Litter Changing Made Easy

It's one of the unpleasant aspects of living with cats, but there are ways to make the chore a bit more efficient.

Stain and Odor Removal

There are products made especially for cleaning after our pets. But there are some ordinary household products that can help, too.

Mind of the Cat: 06/06

We humans are often quite offended when our cats mark inside our houses. It is true that some marking behavior can have unpleasant consequences....

Mind of the Cat: 03/06

I recently received a letter questioning why a cat would choose to eliminate on an Oriental carpet. If we cannot understand the exact reasons, well then, can we at least fix this problem? There are many potential reasons for a cat to eliminate on a carpet. As always, a medical diagnosis is needed. But once your cat receives a clean bill of health, one possibility to consider is marking behavior. Check for evidence of social…

Mind of the Cat: 12/05

Why in the world are there so many types of litter boxes available? Does box style really matter? Most cat owners purchase litter boxes that are inexpensive and readily available. Sometimes, designer litter boxes become attractive options - maybe some people figure, if we have to deal with the mess, at least we should have an aesthetically pleasing container. …

The Clean Litter Box

This essential part of your cats daily routine has to meet her needs first (hint: Forget the perfumed scents). Heres why.

Mind of the Cat: 03/05

Cats are capable of an amazing assortment of behaviors. Some behaviors that are normal for cats are socially unacceptable to humans. A particularly common but universally unacceptable behavior is elimination outside the litter box. When a cat soils in places other than his box, it is time to call the veterinarian. Once the cat is determined to be healthy and all reasonable medical explanations have been ruled out, it is time to consider other factors. …

Marking and How to Stop It

Cats have different ways and different reasons for leaving behind their unmistakable mark.

Cat Litter To Suit Every Need

The most important consideration is to choose a substance that your cat will use reliably.

The Mind of Your Cat: 02/04

Question: My cat is one-and-a-half years old and has always traveled with us between our two homes. One of these homes has waterbeds as...

Let Your Cat Choose

Avoid problems by supplying the litter and box she likes best.

The Mind of Your Cat: 11/03

Question: Two years ago, I adopted a two-year-old neutered male cat. He gets along with my three female cats. He and my other neutered...