Getting to know your cat’s behavioral patterns is key to having an valuable relationship with your pet. Cats are very intellectual animals, but they are also creatures of habit. Many wonderful relationships between parents and their cats are ruined every day because of poor potty habits; often the frustrations leads to abandonment and their cats are sent to pounds. There is a very low demand for older cats in animal shelters. Please don’t have this happen to your loved ones!
Every cat owner understands that the relationship that they have with their cat is one of the most rewarding things in life. It is typically believed that cat owners survive longer because of the love that they give and get back from their kitties. Some pet owners prefer cats, and some think dogs are man’s best friend, but people feel that felines and dogs are totally different pets. Dog owners know that their pets are very forgiving in their relationships, but cats require more attention. While dogs may mark their territory by going to the bathroom in areas that we know are unacceptable, they can easily be shown to do this outside of the residence. Cats can easily be shown to use the litter box, but keeping up this behavior is much more arduous.
There are many ways to keep your cat satisfied using a litter box. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning with ammonia will go a long way. Replacing the entire litter instead of just removing the poop will help to achieve the intended result. In addition, using a litter box bag will help in the maintenance of this process. Some of the bad parts of all of this maintenance is the amount of invaluable time and money. Repeatedly replacing cat litter and bags can be very expensive over the life of your cat. The median life span of a domesticated inside cat is 16.5 years, as opposed to 3 years for ferile outdoor cat. If you calculate the expense of buying these materials over the life of your cat, the expense will be significant. In addition, the typical cat owner has 2 cats, so this cost is theoretically amplified. This is true because you should have at least one litter box per cat. Wouldn’t it be better to just flush the toilet after them instead?
Many people have seen in current films that the concept of potty training your cat is idealistic, and typically thought of to be comedic. Although most cat owners find this unbelievable, those that have trained their cats to use the toilet have saved thousands of dollars and months of time. The possibility of training cats to use toilet bowls instead of a litter box could be a reality. Think of your furry feline friends, and allow them the same comfort that we have become used to ourselves…going to the bathroom in a toilet!
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SEN’OR SCALA is PET OF THE MONTH BECAUSE HE IS AN INSPIRATION TO ALL REHABILITATED ABUSED ANIMALS .SENORS PREVIOUS ABUSIVE OWNERS USE TO KEEP A RUBBER BAND AROUND HIS SNOUT ALL THE TIME SO HE WOULD NOT BARK, CAUSING A PERMANENT INDENTATION MARK ON HIS MOUTH. ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SEE HIS PREVIOUS PHYSICAL ABUSE BY HIS SCAR…. THERE IS NOT ONE SIGN OF HIM REMEMBERING HIS HORRID PAST. HIS CURRENT OWNERS JENNIFER AND JAMES LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND IT SHOWS. HE IS ALWAYS HAPPY, AND EVEN CLAPS HIS PAWS WHEN WE COME IN TO WALK HIM..SENOR
IS AN EXAMPLE OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, AND GIVES ALL ANIMALS IN SHELTERS
THAT HAVE HORRIBLE PASTS SOMETHING TO HOPE FOR! we love taking care of
Senor while Jenn and Jame are at work!!! Congratulations Senor~
Numerous reports have emerged recently of coyote attacks on small animals that many keep as pets – including dogs and cats. What is most disturbing is that nothing is being done about this. As construction in Northern New Jersey increases, the land where wild animals live such as bears and coyotes is disappearing. Through displacement of their “normal” environment, these animals seek shelter and hunt by different means in new places. For all pet owners this is their worst fear realized…their pets and loved ones could become their prey.
For pet owners in the Smoke Rise complex in Kinnelon, New Jersey there is cause for alarm. Last week, a pet Pug was killed right in its own backyard by a coyote. By the time Sandra Lopez went outside to check on her dog’s screams, she found Elsie in the mouth of a vicious coyote. Elsie’s remains were found later in a nearby neighborhood by a maintenance crew, and police were dispatched for an investigation. Unfortunately this is not the first occurrence, and will most likely not be the last. Other occurrences have been reported in Smoke Rise, however most have not been substantiated by finding remains. Last August, a small dog was killed in Sparta, and some animals have gone missing recently in Mountain Lakes. Please be sure to take caution and use judgment when leaving your pets unattended outside. This will be especially critical in the coming months as food becomes scarce for these displaced predators. While many criticize the wild animals and particularly the coyotes, they are simply acting on their natural instincts of survival. This is of little consolation to the owners of their victims though.
One option for worried pet owners is to utilize a pet sitter for dog walking and exercise. Owners may choose not to do this themselves due to the coming Winter’s cold. Coyotes are afraid of people, and a pet sitter is a good guardian to have as a protector for your loved ones. In addition, if you have indoor/outdoor cats, please think twice before allowing them to continue roaming outside. Whatever you do as pet owners, remember to take every precaution to ensure your loved ones are safe in these difficult times.
Helpful tips from NJ Pet Sitters for Halloween enjoyment and festivities with your fur kids (and the less-hairy kind):
Keep dogs and cats in a separate area without access to the main entrance/front door to avoid scaring trick-or-treaters or your pets. In addition, this will prevent your pets from possibly running outside while you least expect it.
Do not bring dogs with you while trick-or-treating to avoid scaring other children walking around or the owners of the houses that you stop by.
Keep outdoor cats indoors for a few day before Halloween to avoid potential problems with pranksters (especially black cats).
Any Halloween costumes for your pets should be loose-fitting and not have any small parts that may be ingested.
Do not share any candy with your pets, especially chocolate, and be sure to instruct your children to do the same. Candy and especially chocolate can be lethal to pets because of its poisonous nature to them.
Jack-O-Lanterns are dangerous if they contain lit candles inside, so be sure to pay extra attention to your pets’ location and proximity to them.
ID tags or collars should be worn at all times in case your pet does escape from the house, so it can be properly identified and hopefully returned.
Remember these tips while enjoying Halloween, and be sure to collect lots of goodies!