A cat enclosure offers the perfect way for your favorite feline to enjoy a little outdoor time without being subjected to the dangers of the real world. Before you make the decision about adding a ...View Article
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Although we adore our cats, we do not always adore some of their behaviors. Destructive scratching in cats is one of the most frequent complaints from cat owners. We know that cats have an inborn, natural need to scratch, but do they really have to shred the new sofa or drapes? Our Las Vegas cat vets provide some tips for understanding destructive scratching in cats—and ways to redirect your cat's claws to a more acceptable surface. Check out our blog on why cats scratch everything.
One of the most common complaints our Las Vegas veterinarians, Dr. Terri Koppe, Dr. Cathy Berquist, Dr. Laura Klaassen, and Dr. Alissa McCormick hears at our cat hospital is the problem of inappropriate elimination -- the unexplained inability or refusal of a cat to follow his or her litter box training. There are many possible reasons cats may deviate from their normal litter box routine, ranging from medical problems to emotional stress. Read our blog on Inappropriate Elimination and how to cure this problem.
Even the most domesticated of cats can behave aggressively under certain circumstances. Health problems, frustration, anxiety, or fear can all trigger acts of feline aggression. Las Vegas pet owners whose cats bite, hiss or scratch at humans or other animals must first determine what underlying cause is behind these behavioral issues. Here at All About Cats Veterinary Hospital, we have many years of experience working with feline patients, and we've developed a detailed understanding what makes cats behave with aggression.
Cats thrive when they have a private place where they feel safe and secure. This is because cats are hardwired to look for perceived threats and danger. Provide your cat a perch or cat home where they can retreat if they feel uncomfortable. Some cats prefer their retreat to be elevated above the activity in the room while others prefer to be beneath the action. You can try several options including a cat tree with an elevated perch, shelves mounted to the walls and/or cardboard boxes on the floor or tables. If you have multiple cats, you should at least have an elevated safe space for each cat.