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How to train cats to do things like: be more cuddly, use the litter box, keep off counters, be comfortable in cars, and so much more! Like these training tips? Check out KittyClysm.com for many, many more!

KittyClysm* { Cat Blog } Tips & Advice for Cat Lovers & Owners
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How to Get Rid of a Cat You Can't Keep (In the Most Humane Way Possible)

No one likes to think about or admit it very often, but there are always going to be times where pet parents like, love, and even adore a pet cat, but where that doesn’t change the fact that – for some reason or another – there’s no real way to make things work in the […]

There are many times a cat may bite you and you aren't entirely sure why. It's why a lot of the articles I have on feline behaviours revolve around the topic of biting, chomping, chewing, and nibbling on humans from our feline friends. I've spoken about why cats may take to biting feet, ankles, or legs at times, why cats chew fingers, why cats in … Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Biting, Play Fighting, Pet Care Tips, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, What Is Life About, Cat Life, I Love Cats

Why Does My Cat Bite Me When She's Being Affectionate? 12 Theories

There are many times a cat may bite you and you aren’t entirely sure why. It’s why a lot of the articles I have on feline behaviours revolve around the topic of biting, chomping, chewing, and nibbling on humans from our feline friends. I’ve spoken about why cats may take to biting feet, ankles, or […]

Roughly a week ago I got an email from a lovely woman who recently took in a gorgeous stray cat she found in her neighbourhood. Worried about the fact that he had symptoms of a cold that never seemed to go away (even after being medicated), and that the vets at her current clinic didn't seem to know what they were doing, she emailed asking for my … Cat Behavior Problems, Cold Symptoms, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, How To Train Your, What Is Life About, I Promise

How to Train Cats to Be Comfortable & Calm in Cars - It's Easy, I Promise

Roughly a week ago I got an email from a lovely woman who recently took in a gorgeous stray cat she found in her neighbourhood. Worried about the fact that he had symptoms of a cold that never seemed to go away (even after being medicated), and that the vets at her current clinic didn't seem to know what they were doing, she emailed asking for my …

When it comes to cats biting and chewing fingers, there are quite a lot of reasons that do a good job explaining away this common feline behaviour. The same is technically true of why cats bite feet - they do it for a variety of reasons - but to me there's a massive difference in terms of explaining away why cats chomp on fingers versus why cats … Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Biting, Pet Care Tips, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, Domestic Cat, Cat Toys, Training Tips, Fingers

"Why Does My Cat Bite My Feet?" Explaining Foot, Leg, Ankle & Toe Chomps

When it comes to cats biting and chewing fingers, there are quite a lot of reasons that do a good job explaining away this common feline behaviour. The same is technically true of why cats bite feet - they do it for a variety of reasons - but to me there's a massive difference in terms of explaining away why cats chomp on fingers versus why cats …

Ah the hyper kitty cat. There's nothing more entertaining and amusing to watch - yet have the hyperactivity go on long enough, throw in a little attack session to your poor fingers or toes, a lot of mid-night wake up calls by way of kitty cat war cries, meowing and darting around the house like a wilderbeast, and this charming behaviour really does … Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Fun, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, Domestic Cat, Training Tips, Cool Cats

Why on Earth Is My Cat so Hyper? How Can I Calm a Hyper Cat Down?

Ah the hyper kitty cat. There's nothing more entertaining and amusing to watch - yet have the hyperactivity go on long enough, throw in a little attack session to your poor fingers or toes, a lot of mid-night wake up calls by way of kitty cat war cries, meowing and darting around the house like a wilderbeast, and this charming behaviour really does …

Here's something I don't think you likely wanted to read if you looked this article up because you happen to be in the particular situation yourself: I don't think every cat will warm up to every human. No matter how good a human happens to be to a particular cat, I still think it's possible that the cat may not like him/her, though he or she may … Cat Behavior Problems, Don't Like Me, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, Cat Life, I Love Cats, Training Tips

Pretty Sure My Cat Doesn't like Me; Why? Is There Anything I Can Do?

