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Undesirable Behavior in Cats

Should punishment be used in cats? Punishment is the application of a stimulus that decreases the chance that a behavior will be repeated. It must coincide with the undesirable behavior,

Scratching Behavior in Cats

Why do cats scratch? Scratching is a normal feline behavior. Although scratching does serve to shorten and condition the claws, other important reasons why cats scratch are to mark their

Cat Behavior Problems House Soiling – Synopsis

House soiling or feline inappropriate elimination, is the most common behavioral complaint of cat owners. The problem may be urine and/or stool deposited outside of the litter box, or marking

Cat Behavior Problems – Vocalization

Why does my cat persistently cry? Most owner complaints about feline vocalization are either to do with the intensity and persistence of the vocalization, or the fact that it occurs

Cat Behavior Problems – Chewing and Sucking

During exploration and play, kittens (and some adult cats) will chew on a variety of objects. Not only can this lead to damage or destruction of the owner’s possessions, but

Polycythemia Vera

What is polycythemia vera, and what are the symptoms? Polycythemia vera, or “true” polycythemia, is a rare disease of dogs and cats in which too many red blood cells (RBCs)

Travel – Airplane Travel with your Cat

I’m planning an airplane trip and would like to take my cat with me. What arrangements are necessary? Cats travel on planes every day. Although some highly publicized mishaps occur

Toxoplasma

General Information ƒ Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoal parasite capable of infecting any warm-blooded animal, including humans. ƒ Cats are the only species which can shed one of the infective

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