“Feral” means “wild.” Feral cats either grew up wild or turned wild after being lost or abandoned. They live in feral “colonies” with other wild cats. Sometimes a person or a group will act as a “caretaker” for a colony. Caretakers provide food and water and occasionally a small shelter, as well as spaying or […]
To find cat behavior help, call your local animal shelter or pet store; they often know consultants in the area. Ask your veterinarian or pet sitter. Try the yellow pages under “Cat Products, Services.” Look for behaviorists who don’t recommend declawing.
The behaviorists listed below are happy to take your calls and answer your questions:
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These litters clump naturally (do not contain sodium bentonite):
World’s Best Cat Litter—natural clumping litter 1-877-367-9225 www.worldsbestcatlitter.com
Arm & Hammer Essentials Natural Clumping Litter 1-800-524-1328 www.armandhammer.com
These neutralizers are found at most pet stores, some hardware stores, and by mail order. Read the labels for instructions.
Get Serious! Stain, odor and pheromone extractor, 714-639-3580, www.getseriousproducts.com
Urine-Off, Odor & Stain Remover, www.urine-off.com
X-O Odor Neutralizer, natural and organic, www.xocorp.com
Annie Bruce is a dyed-in-the-wool cats’ rights advocate and aficionado-good for her, good for cats, and good for you if you want to share in her insights by reading Cat Be Good. Annie lives for cats and champions their cause. If you were a cat you would want Annie on your side to campaign against […]
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Contrary to what most American cat owners think, declawing does not “save” cats, training time, money, or sofas. It frequently does the exact opposite. Declawed cats can be expensive and dangerous to own because declawing is the number one cause of litter box problems […]
This section is a condensed quick-reference summary of the most important points explained throughout Cat Be Good.
Diet affects cat behavior. Feed a wide variety of food (canned, dry, homemade, leftovers.) Exercise affects cat behavior. Your cat strengthens his muscles by scratching his scratching post. Spending time outdoors improves cat behavior. Unless there are […]
by Annie Bruce (author of Cat Be Good)
I feel so bad to be telling you this Declawed cats bite, they growl and piss. Adopt clawed cats is what I say Don’t mess with cats that aren’t God made. Clawed cats are smart and easy to train Compared to vets, cats got […]
Books on Cat Health and Care
Cat Massage: A Whiskers to Tail Guide to Your Cat’s Ultimate Petting Experience, by Maryjean Ballner. New York: Saint Martin’s Press, 1997.
Cats Naturally: Natural Rearing for Healthier Domestic Cats, by Juliette de Baïracli-Levy. London, Boston: St. Martin’s Press, 1991.
Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural […]