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Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me Then Bite Me?

If your cat has suddenly headbutted you and then gives you a bite you might be wondering why its happened. Could this be aggression or just showing love?

Why Does My Cat Headbutt Me Then Bite Me?

Your cat is head-butting and biting you to get your attention. The bitting that follows is usually a hint for her to be fed. Your cat does not intend to hurt you when it does this so do not be alarmed. It is usually an affectionate way to get your attention.

So, now you know why your cat headbutts you and bites. But, why do they bite when they seem to be affectionate? Why do they nip you after you pull away from petting them? Why do they randomly bite sometime? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Why do cats headbutt?

If you have noticed that your cat is headbutted you, you may be thinking this is a bit bizarre. But, why does it happen?

A cat will headbutt you to show its affection and to mark you with its scent. The fact that your cat is so close to you means she loves and trusts you. And, in turn, she wants to mark you with her sent to claim you as hers.

So now you know why cats headbutt you but sometimes you may be having an affectionate moment, then your cat strikes, why is this?

Why does my cat bite me when she’s being affectionate?

If your cat is being affectionate and then all of a sudden you are bitten it might confuse you. And, quite rightly so, but why?

Your cat will bite you while she is being affectionate because she wants to play with you. This is also a clever way to mark you would with her scent at the same time. These loving nibbles are discreet scent marks. And, a clever way for her to bond with you at the same time.

So, now you know why your cat will suddenly bite you while she’s being affectionate. But, what about those soft little nips, what do they mean?

What does it mean when a cat bites you gently?

If your cat bites you gently you may be wondering if this is normal behavior or intended to be aggressive. Which is it?

When a cat bites you gently its usually referred to as a love bite. It is believed to derive from their life as a kitten when they were with their littermates and mother. Their mother will lick and nibble them in a loving manner. And, this is just a way for your cat to express her love for you.

So, now you know why your cat bites you gently sometimes. But, what about the times when you are stroking her, why is she biting then?

Why does my cat bite me when I stop petting him?

If you have noticed that your cat sometimes bites you immediately after you have stopped petting him, you may be wondering if he’s trying to signal something to you.

If your cat bites after you stop petting him it is usually a request for you to continue or a return of affection. This may sound a bit confusing. But, when they bite, in this context, it is usually meant as a loving bite, not to hurt you.

However, if this is a really painful bite, it could be because you are petting your cat too hard. And, he is telling you to stop what you are doing.

Why does my cat randomly bite me?

If your cat bites you out of the blue sometimes you may be confused why it’s happened and looking for reasons why it may have happened.

Your cat will randomly bite you as a display of dominance or a way of communicating with you. Regarding dominance, a cat may want to show you who is the boss and test to see how you will respond. Or, it could be that your cat is upset with something that you have done but you are unaware of it.

So, now you know why your cat may randomly bite you.

Should you let your cat bite you?

If your cat bites you from time to time you might be wondering if you should be fighting back or just let him get on with it.

You should not let your cat bite you. It sends a message to your cat that you are okay with it. However, it is not a good idea to yank your hand as it may sink its teeth in deeper. Instead, make a loud sound or raise your voice. This will disrupt her and indicate that you are not okay with it. Then when she releases remove your hand.

So, now you know that you should not let a cat bites you. But, what if your cat is overstimulated, how can you get it to relax?

How do you calm down an overstimulated cat?

If your cat is getting overstimulated and over-excited you may be wondering what steps you can do to calm her down, right?

To calm down an over-stimulated cat first stop petting her. Don’t return to your game until she is calm because this will make matters worse. And, in the future, to avoid this happening lookout for the signs of overstimulation and end your game earlier.

So, now you know how to calm down an over-stimulated cat. But, is there any way to know when your cat is happy?

How can you tell if your cat is happy?

If you are looking for signs that your cat is happy you are in luck, keep reading…

To tell if your cat is happy you need to look out for some obvious body language. Such as her purring whilst rubbing against you,  eating well, acting playful and initiating games, such as running after a piece of string, etc.

So, now you know how to tell if your cat is happy and how simple and subtle these signs can be.

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

Do cats feel bad when they scratch you?

If your cat has just scratched you you may be looking at the wound and wondering if your cat has any remorse.

Cats do not feel bad when they scratch you because if it was by accident they do not understand that you are hurt by it. However, if their intent was to hurt you they will not feel bad either because this was their objective.

So, now you know that cats do not feel bad when they scratch you. But, to keep them happy how much quality time should you spend with them?

How much time should you spend with your cat each day?

If you are working out how to keep your cat happy you may be wondering how much time you should spend and play with her to keep her happy.

To keep your cat happy you should spend at least 20 to 60 minutes per day with her. This will ensure the best results. At a minimum, you should have a couple of sessions per day averaging a minimum of 15 minutes.

So, now you know how long you should spend with your cat each day. But, how can you tell if it’s not working and she is sad?

How can you tell if a cat is sad?

If you believe that your cat may not be happy you might be wondering how you can confirm this, right?

To tell if your cat is sad lookout for her body language. If she hiding away from you whenever you enter the room, off her food and not eating well, suddenly acting aggressive towards you, or an unexpected lack of energy. These are signs that your cat is sad.

So, now you know some signs that your cat is sad. This will help you decide what you can do next to make her happy again.

Should I Be Worried if My Cat Bites Me? (Serious?)

If you have a cat that has recently bitten you, you may be wondering if you should just leave it as it is and move on with your day or, if you should take it seriously, right?

Should I be worried if my cat bites me?

Yes, you should be worried if your cat bites you because it will puncture your skin. Meaning, there may be some blood and more importantly, it could inject bacteria into your body that could lead to infection. It’s better to get it checked out to be safe.

So, now you know that you should be worried if your cat bites you and take it quite seriously. But, why do cats bite for no reason sometimes? How should you break the cat away when it’s biting you? How long does it take to heal? Keep reading for these answers and much more.

Why do cats bite their owners for no reason?

Should I Be Worried if my cat bites me?

Scary looking cat.

If you have recently been bitten by your cat but can’t understand why it’s happening it’s understandable if you are confused.

Cats bite their owner for no reason because they want to show their dominance. It may seem unprovoked to you but in your cat’s mind, it is battling to show who is in charge. It is testing your Authority. Similar to a disobedient dog.

So, now you know why cats may bite their owners for no reason. But, what about when its a hard bite?

 

What does it mean when a cat bites you hard?

If your cat has bitten you but not in a playful way and it is painful you may be wondering why she has done this, right?

Your cat is biting you hard because she is rebelling and showing dominance. On the other hand, if it is not hard it could be just playfully communicating with you. For example, weirdly, it could be showing you some love. In this context, it is referred to as a love bite.

So, now you know why your cat might be biting you harder than you expected. But, once your cat is jaws deep into you, how can you break him off?

How do you break a cat from biting?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Cat biting a finger.

If your cat has bitten you, your immediate response is to wonder what you should do to get him off you ASAP, right?

To break a cat away from biting you should use some body language. Firstly, raise your voice and say STOP! Use a very direct and forceful tone. Give it some time then return to your game. If she bites you again then immediately stop the game to make it clear that you do not appreciate it.

So, now you know how to break a cat from biting you. This may take some time and practice but it is a good approach to do it.

