A new kitten or cat brings lots of joy and love into your home.
To get off on the right paw with your new kitten, you need to prepare your home and life for the changes ahead. You'll also want to learn some new communication skills.
Here are some tips to help you and your new friend live happily ever after.
Can We All Just Get Along?
Do you have more than one cat? Are you considering another cat to your household?
Multi-cat households require some special considerations and planning.
These resources will help you learn ways to arrange the environment and implement strategies for peaceful co-existence.
Think Inside the Box
"Accidents" outside of the litter box are one of the most common behavioral concerns for cat owners. When your cat urinates or defecates outside of the litter box it isn't usually an "accident."
Learn about the reasons why your cat might avoid the box and tips to resolve the issues here.
Learn to Speak "Cat"
Your cat is communicating with you all of the time, but you are likely missing a good bit of what he or she is "saying."
Cats communicate primarily through body language and vocalizations. These resources will help you learn to speak your cat's language more fluently.
Cats, just like dogs, need both mental and physical stimulation.
Enrichment should allow them to express their natural behaviors.
Get some great ideas on ways to improve your cat's environment and fun enrichment activities here.
Cats Being Cats
Here are some resources to help you adapt to normal cat behaviors and might be challenging for humans. Learn more about scratching, travelling with cats, and how to reduce stress during grooming and medical handling.