• Cat communication: purring

    Cats communicate with each other and with humans in many ways. Body language and meowing are an important part of their vocabulary, but so is purring! Purring is that wonderful low smooth rumble that cats can emit without opening their mouth or moving anything we can see, like a fancy sports car idling. Humans can’t [...]

  • How to Socialize Cats with Other Cats

    New pet adopters often come to us for help answering questions before adopting a new cat. One of the most common concerns new cat owners have is socializing the newly adopted cat with the current feline and canine members of the household.  It might seem like a difficult task, our friends over at PetParents have [...]

  • Mrrrrrowwwww! Nighttime cat yowling help

    Just as you drift off to dreamland, a small lion starts yowling in your living room… not really, but if you’ve had your sleep interrupted by a cat’s nocturnal caterwauling, you may have thought it would sound about the same! The word “caterwauling” according the Webster dictionary is “to make a harsh cry; to protest or [...]

  • How to Get an Unwilling Cat Into a Carrier

    Many cats have only bad associations with that horrible plastic and metal torture device humans call a cat carrier. “You capture me, put me in a noisy moving terrifying car, then we end up at the vet! And you want me to go back in there?” Trying to get an unwilling cat into a cat [...]

  • Cat Behavior and Training

    Cat behavior can sometimes feel like your in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, and cat training is trying to negotiate a business deal while you’re there. But never fear, our kitten and cat behavior and training articles are here! How to Solve Your Cat Litterbox Problems Litter Box Training Saves Lives! [...]

  • Clicker Training 101

    Clicker training is an effective and fun training technique used to shape a desired behavior without the need to force, intimidate, or punish dogs while they learn. Small, easy to carry clickers are used to mark and identify a desired behavior from your pet, and the “click” is often followed by a treat or praise. [...]

  • How to Solve Your Cat Litterbox Problems

    One of the most frustrating behaviors for a cat owner is litterbox issues. If only cats could talk to tell us why they weren’t using their litterbox! There are so many reasons cats completely stop or won’t use their litterbox all the time. It can take some detective work to figure out the reason or [...]

  • The Midnight Kitten Zoomies

    If you’ve ever lived with a kitten, the expression “Midnight Kitten Zoomies” probably needs no explanation! Our feline friends are by nature nocturnal, and since kittens have boundless bucketfuls of youthful energy, nighttime is playtime for our kitten friends. For the humans sharing the household – and sleeping spaces – with one or more party-all-night-long [...]

  • Why do cats like cuddly caves?

    Why do cats and kittens love hiding, sleeping and playing in cuddly caves? We asked all our foster cats and kittens, and they asked us right back (we think), “For many of the same reasons your young humans like hiding out and playing in tents and forts – they’re fun!” Fun factor aside, cats do [...]

  • What is Whisker Stress?

    Do you have or have you seen a cat that doesn’t want to eat their kibble in their bowl, preferring to pull it out one piece at a time with their paw, then eating it off the counter or floor? Or maybe a cat that only seems to like to eat the top layer of [...]