How long does a cat bite take to heal?

If you’ve been recently bitten by a cat and you are looking at the gaping wound concerned and wondering how long it will take to heal up, keep reading…

If your cat bite is not infected you can expect it to take up to 10 days to heal. However, if it is infected it could take much longer. Also, an infected bite may swell up and become very uncomfortable, unattractive, and you may need to be prescribed antibiotics to help it.

So, now you know roughly how long a cat bite may take to heal. Please understand that everyone is slightly different, so the healing time may vary.

What does Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) look like?

If you have heard rumors about Cat Scratch Disease (CSD) you may be wondering what it looks like just to work out if you’ve got this.

Cat scratch disease looks like severe swelling. In some cases, you may see signs of puss oozing from the wound. Other symptoms include not feeling hungry as normal, feeling tired, headaches, or, migraines.

So, now you know what Cat Scratch Disease looks like and some of the symptoms associated with it.

What signs will you see if a cat may bite you?

As a precaution, it is a good idea to know the warning signs of a potential cat bite on its way. So, if you prefer avoiding a bite, rather than dealing with it after, keep reading…

To anticipate a cat bite you need to look at your cat’s posture and demeanor. Meaning, if she is crouching down about to pounce she’s ready to bite. Or, if she’s acting defensive or aggressive towards you while you are playing, watch out, she may bite back. The most obvious one is howling or growling in an intimidating manner.

Also, if you are playing too rough with your cat you could annoy it or over-stimulate it. For example, if you stroke it to roughly or in the incorrect direction, meaning against the grain of its fur, it can annoy them immensely and make them lash out and bite you, are you with me?

So, now you know what signs to look out for to avoid a potential cat bite.

What should you do if your cat bites you?

If you have recently been bitten and wondering what is the best procedure to follow keep reading…

If your cat bites you wash the wound thoroughly. This will remove any surface dirt to help you to avoid infection. But, you should report is to public health because it could be a feral cat. Or, a cat that may not have been vaccinated.

So, now you know what you should do if your cat bites you. But, why is an unvaccinated cat such a concern in this context?

What are the dangers of unvaccinated cat bites?

If you have been bitten by your cat you may be wondering what the dangers are if the cat is unvaccinated.

Unvaccinated cat bites are quite dangerous because the cats may have rabies. This could lead to severe pain and swelling and worse. Therefore it needs to be taken seriously. And, to protect yourself you should consult your doctor.

So now you know some of the dangers of an unvaccinated cat bite.

What treatment is used for cat bites?

Treatment for cat bites is important, but what treatments are available?

Cat bites are usually treated with antibiotics. In particular, penicillin. But, in some extreme cases, a tetanus shot may be needed. Especially if you’re not up to date with your vaccinations. Or in some extreme cases, surgery may be needed if the bite is deep enough to penetrate the bone.

Are cat bite wounds usually left open?

If you have a cat bite you may be wondering if you should be covering it or leaving it open.

A cat bite wound is usually kept open according to this site. This is to make it heal quicker. But, it may also need further treatment such as a tetanus shot or antibiotics. The best thing to do is to consult your doctor to clarify what treatment is required.

So, now you that cat bite wounds are usually left open and why it’s important to consult your doctor.

Why is it important to learn why your cat bit you?

Cleaning up a cat bite is one thing, but keep reading to learn why it is equally as important to learn why you got bitten.

It is important to learn why your cat bit you so you can avoid it happening again. Some of the reasons for this could be, you held your cat too tight, accidentally stepped on her, or you may have touched her in a sensitive area without even knowing.

So, now you know why it’s important to learn why your cat bit you.

How Do You Discipline a Cat That Attacks Another Cat?

If you have a cat that is attacking another cat it can be quite stressful but what can you do about this?

How do you discipline a cat that attacks another cat?

To discipline a cat that attacks another cat you need to break up the fight. Don’t let them just continue fighting each other. Use a loud hand clap. This will grab their attention. Alternatively, spray some water at the attacking cat to discipline him.

So now you know how to discipline a cat that attacks another cat. But, why is your cat so aggressive to other cats? Why do cats go crazy when they see another cat? What is offensive aggression? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

 

How do I get my cat to stop attacking my other cat?

How do you discipline a cat that attacks another cat?

Two cats on the grass.

If you have two cats in your home and they are constantly fighting or, one cat is acting pushing the other one around what you can do?

To stop your cat attacking your other cat you should use distraction or water. Regarding distraction, simply make a loud noise. You can grab a noisy cat toy (Click here to see why I rate this laser toy) that they may have. This will stop him.

Failing that you can use some water in a spray bottle to squirt him. Cats hate this and will make them drop everything and move away without hurting them. So, now you know how to stop your cat attacking another cat.

Why is my cat so aggressive to my other cat?

Now that you understand how you can use to break up your cats fighting you may be wondering where this aggression has come from in the first place.

Your cat is aggressive to your other cat because of a few reasons. It could be fear, jealousy or, not enough physical space in your home. Fear can be introduced by another cat showing dominance. Jealousy can manifest from the arrival of a new cat.

And, regarding them not having enough space. This could be because you rent a small flat and your cat feels claustrophobic. So, now you know some of the reasons why your cat is acting aggressive in this way.

Why do my cats fight when they see another cat?

If you have witnessed your cat’s attacking a neighboring cat or, another local cat you may be wondering why this is happening, right?

Cats fight when they see another cat for a few different reasons. It could be a male cat fighting for female attention, a territorial dispute with another cat, or it could be a display of dominance to another rival cat.

So, now you know a few reasons why cats fight when they see another cat and what you can expect to happen.

Do cats get jealous of other cats?

If you have a cat and thinking of getting a new kitten or, adopting another cat you may be concerned that your kitty might get jealous.

Yes, cats do get jealous of other cats. Especially if there is a new cat or you are giving your other cat more attention than her. This jealousy can brew with weird things such as a random object or, the arrival of another pet, such as a dog.

So, now you know that cats can get jealous and some of the reasons why this jealousy occurs.

Which cat breed is the meanest?

Which cat breed is the meanest?

Mean looking black cat.

If you are thinking of buying a new cat and you are researching which breeds are known for aggression then keep reading.

The Siamese cat is well known to be the meanest cat breed. It is a cute one and has a great appearance but, it is known for its territorial, aggressive, and jealous behavior.   This does not mean that Siamese cats are not a good choice it is just an observation that has been made by other owners.

So, now you know which cat breed is the meanest to help you decide which is best for your home. But, how is this aggression and dominance usually displayed?

How do cats show dominance over other cats?

If you have heard rumors of cats dominating other cats or, you think that you have seen this happening in your home but you want to be sure, keep reading.

Cats show dominance over other cats by spraying urine (Click here to see why I rate this cat urine remover) purposely on another cat’s territory. They may also steal their food, push around the other cat during mealtime or, hiss and growl at the other cats to intimidate them.

So these are some of the signals of one cat showing dominance and how you can identify this.

Do cats have dominance issues?

If you are researching cats or just interested in their behavior you may be keen to understand if they have dominance issues, right?

Yes, cats have dominance issues. Especially male tomcats. They will try to display who is the boss. This is worse when it comes to attracting a female mate. The problem is it is an ongoing battle because there is no established hierarchy.

