My kitten is only 8 weeks old. I would like to start training him to use a collar. I tried one with a cute little bell on it, but he takes it off and thinks it's a new toy. I decided to put the collar away for now. Any suggestions?
January 24, 2009
A: I find a collar with a bell or even a tag on it bothers cats cause they can hear and fell it move. I would get a tag from Boomerang pet tags online, they are great, and you can get the kind that slips on the collar and doesn't even hang down...great … more ›
so i just adopted another kitten she is atleast 2 months old and refused to use the litter box in the bathroom so i bought a smaller one for her and put it in the hallway because thats where she likes to go. and i still cant get her to use it. i dont… more ›
September 26, 2008
A: Crate the kitten. The only things that should be in the crate is a toy, water, food, blanket and a litter box. Cats dont like to go potty where they sleep. She will then be forced to use the litter box. You can start by only letting her out when … more ›
Why won’t the veterinarian let me introduce the new kitten to the feline family he will eventually be a part of?
July 10, 2010
A: There are medical and social reasons for a gradual introduction. That newcomer kitten might be carrying a contagious infection your older cats don’t need or want, such as feline leukemia. When your vet is sure the little one is healthy, face-to-f… more ›
All the kittens in the litter are adorable, but how can I choose one that won’t be trouble?
July 12, 2010
A: A simple kitten temperament prediction test can be helpful, but nothing in life is certain. Did you turn out exactly the way your parents expected? The kitten temperament prediction test should be performed by the people (you, children, mother-in-l… more ›
Ideally, the mother cat will train her young if a litter pan is very near her 'nest'. But what if you receive a new kitten and it is not trained? A kitten is much wilder, crazier, and more energetic than a cat. At the same time, a kitten isn't set in… more ›
Rest assured, litter box training should be easy for you and your kitten. Most kittens naturally feel the urge to dig in litter as early as 4 weeks. If you interfere with your kitten while he's in the litter box, he may develop an aversion to using… more ›
Hi Lisa Bennett, Does your cat sometimes urinate OUTSIDE the litter box? It's a common problem with cats. In fact, it's something my subscribers ask me about all the time. Inappropriate urination is a big problem, and … more ›