How to Stop Loud Meowing in Cats

As you probably already know, cats make a variety of noises. Some breeds, such as Siamese cats, are known to be naturally noisy, but any cat can meow loudly for a number of reasons. Although you may find excessively loud meowing to be annoying, it may also be an indication…

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How to Stop Your Cat From Biting

Biting and mouthing is a normal behavior in kittens. Because cats mouth and paw objects to explore their world, it's natural for them to bite. But kitties can learn to inhibit the force of their bites and to use soft paws without claws. Your cat can still nibble and play-smack…

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How to Train Your Cat to Accept Mirror Reflections

Cats know they're beautiful but their reaction to a cat reflection in the mirror varies widely. Some cats completely ignore the reflected kitty while others are curious, possibly wondering why this other feline doesn't have a unique scent. Still, other cats may exhibit aggressive or fearful behavior when they see…

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How to Train Your Queen Cat to Avoid Aggression

Maternal aggression occurs when a queen (female cat) becomes especially aggressive. Her aggression is meant to protect her kittens and can be directed at humans, other animals, or other cats that come between a queen and her new litter of kittens. Male cats have been known to cannibalize kittens, so…

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How to Discipline Your Cat

You probably have a realistic expectation for your cat’s behavior. If it is occasionally doing something it isn’t supposed to do, you are probably not surprised by it. However, you may be wondering if it's okay to discipline a cat for consistently bad behavior. Jumping on top of counters, chewing…

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How to Train Your Cat to Eliminate Fear Aggression

Fear aggression is the most common type of feline aggression. A percentage of cats simply inherit the "shy gene" and act aggressively every time they become frightened. Poor socialization also results in fear aggression. Punishment by the owner can make it worse. Cats may develop "stranger danger" fear of people,…

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How to Stop Aggression Between Cats

If you have more than one cat living under your roof, you may be familiar with catfights, technically known as inter-cat aggression. Frequent catfights are frustrating to pet owners and potentially dangerous to cats, sometimes even drawing blood. There are steps you can take to calm the tension, but it's…

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How to Train Your Cat to Fetch

While dogs are well-known for playing fetch, some cats also like to play the game. Siamese heritage cats and young kittens, in particular, enjoy retrieving toys, though any cat can learn it. Your cat may even show an instinct to retrieve when, for instance, it brings you a mouse as…

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How to Clicker Train Your Cat

Some nay-sayers will grumble that cats cannot be trained. That is not true. Cats are extremely trainable and often are trained based on signals rather than commands. You've also probably already trained your cat to come when an appropriate signal is given. Think about what happens when the can opener…

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