You have learned that cats do you have dominance issues and some of the reasons why this happens.

Are cats happier in pairs?

If you have one cat in your home and thinking about getting more you may be wondering if this is a good idea.

Yes, cats are happier in pairs. They are social animals and this is usually ingrained in them from kittens. As kittens, they are surrounded by their littermates. As adults they appreciate the company of a fellow cat as a result.

However, it is worth noting that this does not mean that there will not be problems. The wrong mix of cats can cause fighting such as owning two male cats in the same home.

What is offensive cat aggression?

If you are interested in the different types of cat aggression or maybe you are experiencing this and want a clear definition, keep reading because this section is for you.

Offensive cat aggression is when one cat will boost their perceived body size to intimidate the other cat. The opposite of this is defensive cat aggression. This is where the cat will reduce their perceived body size and maintain a defensive posture to avoid being attacked.

Regardless of which one is used it is advisable not to try and touch or punish one of these cats when they are in this posture to avoid being bitten or attacked.

What is maternal aggression?

If you have heard people using the term maternal aggression you may be wondering exactly what it means, right?

Maternal aggression is when a mother cat is acting hostile to protect her cat litter. The confusing thing about this is you can see this aggressive behavior towards a known friend once they have a litter to protect. This aggression usually stops once the kittens grow older and are weaned.

So now you know what maternal aggression is and why a mother cat may act in this way.

How can you prevent future catfights?

If you are witnessing a lot of catfights in your home or, in your local area, you may be wondering what things you can do to try and avoid this. right?

To prevent future catfights in the short-term the best thing to do is keep the cat’s away from each other. Meaning, physically separating them and keeping them in different rooms. However, this is not always possible. Long term, you will need to work on your cat’s temperament by training them or using a pheromone diffuser (Click here to see why this works well for aggressive cats).

So, now you know some methods that you can use to prevent future catfights.

Why Does My Cat Bite My Kitten’s Neck? (Aggression?)

If you have a kitten and a cat and notice that she keeps biting your kitten’s neck, you may be wondering if this is just some innocent games or something to be concerned about.

Why Does My Cat Bite My Kitten’s Neck?

Your cat bites your kitten’s neck if it is a mother who simply wants to carry her kitten. However, if it is a male tomcat, he may also want to pick up your kitten. But, if he continually bites the kitten in the same area without carrying it could mean that he’s trying to assert his dominance.

So, now you know why your cat might be biting your kitten’s neck. But, will your cat hurt your kitten? Will your cat hate you for getting a new kitten? Do all cats accept new kittens? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

 

Will my cat hurt a new kitten?

If you have a new kitten and wondering how far your cat might go while it’s biting it. You may be questioning if she may hurt your kitten.

Cats do not normally aim to hurt kittens. Some cats may seem dangerous by showing aggression. But, this is usually because the kitten is annoying them or, feeling a bit jealous. But, generally speaking, they have no plans to harm them.

To avoid this jealousy happening is important to give your older cat extra love and attention so it does not feel neglected or jealous of the new kitten, are you with me? This does not have to be forever it can just be in the beginning until your kitten is settled in and accepted.

So now you know that you’re older cat is unlikely to hurt your kitten and what you can do to try and avoid jealousy. But, why do some kittens act up anyway?

Why is my kitten so mean?

If you have a kitten that is acting quite aggressive or misbehaving constantly you may be wondering why this is happening.

Generally speaking, kittens act mean out of fear or, just being curious. Remember kittens are young and they are still learning the boundaries of life. They may seem this way in the beginning. But, in time she will learn how to behave.

And now you know why some kittens are so mean and what you can expect as they grow.

Will my cat hate me if I get a new kitten?

If you have a new kitten you may be concerned or paranoid about how you’re older cat will react to it.

Your cat will not hate you for getting a new kitten. If your older cat likes the new kitten then everyone is happy all around and can live together with no issues. However, if your older cat hates the kitten it is unlikely to show you the hate. It will direct this energy to your new kitten.

So, now you know it is unlikely for your cat to hate you for getting a new kitten.

Do all cats accept a new kitten?

So, now you have learned that your older cat won’t hate you getting a new kitten. But, does this mean that all cats will just accept the kitten in time?

Some older cats love new kittens right away and everything is perfect. Whilst other cats take some time to adjust and will learn to love the kitten. However, some will never accept the kitten. Instead, they will get on with their own life and ignore it.

So, now you know. Not all cats will accept a new kitten but it may not be anything to be concerned about.

Why do male cats bite a female cat’s necks?

Why do male cats bite female cats necks?

Why do male cats bite female cats’ necks?

If you have a male cat that appears to be biting a female cat’s neck you may be wondering if this is something to be concerned about.

A male cat will bite (Click here to see if you should be worried if you are bitten) a female cat’s neck as a form of a love bite. This is often seen just before they decide to mate and it’s a way of the male cat showing dominance. However, this area of the neck is nothing to be concerned about. It is the same area that mother cats often use to carry their new kittens.

So, now you know why male cats bite female cats necks and understand it is probably nothing to worry about.

How do you tell if a cat is angry or playing?

If you are seeing two cats playing around it may be confusing to work out if they are just playing or angry at each other.

The way to tell if a cat is angry or playing is to look at their body language. An angry cat will usually growl or hiss at the other cat to tell them to back off or warn them. When cats are playing happily they typically have their ears erect, tails up, and have an approachable posture.

So, now you know how to work out if a cat is angry or just playing. But, if your cat is playing up, what is the best way forward?

How do you assert dominance over a cat?

If you have a cat that is acting aggressively you may be wondering the best way that you can assert your dominance over her to show that you’re in charge and that you are the boss.

The best way to assert dominance over a cat is to use your voice, with emphasis on your tone and volume. Don’t worry too much about the actual words that you use because this means nothing to your cat. But, the volume and tone you use mean everything.

So, now you know how to assert dominance over your cat so that you can show her who is the boss.

How do I stop my cat from dominating?

Earlier you learned how to assert your dominance over your cat, remember? But, how can you stop your cat trying to test your dominance?

To stop your cat from dominating you can avoid jealousy. Especially if you have multiple cats. This can be as simple as giving equal attention to all of your cats and not selecting a favorite. Also, never accept biting and scratching as the norm. If you do it will become a habit that you struggle to control.

So, now you have learned how to stop your cat dominating. But, what if you have an anxious (Click here for the best cat bed for these cats) cat?

Do cats forgive abuse?

If you have an aggressive or anxious cat that has suffered abuse from its previous owners. You may be wondering if this can ever be overcome.

No, cats never really forgive abuse. Once you have broken their trust it’s hard for them to rekindle this. They often act in one of two ways. They either hide away from the abusive person or, they may act defensive and aggressive towards them.

So now you know that a cat unlikely to forgive abuse. But, what signs should you look out for to be sure your cat is acting aggressively?

How do you know when a cat is being aggressive?

If you have multiple cats you may be wondering if there is some obvious signs that you can look out for to work out if they are aggressive.

To know when a cat is being aggressive it is obvious if they are howling or hissing. This almost always means they are being aggressive and over-the-top. This is often seen with multiple male cats fighting to show who is the dominant one. Especially if they are unneutered male cats.

