8 Common Cat Problems and How to Solve Them
Keep the peace between you and your feline friend with these solutions to common cat problems.
8 Common Cat Problems and Their Solutions continued...
You already know the most foolproof way of coping with a cat in heat (or one
responding to a cat in heat): Get your feline friends spayed or neutered! A
female cat can become pregnant when she's as young as 16 weeks, but fortunately
she can be spayed at 8 weeks old.
If your cat is meowing a lot and your kitty is spayed or neutered, it's a
safe bet to assume something is wrong: Perhaps fleas are biting, the litter box
is dirty, or the water bowl is empty. Unless you know kitty is just trying to
be a mooch, never ignore these vocal pleas -- and never punish them, which
results only in making kitty afraid and doesn't address the real reason he or
she is meowing.
There's probably isn't a single issue you'll have with your cat that your
veterinarian or a veterinary behaviorist hasn't seen -- and helped to overcome.
You don't have to live with frustration and you don't have to give up your
cuddly companion when things go awry. Armed with a little help from the pros
and a bit of patience, you and your cat companion can live together in perfect