How to live with cats

Solutions for questions on how to live with cats. And, introducing hot cats.

How to live with cats

Leaving your cat home alone

During holiday season, many people go on a trip. In general, it is said that cats are easier to care compared with dogs. But if you are a cat owner, you may wonder if it’s ok to leave your cat home alone while you are away and how long you can leave a cat alone.  In this post, I’ll tell you some of the tips you should know when you leave your cat home alone.  How long can you leave your cat home alone ? Cats are very independent animals and leaving cats home alone sounds normal, but how long can you leave your cat home alone? . . ….

How to live with cats

Be careful of the changing of the seasons ! Symptoms and causes for hair loss in cats

Grooming your kitty cat regularly is very important not only to keep him/her healthy, but also to reduce the amount of cat hair on the floor or your clothes.Cats shed their hair naturally and they lose hair a lot when the seasons change. However, they also shed their hair because of other reasons such as skin problem and stress . . . In this post, I’ll tell you some of the symptoms and causes for hair loss in cats. Dermatophytosis ( Ringworm ) Dermatophytosis or Ringworm is a fungal infection caused by fungus and it affects skin, hair and nails. When cats develop ringworm, you can see symptoms such as…

How to live with cats

How to train a cat not to claw furniture

If you have a cat for the first time or you consider getting a cat, you may worry that if the cat scratches furniture or walls . . .  In this post, I’ll tell you how to stop your cat from scratching furniture and walls. Get at least one scratching post for your cat When you get a cat, there are many things that you need to prepare . . . a cat litter box, a cage, food & water bowls, a cat brush . . . and don’t forget a scratching post. Scratching posts are very useful to train cats where they should sharpen their claws. I recommend getting…

How to live with cats

How to train your cat to stay in a cage comfortably

Caging a cat all the time is definitely not a good idea !  But when you have to leave your cat alone in the house while you are away, you might worry about your cat. You don’t know how does your cat spend time in the house and it’s possible for your cat to have an accident such as swallowing a dangerous object and falling from the window. So, if you can leave your kitty in a cage while you are away, it’s safe . . . but doesn’t caging a cat give cats stress ? In this post, I’ll tell you some of the tips and points to notice how…

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How to encourage a cat to use its own bed

You bought a brand new cat bed for your kitty, but he/she doesn’t use . . . What are you gonna do !? In this post, I’ll tell you some of the tips how to encourage a cat to use a cat bed. 3 ways to make a cat to use a cat bed Place your kitty’s favorite cat treats in the bed Leave the treat inside of the bed, but don’t bring your cat to the bed. Wait till your kitty figure it out by its own. While you repeat this a few times, your cat gets used to the bed and starts using it. Use catnip Sprinkle some catnip…

How to live with cats

Why doesn’t my cat use a cat bed? How to encourage a cat to use a cat bed.

It’s winter . . . it’s cold, so you bought a cat bed for your kitty to keep warm . . . but your cat doesn’t use the bed ! You might have an experience like that.In this post, I’ll tell you the reasons why cats refuse to use their own bed sometimes and how to encourage them to use the bed. The reasons why cats don’t use cat beds Being forced to use a cat bed After you buy a cat bed for your kitty, of course you want him/her to use the bed. But don’t force your kitty to use the bed ! Cats are curious but also…

How to live with cats

How long does my cat spray in the house ? What is cat spraying ?

If you are a cat owner, you may hear about cat spraying. It is a problem if your cat starts spraying in the house. Why do cats spray ?In this post, I’ll tell you the reasons why cats spray and how to prevent cats from spraying. What is cat spraying ? Cats spray or mark for territorial reasons.It is said cats mark the area when they are relax, make an appeal of themselves and feel anxiety. You may have an experience that you see a cat rubbing the body against wall and your leg . . . it is marking. They do those marking when they are relax.  Sharpening their…

How to live with cats

How to change the litter box without giving your cat stress !

After your cat uses the cat litter box for a while, the litter box gets dirty, so you want to change to a new litter box . . . but sometimes cats stop using a litter box or make a mess outside of the box after you change to a new litter box. In this post, I’ll tell you how to change the litter box without giving cats stress. Don’t change suddenly ! When you buy a new litter box for your kitty, you may want him/her to use it immediately, but it’s not a good idea. Cats can be cautious about a litter box which doesn’t smell their own…

How to live with cats

How to train a cat to stop bad behaviors !

The image of cats is selfish and do everything at their own pace . . . so compared with dogs, training cats seems like trickier, but to have a happy life, it’s important to train them. In this post, I’ll tell you some of the tips how to train cats ! What do cats think about their owners ? Dog recognizes his/her owner as a boss, so if the owner say “ no “, he/she stops doing it cause you are the boss. On the other hand, cat recognizes his/her owner as another cat. When they lived in wild, they lived individually, so they don’t have the idea of the…

How to live with cats

How to train your cat to enjoy brushing !

Does your cat love brushing ? Some of the cats enjoy the brushing and others don’t. In this post, I’ll give you some of the tips how to train your cat to love the brushing ! Do you need to brush your cat ? Cats groom themselves all the time by using the tongue and the front paws. They groom themselves not only to keep them clean, but also to eliminate fleas and to control their body temperature. Grooming was very important to defeat body odor to catch the prey when they lived in wild. So, do cat’s owners need to give their kitty cat brushing ? . . . YES !…