So, now you know how to know if a cat is being aggressive and the signs that you can look out for you verify this.

Can cat toys help you train an aggressive cat?

If you have cat toys and are sick and tired of using your hands as training tools you may be wondering if toys can help you.

Yes, cat toys are a good way to train an aggressive cat instead of using your hands. You can use the cat toy to try and help the cat learn its boundaries without it hurting you. For this, you can use a large stuffed toy, or a ball on a string works well.

So, now you have learned that using cat toys can help you train your cat without injuring your hands or feet.

6 Month Old Kitten Biting and Scratching (Why?)

If you have a kitten around the 6-month age or maybe even a little bit less you may be getting frustrated with them biting and scratching you. But, is this normal?

Why is my kitten always biting and scratching me?

Your kitten is always biting and scratching you because she wants to play. It is nothing to worry about because she is just learning the boundaries between you and her and showing you affection. However, if she grows to an adult and still doing this, it’s not acceptable. Adult cats should learn the boundaries and understand how far to go with it.

So, now you know why your kitten is always biting and scratching you. But, can biting be a form of affection? How can you stop this bitting? Why do some kittens just act crazy? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

Why does my kitten bite me when I pet him?

If your kitten is biting you whenever you attempt to pet him you may be wondering why this happens.

Your kitten is biting you when you pet him as a signal of overstimulation. It means you are over petting your cat. There is a chance when they are overstimulated, they get overexcited. And, this is their way of expressing this.

So, now you know your kitten bites you when you pet him as a display of overstimulation. But, can there be other reasons?

Is a cat biting a sign of affection?

If your cat is biting you, you may be wondering if she is trying to attack you or if it is a simple show of affection, right?

If your cat is giving you a playful nibble it is a sign of affection. This form of biting is nothing more than a harmful nibble and often referred to as a love bite. But, if it is painful then it is not affection. It could be a defensive reaction or her telling you to stop what you’re doing.

You have learned that cat biting can be a sign of affection. But, is there a way to make it stop?

How do I get my 6-month-old kitten to stop biting?

6 month old kitten biting and scratching

Kitten biting

If your cat is 6 months or around that kind of age you may be wondering what you can do to get her to cut down or stop the biting, right?

To get your 6-month-old kitten to stop biting you need to make it clear that you are not happy with what she is doing. To do this make a loud noise, such as saying “Stop!”.  Just say this word loud and very clear. Then step back from to make it clear that you are not happy.

Following this give it some time and then return to your game again later. But, monitor how she responds. Hopefully, using this method will teach her some boundaries when playing with you.

How do you train a kitten, not to scratch?

If you have a kitchen that tends to scratch a little it may be causing you some harm or just annoying you.

To train a kitten, not to scratch takes two key stages. Firstly, there is a tactical (short-term) way of stopping it. Then there is a long-term prevention method that you can use to train her to stop doing it in the future, are you with me?

Tactical (short-term)

To stop your cat scratching you immediately you can spray some water at it. This will stop your cat in its tracks. It will startle her but won’t hurt her. It will make it clear that she needs to back off.

Prevention (long-term)

Now that you have stopped your cat. You need a way of training her not to do it again, the spraying is not enough. The best way to do this is, assuming they are attacking your furniture (Click here for the best furniture protection) or wall, use some tape to cover it. You can use standard tape, but for the best results use a dedicated solution that you can buy online that can cover up your furniture.

Another effective alternative is to use a cat pheromone diffuser (Click here to see why this is so effective for aggressive cats) these are good because they will plugin and work in the background to calm your cat down.

So now you know how to train your kitten, not to scratch without too much hassle from you.

Why do kittens run around like crazy?

If you have a kitchen that appears to be going crazy and running around like a madman you may be wondering what you can do to stop this and understand why it’s happening in the first place.

The reason why your kitten is running around like crazy is one or two reasons. Firstly, it could be because she is nocturnal and likes to get active in the night or, she may not be getting enough exercise and is venting this by going crazy with you.

To stop this happening, if she is nocturnal, you need to wear her out before you go to bed to train her to be more settled in the night. And, in general, you should be giving your kitten more exercise so that they do not act so crazy.

So now you know why some kittens run around like crazy and what you can do to stop this. But, what is the best practice to raise your kitten?

How do I raise my kitten to be nice?

If you are planning to get a kitten or already have one you may be looking for some solutions to raise her the right way.

To raise a kitten to be nice you should give her plenty of affection. But, also discipline them if they are misbehaving. Affection can be shown with simple things. Such as. cuddling her, talking to her softly or,  leaving the TV on in the background so she’s not lonely.

When you are disciplining her make sure you do not do this negatively. Shouting or being physical is not the way forward. Instead, use positive reinforcement. Treat her for doing what you expect her to do, are you with me?

So now you know how to raise your kitten to make her grow up to be a nice and respectable adult cat.

Should you use your hands or feet as kitten toys?

If you have noticed that your kitten seems to be biting your feet or attacking your fingers you may be wondering if this could be linked to you offering them as toys while she was young.

It is not a good idea to use your hands or feet as kitten toys. This is because it will train her to think it is acceptable to bite and scratch you. So, instead of using your hands or feet, use cat toys (Click here to see why this laser toy is great) that can be kept to arm’s length. Such as laser toys, balls on a string, etc.

So, now you know that you should not use your hands or feet as kitten toys. But, what about her claws, is there ways to make them less scary?

Should you trim your cat’s claws in case she scratches you?

If you had your cat for a while and she tends to scratch you. You may be wondering if it’s good practice to trim down her nails.

Yes, you should trim your cat’s claws in case she scratches you. But, this is good practice in general grooming. But, you should not use standard scissors that you use yourself it is better to get some dedicated cat nail clippers (Click here to see if grinders are better than clippers) or scissors.

So, now you know you should be trimming your cat’s claws in case she scratches you.

Does your handling technique affect your kitten’s behavior?

If you have had your kitten from quite young you may be wondering if the way you treat and handle her directly affects her behavior.

Yes, the way you handle your kitten directly affects your cat’s behavior. Especially while they are young for example less than 8 weeks old. This builds their character and makes them understand what is right and wrong.

So, now you know the way you handle your kitten can directly affect their behavior and why it’s important to get this right from the very beginning.

Why is a “Way Out” so important for cats?

If you have ever approached your cat and noticed that she is acting aggressively towards you. But, your cat is between you and your intended path, should you proceed or let her escape first?

Giving your cat a way out is very important because in your cat’s mind she is under attack. In these situations, it’s better to move aside and give her a clear escape route. That way she will feel less threatened and not respond aggressively.

One other thing to consider, if she ends up attacking or biting you, do not feed her directly after. Because it could indirectly send a message that she’s being treated for her bad behavior, are you with me?

So, now you know why it’s so important to give your cat a way out and not to appear to treat her for this misbehavior.

Could your kitten have been removed too early?

If you have a young kitten you may be wondering why she is biting and scratching you so much.

Kittens removed from their mother and siblings too early could start biting and scratching you. This is is because while she is with her siblings she learns the boundaries of her biting. Because she was removed too early she has simply missed this lesson.

If this is the case you need to spend some extra time with your kitten to make sure she learns this important lesson.

