Is there a bias against stray cats?

I think most of us who adopt a kitty from a shelter (especially if they are an adult) wonder about their past life, before we brought them home. Who fed…

Is the proof really in the pudding? What’s coming out of YOUR cat?

My goal as a cat behavior consultant is to further people’s understanding of their cats – inside and out! Many of the calls for help we get are to help…

What’s stress got to do with it?

Cats and urination outside of the litterbox. Urination outside the litterbox is one of the most common behavioral reasons cats are abandoned and euthanized. Litterbox avoidance is a frustrating problem…

Cats don’t just love boxes, cats may NEED boxes

The cats-box thing is a bit of a joke (and internet phenomenon), I mean, why DO cats love boxes so much? Even science has tried (sort of) to tackle the…

Who knows best about feline behavioral welfare?

It may not be your veterinarian. All pets have needs – food, water, comfort, attention, stimulation. But how do we know that we are meeting a cat’s welfare needs? Behavior…

Can playing with your cat prevent behavior problems?

Do you play with your cat? How about every day? Be honest. I know most of you reading this are pretty lazy about playing with your cats (I can be…