Basic Cat Behavior Topics - Michigan Humane Society

Basic Cat Behavior Topics

Learn to recognize common behavior problems and how to teach your cat a number of beneficial, desirable behaviors (using the litterbox, etc.) and learn how to teach your cat not to engage in unwanted behaviors (scratching the couch, etc.).

If your cat is acting out of character, your first step should be to see your veterinarian . A sudden change in pet behavior can often be caused by medical issues. For example, a cat that normally loves people might shy away if in pain.

Cats and Obesity

September 30, 2016

If your cat is overweight it is critical to monitor the caloric intake he/she receives from their food and the amount of treats and table scraps given.

Topic: Pet Health and Safety
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Why Cats Lick Your Skin and Hair

July 12, 2015

Have you ever been awakened by your cat licking your face or hair?

Topic: Pet Behavior
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Cats and Scratching

April 18, 2015

Cats are naturally inclined to scratch. Here's how to save your furniture and carpeting.

Topic: Pet Behavior
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Cats and Rough Play

April 18, 2015

Kittens often have to learn the rules of polite play.

Topic: Pet Behavior
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Is Your Cat Hiding When Company Visits?

April 17, 2015

Help your cat overcome shyness

Topic: Pet Behavior
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Using the Litterbox

April 17, 2015

Teaching your cat to use a designated “bathroom area” is actually pretty easy.

Topic: Pet Care
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

How to Prepare Your Cat for a Car Ride

April 16, 2015

Cats are typically not very happy passengers during car rides.

Topic: Pet Behavior
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

Teach Your Cat to High Five

April 1, 2015

If you want to teach your cat to give you a “high five,” just follow these easy steps.

Topic: Pet Training
Animal Type: Cats and Kittens
Story Type: Pet Parenting

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