How long does it take for Cyproheptadine to work in cats?

If you are planning on or in the process of giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering how long it would take to kick in.

How long does it take for Cyproheptadine to work in cats?

You can expect Cyproheptadine to take two to three days to take full effect. It is primarily used as a stimulant to help your cats appetite and is especially effective for cats that are sick or recovering from an illness.

So, now you know how long it takes for a cat to see some effect from taking Cyproheptadine. But, is Cyproheptadine really safe for cats? Are there any side effects? Are there other natural appetite stimulants you can consider? Keep reading for these answers and so much more.

Is cyproheptadine safe for cats?

Cat being comforted

Cat being comforted

If you are in the considering giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if it is a good idea or not.

As long as your vet has approved it then yes Cyproheptadine is safe to give to your cat. Your vet is likely to give it to you to help with her recovery from sickness, in particular stimulating her appetite while she is feeling vulnerable.

So, now you know, as long as you’re vet is OK with it then Cyproheptadine is absolutely fine to use. But, are there any side effects that you should look out for?

What are the side effects of Cyproheptadine?

If you are planning on giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be concerned or worried about any potential side effects. Are there any that you should be looking out for?

There are quite a few different potential side effects when using Cyproheptadine. For example, Insomnia, sleeping issues, upset stomach, feeling dizzy or feeling tired. It’s a good idea to check your cat to see if she is suffering from any of these symptoms.

So, now you know some of the symptoms to look out for while your cat is on Cyproheptadine. But is there any natural appetite stimulants for cats that you could use instead?

Is there a natural appetite stimulant for cats?

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If you are worried about using Cyproheptadine or curious if there are other natural alternatives you can explore keep reading.

Yucca root is a known appetite stimulant for cats. This natural herb is known to contain vitamins B & C, iron, calcium, and various nutritional benefits. Because it is a herb some cat owners feel more comfortable with it.

This natural herb supplement (Click here to check its availability on Amazon) also has other uses such as helping with arthritis, anti-inflammatory, and relief for digestive issues.

So, now you know there are natural appetite stimulants as an alternative to Cyproheptadine. f

Is cyproheptadine a sleeping pill?

If you are giving your cat Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if it is actually a sleeping pill or just a stimulant for your cat’s appetite.

No, Cyproheptadine is not a sleeping pill. But, some of the side effects do include tiredness. However, it cannot be taken as a sleeping pill because the side effects differ from cat to cat. For example, some cats may encounter sleeping issues such as insomnia as a side effect.

So, now you know Cyproheptadine is not a sleeping pill. But, are there any other uses?

What other uses does Cyproheptadine have for cats?

If you are using Cyproheptadine you may be wondering if there are other uses for it. Well, according to this site, there are.

Cyproheptadine can be used for other uses such as feline asthma, however, this is with the aid of other medicines. Also known to provide itching relief and treatment for serotonin syndrome. But, often used as for cat appetite stimulation.

So, now you know some other uses of Cyproheptadine. But, if you have it in your house what is the best way to store it?

How should cyproheptadine for cats be stored?

If you have Cyproheptadine in your home and thinking of the best and safe way to store it keep reading.

Cyproheptadine is best stored at room temperature in your home. It is important to keep it away from the light. If you have a medicine cabinet this is ideal. It is also important to keep it away from other pets or kids.

So, now you know how you should store Cyproheptadine in your home. But, what happens if you have a mother cat who is feeding milk to her kittens?

Can cyproheptadine be used with mother cats feeding milk?

If you are a cat breeder or you happen to have a mother cat with kittens you may be thinking if it’s safe to use Cyproheptadine, right?

Mother cats feeding milk to their kittens should not be using Cyproheptadine. This is because it can cause issues with her milk production. And, you do not want to have any chance of passing the Cyproheptadine to her weak kittens.

So, now you know. It is not a good idea to use Cyproheptadine with mothers that are feeding milk to their kittens. But, what happens if you have a sick cat, how can you look after them?

How do you comfort a sick cat?

If you are researching Cyproheptadine there is a good chance that you have a sick cat on your hands. And, you may be interested in some general tips on how to keep your cat comfortable at this time.

The best way to comfort a sick cat is to give her lots of space. Therefore, keep her away from other pets or kids that might annoy her while she’s feeling vulnerable. Provide sufficient water to keep her hydrated. Also, make sure that the temperature in your home is sufficient.

So, now you know how to comfort a sick cat. But, what can you feed a sick cat that won’t eat?

What can I feed a sick cat that won’t eat?

If you are considering using Cyproheptadine has an appetite stimulant you may be getting frustrated with your cat because she is not eating and looking for ways that you can feed her, right?

To feed a sick cat that won’t eat you can try some appetizers that complement prescribed food from your vet. This includes some dry kibble, spring water from a can of tuna. Or, you can try some of the gravy from liquid-based cat products such as gourmet soup or cat fun sauces.

So, now you know what you can feed a sick cat. But when cats are sick in this way do they like to be on their own?

Do cats like to be alone when sick?

If you have a sick cat at home then you may be wondering if it is a good idea to leave her on her own. Or, should you pamper and give her more attention?

Cats do not like to be alone when they are sick. However, they do instinctively hideaway. This is their normal cat instincts. It is a natural way for them to protect themselves from predators. This behavior passed down from their ancestors to protect themselves from predators in the wild.

So now you know cats do not like to be alone when they are sick. But, they can appear to be. Are there other ways to stimulate a cat when they’re feeling sick?

What will stimulate a cat’s appetite?

If you have tried a number of different things such as Cyproheptadine other things in this article. And, you’re still finding it hard to keep stimulate your cat’s appetite, then you can try a few different things.

To stimulate a cat’s appetite you can try feeding her wet can food if you haven’t already. The best ones are seafood flavored canned food which has a really smelly Aroma. Although it may be smelly to you your cats will appreciate it. alternatively some meat-based baby food. Or try adding some canned fish water to her food.

So now you know some other things that you can try to stimulate your cat’s appetite.

Do female cats hump? (Or is it just male Tomcats?)

If you have a female cat you may be assuming that humping is not possible because it’s only male cats that do this. But is this right?

Do female cats hump?

Yes, female cats do hump. This can occur even if they are spayed. However, it is more common in male cats. But, if she is on heat there is a chance that she could start humping. So, don’t be surprised to see this happening.

So, now you know female cats can hump. But why do female cats hump? Are they attracted to humans? Do cats enjoy mating? Keep reading for all these answers and much more.

Why do female cats hump?

Do female cats hump cat

Why do female cats hump?

Once you have noticed your female cat humping you may be wondering why she is doing this, right?

Female cats hump for a few different reasons. Firstly, it can be confused with a mother cat teaching her kitten a lesson. She may just need some attention in your home, or she could be stressed with her new environment.

Teaching her kitten a lesson

It may sound bizarre, but sometimes a female cat may appear to be humping her kitten. And, you may be looking at her thinking this is crazy or just plain weird! However, although it may appear to be humping it could be her disciplining her kitten for bad behavior.

She may need more attention

Sometimes you may notice your female cat humping you simply because she feels neglected. Or, just needs more attention from you. This is easily fixed by giving her the attention she deserves, are you with me?

