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Preventing lost cats

  » Pets


Get your cat an id tag and collar. Breakaway collars are best for cats, and the id tag should contain current contact information for you and your vet. An id tag brought Emily, a tabby cat, home to the US from France.

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submitted by toptipster 2010-07-02 08:30:33 am    

Preventing lost cats

  » Pets


Get your cat microchipped. Though there has been some controversy, microchips are proving to be effective at reuniting lost cats with owners.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by toptipster 2010-07-02 08:28:00 am    

Preventing lost cats

  » Pets


Know where your cats are. Do a cat check upon entering and exiting the home. This prevents cats from sneaking out the door without your knowledge.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by toptipster 2010-07-02 08:26:26 am    

Cat Behavior Training

  » Pets


Cats respond to: food, affection, positive attention, soft high voices, praise, warmth, high places, enclosed spaces, draft free locations for sleeping, playtime, time alone, movement (thrill of the chase), and anything that resembles prey.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 12:11:44 pm    

Cat Behavior Training

  » Pets


Training your cat to behave the way you want involves attract/repel methods that encourage your cat's good behavior, and discourage the bad. Punishment is not effective on cats, and may make things worse.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 12:05:40 pm    

Best Cat Toys

  » Pets


Da Bird. An interactive fishing pole type toy that simulates the look, feel, and sound of flying feathers. It's a rare cat that doesn't love Da Bird. Fun for both you and your cat.

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submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 10:20:42 am    

Preventing Cat Litter Box Problems

  » Pets


Some cats prefer one box for urination, and one for defecation -or- they won't use a recently used box, even if they were the ones to use it. So, the "one plus one" rule may apply to houses with single cats as well.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 08:33:49 am    

Preventing Cat Litter Box Problems

  » Pets


Most cats would prefer slightly more litter in the box over less. Typically, 3 to 4 inches of litter is better than the often seen 2 inch recommendation. Your cat may have her own preference, so experiment.

Tip Credibility: 8


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 08:31:01 am    

Preventing Cat Litter Box Problems

  » Pets


Place litter boxes on hard, flat surfaces, like tile, for added box stability. Some cats will avoid boxes placed on carpet or soft surfaces as the plastic box may move too much as the cat moves around inside the box. Your cat needs to feel safe in there.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 07:52:20 am    

Preventing Cat Litter Box Problems

  » Pets


In multi-cat households, follow the "one plus one" rule. One box for each cat in the house, plus one extra. This ensures that a free box is always available, and prevents disputes due to box guarding.

Tip Credibility: 11


submitted by toptipster 2009-07-18 07:46:40 am    


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