Mindofyourcat

Water Babies

This month I received two letters describing cats that play with water. One of the cats dips her paws into the water bowl until the bowl is empty. The larger the bowl, the larger the puddle on the floor. Actually, that bowl has now been moved to the bathtub. (Still a mess, I am told.)

Make Use of Behavior Modification

Let’s face it: Sometimes we need to do something to one of our cats that the cat is just not going to like. No doubt we have her best interests in mind, but she is not likely to recognize that.

Make Use of Behavior Modification

Lets face it: Sometimes we need to do something to one of our cats that the cat is just not going to like. No doubt we have her best interests in mind, but she is not likely to recognize that.

Unusual Feline Behavior?

We all recognize scratching as a normal behavior for a cat. Should your cat claw his way into the arm of your favorite chair, you would simply let out a sigh of regret, and wonder why you hadnt thought to cover that precious piece of furniture.

Entertain the Indoor Cat

Cat lovers must surely agree that there is little as lovely to behold as a cat running freely outdoors. What is as graceful as a cat nimbly climbing a tree or darting after a butterfly?

Which Cat Is the Culprit?

What is your first thought when you come home from work to discover that something in your house has been damaged perhaps by one of your cats? You may wonder, "Who created this mess?"

Taking Kitty For a Sunday Drive

How many of us simply dread the thought of taking a car trip with our cats? First, we must be clever enough to catch the wily feline.

Fearful Cats and the Veterinary Visit

Our cats do have it made; we humans want only the best for our feline companions. Much to the chagrin of the average cat, this care is likely to include at least one thing that just doesnt seem particularly enjoyable.

Changing Behavior in the Aging Cat

Cognitive dysfunction can be as hard n us as it is on our beloved pets. Here's some help.

Mind of the Cat: 09/06

Sometimes, even though I am a veterinary behaviorist, I am asked about couples therapy. You are probably familiar with the situation. Two humans meet, marry - and then remember that their respective pets have not been formally introduced. Bad enough when this is cat-meet-cat. But cat-meet-dog can be quite a challenge. …

Mind of the Cat: 08/06

We try to believe that our cats are free from our idiosyncratic rituals. We like to think that our cats fit into our lives...

Mind of the Cat: 07/06

Most people who have lived with more than one cat at a time have witnessed a cat fight in one form or another. There...