Stress from a new environment

There are some cats who have moved recently that are unhappy. They may hump as a weird way to express their anxiety.

So, now you know there are a few different reasons why your cat may be humping. And, in all honesty, this isn’t an exhaustive list. There could be more reasons why this happens. But, what signs should you look out for when a cat wants to mate?

What do female cats do when they want to mate?

If you have a female cat and keen to understand what to look out for when they’re mating keep reading.

When female cats want to mate they will make a distinctive mating call. This makes it clear, to the local tomcats that she wants to mate. You will also notice her raising her tail and rear. This will show that she is ready.

Other signs may include her rubbing against you or other male cats. Some other signs are quite subtle such as acting a bit anxious. So, now you know that there are a few different ways a cat can show that she’s ready to mate.

Do female cats go through “heat”?

You may have heard people say, “she is on heat”, but what is this?

Female cats go through heat cycles if she is not spayed. This is known as estrous. Humans use the term menstruation cycle but cats are known to have their estrous cycle.

So now you know female cats do go through heat cycles. But, what about cats being attracted to humans is this even a possibility?

Can female cats be attracted to humans?

Cat being stroked

Cat being stroked

If you have noticed your cat humping your leg you may be wondering is this because she likes you. But, is it possible for a female cat to be attracted to a human?

Yes, a female cat can be attracted to a human. But, not in a sexual manner. Even if she humps your leg it’s not because she’s trying to mate with you. However, this site has shared recent research that has concluded that cats are particularly attracted to ladies, over men, as their social partners.

And, now you know female cats can be attracted to humans. But when a cat is in heat sometimes the sound can be a bit crazy, right? So, how can you quiet them down during this time?

How do you shut up a cat in heat?

One of the problems, when cats are in heat, is the noise they make. This, to be frank, can be quite annoying, especially if you need your home to be quiet at this particular time, such as nursing a newborn baby. So, what do you do?

To keep a cat on heat quiet you need to her down. You can use a warm seat. This can be as simple as giving her a heating pad (Click here for the price on Amazon) or a warm damp towel to sit on. Failing that you can also use a pheromone diffuser (Click here for the price on Amazon). However, the latter may take a couple of weeks to take effect.

So, now you know how to shut up a cat in heat. But, when they are in heat do they bleed, as humans do?

Do cats in heat bleed?

If you are researching cats on heat and comparing them to us humans you may be wondering if they bleed similarly.

No, cats are not expected to bleed while they are in heat. They do show some subtle signs when they’re in heat. These are typically behavioral signs such as rubbing up against you, becoming needy. or demanding attention.

So, now you know cats are not expected to bleed while they are in heat. But, what about pleasure, do cats enjoy mating?

Do cats feel pleasure when they mate?

If you have noticed cats mating you may have heard a lot of weird sounds. These sounds would suggest that she is not enjoying herself, but is there any pleasure?

Yes, cats are believed to feel pleasure when they mate. According to this site,  there has been some scientific evidence that has been collected over the last decade which suggests that some animals have some level of pleasure during mating.

However, this pleasure is not anywhere near comparable to the pleasure humans experience.

Do cats hurt when mating?

So now you know cats do have some pleasure when mating. But, is there any pain when they are mating?

Yes, cats do have some pain when they are mating. This is because the male cat’s penis is barbed to stimulate ovulation. During this process, it scratches the female causing pain. This is why you might hear loud noises or yowling during their mating process.

So, you have learned that cats do you have some pain when they are mating.

How do female cats act before mating?

The female cat can be confusing, her sounds, such as yowling and meowing can mean multiple things. So, how do females act before mating?

Before the female cat mates, she will make a mating call to the males. This should be quite distinctive. They have been known to get into the lordosis posture which signals that she is ready to mate. Then you may even notice her move her legs rhythmically to indicate she is ready to mate.

So, now you know how female cats act before mating.

How do you stop a female cat from spraying while in heat?

If you have noticed a lot of spraying in your home you may be getting sick and tired of it. So, you may be looking for ways that you can stop your female cat spraying especially while she is in heat, right?

Some cat owners spay their cats to stop her from spraying while she is on heat. It is known to be quite effective but there are always exceptions. Male cats are often neutered to stop them from spraying. Which is known to have a high success rate. But,  there is still a small chance that it will continue.

So, now you know how some cat owners stop their female cat from spraying while she is in heat. But, should you be concerned about female cats humping?

Is a female cat humping a real concern?

If you have noticed your female cat humping you may be wondering if you should just let it go or if it is something that you should be concerned about?

If your female cat is humping excessively then it is a cause for concern. If this is the case look for ways to calm her. Which could include simple solution such as using a cat diffuser, or in extreme cases you may need to consult your vet for some professional advice.

Do Cats Like to Walk On a Leash? (Is It Comfortable?)

So, you may have heard people talk about walking their cats. Or, maybe you have seen if for yourself. But, do cats enjoy this?

Do cats like to walk on a leash?

No, not all cats like to walk on a leash. Some owners say it’s good for indoor cats because it gives them a chance to explore the outdoors under their supervision. And, this makes them feel comfortable exposing them to the big outdoors.

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So, now you know that not all cats like to be walked on a leash. But, are there certain breeds that appreciate being walked? Can scared cats benefit from being walked? How can you train your cat to go on a walk? Keep reading to get these answers and so much more.

 

Should I take my indoor cat on walks?

Cat on leash ready for walking

Cat on a leash ready for walking

So, now you know not all cats like to be walked. But some do. So, what about if you have an indoor cat should you consider walking her?

Yes, some cat owners should consider taking their indoor cat out for a walk. Especially if you plan to train her to go outside soon. Or, if you feel that your indoor cat will benefit from it.  Such as a cat that is feeling stressed or wanting to go out.

If you do consider taking your indoor cat out for a walk they must get used to the harness and leash before taking them out. But, are there particular breeds that like to walk on a leash more than others?

What cat breeds will walk on a leash?

So, now you understand, in some cases, cats can benefit from walking on a leash. But, are there any particular brands that prefer to do this more than others?

Cat breeds that are known to like to walk include the Savannah and the Siamese cats. These two breeds tend to appreciate it. In general oriental cats seem to do well with walking based on their intelligence and curiosity. Siamese cats in particular show great enthusiasm.

So, now you know some cat breeds that like to walk on a leash. But, what about cats that are skittish and are scared of almost anything? Can they benefit from being walked?

Can scared cats benefit from being walked?

Scared Cat

Scared Cat

So, if you have a skittish cat that always seems to be scared and running away from almost anything you may be wondering if they could benefit from being taken out for a walk.

Yes, it has been found that scared cats can gain confidence by being walked. It allows them to explore their area and build confidence with the added security of being with their owner. However, it may take time for them to adjust.

So, now you know, scared cats can benefit from being walked. But, how do you start training a cat to walk on a leash?

How do you start training a cat to walk on a leash?

So, you may be sold on the idea of taking your cat out for a walk and understand the benefits. But, how do you start training a cat to walk on a leash?

To start training your cat to walk on a leash you should begin very slowly. In the beginning, just offer her the harness to smell and get familiar with it. Once you’re past that stage you need to put the leash & harness on, but do not take them out yes, give her familiarization time.

Once she has become familiar with the leash you can then consider taking her out for a walk. The technique is to do it slow and steady.

