Behaviour and training

How to understand and influence your cat's behaviour

Understanding your cat's behaviour

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Understanding your cat’s behaviour and body language

Whether you’re a first time cat owner or have a long term feline friend, there will be times where you wish you could know what your cat is thinking.

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Understanding cat spray

Cats make wonderful pets, and whilst most of their behaviour makes us laugh and smile, some of their actions can seem confusing and sometimes even a little anti-social! For example, cats spray urine, which can seem unpleasant if it happens inside your home. If this is an issue, the best way to tackle this issue is to understand your cat’s behaviour, then address the cause.

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Why Do Cats Purr?

Curling up with your cat as she purrs is a comfort to all pet owners. It’s a sign she’s happy, content and feeling settled on your lap, enjoying lots of fuss and attention – or is it?

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Helping cats overcome phobias

Your cat’s survival instinct often keeps them out of trouble, but sometimes it can develop into a less rational phobia. Luckily there are ways you can help your frightened cat and prevent unnecessary fears developing.

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Parties, Cats and Fireworks

Everyone loves a good celebration. But loud noises, crowds and unfamiliar situations can be worrying for cats who aren’t used to them, so here are a few tips to help you and your cat enjoy the party season too!

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Aggressive behaviour in cats

Although our feline friends are loving and gentle most of the time, they can occasionally have bad moods just like we do, and cat aggression is the second most common feline behaviour issue after indoor spraying.

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How to stop cats fighting

It can be extremely distressing to see your cat get into a fight, whether that is with their playmates at home or with other cats outside of the house. But there are ways to stop cats fighting, both in the short term and in the long term. In this article, we’ll explore why cats fight, how to stop cats from fighting and what long-term solutions you can look towards if it keeps happening.

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Destructive cat behaviour problems

Your cat probably has lots of quirky habits, which is one of the many reasons they’re so much fun to be with. But sometimes their behaviour can surprise you – maybe yours has been scratching and clawing things you don’t want them to, for example, or shredding an innocent pair of curtains. We often associate chewed-up furnishings and general mayhem with mischievous or anxious dogs, but a destructive pet with cat behaviour problems can do their fair share of damage too.

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Cat care and cat psychology

Your cat doesn’t just need the right food and exercise for their age and body condition; emotional nourishment and cat care is also one of the most important parts of keeping a happy cat.

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Common questions about cats and water

Many owners have questions surrounding cats and water. While cats have a reputation for hating anything wet, some will behave in a way that suggests the exact opposite. When it comes to water many cats share similar characteristics, although there are also plenty of personal differences. .We’ve answered some of your most common questions about cats and water.

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