Over-grooming is a stress-related disorder and can be classified as obsessive-compulsive behaviour. During grooming, endorphins (hormones which make your cat happy) are released, making grooming a pleasurable and relaxing pursuit. So it seems quite natural that when the cat becomes stressed, he attempts to calm himself down by pursuing a relaxing activity such as grooming.
A common complaint among cat lovers is that their cats keep them awake on a night. We hope to address how you can change your cat’s sleeping habits so that you are all in sync. The cat’s sleep cycle It is important to understand that cats are naturally crepuscular, meaning they are most active at … Read more Nocturnal Cats – How To Stop The Night Time Crazies
Why should cats be indoors?
More and more cat owners are realising the dangers of allowing a cat to free roam and it is very common for cats to be entirely indoors now. There are so many benefits to keeping your cat indoors.
You may think this is an unusual article to be writing for a cat website but it is a question which frequently comes up. Gone are the days where we used to let our cats roam where they chose.
Most pregnant women hear horror stories of cats smothering babies. While this is more myth than fact, it is still advisable to discourage a cat from sleeping with an infant.
This is a common question asked of cat owners. Most people assume that a stern ‘get down’, or using a spray bottle will stop your cat jumping onto kitchen benches. What is going to happen by doing this is that your cat will learn not to jump up when you are around, but will continue with this behaviour when you’re not home. Which you don’t want.
There are many varieties of houseplant which are poisonous to cats, so to be safe it is best to avoid an expensive and traumatic trip to the vet by preventing your cat eating the plants in the first place.
The festive season is once again upon us and it’s time for the Christmas tree to be put up. Cats are curious creatures and many of them cannot resist the tree and decorations.
There is nothing more exciting than being pregnant and planning for the arrival of your new baby. However, many new parents are naturally concerned with how to introduce their cat to their baby. They worry if the cat will be jealous of the baby, if his nose will be out of joint at the new arrival, if the cat will harm the baby, either intentionally or unintentionally. The good news is that cats and babies can live together. Some cats won’t be bothered or interested at all in the new baby, other cats may have feelings of jealousy.
Why do cats scratch?
Scratching (also known as stropping) is normal behaviour in cats but can be a great source of frustration among cat owners due to damage to household furnishings. Cats can and will sometimes choose an inappropriate target, particularly if they have not been provided with a suitable alternative. Scratching behaviour is a common reason for cats to be surrendered to shelters.