Do not force it. If you take her out too quickly it could freak her out and make her anxious about it.

What type of cats should be walked on a leash?

Now you know the best way to start walking a cat. But, what types of cat should be taken out on the leash?

The cats that should be taken out for a walk on a leash are ones that love looking outside and show a genuine interest in going out. Or, cats that seem to be bored. These cats may be acting aggressively indoors or overgrooming themselves. Or, if you live in a really small home.

So, now you know the types of cats that can benefit from being walked outside on a leash. But, when they are out being walked, are there certain plants that should be avoided while they are out and about?

What plants should you avoid while walking your cat?

You may have heard some horror stories about certain plants making cats ill. But, what plants should you be looking out for, according to this site?

The plants that should be avoided while you walk your cat include the lily. This Lily can cause kidney failure for a cat even just with it being licked. However, other plants should be avoided such as tulips. They can cause diarrhea and vomiting.

There are other plants to look out for. But, these two, in particular, are quite obvious to spot and should be avoided. But, why do people say that cat harness is so essential when you walk your cat?

Why is a cat harness essential?

If you are considering taking your cat out for a walk, you may have hoped you could just attach the leads directly. But, why is this not a good idea?

A cat harness is essential when you are walking your cat. This is because it stops your cat escaping, holds her in securely, and avoids choking. However, a collar should still be worn as identification just in case she escapes.

Also, don’t be tempted to use a collar, especially breakaway collars. They will not work when walking your cat because they would simply snap off when you walk, as they were designed for.

Why is building trust essential for cat walking?

So, now you are thinking of taking your car out for a walk. By now, you should understand what you need to do. But, why do people say that trust is essential for cat walking?

Trust is essential for cat walking because they are different from dogs. Cats find it hard to trust their walkers.  They tend to lead their walker and try to keep away from you. It helps if you can build more trust to improve the walking experience for both of you.

So, now you know why it is essential to build trust with your cat when walking her. But, how is cat and dog walking so different?

How is cat and dog walking different?

So you may be considering taking your cat for a walk and wondering how this is any different from walking your dog?

Walking a cat is very different from a dog. Dogs are great walkers because they play along and walk side-by-side. But, cats will not do this. They tend to walk a few steps then stop and explore the area. You could be waiting a few minutes for her to do this. Essentially the cat is taking you for a walk.

So, you must understand that you need to be quite patient when you are walking your cat. It can take a long time to get used to.

Do some cats get stressed out walking on a leash?

So, if you are still considering taking your cat for a walk. You may wonder if they do get stressed while they’re walking.

Yes, cats do get stressed when they are out walking on a leash. Sometimes walking may not be the best option for you. If you find that is too stressful for your cat then it may be better to look for another indoor activity instead.

So, now you know some cats can get stressed out while walking on their leash. But, what is the best age to start walking them?

What age can cats walk outside on a leash?

So, now you have a new kitten and you are keen to take her out for a walk. But, what age can you consider doing this?

The best age to walk your cat outside on a leash is when they have been vaccinated. This will keep them safe from any diseases that they may come across when they are exposed to the outside world. The earlier you start to walk them the better. This is because older cats are harder to train.

So now you know what age is a good time to start walking your cat on a leash.

Should I Take My Cat’s Collar Off At Night? (Guide)

If you have a new cat or just researching on the best practice with collars, you may be wondering if they should be removed at night.

Should I take my cat’s collar off at night?

No, a cat’s collar should not be taken off at night. This is because there is a small chance that it could go missing in the night and it would defeat the whole purpose of wearing it. If she went missing you could easily identify her with the collar on.

This is why your cat’s collar must fit well. With enough room around her neck but to still secure. And, why it’s important to check it regularly to make sure it stays that way. However, you can also consider taking it off when you are bathing her.

What happens if you do not check your cat’s collar regularly?

Tabby cat with loose collar

Tabby cat with a loose collar

If you have a cat collar and neglect it. You may be wondering what can happen.

If you do not check your cat’s collar regularly it can become uncomfortable. This will make your cat tug and pull at it making it become loose or even coming off. There is also a chance that it may become too small for your cat.

Remember this, adult cats gain weight. Also, kittens are constantly growing in size. So, your cat’s neck is a moving target. Hence the reason it needs to be regularly checked. But with this being said what should you be checking when you are testing your cat collar?

What should you check when testing your cat’s collar?

If you have a cat and wish to check its collar, what things should you be testing to make sure it’s right?

When you are checking your cat’s collar make sure you test the buckle. In particular, make sure it works as designed and is comfortably fitted. This includes breakaway collars as well. Regarding stretch collars, make sure that it can still be stretched over her head OK.

And now you know what you should be checking when testing your cat’s collar. But, what are the benefits of a cat collar?

What are the benefits of cat collars?

You may be about to buy a cat collar and I wondering if it’s even worth it. So, what are their benefits?

The benefits of a cat collar is the protection and peace of mind if your cat escapes. You can avoid her being found, not claimed, and potentially put down. It also helps you identify your kitten in a big litter.

So now you know there are multiple benefits for having a cat collar. But, the most important one, in my opinion, is the protection and peace of mind if she goes missing, are you with me?

What are the dangers of buckle collars?

You may be familiar with the standard buckle cat collars, right? You know, the ones that have the metal attachment that is arguably the “classic style” collar, are you with me? But, what dangers do they present?

The dangers of a classic metal buckled collar, without the breakaway feature, is it is not very safe. The biggest problem is if your cat is snagged or lodged on a tree. For example, if your cat is climbing a tree and gets caught on a branch, she can choke.

So now you know the dangers of the buckled cat collars. But, why is snag-proof nylon so helpful?

Why is snag-proof nylon helpful on collars?

So, you may have heard people talking about snag-proof nylon on collars. And you may be wondering why it is so helpful.

Snag-proof nylon breakaway collars are helpful if your cat is snagged. For example, an awkwardly placed tree branch. It avoids your cat being choked by breaking away, hence the name, to save her.

So, now you know why snag-proof nylon collars are so helpful. But, can cats lose their collars?

Can a cat lose its collar?

You may be wondering if your cat’s collar if fitted securely, can get lost.

Yes, a cat’s collar can get lost. Especially if it is a breakaway collar. The benefits of these collars are they will save your cats and avoid choking. But, when they break, in an emergency, there is a good chance your cat will run off and lose it.

So, now you know, cats can lose their collar. And, it is quite common for breakaway collars. But this should not deter you from buying one. The safety aspects far outweigh the inconvenience of having to replace them, right?

Can a cat collar help to control fleas?

Cat scratching outdoor. Cute red cat.

Cat scratching outdoor. Cute red cat.

So, you may have heard about flea collars and wondered if they are effective with fleas or not.

Yes, flea collars can help to control fleas. But, these collars are known to focus on their head but ignore the rest of their body. So, it is better to look at other options as well, or instead. Effective alternatives include custom prescriptions from your vet or off the shelf, full-body, flea control.

So, now you know flea collars can help with fleas but they may not get rid of the whole problem. But is there a chance that your cat can get injured while wearing a collar?

Can cats get injured wearing collars?

You may be paranoid about your cat wearing a collar due to some rumors you heard about the risks. But, can cat get injured wearing collars?

