Companion felines have unique personalities, and some are more outgoing than others. If a cat is calm and friendly with his/her family, but not with others, it is because he/she didn't have enough experience meeting new people as a kitten. A cat must have frequent opportunities to meet new people, especially between the ages of 2-7 weeks. The best way to make sure your kitten is social is to give him or her lots of chances to meet new people of different ages, sizes, and gend
If your cat has started to avoid the litter box, take heart. There are things you can do to learn the cause of this behavior. There are usually three reasons why cats urinate outside their litter box. 1. Medical Condition. If your cat suddenly starts peeing in inappropriate places, make an appointment with your veterinarian to investigate disorders known to cause this behavior. Any change in your cat's behavior, including a difference in litter box habits, should be investiga
When your cat grooms himself, tiny hook-like structures on the tongue catch loose and dead hair, which is then swallowed by your cat. Some of the hair stays in the stomach, which forms the hairball. Ultimately, your cat will vomit the hairball to get rid of it. Hairballs are most likely to appear in long haired cat breeds. As cats grow older, they become groomers and more proficient at removing fur from their coats. It can be disturbing to watch your cat eliminate a hairball.
Chicagoland Cat Sitters' cat of the month for April is Stormborn. She is currently staying at Tree House Humane Society for cats. Stormborn was found in Bronzeville, locked inside a metal file container in the snow. She was named after the powerful and strong character, Daenerys Targaryen Stormborn, on Game of Thrones. She is energetic and playful, and also a loveable lapcat. Stormborn fought to live and now has a perfect chance for a good home! #saveapet #treehousehumanesoci