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    Best Ways to Keep Cats from Destroying Furniture?

    Baffling to me that abscess causing electric fencing ranks above squirting. Also, nail caps work, they are just a PITA, but should rank well above electric fencing as well. I've never used the product @FeebysOwner cites above but it looks like a logical thing to try if the cat has a favorite...
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    First time introducing two cats... Questions

    After vacation and when they are ready, you can let them sort it out. Putting two bowls down isnt a bad idea though, even if they will still have some sorting to do.
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    Featured My cat hates her tail.

    We've had a few posts where this reaches pathological levels, and the cat seems genuinely afraid of or actually hostile to their tail, and I dug out an article that lists the various medical causes such as arthritis, but sometimes it may be psychological as well. Anyway, you need vet help to dx...
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    Best Ways to Keep Cats from Destroying Furniture?

    Good thing you stopped in here then, unless there has been a technology advance, electric fences are horrible for cats as the collars often cause ulcers. That is what the internet will tell ya, and when I was younger, stupider and desperate due to fighting cats actually injuring each other I...
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    First time introducing two cats... Questions

    Sounds like its going really well and if you just had a couple more days you wouldn't need to split them. But no big thing, wont matter in the long run. And now that you know how they roll, you'll be better able to gage how they are doing when you come back.
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    Advice for two cats peeing on pillows - house is up for sale.

    If both of them are doing it, the pillows probably have a urine odor. Just throw them out; use enzyme cleaner on the pillowcases, but it may not fully penetrate and get all the odor out for the pillows. Put the pillows on that bed in the closet. House lookers won't really care; probably...
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    Advice for two cats peeing on pillows - house is up for sale.

    How many times? Do you know which cat?
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    New adoptee hiding behind kitchen cabinets for a MONTH

    Try some catnip in her food, maybe loosen her inhibitions a little and get her to wander more. Personally, I'd work on the trap angle notwithstanding the ASPCA telling you to wait. Five weeks is a long time, and you cant effectively bond with her in there. In there, she can't see anything...
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    Sudden aggression after new kitten

    It does sound highly random, but the whole redirected aggression thing is some kind of weird flaw in the cat brain. Not like its a positive survival trait for cats in the wild to get scared by, say a coyote, and then attack their sibling. That is the opposite of a survival trait; maybe its a...
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    Sudden aggression after new kitten

    @rubysmama's links explain it. Just give your cat some time. Don't try to cuddle or pet until she has calmed down or she will scratch you. Once she is calm, you might still wash your hands before petting. Scent swapping is one thing, but you don't want to be the vehicle to bring the kitten's...
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    Someday I will learn to...

    Even though I only have two cats, we have two boxes in the furnished basement bathroom. Started when we went away for a weekend, and I just kept it up because it allows me to miss a day now and then. ...once I start scooping, I've suddenly had one cat in each box.
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    cat loves throwing the table cloth off

    Our 4 month old kitten started doing this in our formal dining room a couple of weeks ago. We put the table cloth back a few times, did the "no!" thing when it happened when we were around. The table cloth sat on the floor for . . an embarrassing long time. We left it off for a bit. We put...
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    Someday I will learn to...

    ...close the door to the room BEFORE I start scooping the litter. I've had cats for a long time, but still make this mistake. (All cats watch for you to start and run in, right? Maybe I've had some that didn't do this, don't remember for sure.)
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    Minwi is a licker

    Congrats, you are the winner of this week's edition of "strange things we do for our cats." Said in fun. Cats are weird, so yeah, doing weird things for them is normal(ish), and I don't think you are (overly) weird for taking off your shirt so your cat can lick it :flail: Many cats like to...
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    First time introducing two cats... Questions

    Well, room swapping is a part of the guide process. I've actually not used that step myself, but I might if I had an intro that looked like it was going to be hard.
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