Here's something I don't think you likely wanted to read if you looked this article up because you happen to be in the particular situation yourself: I don't think every cat will warm up to every human. No matter how good a human happens to be to a particular cat, I still think it's possible that the cat may not like him/her, though he or she may …

I feel like in the past decade, we as humans have been airing our dirty laundry en masse, the world over. From YouTubers opening up about anxiety, depression, and other metal health issues, celebrities opening up about drug addiction, bipolar disorder, and even PTSD to less savoury thoughts and socially unacceptable opinions being printed in … Cat Behavior Problems, Metal Health, Love Your Pet, Bad Person, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Bipolar Disorder, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming

Love Your Pet, But Resent or Even Hate Them Sometimes? You're Not a Bad Person

I feel like in the past decade, we as humans have been airing our dirty laundry en masse, the world over. From YouTubers opening up about anxiety, depression, and other metal health issues, celebrities opening up about drug addiction, bipolar disorder, and even PTSD to less savoury thoughts and socially unacceptable opinions being printed in …

Couch protector covers can be a magic bullet when it comes to combating the two most common frustrations of the cat   furniture combo: scratches and spills. They're not exactly a necessity for everybody (and if they're not for you, I'd recommend checking out other types of cat scratch furniture protectors that may work better), but I can think … Furniture Scratches, Cat Furniture, Best Couch Covers, Couch Protector, Cool Couches, Types Of Cats, Dog Blanket, Magic Bullet, Pet Care Tips

Best Couch Covers for Cats: Protect Sofas from Scratches & Spills

Couch protector covers can be a magic bullet when it comes to combating the two most common frustrations of the cat furniture combo: scratches and spills. They're not exactly a necessity for everybody (and if they're not for you, I'd recommend checking out other types of cat scratch furniture protectors that may work better), but I can think …

Roughly a week ago, a new reader, Rooksaar, stumbled across my blog while digging for information about behavioural changes in cats, and in particular, about personality changes that occur after illnesses. Her newly adopted shelter cat had taken ill with an upper respiratory infection almost immediately after being taken home, and on his … Kittens Cutest, Cats And Kittens, Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Tree Condo, Outdoor Cats, Pet Care Tips, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, Cat Life

My Cat Got Sick; He's Better, but His Behaviour & Personality Changed: Help?

Roughly a week ago, a new reader, Rooksaar, stumbled across my blog while digging for information about behavioural changes in cats, and in particular, about personality changes that occur after illnesses. Her newly adopted shelter cat had taken ill with an upper respiratory infection almost immediately after being taken home, and on his …

If you're here, my guess is you've came across this article because you were looking for a solution to a problem you already have, or one you're expecting to have in the upcoming months. Either you've taken in multiple cats, and at least one of them doesn't get along with another, you've just adopted a second cat, or you're hoping to adopt kitty #2 … Cat Behavior Problems, Cardboard Cat Scratcher, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, Cat Life, Cat Toys, Cats And Kittens

How to Get Two Cats to Get Along: What I Did & Yes, It Absolutely Worked

If you’re here, my guess is you’ve came across this article because you were looking for a solution to a problem you already have, or one you’re expecting to have in the upcoming months. Either you’ve taken in multiple cats, and at least one of them doesn’t get along with another, you’ve just adopted a […]

Cats may not chew their food, but they certainly do seem to chew a lot of things besides. Take plastic, for instance. A lot of cats really like to gnaw and chomp on a variety of things made of plastic - from plastic shopping bags to pen butts, even plastic toys sometimes end up being used for chewing and gnawing. Then there's that common, but … Cat Behavior Problems, Plastic Shopping Bags, Lots Of Cats, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, How To Train Your, What Is Life About

"Why Does My Cat Chew & Bite My Fingers?" 6 Possibilities, Telling Which

Cats may not chew their food, but they certainly do seem to chew a lot of things besides. Take plastic, for instance. A lot of cats really like to gnaw and chomp on a variety of things made of plastic - from plastic shopping bags to pen butts, even plastic toys sometimes end up being used for chewing and gnawing. Then there's that common, but …