Yes, cats can get injured wearing cat collars. This includes hair loss from rubbing under their collar. Getting stuck around their jaws or front legs. Getting choked in the absence of a breakaway collar. Or a generally ill-fitted collar.

But, these collars are usually safe if they are fitted correctly and use a breakaway collar. But, what about the noise of these collars?

How can you reduce the noise of a collar?

You make me sick and tired of listening to the jingling sound of a cat collar around your house and you may be wondering what you can do to stop this, right?

To reduce the noise of a cat collar you can get nameplates that are directly attached to the collar to avoid them jangling. There are also dedicated products such as tag silencers that are made of plastic that won’t make noise. Alternatively, you can laminate the tag to stop it from making noise.

As you can see there are several different techniques that you can use to keep the color quiet.

Why do collars need to be replaced?

When you have a cat collar you may be wondering why you need to ever replace it.

Cat collars need to be replaced from time to time because young kittens grow at an alarming rate. Even if they are adults they can easily gain or lose weight as part of their natural life. It is a good idea when you are playing with your cat to quickly check her collar to make sure it is still fitted comfortably and securely.

Checking your cat while you are playing is quite easy because all you need to do is try to slip two of your fingers in between the collar and your cat’s neck to make sure it can fit comfortably. If it does it’s a good sign that it is fitted well. If not, then you may need to either adjust it or consider replacing it.

Can a bell collar help your kitten?

If you have a kitten you may be curious about the efficacy or efficiency of having a bell collar for her. Can these bell collars help?

Yes, a bell collar can help a kitten. Kittens are small and vulnerable and have been to be accidentally injured by their owners stepping on them. Wearing a simple bell on its collar can alert the owner of their presents and avoid these accidents.

So now you know Bell colors can be helpful for your kitchen in this context.

My Male Cat Doesn’t Know How to Mate (Why? + What Now?)

If you have an unneutered male cat that is having difficulty mating, you may be wondering why this is happening.

Why doesn’t my male cat know how to mate?

Your male cat does not know how to mate because he needs more experience. With time and experience, he will get better and truly learn how to mate. This is similar to us humans who improve with time and practice.

So, now you know cats are like us humans, they need time to get better and improve their mating to breed successfully. But, what happens if your cat is not mating at all?

Why is my male cat not mating?

A Scared Cat Hiding

A Scared Cat Hiding

You may have noticed that your male cat is not mating at all. And, you may be wondering what could be causing this.

Your male cat is not mating because of anxiety or not feeling comfortable in his environment. The anxiety could be linked to a recent bad experience trying to mate. With regards to not feeling comfortable, it could be a simple as the incorrect temperature or layout.

So, now you know your male cat may not be mating because of anxiety or his environment.

What can you do to get a male to mate?

If you have a male cat and are keen to get him to mate, you may be wondering what you can do to help this along.

To encourage a male cat to mate you can try and let him spend some time with the female-first, rather than just throwing them together. But, make sure the female has some space to keep herself away from the male when she needs space.

So, now you know getting the cats to bond before mating can make a big difference to your result. But, how young do male cats start to mate?

What age do male cats want to mate?

Scottish Fold Kitten.

Scottish Fold Kitten.

You may have a young kitten and wondering at what age he will start to mate. This is helpful so you can plan things, right?

Male cats can mate around the age of 4 months. This is when they reach sexual maturity. However, many cat owners do not want more cats to look after. So, they often neuter their male cate to stop him from mating and breeding.

So now you know male cats should get the desire to mate at 4 months of age. But, is it true that some male cats will try to mate with each other?

Do male cats try to mate with each other?

You may have heard rumors that some male cats will try and mount each other, but, is this true?

Yes, some male cats will try to mate with each other. This is linked to them showing dominance over a weak male cat. You may see them trying to hump them to make them feel inferior.

There are some occasions when a male cat desires other male cats, but this is more of a rarity. But, what about females that are not on heat, will they try and mate with them?

Will a male cat try to mate with a female who is not in heat?

You may have a female cat and noticed a male cat trying to hump her. Even though she doesn’t appear to be in heat. But, why could this be happening?

Yes, some male cats will try to mate with females who do not appear to be in heat. This is because some female cats can be in “silent heat”. This is where the female cat is fertile and ready to mate but does not show any obvious signs.

In this situation, the female allows the male to mate with her. But, how do you calm down a male cat once he’s getting aroused?

How do you calm a male cat in heat?

You may have a male cat who is getting aroused but it may not be convenient for you to manage at that time. So, what do you do about it?

Male cats do not get into heat. However female cats do. To calm a female cat in heat you can use some warm water or a heating pad to try and calm her down. Alternatively, you can try using a pheromone diffuser.

When using warm water you will need a towel to lay her on for it to work. Keep reading to learn why cats make so much noise when they are mating.

Why do cats cry when mating?

If you have ever witnessed two cats mating you may be confused and wondering why they are crying so much. Or, you may see two cats in a tussle wondering if they’re fighting or mating.

Cats cry when they are mating because it is painful for the female cat. The male cat has a barbed penis which is needed to scratch the inside of the female cat to initiate her ovulation. This causes the female to cry.

So now you know why cats cry when they are mating. But, what signs can you look out for to indicate that your cats are mating?

How do I know if my cats are mating?

If you are looking for some signs that your cats are mating because it’s quite confusing, keep reading.

To know your cats are mating you need to look out for some special sounds and their body language. If you hear some loud crying and screaming from the female and the male is positioned behind her in the mating stance, this is a good sign they are mating.

And now you know what signs to look out for to check if your cat is mating. But, is it possible for cats to mate with their siblings?

Will cats mate with their siblings?

You may have heard rumors that some cats will mate with their siblings. But is this just rumors or is this the truth?

Yes, cats will mate with their siblings. In the cat world, this is not a problem and it is socially acceptable. However, inbred kittens can have genetic defects. But, this does not stop breeders doing this in their pursuit of profits.

So now you know cats will breed with their siblings. But, what sounds does a tomcat make when they want to mate?

Do male cats meow when they want to mate?

You may be looking for signs when a male cat is mating, what should you look out for?

Male cats do meow when they want to mate this is often known as a mating call. However, it can be difficult to detect with an untrained ear. It can easily be confused as pain. The female will also send a mating call when she is in heat.

So now you know male cats will meow and send mating calls when they want to mate.

How do you know when your female cat is pregnant?

If you have been trying to breed cats for a while, and have had some success getting them to mate, you may be wondering how you know when she is pregnant, right?

You can tell your female cat is pregnant by looking out for some subtle physical and behavioral changes. This includes her nipples starting to swell, having an obvious change in appetite, gaining weight. Or behavioral changes such as sleeping more.

So, now you know some signs that you have succeeded and she is pregnant. But, regarding neutering, do tomcats still have their testicles after this?

Do male cats still have balls after being neutered?

You may be considering neutering your cat or maybe you are just interested in what happens when a cat is neutered, and whether hey still have their testicles after.

No, male cats do not have their balls after being neutered. This is because the neutering procedure involves castrating the male cat. Meaning the male cat’s testicles are surgically removed to stop him from breeding.

So, now you know, male cats do not have balls after being neutered and this is done to prevent them from breading.

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