Ordinarily, getting your pet cat to cut down on how much he/she is eating is the problem. On rare occasions though, it’s the exact opposite with not having an appetite.
Sometimes, it may seem that your cat simply has no interest in eating what you have served up. We’ve gotten into the likely reasons why your cat may lose his/her appetite in last week’s article.
This time around, let’s turn our attention to how you can stimulate your pet’s appetite and get them interested in food again. Continue Reading…
Few sights are as worrying to a pet parent as their furry companion suddenly showing no interest in eating. Pets are supposed to love food, with some even going so far as to steal what you have on your plate.
When you see that your pet cat is not showing any level of interest at all in his/her food, it’s easy to panic and let your imagination run wild. You may even think that the worst case scenario has taken place.
Before you panic though, know that cats can lose their appetite for any number of reasons. Let’s run through some of them below. Continue Reading…
Tracking down litter boxes that can work for the vast majority of cats is a simple enough task as long as you remember certain things (insert link to first article here), but the same cannot be said if you have a cat that exhibits uncommon habits or has special needs.
A litter box that is suitable for most cats may not necessarily be the one that is best for the pet you have at home.
This article will focus more on finding the litter boxes that will be most compatible those cats with uncommon habits and/or special needs. Continue Reading…
Cats can be such finicky creatures. If something is not to their liking, they are more than willing to turn their head, turn up their tail and start waltzing away.
That’s why the burden is always on us to be careful shoppers whether it comes to food or even litter boxes.
In this article, we will talk about the factors that can make a litter box suitable for your pet.
That is assuming that your pet does not have any special needs, uncommon habits, or medical conditions. For that, you can check out next week’s article.
Without further ado, let’s try to find the best litter box for your pet.
Litter Box Height
Height is important for not just containing the waste, but also helping your feline friend feel nice and cozy while he/she is in there. The size of the box can also play a role in how well or how poorly it transfers odors into the air.
According to Preventive Vet, walls around 5 to 7 inches high should be suitable for most cats.
You should find litter boxes in that size range pretty easily.
Cover or No Cover?
For the most part, a covered litter box is designed more for the owner than it is for the pet. It blocks off the view of your pet’s waste and also prevents the smell from flowing throughout your home.
It doesn’t really do much for your pet however.
Cat Hygiene Advice even notes that covered boxes can be disadvantageous to your pet as they trap odor and moisture inside of them, thus creating an unpleasant environment.
Prioritize looking for an uncovered litter box as much as possible.
This one is pretty straightforward. The litter box you’re getting should have easily accessible entry points.
Make sure there’s either a gap in the wall or some kind of doorway present so that your pet doesn’t have to struggle when it comes to getting in and out.
Finding the perfect litter box for your pet can be a bit of a challenge, but as long as you keep the factors listed above in mind, you should end up making the right purchase.
Need a sitter while you’re out shopping for your litter box? We at TAILored CAT Services are more than happy to lend our services. Just give us a ring at 425-923-7791 or visit our website to inquire about how we can help.
Waking up to the sight of your pet cat hovering over your face should be a fun experience, but that’s not the case if it’s disrupting sleep at 3 or 4 in the morning.
As discussed previously in last week’s article, cats don’t develop that habit for no reason. Even so, you can’t allow that to continue unless you want your productivity at work to drastically go down.
For those pet owners who just want some peace and quiet at night, peruse these pointers that will discourage that particularly disruptive behavior of your cat. Continue Reading…
There are so many great things about being a cat owner, ranging from the warm cuddles to that gentle kneading they like to do whenever there’s a chill in the air. Unfortunately, a sleep interruption is not one of the fun aspects of being a cat parent. One of them is that cats have this odd habit of causing a ruckus at night. The worst part is that they won’t stop until you get up to do something about it.
It’s never fun to have your sleep interrupted, which is why this problem cannot go unaddressed.
For now, let’s focus on the reasons why your cat wakes you up in the first place and in next week’s article, we’ll look into how to get your pet to drop this annoying habit. Continue Reading…
In last week’s article, we discussed the risks while using flea treatment products containing pyrethrin in a home with cats. To sum that discussion up, pyrethrin can have a serious negative impact on the health of your pet.
So, what should you do if your dog or even your cat has fleas? What are the best ways to eliminate the fleas while ensuring that your pets remain in perfect health?
The tips for flea treatment and prevention included below should be able to help you out. Continue Reading…
The old cliché is that cats and dogs will never get along; however, that is far from the case. The secret is creating a loving environment so cats and dogs have no problem getting along with one another. On the other hand, a serious problem can arise in a cat/dog home, especially if the latter has fleas. That serious problem is related to a specific substance known as pyrethrin which can be found in flea-control products. Continue Reading…
Cat spraying ( inappropriate urination) can be a real nuisance. Stray urine can ruin your furniture, your clothes, and all kinds of other items you keep at home.
In last week’s blog, we explain how problematic the behavior can be; however, the good news is that you don’t just have to sit by and wait it out. Discouraging this type of behavior will hopefully save your home from being littered with puddles of urine.
Let’s get to those helpful tips now. Continue Reading…
Not every aspect of cat ownership is pleasant and one annoying behavior is known as cat spraying.
You may not know it by name, but you’ve likely encountered it before if you’ve shared a home with a cat. Spraying is basically when a cat urinates on unusual spots. Usually, the targets for spraying include piles of clothes, curtains, and pieces of furniture.
Ways to address cat spraying will be addressed in next week’s blog; however, in this article will help you understand the behavior. Continue Reading…