7 Cat Scratch Training Tips: How to Stop Cat from Clawing

One of the top questions I receive involves how to stop cats from clawing. The answer is–you can’t! But you CAN teach them to scratch “legal” options instead of your furniture. As with other behavior “pet peeves,” the key is … Continue reading

Why Tabby Wears An M–A Christmas #Cats Story

It’s become a tradition on the blog (and in my PETiQuette newspaper column) to share one of my favorite Christmas stories. This touching legend, included in Complete Kitten Care, tells the story of a simple Tabby cat, and her gift … Continue reading

How to Create A Cat-Safe Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree might as well be an early holiday gift to your cats. Kitty can’t resist the urge to sniff, cheek rub, claw—and scale the branches to reach the highest possible perch. Don’t blame your cat. It’s normal for … Continue reading

8 Ways To Hiss Off Your Cat

We love our cats but still complain about their “behavior problems.” Our blood pressure goes off the charts when cats scratch the furniture, baptize the bed, and caterwaul at 5:00 a.m., even though we’re purr-fect owners! Our cats love us … Continue reading

Scaredy Cat? 7 Tips to Ease the Angst

Does your new kitten hide under the bed? Do your adult cats disappear when visitors ring the doorbell? Does the new puppy send kitty into hiss-terics? Learning why cats act scared helps you know how to avoid “fright night” triggers. … Continue reading