Three times in my life, I've befriended feral cats friendly enough to let me come near them, pet them, and ultimately bring them into my and my brother's homes. The first time this happened is actually with my very first cat, Avery. We were cat sitting for a friend when Avery started coming by our house, begging for food. It took us a while to … I Love Cats, Cute Cats, Outdoor Cats, Feral Cats, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Sitting, Domestic Cat

Befriending Strays: How to Get Stray Cats to Come to You & Like You

Three times in my life, I've befriended feral cats friendly enough to let me come near them, pet them, and ultimately bring them into my and my brother's homes. The first time this happened is actually with my very first cat, Avery. We were cat sitting for a friend when Avery started coming by our house, begging for food. It took us a while to …

A lot of pet parents have cats who bite them or lick them frequently enough that these curious behaviours seem habitual. Some have cats who bite feet or bite fingers regularly. Others have cats who enjoy biting then licking, or vice versa, or alternate between the acts of licking and biting repeatedly within the same sitting. Some cats lick fingers … Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Biting, Getting Played, Human Babies, Lots Of Cats, Pet Care Tips, All About Cats, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming

"Why Does My Cat Nibble on Me?" 11 Theories That May Explain Why

A lot of pet parents have cats who bite them or lick them frequently enough that these curious behaviours seem habitual. Some have cats who bite feet or bite fingers regularly. Others have cats who enjoy biting then licking, or vice versa, or alternate between the acts of licking and biting repeatedly within the same sitting. Some cats lick fingers …

I've written about why some cats bite, then lick you before, but I do feel the act of licking by itself is quite a bit different from biting then licking your hands and fingers. My newly adopted furbaby, Bjorn - a stray cat who just wouldn't leave our property - is obsessed with licking. We learned this fact about him quite early on, ages before we … Kitten Biting, Cat Behavior Problems, Associates In Nursing, Kitten Care, Lots Of Cats, Pet Care Tips, Cat Facts, Cat Grooming, I Love Cats

Why Does My Cat Lick My Hand & Fingers so Much? What's It Mean?

I've written about why some cats bite, then lick you before, but I do feel the act of licking by itself is quite a bit different from biting then licking your hands and fingers. My newly adopted furbaby, Bjorn - a stray cat who just wouldn't leave our property - is obsessed with licking. We learned this fact about him quite early on, ages before we …

A lot of cats struggle to pace themselves with eating, so if this is a problem you're currently trying to tackle with your pet, know that you're definitely not alone. I've written about a number of different ways you can get a cat to slow down quick eating before, but by far the easiest and most effective method is to invest in a slow feeder cat … Slow Feeder, Cat Feeder, Cat Behavior Problems, Cat Hacks, Lots Of Cats, Pet Care Tips, Cat Grooming, Cat Food, Training Tips

Slow Feed Cat Bowls for Cats Who Guzzle Grub Way Too Quickly

A lot of cats struggle to pace themselves with eating, so if this is a problem you're currently trying to tackle with your pet, know that you're definitely not alone. I've written about a number of different ways you can get a cat to slow down quick eating before, but by far the easiest and most effective method is to invest in a slow feeder cat …

We've finally taken cat #2 into the Xavier clan. His name is Bjorn. Bjorn is a stray or feral cat who hung around on our property for months waiting to be adopted. We would've taken him into the fold much sooner if we'd clued into the fact that he actually didn't have a home, but take one look at his face and you'll … Cat Behavior Problems, Feral Cats, Pet Care Tips, Cat Facts, Cat 2, Cat Grooming, Negative Thoughts, What Is Life About, Cat Life

Negative Thoughts & Worries I Had Taking In a New (Second) Cat

We've finally taken cat #2 into the Xavier clan. His name is Bjorn. Bjorn is a stray or feral cat who hung around on our property for months waiting to be adopted. We would've taken him into the fold much sooner if we'd clued into the fact that he actually didn't have a home, but take one look at his face and you'll …