat potty training tips on when to start, how to choose litter boxes, how to pick the right type of litter, how and...
How to Curb Destructive Cat Scratching Behaviors
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on January 2, 2019 by Katie Grzyb, DVM Behind every cat behavior there is a reason, and understanding some basic—and natural—cat behaviors may save you a great deal of time and energy when your cat is scratching at your carpets and furniture—and your patience. But before you start trying to deter your cat’s scratching, it is important to understand why...
How to Train Your Cat to Use the Cat Door
Image via iStock.com/w-ings By Carol McCarthy Even if you provide your indoor cat with plenty of stimulating cat toys and climbing surfaces, most will crave a walk on the wild side. And if you allow your cat to go outdoors sometimes, constantly playing doorman to a feline who likes to come and go quickly becomes tiresome. To allow your cat to venture outside—and easily get back...
Introducing Cats: Bringing Home a Kitten to Meet Your Senior Cat
By Monica Weymouth How do you introduce a human to a kitten? That’s easy: adopt a kitten, present the kitten, wait 10 seconds, then watch the human fall hopelessly in love. But what about introducing a kitten to a senior cat? That, unfortunately, is a lot tougher. For all the many wonderful qualities that cats possess, they may not be so generous when it comes to sharing their space. If your...
Kitten Care 101: How to Socialize Kittens
by Geoff Williams You wouldn't think that there would be much of a method, or even a reason, for socializing kittens. They're adorable. Everybody loves them. What more do you need to know? Quite a bit, actually. In fact, we do kittens a disservice when we don't actively attempt to socialize them, says Shawn Simons, the founder of Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats, based in...
How to Introduce Cats
How to Introduce Cats
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on March 30, 2020, by Dr. Manette Kohler, DVM If your cat has gotten along with another cat at some point in her life, you might assume that she will accept any new cat with no hissing or howling. Unfortunately, cats are territorial animals and will not welcome just any feline into the family. Introducing cats requires patience and sensitivity, so you should...